The NATURE of Mindfulness
Aug
4
7:00 AM07:00

The NATURE of Mindfulness

We're so busy.  The go-go-go mentality is a staple in our society.  Humans are designed to function mostly in a state of calm, however most of us are physiologically functioning within our survival system (fight, flight, freeze).  Which is a reason why we're physically sick, anxious, and depressed.

The good news though, is that we can ease our bodies into more tranquil states.  We can, over time, teach our brains to live in a calmer place more of the time. 

One of our wisest teachers?  Nature.

Nature has so much inherent wisdom about living more peacefully.  Not hurrying.  Accepting rather than trying to control. Being rather than doing.  Just merely being IN nature lowers blood pressure and heart rate, boosts immune functioning, lowers anxiety and stress, and creates an overall improved feeling of wellbeing.

So - let's get into nature! 

In these two-hour workshops, we’ll combine mindfulness techniques with nature's wisdom to cultivate some tranquility in our normal routine.  Let’s meander, saunter, sit, lay, and frolic around in nature as we soak in her teachings about how to live life with more peace, balance, and joy!

**Be sure to bring some water and snacks if you think you might need them!  These workshops require only mild physical movement, so no experience is required.  For the most part, you’ll be able to choose your level of activity.  This will be more of an experience of being in nature rather than doing.

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Reviving our Inner Knowing
Jul
23
to Aug 11

Reviving our Inner Knowing

Reviving Our Inner Knowing: A therapeutic intensive based on “Women Who Run With the Wolves”

We all have an innate inner knowing; intuition, internal wisdom, a wise inner guide that points us toward the things and the people that are truly life-giving to our souls.  Women in particular have a powerful, keen intuition.  A deep inner sense that tells us what we need, what will nourish us, what will help us versus what will harm us.  It tells us truth. 

Meet your inner Wild Woman.

In our culture of perfectionism, “shoulds,” I-need-to-be-more-like-this, and even, I’ve-been-told-I-need-to-be-more-like-this, our inner Wild Woman has been suffocated.  As women, we’ve been told that we need to be sweet.  To dress like this, look like that, be like this; appease, please, perform and conform at all costs. 

And there is a cost. 

We’ve internalized these messages and have contorted ourselves in a way that has stifled our inner Wild Woman.  We’ve put a muzzle on that wise, inner guide, that soul voice that’s bursting to cry out and remind us of what we’re passionate about, what lights us up, what we feel, what we need in order to live our most joy-filled, authentic, abundantly rich and yummy lives.

It’s time.  Time to call bullshit on the “shoulds” and the stifling.  Let’s REVIVE our inner Wild Woman.

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Join us for our first sequence of intensives based on the book, “Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype” by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D, Jungian psychoanalyst. 

In this therapeutic book study, we will explore, process, create, play, whirl & twirl, and connect more deeply to ourselves and to other women as we dive into our psychic waters to RETRIEVE and REVIVE our inner Wild Woman.

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**Contact me to see if this might be the right intensive for you!

Times:

Monday 7/23, 7-8:30pm

Monday 7/30, 7-8:30pm

Monday 8/6, 7-8:30pm

Saturday 8/11, 10am-2pm

Cost:

Early Bird - $325 (due Monday July 2nd)

Standard Cost - $350

Facilitators:

April Broussard, LCSW

Elizabeth DeVaughn, LPC-MHSP

Materials:

Book – Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

A journal and pen

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The NATURE of Mindfulness
Jul
7
6:30 AM06:30

The NATURE of Mindfulness

We're so busy.  The go-go-go mentality is a staple in our society.  Humans are designed to function mostly in a state of calm, however most of us are physiologically functioning within our survival system (fight, flight, freeze).  Which is a reason why we're physically sick, anxious, and depressed.

The good news though, is that we can ease our bodies into more tranquil states.  We can, over time, teach our brains to live in a calmer place more of the time. 

One of our wisest teachers?  Nature.

Nature has so much inherent wisdom about living more peacefully.  Not hurrying.  Accepting rather than trying to control. Being rather than doing.  Just merely being IN nature lowers blood pressure and heart rate, boosts immune functioning, lowers anxiety and stress, and creates an overall improved feeling of wellbeing.

So - let's get into nature! 

In these two-hour workshops, we’ll combine mindfulness techniques with nature's wisdom to cultivate some tranquility in our normal routine.  Let’s meander, saunter, sit, lay, and frolic around in nature as we soak in her teachings about how to live life with more peace, balance, and joy!

**Be sure to bring some water and snacks if you think you might need them!  These workshops require only mild physical movement, so no experience is required.  For the most part, you’ll be able to choose your level of activity.  This will be more of an experience of being in nature rather than doing.

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