Transforming Anxiety & Stress
Trans–Form: To make a thorough, dramatic change in your energy
Are you stressed out or suffering with anxiety? Do you have so-called 'busy brain'? Do you find it difficult to quiet your mind or relax your body? This program focuses on understanding, harnessing and transforming difficult life energies to foster courageous and productive living.
Most people do not recognize their anxiety for what it is, and instead think there is something "wrong" with them. They then use a variety of self-defeating and stress inducing behaviours such as isolating, becoming numb or shut-off, or getting overly busy in an attempt to manage their lives.
Some people are preoccupied with the physical symptoms of anxiety and stress, which can be distressing and sometimes debilitating (e.g. digestive problems, headaches, elevated heart rate, high blood pressure, insomnia, shortness of breath, etc.). Others think they are weak, don’t belong in social situations, or are even going crazy.
Unfortunately, these thoughts and behaviours only make people feel even more anxious and often result in greater dissatisfaction, dis-ease, and a denial of richness and growth that can be found in all life experience.
"This program has shown me ways to interrupt negative patterns around my life circumstances, and to find new ways to reverse my physical symptoms and find my passions again." - Transforming Anxiety & Stress participant
Transforming Anxiety and Stress covers a dynamic range of learning that creates the possibility for transformation and opening more fully to all that living has to offer. For many people, realizing that other people have similar experiences – that we are not alone – is in itself a transformative experience.
- Discover the roots of anxiety, stress and fear and how they manifest in your daily life
- Become aware and learn to recognize these energies at a body level
- Gain valuable insight into your coping patterns and expand beyond these limitations
- Experience making moment-to-moment choices that embrace the full depth and range of your feelings and experience
- Learn guidelines for moving from fear, anxiety and stress to courage, self-acceptance and compassion
- Experience your own strength for transforming fear, stress and anxiety
- Bring renewed energy and a sense of aliveness to your personal life, work and relationships
Transforming Anxiety and Stress is a highly effective program for anyone struggling with anxiety and stress, individuals in social service and health care professions, teachers, parents, managers/leaders and anyone working with people who struggle with anxiety and stress. This program offers practical skills and concepts, usable "take-home" tools, dialogue and feedback, body, breath and energy work, visualization, individual focus, and a mix of creative, cognitive and experiential exercises.
"The feeling of being born anew was something I felt at the end of the program. I created more change and transformation in me in 3 days than I’ve experienced in years of therapy. Absolutely recommended!" - Transforming Anxiety & Stress participant
Read more about Transforming Anxiety and Stress on the Shen blog:
- The Unbearable Lightness of Anxiety by program assistant, Scott Acomba
- Living in My Guest House, by program leader Jennifer Hilton
- Scared to Life, by Haven Faculty member Toby Macklin
Watch a Testimonial here:
"The program was a radical overhaul about how I think about and experience anxiety. I learned how experience joy, satisfaction and aliveness while exploring fear." - Transforming Anxiety & Stress participant
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Package pricing from: $1000* Includes program tuition, accommodation, and meals.
*"Pricing from" is calculated using early-bird discounts and the most economical, off-season accommodation rates. These calculations are intended to help you evaluate your investment and do not guarantee the availability of specific accommodations and rates. Please verify availability and rates for specific session dates by clicking "Register" or by calling our registrars toll-free at 1 800 222 9211 x 1. This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. As such, the registrar did not review this program. What does this mean? Click here to learn more.