I look forward to co-leading this wonderful 8 week series about Mindfulness on the Go starting in September. Fall can get pretty busy all the sudden, and the support of this workshop will provide a lifeline amidst the business for anyone who joins. Personally and in my professional life, commitment to mindfulness is among the best investments I’ve made in my life. It is exciting to see the growing research that supports the many benefits of mindfulness practices.
Time to get creative through the power of movement. Find out how by joining one or both of these workshop offerings on June 6 and June 10th.
Who should attend these workshops? Anyone who wants to be more creative in their daily lives. Including but not limited to you, your friends, performers, speakers, executives, singers, writers, musicians, managers, actors, dancers, painters, sculptors, poets, composers, choreographers, arrangers, designers, teachers, mothers, etc. :)))
Register online: http://ycdholistichealing.com/calendar
I am excited to offer a series of Move Your Mood Workshops at YCD Holistic Healing in Nashua during the coming months. The first one is coming up next Wednesday on May 6th, and it will be focusing on taming and harnessing ADHD through music and Dance (see flyer below). If you know someone that might be interested or benefit from attending any of these workshops, please share this post or pass the information along.
One of my passions is free creative dancing and movement, and I would love to help you and others to experience dancing as an enjoyable form of exercise, as well as a fantastic tool to improve your life. If you already enjoy dancing, that is fantastic, and I hope you will continue to deepen and cultivate your connection to it. If you feel shy or timid about dancing, but willing to give it a chance, these workshops could be a safe and gentle way of getting your feet wet. And I am not talking about formal or ballroom dancing. I am talking about discovering and letting your own creative movement and dance to surface, through mindfulness, and fun, playful connection with others, also while learning about the many benefits that dance and and uninhibited movement has to offer.
Absolutely no dance experience necessary for these workshops. Just curiosity and a love of fun, music and movement
Register at http://ycdholistichealing.com/calendar
Dance and the ADHD Brain. Harnessing and Taming ADHD through Music and Movement
May 6, 2015 6pm-7:30pm – If you struggle with ADHD or related symptoms, you want to check out this interactive workshop. There is growing scientific and research evidence proving the positive impacts of physical exercise on the brain and the way you think. Dancing is particularly helpful for people with ADHD. Come and learn about how different kinds of exercise and dance impact various regions of the brain and the body, and understand how to channel restlessness into productivity and focus. The workshop is designed to be interactive in order to provide a supportive learning environment. It will also benefit the general population looking to increase focus, and harness the brain’s potential.
Claim Your Creativity. Building joy, resilience and confidence through music and movement.
June 6, 2015 10am-11:30am – This workshop will help you cultivate your unique creativity. There will be a combination of guided and free movement to help you be mindful, and dance true to yourself. With regular practice, the creativity and spontaneity that you cultivate via movement can carry over to your every day life and relationships. This enhances your communication, resilience and even productivity. This is a one-time, introductory workshop, which will include information on the science and research behind building creativity through dance, along with experiential activities.
Why Dance? The Art and Power of Creative Movement
June 10, 2015 6pm-7:30pm – Join us to explore creative dance as an enjoyable form of exercise. Free, playful dancing offers not only physical, but cognitive and social benefits as well. Through examples and playful activities you will learn about how dancing changes the way people think and solve problems, and how it can enhance your learning and brain potential, as well as improve your mood and social connections. The workshop will help you get more in touch with your own creative movement.
The Secret of Loving Connections. Building a Better World Through Dance.
Aug 12, 2015 6pm -7:30pm – Would you like to increase loving relationships and build more positivity in your life? What would it be like to move past fear and isolation, and make connections with confidence and ease? In this workshop we will create a comfortable space so you can feel safe to connect and to move with ease. Thoughtful music selection and gentle verbal directions will guide you to deepen your awareness of your own movement. You will explore moving in caring connection and non-verbal communication with others. The movement segment will be followed by a sharing of experiences, and a discussion regarding the science of love, and the benefits of caring human connections.
Mindfulness on the go. Foundation for a Happy Life
Sept 9 – October 28, 2015 6pm-7:30pm -This 8 weeks Move Your Mood series offers the comfort of a peer support group to teach you and help you apply various mindfulness skills in your every day life. The group environment offers a special opportunity for connecting and self-reflection, allowing participants to find community and learn from each other in ways that could not occur while practicing these skills on their own.
The Art of Joy and Healing. Dancing your way out of anxiety and depression.
Nov 18, 2015 6pm-7:30pm – This workshop will guide you to tap into your body’s own healing resources. Free, playful dancing offers not only physical, but cognitive and social benefits as well. It can help those struggling with anxiety, depression, isolation, trauma, addiction, ADHD, aging as well as Parkinson’s disease. Through examples and playful activities you will learn about how dancing changes the way people think and solve problems, and how it can enhance your learning and brain potential, as well as improve your mood and social connections.The workshop will help you get more in touch with your own healing movement repertoire.
Let this song Lee Ann Wonmack: I hope you dance inspire you :
Disney’s “Inside Out” Trailer offers a fun illustration of the internal dialogues, urges and impulses guided by various emotions inside our human minds. We are a blend of various aspects, each with their own set of feelings, ideas, agendas and personalities. Looking and relating to ourselves as an internal team, can offer a lot of clarity, and a more compassionate attitude to work through challenges.
This video is not only relevant and helpful for people hearing voices, but for all of us in general. We all have inner thought processes and debates in our minds even if we don’t experience them as separate voices from ourselves. Cultivating and or developing a compassionate and caring core aspect/attitude, which is an essence and potential that exist in all of us, is very important. When we lead from a compassionate, caring, and confident center, we feel more safe and at ease, we have more clarity and able to take wise risks and effective choices, as well as enjoy and experience life more fully.
A client of mine shared this article that helped her in time of struggle on her healing journey. The writer beautifully and authentically illuminates and validates experiences people encounter as they heal from trauma, and she also offers encouragement and ideas to overcome challenges.
Different parts of the brain act almost like sub personalities with their own strengths and weaknesses. They react to, and interact with the environment, and with each other in various ways. Understanding the characteristics and dynamics of these internal aspects of our mind, and learning how to influence them through shaping our inner movies, can help us optimize and improve our performance and interactions both in our personal and in our professional lives.
I was very moved by this video, and it’s empowering message to anyone who was bullied in life. Bullying makes me so sad. It has to end! It also makes me think about times when I witnessed bullying as a child and did not speak up against it. Things that seemed playful teasing or pranks by one classmate to another at the time, look cruel and hurtful now. I wish I had the clarity and courage to speak up then to protect precious human beings. Speaking up now and going forward. Bullying in all forms and degrees is wrong and has to end.