Exploring and Caring for your Emotions
Feelings are neither wrong or right, good or bad, they just are. Join us for this workshop on emotions where we will learn ways to identify and express feelings, to build greater self-awareness. We will explore tools for how to express emotions, and explore ways to self-soothe and regulate during uncomfortable emotions.
Navigating Change, Grief, and Loss
Change, grief, and loss are common aspects of the cancer experience. For many people, grief can bring about challenging and uncomfortable emotions which may also trigger physical symptoms. In this workshop, we will explore and normalize the emotional and physiological experiences of grief; and together, explore tools and art-making as a way of navigating the grieving process.
In this creative workshop we explore resilience through the grounding symbolism of the tree. With guidance and visualization you will connect inward and create your own “tree of life” through drawing. Come plant roots and have fun with creative expression that can help cultivate self-awareness and find ways to express emotion.
Joy & Passion
We may experience being disconnected from our passion but it is always awake and alive within us. Together we will explore passion: what it is (and what it isn’t), how to connect with the ‘spark’ inside all of us and how to express ourselves more fully and authentically. Discover how connecting with passion expands our horizons and helps us feel more alive!
An Introduction to Self-Compassion
Most of us are too hard on ourselves. In this workshop, we will explore self-compassion: the practice of treating ourselves as we would a good friend. Together we will learn about the foundations of self-compassion, and how it can help us navigate the difficulties of our lives with more kindness and less judgment. Research on self-compassion has shown that it can increase happiness and improve relationships, while decreasing anxiety, depression and shame. Join us to learn fresh perspectives and practical ways to stop being so hard on ourselves.
Spirit and Well-Being
Connecting with our own unique sense of spirit/soul/essence/life force can help transform fear and worry and bring us a sense of peace, joy, gratitude and freedom. In this workshop we will explore how spiritual connection supports health and allows us to move with more ease through the many cycles of life.
Join us for this meaningful workshop where we will explore, practice and discuss the power of cultivating a grateful heart. A growing body of research indicates there are very real benefits to cultivating this attitude for those with chronic health conditions. In this meaningful workshop we will explore gratitude through creative and mindful practices. You will leave the workshop with practices that can be used to benefit your physical, mental and emotional health.