It seems like everywhere we look nowadays people are talking about triggers. What exactly are triggers, and how can we learn to identify and work with them from a body-based perspective? Join Jessica Schaffer, Nervous System Health Educator and Wellness Mentor for an evening exploring the physiological underpinnings of your personal hotspots. Jessica will explain how the body (and specifically the nervous system) is primed to react to cues of danger. When our bodies are activated and in this state of "survival physiology," we are less capable of choosing behaviors that will lead us back to safety and connection. Jessica will offer insight into how to work directly with your body to recognize when you are being triggered, and she will introduce some practical tools to help you navigate the experience of being triggered in a new, body-conscious way.
This workshop will provide an opportunity to ground and connect with yourself and others. The theme will be “awakening to our truth.” We will explore, our “truths” and how they show up for us individually and as a group. Amanda will offer a guided meditation and a supportive art making experience that will allow the theme to emerge visually. We will use the group process to support one another and we look at ourselves, our values and what we hold to be true. All art materials will be provided. All are welcome, no prior mindfulness or art making experience needed, just an open mind and desire to connect!
Human beings are by nature story tellers. We tell stories to make sense of the world. We tell stories about who we are. Becoming aware of our stories gives us the power to step into the role of author of our own life. In this workshop we'll identify the limiting stories we are telling ourselves that keep us from moving forward and from realizing our full potential. Once we identify these limiting stories we can upgrade them! We can write new, more expansive stories that support our authenticity and truth. Becoming conscious authors of our stories is one of the most empowering acts we can perform, both for our own healing and wholeness and for the well-being of our collective community.