About this Event
Given the chaos of the past few years many of us are understandably feeling a little out of sorts. For some it might be a subtle feeling of unease while others may have more specific “symptoms”. Neuroscience and the study of trauma show that chronic and traumatic stress can get “stuck” in the body/nervous system and show up as pain in the body, difficulty staying focused, rumination, agitation, social anxiety and overwhelm. Unreleased stress might also be experienced as a feeling of sluggishness or a lack of motivation*. While this is “normal” it is important and possible to recognize the body’s signs/symptoms and to engage in some practices that can help us begin to feel better.
Mindfulness and other somatic (body-based) practices can help us to release tension, stress and move our system back into a more regulated state*. These evidence-based practices can support us to feel safer in our bodies and can be a supportive adjunct to go deeper in therapy.
In this workshop we will engage in practices to begin to bring our mind, bodies, and beings back into regulation, to build resilience and well-being.
The practices and principles that will be covered include:
The neuroscience of mindfulness and how it can change your brain & build resilience
Emotional regulation, the nervous system, the window of tolerance
Simple practices to incorporate into everyday life = grounding techniques, movement, walking, breath practices for calming, mini-meditations and more
Creating an action plan for mindfulness and stress management in everyday life
This course is informed by my training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Trauma-Informed Yoga and Somatics. Suitable for all bodies and beings.
* Sources: The Body Keeps Score, Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD; Waking the Tiger, Dr. Peter Levine.
6 weeks: September 27 to November 1, 2023
Wednesdays 6:30- 8:00 pm
Cost: $300 + HST
In-person at Trinity St. Paul's Church, Fireside room
427 Bloor Street West
Hi. I’m Trish. I have been a mindfulness and movement practitioner for over 20 years. I leverage evidence-based mindfulness, movement and other somatic (body-based) practices to support the cultivation of mental and physical well-being and growth. My passion for teaching comes from experiencing the benefits of mindfulness, movement and somatics in my own life and witnessing the growth of others through these practices.
Here is a snapshot of some of my credentials:
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Facilitator (MBSR-f)
Trauma Informed Yoga and Somatics Certified
In study toward Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Certification
Daily movement and meditation practice
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Trinity-St. Paul's United Church and Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts, 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Canada