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16 Reasons why to  explore Body, Mind & Heart Connection @ Inside Awareness?


  1. Experience a deeper connection to self .
  2. Increase self-value and trust in yourself, knowing you are doing what’s right for you.
  3. Connect to your boundaries and learn how to voice them in a safe  way without conflict!  
  4. Stop compromising.  
  5. Learn how to have  choice.
  6. Improve your posture! Walk, sit, stand, sleep, breathe, think and feel better.
  7. Increase your understanding of your self image and how it is holding your back from success!
  8. Stop feeling alone & lonely?
  9. Turn abusive relationships into empowering experiences!
  10. Stop doubting yourself when it comes to decision making.  
  11. Learn how to transition from taking things personally by developing skills to translate difficult messages.
  12. Move through fear to build relationships and find love.
  13. Understand how to resolve differences.
  14. Improve your odds of finding partnerships where you are  valued.
  15. Ending your relationships with more ease, respect and  moving forward with less attachment!
  16. Becoming aware of the culture created  by your parenting style (or your parents and their’s before them).

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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015

Nonverbal communication – Happy Expressions

View these facial expressions and notice what happens inside you!

Imagine telling a child (or anyone) you are happy without any of these facial clues.

Now consider how you use the word happy.  Are you honestly expressing happiness because you have happy sensations in the moment or are you incorrectly using it to get your way  by saying – I am happy that you, she, he, they……

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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015

How do you learn? Where do your emotions and thoughts come from?

#1.  You are borne into an environment

This is how a culture is formed!  

#2.  You have the INHERENT ability to learn INDEPENDENTLY stimulated and shaped by your environment


First learning is inspired through movement! 

If your environment is safe, open and free your thoughts, emotions, movements and  behavior will reflect these qualities.  You will likely be more flexible in your actions.  However if your environment is a prison filled with hate and poverty your thoughts and behavior will reflect these qualities!  You will likely be more conservative and restricted in your actions.

The good news is you never stop learning!  You have the ability to change your own conditions through awareness techniques and skill building that will create the environment for your own future generations!  Change the future by shifting the past, now in conscious presence.

Make a difference.  It begins with you!  

Why?  836996

To go beyond the imposed constraints and false emotional realities,  

To support a healthier culture that cares for themselves, others and the planet equally.  

To live as though values matter, 

By speaking your values creating autonomy

and valuing others values equally creating interdependence!  

To use gravity effectively to attain balance, consider your bones as the structure of support in the design of your body, and values as the structure of support in your relationships.

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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015

Evaluative Experience Words, not Feelings



Word map of feeling words mixed together with evaluative experience words & value words sometimes mixed up in sentences as words that one feels 

At  Speaking Peace workshops we introduce words that are sometimes mistaken as feelings.  These words are actually evaluative experiences that are added in our statements after the words, “I feel…..,”  or “I felt….” Our workshop exercise is to identify the true emotion and consider the unmet need creating these feelings.

An example is the word betrayed.  I feel betrayed is an incorrect use as betrayed is not a feeling.   It describes an experience.  The feelings one might feel may be hurt, downhearted, wretched, devastated, discourages, lonely and more (see photo above for more).

Once true feelings are named our speaking peace process is to look at the unmet value needs that make be causing these feelings. These could be the need for:  respect, honesty, consideration, to matter, trust, support and more (see photo for more).

Consider our Speaking Peace courses and workshop!  Learn more about how to connect with more clarity, understanding and empathy!


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1st Level – Getting Started (Introduction & Pattern)
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Labyrinth Educational Workshop for Children

#peacefocus & #earthfocus in schools! Labyrinth Workshop @ Brentwood Bay Elementary during World Children Summit on Peace and Nature event in May, ’15.  Explored labyrinth petrogylphs, designs, leadership in walking a labyrinth that reflects universal values and emotions from met and unmet needs. Introduced universal values with Ambassador of Peace Pictures, 86 children from 86 countries art on peace.   Favorite labyrinth – fingerprint!


Waking up to one’s attitudes of consciousness

For the purposes of learning about one’s inner consciousness,  let’s say there are two types of consciousness.  One is an automatic and  habitual experience,  acted out regardless of consequences and without any thought to it.  This is a closed state without choice that lacks understanding.   Generally,  it is  a reaction to something that is not happening and is not reality.  It is a perspective based upon the past or future and not the present moment.   The second is a focused awareness of attention for understanding reactions  before taking them.  This is an open state of choice, acceptance and the point of shifting and making change.  It is a response to what is real in the moment.  An example as follows:

Attitude of:

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Attitude of Scarcity Effects:

Some Inner Thoughts:  

  • There is never enough ……….
  • I am going to lose ……………..
  • I am not going to be able…………
  • I’ve  never had…………………..
  • Will there be enough when ……………….
  • They have more………..
  • Mine is not ………………..

Feelings:  Fear, Anxious, Terrified, Despondent, Hopeless(ness), Frustrated, Angry, Tense, Shaky, Panicky

Some Mental & Emotions Reactions:

  • Hoarding (resources, finances, properties, objects, friends, lovers)
  • Compromise (nature, resources, sustainability, family, relationships, friendships, employment, one’s own values)
  • Hopelessness (wanting to die, not wanting to go on)
  • Aggressiveness (acquiring at all costs)
  • Control (working out, diet, environment, hierarchical position of authority)
  • Lack of Control (letting circumstances happen without taking any action of responsibility)

Some Physical Reactions:  Stress, Tension, Anxiety, Holding, Clenching, Shallow Breathing, Locked eye movement, loose of flexible movement and balance

As children scarcity is an unconscious learned attitude of  behavior much like eating, rolling over, sitting, crawling, standing and walking.  The difference is that it has been learned through the modeling of those around us while learning  functional movement is an inner resource of somatic awareness and experiencing.

Learning skills to transition this attitude into one of abundance  is more than a possibility.  It is a reality and begins with becoming aware of one’s habitual behavior responses.  This can be learned through  combining the mental and emotional with getting InTouch Talk or through physical movement with getting InTouch Movement.  These are easy integrative learning methods.     It supports your contemplative practices or can be supported by adding contemplative  practices to be able to cut the distraction.

 For more on getting InTouch workshops  or movement coaching, relationship coaching 

©by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP, May, 2014
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2000
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