bodymindspiritworks   LLC


All Stressed Up with Somewhere to Go:
learning healthy and effective responses to stress

Our bodies live in an almost- steady state of "fight or flight." Chronic stress has devastating negative consequences in our lives, physically, emotionally and spiritually. "All Stressed Up with Somewhere to Go" is an integral approach to dealing with the experience of being all stressed up with NOWHERE to go.

Our bodies live in an almost- steady state of "fight or flight." Chronic stress has devastating negative consequences in our lives, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Instead of focusing on "stress reduction" or "de-stressing" (which often amounts to avoidance), the workshop will focus on identifying the sources of stress unique to the life context of each participant, determining which are outside the participant's control, which are within, and which might, at best, only be influenced. The workshop will teach the responses most effective in each of these areas. The results will be move participants away from "coping" and toward "mastery."

The schedule for this one-day experience begins with check-in at 9:30 a.m.; session begins at 10:00 am. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. Lunch is included. This workshop will initially be offered Sunday 8 March 2009; participants limited to 10. This is a full-day immersion experience. As a result of the work, participants will:

  1. Invest a day in a peaceful environment conducive to peacefulness and relaxation.
  2. Be nourished by healthy and flavorful lunch prepared with care.
  3. Learn about distress ("bad" stress) and eustress ("good stress") and the consequences of chronic stress of any kind; learn about our natural biological responses to stress (known as general adaptation syndrome) and why it may actually be counter-productive in today's world.
  4. Identify the specific areas of distress in their lives.
  5. Learn specific body-mind-spirit practices and techniques for responding to stress effectively.
  6. Create an action plan for dealing with primary sources of distress.
  7. Create a sustainable plan for ongoing healthy response to stress.
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