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SPECIALIZED CLASS SUGGESTIONS
These are examples of popular topics – with these techniques of Movement Integration and Empathy Dialogue ~ topics to suit your needs are easily created – ie. sports focus – movement to enhance patterns in particular sports or movement abilities or improving connection in groups dialogue is adaptable to focus of group process
getting InTouch ~ Empathy Dialogues
getting InTouch – Empathy Process
getting InTouch & Movement Integration
Mindfulness in Movement
Learn to experience mindfulness in your movement. Increase vitality, well-being and sensual perception using mindful meditative qualities and body movement awareness. Benefits of increased organic breathing patterns and flexibility, quieter nervous system and groundedness. Increase your personal living experiences from the inside out consciously! Take away movement patterns for support in your week.
Power of Movement for Expecting and New Parents
New parents or parents to be? Explore the inherent learning patterns of your exciting new arrivals that will support you in your own parent development. Come and be playful and experience patterns of movement that will give you insights to your babies developmental experience and support their development from the ground up. It will also give you more information for parenting decisions and future behavior.
BREATHE EASIER WITH FELDENKRAIS
Enjoy experiecning your natural rhythm of inhaling and exhaling while improving a spontaneous breathing pattern, one that begins to become a fluid like motion between your spine and ribs. Develop skills in a fun and easy way, to simplify breathing organically and learn to
sense the difference between forced breathing and body breathing. Deepening your body breathing will spontaneously increase spine
flexibility, encourage shoulder relaxation, improve posture, support relaxation of tension, reduce anxiety and help to manage or reduce pain. Based on the Feldenkrais(R) Method of Somatic Education
Develop simple and easy strategies to release your jaw experiencing relaxed TMJ. Enjoy exploring how to cut the strain and effort of holding your jaw tightly, increase motion, ability to chew easily and have more ease in pronouncing words. Natural movement to ease the tension and stain that create chronic pain conditions. Based on the Feldenkrais(R) Method of Somatic Education
Balance and Fear of Falling
Learn simple exercises designed to use the body’s available movement. Increase or re-develop balance through understanding the relationship of how the body counterbalances and supports movement with little effort. Using less effort and stress you can increase mobility in any function such as rolling over, sitting, standing, walking, turning, reaching, etc. Based on The Feldenkrais(r) Method of Somatic Education.
Exploring and Creating Labyrinths NEW!
At these workshops you will discover how to create and experience a labyrinth. At this workshop you will learn about labyrinths and their relationship with your physical and emotional experience. You will also practice drawing labyrinths for the fol-lowing workshop building and walking the labyrinth we create together. These workshops are for planting the seeds of creativity to share with others.
Following five workshops are designed from books written by Renee that as a system of Personal Growth, social Change and improved Relationships:
1. Behavior 101 – Root source of behavior
Enjoy learning the root source of your behavior! Where does it come from and why do you feel the way you do? Finally a course that gives you personal basic tools to take into experiencing your relationships. Are you ready to stop talking about it and deepen your connection experiences in your relationship? Explore what each of us has in common and is the thread from which we can all connect.
2. Behavior 201 – Want better relationships?
Say what your see, not what you think. When you learn to say what you see, others listen. When you say what you think they generally aren’t interested. In this workshop expand your behavior awareness. Find out why you aren’t being heard. Learn simple speaking tools to increase moments of connection and decrease moments of loneliness, isolation and frustration. Combined with understanding the thread that connects us all these tools will be the seeds for hearing others even when you are stimulated yourself!
3. Listening 101 – Types of listening
Yes, there are types of listening! If you explore how you listen you will increase your chances of finding ease and connection in any relationship. Knowing how you listen gives you a choice of how to react. It takes away automatic behavior and allows you to improve your inner and outer connections by consciously being empathetic or choosing to share yourself first. Learn the basic steps for leading or following a conversation and knowing when to switch to listening or speaking. Yes there is a key for success.
4. How to set Goals
It’s time to begin thinking about the changes you want to make. Introducing personal tips from her book, Achieving Your Goals, Renee will share how you too can be successful in creating the year you long for. To be successful in shifting automatic behavior it will take becoming consciously aware of how the old behavior feels and what would the change mean to you.
These are skill building tools and include creating an environment that reflects the change you want. Take time before the New Year to learn how to be successful. Don’t let another year go by where you are among the 98% that give up your goals in the first few weeks.
5. Sleep Sweet Sleep
If you’re tired of not sleeping and of being dependant on sleeps aids this course is for you. Sleep Sweet Sleeps supports you to re-learn habits and patterns to become successful for longer and sounder rest periods, reducing or even replacing sleeping aids. Learn how we
think, speak, act and move helps to create and support our conditions to break free from being trapped in this cycle of worry and concern over not sleeping. Based upon well-known methodology’s to improve and increase your life style experience: Feldenkrais Method, Nonviolent Communication and Clearing Clutter.
Value-Based Leadership in the Workplace
A Value-Based Culture enhances leadership skills. personal ownership and taking responsibility for the job. It provides clarity and understanding of why there a need for structure and improves communication. Reduce gossip and increase productivity. This workshop will explore: Structure of Values, Agreements based upon values , Value-based language literacy and the skills for turning disconnection into connections even with hard to hear messages!
CREATING BULLY FREE EXPERIENCES IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS (for work, home and play)
If you are longing to improve how others see and hear you at home, work and play this workshop is an opportunity to create more balance in your adult relationships. The focus of these skills will be to hear more effectively to heard, and to speak a language that has the other person wanting to hear what you are saying and not being distracted by their own conflicted reactions. These easy tools founded upon Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s book, Nonviolent Communication combined with understanding that each person has a different perspective creates a bridge to valuing each others participation in the relationship whether; love partners, work partners, employer and employee, co-worker and more. These develop into life skills.
Making Sense of your Relationship
Is your relationship filled with a language of enemy images? Do all your conversations end with a winner and a loser that leave you feeling drained? Explore how to get beyond right and wrong and into a field of empathetic connection. Learn simple techniques to hear each others messages first before coming up with solutions for a more equally balanced contribution leaving your both feeling power in your world rather than powerless! Integrating techniques described by author Dr. Marshall Rosenberg in his book Nonviolent
Think, Speak, Act to Inspire Compassionate communication
Explore language literacy that will create ease in your connections and expand your understanding of how to take the power out of bullying
experiences. Become your own spontaneous mediator in difficult situations and turn reaction into connections that can move your relationships forward rather than become stagnant. Nonviolent Communication is the language of a people who care about one another and who long to have balance and harmony in their relationships with partners, children, peers and in your communities. Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, author of Nonviolent Communication, A Language to Live By, calls it the lost language of humankind. This workshop is for everyone who would like to begin the journey to healthier relationships whether it is with your partner, your children, your boss or your neighbours. You will go away with skills in listening and sharing that will have an immediate effect in your world
Parenting with Compassion & Empathy
Do you long tor parent children in a way to motivate without the threat of punishment or the promise of reward? This workshop series will support you to understand and learn skills that nurtures connection that are needed to create healthy relationships. Some benefits are; learning empathy to heal the pain that prevents you from hearing each other. Break patterns of thinking that leads to anger, guilt, shame and depression and resolve conflicts. Experience relationships based upon mutual respect, compassion and coöperation. Classes integrate Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s model of connecting. He is a well-known author and writer of Nonviolent Communication. This series will be focus upon your emotional connection to your partner and children, hearing the needs behind whatever anyone does or says, staying connected to your values during any interaction and reducing family conflicts and sibling rivalry.
Balancing Parenting and your Relationships
Create a home with parents who have a focus on relationship self-care. Discover how you can set up a structure to keep your love alive based upon equal giving and receiving, respect, understanding, consideration, intimacy empathy and compassion. Spend time now to save time later. Learn to create value based agreements and a structure to stayed connected during the most emotional, busiest and sometimes most confusing times of your relationships. Learn how to ask for what you need without creating guilt and resentment.
Teaching Compassion to Children that Makes Sense
Enjoy learning how to present value and empathy based concepts to children. Discover how you can support children to experience behaving in a compassionate and emphatic way that is not focused upon right and wrong doing or conflict. This is integrative and experiential learning that will develop a different cultural standard of social emotional consciousness. Focusing on learning the meaning before the bad times it the focus of these techniques, making the bad times easier to process and connect to the root sources behavior with skills for recognition and understanding.
Parenting and Anger
Tired of experiencing the cycle of either stuffing your anger until your explode and then feeling guilt and remorse or hopelessness? Explore empathy, Nonviolent Communication and some simple movement techniques for ways to stop automatic anger responses and transform your or your child’s anger behavior into meaningful and caring actions. Whether feeling or receiving anger it is and intense experience. Learn concrete actions to go beyond the discomfort into understanding it and regaining your balance and feelings of safety.
Teaching Children Empathy – Parents Story-time!
Learn tools to teach your children to hear what is meaningful for you as parents. Learning can be fun rather than through discipline, punishment and reward if your model of parenting includes ongoing techniques for sharing what you value. If you children hear you through fun, play and story time what is important for you they will carry this into their later years when they are becoming more social and less parent centered. Come and learn it is what you do and how you do it!
BEYOND BULLYING INTO THRIVING
‘A way to support the process of integrating basic skills to reduce the effects of bullying!’ These techniques will encourage ease and
understanding of what creates bullying with an emphasis on learning how to not take bullying personally. Participants will come away with
immediate understanding and skills to take into their own experiences. Children learn from their models, therefore the patterns of their
responses and reactive triggers begin with the adults in their lives. Parents and educators that develop these skills will begin to notice
children are naturals at picking this up and that they long for the deepened recognition and feelings of being heard in a respectful way that
comes with this style of connecting. These classes are founded upon the principles of Nonviolent Communication, A language to life by as
written about by author Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. These skills will help improve performance, reduce conflict and enhance relationships.
STOP SUPPORTING A BULLYING ENVIRONMENT
Creating an environment for practice and dialogue integration that develops character based upon universal human values. Character built on learning and connecting opportunities that increase personal empowerment, support and trust. These techniques will empower the adults in a kids life to focus upon the behavior and not making it about the child. These simple technique will increase the likelihood of healthier and successful outcomes for those occasions when a child finds themselves in situations of needing to address their boundaries in a power over situation. These techniques are designed for the adults in a child’s life to experience the benefits that can then be transferred into a learning environment. Each class will provide a take away experience to develop into your routines.
Connecting the Mindful Experience of the Labyrinth into our Relationships
Discover laying a labyrinth pattern to explore shifting habitual behavior patterns. Take experiencing the Landscape of your Soul into understanding how to shift your automatic behavioral responses in a way that your brain recognizes the value in doing so. Change only happens when your brain becomes conscious of the pattern. Discover an easy way to move from distraction and disconnection into an open willingness to be present with yourself and in your relationships with the support of a labyrinth landscape design.