Emotional Self-Defense and Emotional Self-Care

(for women only or for men only)
A woman meditates and stretches in the sun before a workshop to learn emotional self-care.

Learning the basics of emotional self-defense and emotional self-care prepares participants to take charge of their feelings, to accurately decipher the messages feelings seek to communicate and to move into the driver’s seat in creating more effective, joyful friendships and intimate relationships.
In a gentle, supportive and safe environment, participants release and reclaim blocked emotional energy. Facing and understanding the past paves the way to healing from past traumas, to letting go of limiting attitudes, beliefs and behaviours and to acquiring the skills for effective, enthusiastic living.

By bonding deeply and receiving support from persons of the same sex, women and men create the opportunity to examine and move beyond their restrictive sex-role conditioning. Both women and men then acquire the full range of human feelings and behaviours, integrating the “masculine” and “feminine”.

These workshops will appeal to women and men determined to put an end to being humiliated, controlled, bullied or intimidated by anyone, anywhere, and to women and men with the courage and willingness to live their dreams.

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” Mark Twain

People jump in front of the sun to display that lightness they feel after their workshop.

Lighten Up

This workshop assists individuals to lighten up physically so as to obtain optimal weight and health and to lighten up in attitude so as to expand the capacity for joy and creativity. In addition to learning the principles of superior nutrition, participants identify and clear the emotional blocks that interfere with using and applying these principles.

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out
eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
 Eleanor Roosevelt


Joyful Relationships

Remove the barriers to self-love which is a prerequisite to loving another and receiving love from anotherIn this workshop, participants remove the barriers to self-love which is a prerequisite to loving another and receiving love from another. Participants examine and correct the beliefs, behaviours and choices that may have sabotaged their past and/or current deepest relationships. Relationship is seen as a mirror through which we discover who we are. We explore the difference between co-dependence and interdependence so as to learn how to love without dependence.
Members of the group learn to communicate from the heart and deepen their contact and connection to their chosen partner by developing boundary-setting skills and by making a commitment to clarity, honesty and mutual growth.

Aging with Flair

Yoga is one of the methods discussed as an ingredient for aging gracefully. Others include stress management, and emotional self-care.In this workshop you will acquire cognitive skills to assist with memory. I will also share information on how to do physical exercises so as to maximize benefits and minimize harm. I will provide information on optimal nutrition. Finally, there will be a discussion of the other ingredients for aging gracefully such as stress management, and emotional self-care.

“Until we learn to care for our own immediate, personal environment (the physical body) all other environments will be neglected.”¬†Beverley A. Star



I can also create customized workshops and lectures
for corporations, agencies and privately arranged groups.
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