This enrollment runs from Tue Jan 8, 2019 - Tue Jan 29, 2019
When anxiety becomes chronic, the protective mechanisms of the nervous system get stuck! This introduction to self-regulation targets the roots of anxiety with tools to activate relaxation and is designed for those healing from GAD, panic disorder, and PTSD. While the workshop is taught in a group setting, it is designed to offer a personal experience. There are no partner/group activities and you will not be required to speak publicly. We will explore and experience self-healing practices that are effective in calming the effects of anxiety as well as the sensations of being stuck or shut down. Learn breathwork, meditation and gentle movement techniques that assist in breaking the psychological, biochemical, and physical cycles that induce anxiety. Common effects of anxiety that will be addressed in this workshop: • panic attacks • difficulty concentrating • excessive anxiety and worry that is out of proportion to a situation • fear of death, fear of illness • shortness of breath, heart palpations, GI distress • fatigue and/or irritability • muscle tension and shaking, restlessness, headaches • sleep disturbances
Plan to attend all four classes to build a foundation for shifting habitual patterns of response to stress and anxiety (Jan 8, 15, 22, 29) 7-8:30pm. All classes led by Sandy Eimers, pharmacist and certified trauma yoga therapist.
Registration includes printed manual with self-regulation tools, breathing exercises, mudra, deep relaxation techniques, affirmations, tools for meditation, nutritional tips, insomnia busters and an introduction to yoga postures ($150/6 hours of instruction). Preregistration required. Maximum ten participants. No yoga experience required.