Is your workplace is seeking a registered mental health professional to provide workshops to employees to improve their well-being? I offer workshops that provide education, practical tools, and self-reflection. If there’s another workshop your company is seeking, please feel free to inquire with me.
Research shows that yoga has a range of physical and mental health benefits, including reducing anxiety and depression, improving sleep patterns, enhancing self-esteem, and generally improving well-being. I am a psychotherapist with training in trauma-informed yoga and am passionate about using yoga as an evidence-based tool to reduce stress. In this workshop, participants will engage in a gentle trauma-informed yoga practice, which is suitable for beginners and those who already have a yoga practice.
The Lost Art of Breathing
Breathing is something we do unconsciously about 20,000 times every single day. Breathing is easy, but it’s anything but simple. Our breath is both a gateway to and an indicator of our physical and mental health. (Re)learning to breathe can regulate our physiological and psychological stress response that occurs at the level of the Autonomic Nervous System, which controls our involuntary bodily functions (ex. heart rate, blood pressure, physical tension digestion, release of stress hormones, etc.). In addition, (re)learning to breathe can improve sleep, assist in the management of strong emotions, strengthen the immune system, improve energy level, and enhance mood. In this workshop, participants will learn about the healing power of the breath, practice breathing strategies, and gain tools to improve their well-being.
In the recent past, mindfulness has gained popularity and become a buzzword. But what exactly is mindfulness and what does it do for us? Among its many benefits, mindfulness can provide us with a greater sense of mental flexibility, self-awareness, and ability to cope with stress. In this workshop, participants will gain a deeper understanding of mindfulness and its principles, learn about why it is beneficial, have an opportunity to engage in a guided mindfulness practice, and gain strategies of how to incorporate mindfulness into their day-to-day.
Unhooking from the Stress Response
Stress is unfortunately a normal part of life within our society. When we’re stressed, our bodies are sent into action. Our mental well-being, work, and relationships can often be impacted. In this workshop, participants will deepen their awareness of how stress manifests in the body at the level of the nervous system. With that framework, we’ll explore ways to meet our emotional and physiological needs, differently manage stress, increase our sense of capacity, and identify simple strategies that can assist us in finding our way out of overwhelm and stress.
Burnout is the emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion we feel when experiencing prolonged stress. In this workshop, we deepen our awareness of how various aspects of our life impact our mental health and how we can practice prevention, better understand ourselves and our needs, improve work-life balance, and engage in personalized self-care.
If there is another topic your workplace is seeking guidance on, please feel free to reach out. I may be able to offer workshops on other topics if the subject is within my scope of practice. Please connect with me regarding pricing.