Use the wisdom of your body to successfully deal with stress
with Charlie Badenhop and Dorothy Pietracatella
Nov. 3, 4, 5 2007 – Saturday, Sunday, Monday
In the greater DC metropolitan area
Stress has become one of the greatest challenges of our time, both in people’s personal and professional lives. Stress affects your physical health, emotional well-being and productivity. Recent research suggests that 80% of all illness and half the sick days from work are stress related. You might currently consider stress an inevitable condition in your life. But, it does not have to be that way. By learning how to link the intelligence of your rational mind with the age old wisdom of your body, you can definitely learn to successfully deal with stress.
In this Stress Management workshop you will:
1. Explore the subtle yet powerful ways your body communicates the onset of stress, and the onset of inner peace.
2. Discover how to use your body and your breath to change your stress response and reduce its impact on your health, performance, and sense of well-being.
3. Engage in practices that help you enter into a calming state of Embodied Mindfulness.
4. Gain an understanding of how slowing down gives you more time to reach your goal.
Something new, something special!
You’ll receive an mp3 audio file with Seishindo practices & music, to help extend and integrate your learning experience.
We’ll explore the Seishindo Body-Mind Model
The way you use your body, breathe, and move has a major impact on how you feel. Understanding the subtle yet powerful communication of body language, allows you to stress less and relax more! The key is to link the intelligence of your rational mind with the age old wisdom of your body.
Step One: Uncover the behaviours, thought patterns, and body language that lead to stress, and those that lead to inner peace.
Step Two: Engage in mind-body practices to better manage your emotional state and sense of health and well-being.
Step Three: Clarify how you can take responsibility for creating the life you desire.
Charlie Badenhop is a trainer, coach, and bodyworker with more than thirty years international experience. He’s a fourth degree black belt and licensed instructor of Aikido in Japan, a certified trainer in NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis, and a long term practitioner of the Japanese healing art of “sei tai”, and Self-relations therapy. He’s been living, working, and studying in Japan for the last twenty-two years and has students throughout the world.
Dorothy Pietracatella is trained in Somatic Experiencing and other trauma work and in various forms of bodywork and mindbody disciplines. She also has had a successful professional career as an opera singer. Dorothy adds a rich perspective and offers a wonderful supportive energy to the Seishindo process.
Nov. 3, 4, 5 – Saturday, Sunday, Monday; 9:30-6:00 daily
In the greater DC metropolitan area. The venue to be announced.
$590 if paid prior to Oct. 13, 2007; $650 thereafter.
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This Stress management workshop is a good fit for you if most of what’s written below, sounds and feels familiar to you:
- I feel overly tired, I’m unable to recharge my batteries
- I’m realizing I don’t know how to deal with conflict and uncertainty
- I’m always busy but nothing much gets done
- I have trouble concentrating and focusing
- I want to stop and slow down, but I don’t know how
- I often feel tense, nervous, anxious, or depressed
- I’ve lost confidence in myself
- I have problems sleeping
- I have recurrent headaches, or minor aches and pains
- Worry seems to follow me around, no matter where I go, and what I’m doing
The effects of stress can show up in every aspect of your daily life. When you’re stressed, you feel out of sorts emotionally, your immune system is compromised, your ability to work with focus and clarity is lessened, and your important relationships with others wind up suffering significantly. Eventually, chronic stress makes it difficult to enjoy even the lighter moments in life.
Wouldn’t you enjoy life and your relationships a great deal more if you felt like you had a way to deal with stress?
The workshop program will include:
1. Presentation of background theory
2. Introduction and demonstration of some simple and effective exercises/practices
3. Exploration of these practices in small group settings
4. Music, poetry and a sense of humour
5. Some playful and calming movement
6. Debrief, feedback, and future pacing
Share what you’ve learned; Seek clarification on what was presented. Commit to how you will further cultivate your learning in the future.