Clinics & Workshops:
Anxiety & Nervous System Dysregulation

The next Overcome! program is being held in-person and online at

PranaShanti Education Centre, 45 Eccles Street, Ottawa, Ontario. 

  • Monday evenings, October 17 through to November 7, 2022.

  • 6:30 pm ET - 9:00 pm ET each Monday for 4 weeks.

 

Cost: $395.00 per person before September 15, 2022. $425.00 per person thereafter. The fee includes an intake conversation with me, participation in the four sessions, a course manual, a journal,

and other supporting items.

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We all want to be able to respond to events and stressors in a healthy, balanced way, to be resilient, to "bounce back", in the face of challenges and difficulties. We can all benefit from learning strategies to control the way we react to acute or chronic stress or challenges.

Overcome! Yoga and the Art of Self-Regulation is an evidence-based, natural, and holistic approach to managing and overcoming chronic stress and anxiety. It focuses on developing an understanding of nervous system dysregulation and exploring tools and techniques to address the physiological, emotional, and behavioural elements of self-regulation. With an emphasis on education and experience, each session includes an exploration of breath, mindfulness practices, gentle yoga (no experience required), meditation, guided relaxation, and several other tools and techniques that build nervous system resilience.

 

Participants in this 4-week series will learn about:

  • Nervous system dysregulation and self-regulation;

  • The stress response and the relaxation response;

  • The brain and body in the stress response;

  • How triggers are formed and how they are programming errors;

  • How the brain can be reprogrammed to react differently;

  • A variety of techniques for regulating the nervous system; and,

  • Yoga philosophy (the yamas and niyamas, the koshas).

With effort and commitment, participants can expect to: 

  • find relief from chronic stress, anxiety, and trauma;

  • enhance their ability to regulate emotional, physical, and behavioural reactions to stressors; and,

  • build nervous system resilience.

 

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*you will need to scroll down to find this program once you are on the page this link takes you to.

“I really enjoyed the class. It met my expectations perfectly as I was hoping to expand my toolkit of mindful ways to manage my anxiety. I started the class during a bad time (my anxiety fluctuates) and I think it helped me ease back to a more settled state." - SM

 

"The tools presented in this program helped me reduce my gastrointestinal symptoms as well as my anxiety
related to my PTSD (it reduced the frequency of my flashbacks and anxiety)." - CB

"The tools and techniques were the biggest takeaways for me. The education portion helped “connect the dots”.

I already knew a lot of the various pieces, but the sessions brought it all together." - SG