What could happen in a weekend?

Themes for our weekend together include: connection and safety, fear of authenticity, tools to work with thought and sensation, self-compassion, inner well-being, and our relationship with and experience in our body. 

We have experiences, our system remembers them, we form beliefs, and our brains develop in response. Lack of connection and fear for our safety lead to our nervous system being hypervigilant and overwhelmed. Disconnect and shame caused by abuse and neglect interfere with our natural capacity for compassion. 

Your nervous system and primitive brain have been in charge long enough! Get to know yourself in a new way and experience connection and trust within. See your life and beliefs through a different lens. 

Being your own loved one means letting go of the fear and shame you learned through life’s experiences and being present with what you know in your heart to be true. Join me and experience this for yourself. 

Experiences at a recent retreat in Nova Scotia

Register here Calgary February 8 to 10

“Trauma is what happens to us inside as a result of experiences of neglect or abuse. We disconnect from ourselves, from our sense of value, and from the present moment.” Dr Gabor Maté

Safety IS the treatment. In this experiential workshop, we do practices to begin and deepen trust in yourself and nurture authentic kindness and compassion within.

Disconnect and shame caused by abuse and neglect interfere with our natural capacity for compassion. You actually can let go of harshness and self-judgment. Neuroscience backs up the value of gratitude and appreciation, of including joy and kindness. 

We cover the essentials of “how it works” so you understand your body, feelings, nervous system, shame, judgment and the role of social trust and connection. You will strengthen your capacity to see through and release identification with experiences that commonly lead to core deficiency beliefs of unworthiness, unlovability – that feeling like there is something basically wrong with you.

Attuned empathy is when we are seen and valued. We attend to ourselves with kindness and compassion, like we would naturally with a dear friend or child. I hear you. I believe you. It was not your fault.

Let go of the fear and shame you learned through life’s experiences and being present with what you know in your heart to be true. Join me and experience this for yourself.

Weekend retreats:

Calgary Alberta February 8 to 10 at the Yoga Studio North

Nova Scotia May 24 to 26 at Windhorse Farm

Weekly small group online classes:
Women’s Healing Trauma January 6th
This class is full. Please email to be included in the one beginning in March.