Stress and Anxiety Relief
Saturday, July 27th
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Instructors: Erin Vanhee and Suzanne Tabert
Relax: To make or become less anxious. Relax. What a fine word! Stress and anxiety can happen due to life changes, relationship issues, scary diagnoses, losses, day to day expectations, fears whether known or unknown, social media, commuting, etc. For those wishing to move easier in this crazy world in which we live, this workshop will help them to gain a plethora of useful information.
The nervous system is the control center of the body. It interprets what the body senses and directs responses via movement and glandular activity. It governs the running of our systems such as heart rate, immunity, digestion, and respiration without us having to think about it. The nervous system is responsible for our moods and thoughts. Emotional health, therefore, is a function of nerve health.
Upwards towards 80% of our relaxing neurotransmitters are synthesized in our small intestine and released in the bloodstream. Digestive health is key to a healthy nervous system. How can we heal and feed the gut with food, herbs, probiotics, exercise and relaxation techniques so that a person has less anxiety and depression, sleeps better, and is better able to cope with day to day and bigger stresses as they happen? Come to the workshop for your answers!
Nature provides a plethora of nutrients and herbs for nerve health and repair. Herbs and practices designed to soothe and heal the nervous system, gain relief from stress, anger, insomnia, anxiety, fear, depression, and the physical manifestations of these conditions will be considered. Be a part of the discussion!
Erin Vanhee will bring her knowledge of the somatic uses of plants to the workshop. Using plants in the somatic model tends to bring aha moments and recognition for students/clients. It gives a picture of the “symptoms/characteristics” that they may recognize. Erin will share specific plants that are used somatically in small doses to bring about change and support folks as they transition into a healthier way of looking at stress.
Suzanne Tabert will bring her wide variety of herbs, practices, and tools to manage anxiety disorders, life transitions, agoraphobia, travel anxiety, difficult relationships, and more.
There will be relaxing activities including breathing techniques, short guided meditation, and gentle yoga stretching, and medicinal remedies to sample during the workshop. Students will accumulate an herbal and self-care “tool belt” for mitigating stress and anxiety, sample remedies, and take home a stress relieving herbal blend.
What to bring:
1. Lunch, water, notebook
2. Yoga mat or large towel
Location: St. Edwards State Park, Kenmore, WA. Details will be in the confirmation email. We hope to see YOU there!