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Self-Soothing Skills Workshop Series

Next Series :: Fall 2019


Self-soothing is the ability to offer ourselves kindness, comfort and compassion.

It allows us to manage distress, overwhelming emotions, difficult memories, and challenging life situations with greater ease and confidence. Self-soothing allows us to feel more comfortable in our own skin. It teaches us to look within rather than reach for something outside ourselves to feel better.


"Through the Self-Soothing Skills group, I now have
tools to overcome personal barriers and reconnect
with my creative self."

~Tessa D.


During this one day workshop we will cover:


I believe self-compassion and self-acceptance are foundational aspects of our growth, healing, and collective liberation.
Self-compassion as a regular practice creates a foundation of compassion within us that we can return to again and again.
With practice, self-compassion can become a framework within which we live and breathe.  I will be sharing some of the science behind
self-compassion practice and simple tools for actively engaging self-compassion in your daily life.

Read more about Self-Compassion As Practice


Emotional Freed Technique is a self-soothing tool with three parts: tapping on acupuncture points, giving voice to a specific challenge,
and holding ourselves with compassion. EFT is an evidence-based modality for anxiety, stress, cravings, pain, critical thoughts,
and trauma resolution. I will teach you The Basic Recipe for Clinical EFT. You will leave this workshop with a foundation for using EFT as a daily
practice and to address specific challenges in your life with greater confidence and ease.

Learn more about EFT here.


Art as Healing does not focus on technique, but rather connecting with ourselves as we allow the process of creating to hold value. 
I will guide you to use art as a healing modality as we practice letting go of perfection and engage our innate creativity as medicine.
Visual meditation and collage will be woven into our day as we explore our inherently creative nature. 

No prior art experience is necessary.

Read We Are Creative Beings


"I feel more relaxed. I listen to myself more carefully
and deeply. I am convinced that giving myself love
helps others around me." 

~Stephanie V.



Feel free to contact me in the form below or call me at 510.907.0075
with any questions about the workshop. 

Name *

"Carrie introduced practices and tools I was able to
use right away...The environment Carrie created was
warm, light and nurturing. 

I feel so much more in touch with my feelings and more able to give myself compassion and
kindness in dealing with my life." 

~ Shelley F.

"I feel capable and comfortable to be able to get to a
place of inner Self where I feel safe, focused, and
worry-free. I feel confident enough to tackle future
issues with the tools I've been given. I've gotten to
know myself better.

Being around other kind, caring individuals has helped
to provide context and share experiences where I
donot feel alone. The group setting has been a
wonderful format that increased my level of
connectedness to others." 

~Sharon B.

“I learned so many different techniques to practice self-care, self-love, and compassion towards myself
through Carrie's Self-Soothing Skills Group. I am a perfectionist and have always given myself a hard time
when I don't do things perfectly. I learned through Carrie to be more compassionate with and kinder
to myself.

Once I learned that skill, I've been so much happier, less stressed, and able to handle challenges more
gracefully! Now I am more motivated to pursue those dreams that I've always contemplated, but never
thought I could accomplish perfectly." 

~Emily W.

“This class had a giant impact on my life, and even AFTER the class, I still have amazing insights.
I can “see” my attitudes and decide to change, remain the same or take more time if I have a larger struggle.
I have become more aware instead of having a total reaction to everything. 
I just know I was ready and it IS STILL WORKING." 

~Sara R.