3 Workshops designed for general public of all ages and background
Jo-Anne Baker (MA.C.Psych) and Esmé Holmes (MA.C.Psych) are running holistic wellness workshops. These are a synthesis of current research regarding health, fitness, psychological and emotional lifestyle factors that promote positive, healthy ageing. This information has been presented at International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Granada University, Spain (2007), International Longevity Conference Melbourne (2006), Quality of Life Conference Deakin University Melbourne (2006), Golden Door Elysia Heath Resort, Hunter Valley NSW (2006)
These workshops incorporate a preventative and empowering program to maintain health, happiness and longevity. Jo-Anne and Esmé draw on a blend of 35 years of diverse study and practices from indigenous, eastern and western health and spirituality.
Each of the three workshops can either be taken individually or together, as the information is different in each one. A workbook will be supplied.
1. Healthy Ageing
A way to maintain wellness for any age.
This one day workshop is designed to equip you with a easy way to understand current research and practical information. This will assist you to change any areas that you feel necessary and help you in maintaining fitness, health and a positive ways of thinking.
What you will get out of the day:
Information to target specific health, fitness & psychological needs
Strategies to support optimum health as we age.
Targeting health risk factors
Supportive ways to think about issues and problems
A workbook will be provided to support your ongoing health and happiness.
Understanding the Wellness model and how to use your workbook
Identifying your own area of focus
Ways to maintain optimum wellness
Integration of Mind, Body & Spirit
2. S-pirituality & S-ageing
Jo-Anne and Esmé will use teaching methods from their own proven experience, reputable Health Professionals and literature to expand your understanding of spirituality and self-awareness.
The exercises and techniques can easily applied in everyday life.
There are no specific religious models that are used in this workshop, as it draws on a synthesis of both eastern and western spiritual beliefs such as Buddhism, Christianity and Judaism (Kabbalah).
This workshop is designed for individuals of any spiritual belief who may be:
Searching for meaning
Healing from trauma or crisis
Looking for positive transformative tools
Dealing with health issues
Simply wanting to expand spiritual creativity and self awareness
What you will get out of the workshop:
Cultivate a sense of peace and tranquility through visual exercises
Understanding ritual to expand joyousness & celebration of simple daily activity
Techniques to help the individual let go of the past regrets or loss
The Workshop will cover:
Meditation & Self-hypnosis
How to create passion in life
Find ways to explore interconnectedness of spirituality and balance in everyday life
Identify life crisis points and key areas for change
Find ways to maintain optimal wellness through integration of Mind, Body & Spirit
Expand supportive techniques to use for yourself
3. Positive(anti)-ageing and Menopause
Ever felt left in the dark about menopause and what to expect? Confused about the many choices of treatment, wanting desperately to feel in your power as a woman and rediscover your energy and your libido?
Then this workshop is for you!
Jo-Anne and Esmé who are both in their 50′s have designed this workshop to utilise their experience and current research, to help women become more empowered to make informative decisions to stay young, health and active as they age.
Clear information will be provided to understand hormonal changes and the options of natural and synthetic HRT treatments. The areas of emotional, psychological and physical adjustment, that might need to be taken, plus how to kick start healthy lifestyle.
This workshop is designed for both health practitioners and the general public.
The Workshop will cover:
Hormones and the endocrine system
Peri-menopause & menopause
Nutrition & lifestyle influences
HRT, (blended medications) Troches (alternative HRT), DHEA
Yoga postures to assist hormonal balance
Physical & psychological changes as women age
Helpful nutrition & lifestyle information
Libido & sexual response.
Yoga, meditation and self relaxation