Understanding stress
Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

Understanding stress

Many people suffer from fatigue, muscle pain, loss of sleep and other uncomfortable symptoms due to the demands of everyday life. Excessive stress can weaken the body and leave it vulnerable to other diseases. Learn some of the different kinds of stress and simple self-care techniques to balance your day to day stress. We will explore several solutions and practice exercises to help increase relaxation and balance the nervous system. A period for discussion and questions will be available. 

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Mindfulness and Meditation Webinar
Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

Mindfulness and Meditation Webinar

Mindfulness practices have gained popularity in the recent years. The goal of all mindfulness practices is to bring yourself into the present moment. By focusing on your experience moment to movement we cultivate a greater sense of self awareness. These practices of self regulation help to improve focus and cognition and memory. Mindfulness practices have similar mental and physical health benefits to meditation practices. Stress has become epidemic in our society in order to combat the negative effects and restore health and balance we will explore several practices of mindfulness to help us be in the present moment.

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Postural pain Lecture
Feb
4
9:45 AM09:45

Postural pain Lecture

Postural pain - How sitting at our desk can affect our health. Many office workers experience job-related back pain, headaches, and adverse health effects. In this lecture, we will identify how health is affected by prolonged sitting and learn more about postural pain; how it affects us and what we can do about it. We will cover a short stretching routine that can be done in the office as well as discuss other options for reducing stress and muscle tension. A period for questions will be available. 

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Mindfulness Webinar with Goodness me!
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Webinar with Goodness me!

This seminar focuses on the neuroscience of meditation and the evidence of how it can support our mental and physical health. We will learn several short mindfulness and meditation techniques to help manage everyday stress and support positive mental health. This lecture includes several evidence-based practices that can be used as bite-sized daily self-care.

Sign up for your free webinar here: https://education.goodnessme.ca/event/5477

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Desk Yoga
Oct
23
to Oct 24

Desk Yoga

  • University of Waterloo (map)
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One of the downsides to office work is the strain that sitting causes on the body. Low back pain, tight shoulders, stiff necks and frequent headaches are all indications of postural strain and are exaggerated by stress. In this seminar we will identify common postural complaints and discuss the related health benefits of yoga. We will practice a short desk yoga routine to help manage stress and postural discomfort. These exercises, once practiced, give you self care tools that you can use through the day

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Free Breathing Practice Webinar!
Oct
5
2:30 PM14:30

Free Breathing Practice Webinar!

When we are affected by stress it changes our breathing. When outside factors increase our stress the body engages a fight or flight response. This stress response was designed to help us escape from imminent danger. It sends blood to the muscles of the body, releases stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline to improve concentration and focus. Over time and prolonged stress stimulus and stress hormones begins to have negative effects on our health. One of the fastest and simplest ways to increase relaxation is practicing proper breathing. Deep breathing is responsible for increasing relaxation and oxygen to the bodies tissues. This webinar goes into the science behind proper breathing and explores practices for everyday life.

Sign up for a free webinar discussing health benefits of Breathing practices: https://www.sentientbody.org/breathing-webinar

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Stress Management
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Stress Management

Many people suffer from fatigue, muscle pain, loss of sleep and other uncomfortable symptoms due to the demands of everyday life. Excessive stress can weaken the body and leave it vulnerable to other diseases. Learn some of the different kinds of stress and simple self-care techniques to balance your day to day stress. We will explore several solutions and practice exercises to help increase relaxation and balance the nervous system. A period for discussion and questions will be available. 

Register here to reserve your spot! 

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Postural pain
Aug
21
11:30 AM11:30

Postural pain

Postural pain - How sitting at our desk can affect our health. Many office workers experience job-related back pain, headaches, and adverse health effects. In this lecture, we will identify how health is affected by prolonged sitting and learn more about postural pain; how it affects us and what we can do about it. We will cover a short stretching routine that can be done in the office as well as discuss other options for reducing stress and muscle tension. A period for questions will be available. 

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Stretching for Runners
Jul
9
6:30 PM18:30

Stretching for Runners

This lecture covers the difference between dynamic and static stretches and when to best apply which approach. Explore how stretching functions for injury prevention, improves performance and supports overall health. As a group we will review of static stretches to relieve tension common to runners.

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Axe the Stigma
Jun
16
11:30 AM11:30

Axe the Stigma

Megan will be present in the vendor's section to talk about mental health, self care, and mindfulness. 

Axe the Stigma

Make a donation then throw an Axe to help Axe the Stigma against Mental Health! #AxeTheStigma

Proceeds of the event will go towards supporting programs at The Coping Centre (www.copingcentre.com) and Luthwerwood (www.lutherwood.ca)

Cash donations can be made in-person at the event.

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