Clinics & Workshops
We all want to be able to respond to events and stressors in a healthy, balanced way. We all want 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.
Overcome! programs are an evidence-based, natural and holistic approach to managing and overcoming a wide range of emotions, imbalances, and disorders such as stress, anxiety, panic, PTSD, anger, sadness, depression, and feeling "stuck". (Overcome! programs are an updated version of the former Overcome Anxiety Clinic, incorporating new content and supporting materials.)
With an emphasis on education and experience, each session includes an exploration of breath, mindfulness, gentle yoga (no experience required), meditation, guided relaxation and other tools and techniques that help build resilience and regulate how we react. You will be given a book of the program materials, a workbook, handouts of yoga sequences and other resources to support your home practice.
In an Overcome! program, you will learn about:
Dysregulation and self-regulation;
Triggers and how they are formed;
How your brain can be "reprogrammed" to react differently to triggers;
The stress response ("fight or flight") and the relaxation response;
Several methods for "up-regulating" and "down-regulating" your nervous system;
The role and importance of routines and rituals, and self-care;
Other methods of self-regulation such as acupressure, Mudras, affirmations (positive thinking) and meditation; and,
Yoga philosophy and lifestyle principles.
With effort and commitment, you can expect:
Improvement in physical symptoms;
Increased understanding of why you react the way you do and what's going on in your body when you react;
Increase ability to emotionally, physically and behaviourally regulate your reaction to stressors; and,
Improved ability to "bounce back" (build resilience) from challenges and difficulties.
Here is an electronic version of the Overcome! program brochure.
1) Complete this registration application form and return it to Susan.
2) Have a brief conversation with Susan to determine if your application is approved.
3) Pay the clinic fee.
Spring 2020: Adults 18 yrs and older (weekly, four-part series)
Wednesday evenings, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
April 15th, April 22nd, April 29th, and May 6th
Kneaded Touch Massage Therapy, 4100 Strandherd Drive, Suite 206, Ottawa
$250 registration fee
Upcoming Group Programs
Participants are Saying...
“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