CALM THE OVERWHELM: A MEDITATION GROUP FOR WOMEN
This relaxing meditation and sharing circle will offer space for women to take the brakes off their demanding lives and breathe. Surrounded by others who get it, we will share and find practical solutions to ease the stress in your life. No meditation experience is required. You can bring your own cushion or yoga mat and blanket or use a chair in the classroom.
|Thu Apr 21-May 26||7-8:15 pm||6 classes||$100.00+ HST|
|Paisley Road PS – Library||Heather Embree Warren||PR-6734|
HEART SMART STRESS MANAGEMENT
A truly heart healthy lifestyle is more than exercise and diet. The third and most important key (according to cardiologists Eliot, Bhat, Ornish and others) is stress management. Yet this component is the most neglected! This presentation outlines the practical strategies that really relax the cardiovascular system, plus we’ll use biofeedback to literally see your ability to generate a healthy heart rhythm and relax your blood vessels – the things that decrease your risk. This presentation is especially helpful for those with high blood pressure, diabetes, anxiety, depression, a tendency to hold onto anger, or who have a family history of heart attack or stroke. Kathy, your facilitator, is certified in both biofeedback and stress management education.
|Mon Apr 11||7-10 pm||1 class||$32.00 + HST|
|Centennial CVI – Rm C123||Kathy Somers||PR-6669|
IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP
This presentation will answer many questions about getting better quality sleep and falling asleep more easily. Kathy, your facilitator, is certified in both biofeedback and stress management education. She will share ideas from her Better Sleep Program, including strategies for decreasing insomnia and settling down a busy brain. Come and learn about the ‘big mistake’ that robs many people of energizing sleep. Kathy, your facilitator, is certified in both biofeedback and stress management education.
|Thu May 5||7-10 pm||1 class||$32.00 + HST|
|Centennial CVI – Rm C123||Kathy Somers||PR-6670|
RADICAL SELF CARE (ONLINE)
Self care can become just another thing that falls to the bottom of our to-do list. This program is an opportunity to gain a new perspective on your health and how you care for yourself. Rather than making a list of all the things you “should’ be doing, we’ll take a radically different approach and tune into the habits you are truly longing for. We’ll look at how stress, fatigue and emotions can interfere with your natural cues for body awareness, hunger and fullness. We will work on accepting where you are right now while tapping into your strengths to help you get where you want to be. Topics will include: Mindful eating, better sleep, mindful movement, stress management, self-compassion and staying motivated for the long term. The intention over the 4 weeks is to help you ditch self-care ‘shoulds’ and instead learn to connect to realistic new habits that honour what your mind and body need every day.
|Thu Apr 28-May 19||12-1:30 pm||4 classes||$150.00+ HST|
|Online classes – instructor will send link||Heidi Smith||PR-6713|