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InTouch “Needs” Awareness ~ for Sept 02 – 08, ’12


“Language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.”

M.K. Gandhi

‘value based needs awareness campaign’ 


getting InTouch Needs Awareness WEEKLY VALUE FOCUS BEGINS NEXT WEEK!

Transform Pain, Fear, Anxiety – 4 – 1 hour lessons

MAY 22 &  29, JUNE 5 & 12, 2012 

  • 10:00 – 11:00 A.M.

This is an opportunity for you to continue your learning experience for four 1 hour lessons after May 15ths  free webinar introduction to this series.  Registrer @ Free Intro.  The design of each one hour lesson will:

  • explore one way of moving physically to support and increase  feelings of  flexibility, becoming present and a natural stress release
  • focus upon understanding what is happening
  • develop clarity through basic skill development guiding you towards increasing your ability for making choices and recognizing the missing pieces , a natural form of living affirmations if you will
  • include verbal guidance techniques for exploring  inner connections and grounding

This on-line series of four lessons will cost you less than attending a drop in yoga class!  You can’t bet it!  To register go to Change your story registration

HEART TO LEAD, Women as Allies for the Greater Good – DOCUMENTARY AND DIALOGUE GROUP

MAY 18 – JUNE, 2012

  • Fridays – 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Women are finding themselves answering a calling to show up, empower themselves, stay connected, and co-create with other women. Women in areas that focus on integrating body-brain and self to become authentic models for others. Some are creating collectives to develop trust in relationships, and nurture true exchange and power-with leadership. Others are on the edge of unknown territory, called to bridge boundaries, and unfold potential synergies that impact human evolution in exponential ways. Join Renee to continue exploring the gathering of women supported by the Heart to Lead Documentary film that demonstrates and explores the significant role women are meant to play in the evolution of Western culture. Tap into how this may relate to women’s leadership here in Victoria.  $62.00/6

Registration @ Monterey Recreation Centre 250-370-7300 – Class 104362


May Newsletter

May Newsletter

Articles on success of April’s Campaign, Upcoming events & Classes and New – Weekly relationship tips with our love partners in mind!

Did you know “Fear” can be stimulated by triggers learned over a lifetime of experiences?

  • Did you also know that fear can be un-learned?
  • Did you also know that physical triggers (habitual movements) can stimulate your fear without you being conscious of it?  Things that you wouldn’t normally be afraid of become stimulus to frighten you.
  • Have you considered that mental triggers (personal thinking process)  can also stimulate your fear reactions without your being conscious of it?
  • Fear can be a reaction from past experiences being projected into your expectations of the future!
Rather than seeking  quick fix and ignoring the root source find out more about how you can learn to replace fear with self-support and learn skills to be present more of the time.  
Contact Renee today if you would like to explore natural ways to improve the quality of your own personal way of reacting and experiencing behaviors for improving relationships, sleeping, pain levels, reducing stress and more.
Contact information – renee@insideawareness.com or 250-361-7508

Getting Yourself Ready to Notice Breathing

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness, Living in Natures Love Blog & Renee Lindstrom Live

PrintExplore Feldenkrais in 2 ways:
  1. Group Glasses & Workshops called:  Awareness through Movement or ATM (Classes below)
  2. Individual Sessions called:  Functional Integration (for increasing available movement for conditions, injuries, athletes, musicians, dancers and development

Cultivating Awareness through ATM focused upon Breathing

“Preparing yourself to Notice your Breathing”

Take a moment in sitting and notice how you are sitting.  A firm seated chair is the best for this exercise for support and to give you feedback to begin focusing your attention in a particular way.

Start with your focus of attention:

  • Where does your focus go in noticing?
  • Do you notice if you are sitting in a slouched position or the opposite – lower back arched forward?
  •  Do you notice if your weight is on your right buttock or left?
  • Do you feel your feet on the floor?

Pause and simply breathe in and release a few times

Now take a moment and notice your upper body in sitting.  Take your attention to these following areas and simply notice yourself.  Pay attention to when you stop breathing to focus and simply take a breathe as soon as you notice holding it.  Try and continue to breathe through your shifting focus of attention.

  • Are your  arms hanging down from your shoulders softly and loosely?  If not, how can you simply let them go to hang down with your hands resting on your thighs.
  • Are your fingers and palms softly resting on your thighs?
  • Notice your shoulder blades and if they are soft or tense.  If tense, can you soften them while sitting?
  • Take your attention to your front side in the area opposite of your shoulder blades and notice the tension.  Follow a few breathes in and notice if you breath into this area or not.  If not, slowly soften this area and breathe in and release.
  • Coming up to your neck notice if what part of your neck is in your focus of attention.  Is it the front, the back or one side that stands out?
  • Now notice your head.  Do you sense the front of your head more than the back? Do you sense your head falling forward or backward?    Is your head in a soft position with little movements  or do you notice it locked into one position?

Pause and simply breathe in and release a few times.

Before moving on to ‘Breathing with Spine Support’  or ‘Could raising your shoulder lead to  breathing easier? ‘, take a moment to notice how you perceive yourself in sitting now.  Check in and see if it different than at the beginning.  Notice if you have more of yourself now  in your sensing awareness than you did at the beginning.  Does your attention notice new places?

Choices for some simple fuller breathe movement lessons:

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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