Wellness Counseling

Wellbeing is an indication of the state of your whole being. Our experts guide you to create your own lasting blend of balance - emotionally, physically, spiritually, and intellectually.

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A RETURN TO SLEEP

Healthy sleep is the foundation for wellbeing— physically, mentally, and emotionally. Improving your sleep can set you up for a healthier and happier existence. This workshop, led by Leah Ann Bolen, is designed to support those who are struggling to fall or stay asleep at night. Gain a better understanding of the reasons for insomnia, and be introduced to trusted techniques designed to support your ability to return to sleep. | $

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The Beauty of Imperfection

This workshop is inspired by the traditional Japanese art form of Kintsugi, meaning to join with gold. Participants will reassemble the shattered pieces of broken pottery and highlight the places of repair with richly colored gold lacquer. The process of repairing a vessel examines our relationship with fracture and imperfections, both real and symbolic, with compassionate reflection and a renewed perspective on what it means to be whole. Instead of disguising, discarding, or replacing the cracks in art or life, we can render the traces of imperfection with beauty and strength. 120 MIN | $

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CULTIVATING CONFIDENCE

Join Michelle Fraley for an in-depth discussion of self-confidence. During this lecture, you will gain a deeper understanding of self, including the benefits of increasing resilience, shifting into a growth mindset, and identifying common manifestations of low conviction. Walk away with powerful strategies that you can use immediately to boost your confidence and feel more empowered.

The Gift of Gratitude

The gift of gratitude brings many benefits to our overall health and wellbeing. Talk about the benefits of gratitude in our health and relationships and discuss ways to easily and meaningfully bring gratitude awareness and practice into our daily lives.

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DIGITAL MINDFULNESS: STRATEGIES FOR A BALANCED MIND

Digital mindfulness does not dismiss the critical role technology plays in our lives. Instead, it shifts the power of our energy back to us. This lecture recognizes how our attachment to the digital world affects how we experience life, including our energy, focus, productivity, and awareness. The goal of digital mindfulness is to create a structure and routine of digital habits that foster positive energy flow and balance. This technique can allow you to engage with the present moment by reducing digital distractions.

ENHANCE YOUR MENTAL POTENTIAL

The brain is the command center for the nervous system and shapes your essence as a human being. Discover how your state of mind determines how happy or productive you feel and how well you interact with others. You can change and improve at any age and time in life. Join Lyndi Rivers to learn accessible tools to support you in the pursuit of a healthier and happier way of thinking.

GRATITUDE JOURNALING

People have been journaling since the 10th century. Evidence points to its positive impact on physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. Gratitude journaling can improve sleeping habits, mitigate pain, expand relationships, and elevate happiness and wellbeing. This experiential lecture discusses the benefits of journaling and ways to begin or refresh a journaling practice. We explore how you can make gratitude journaling meaningful and helpful through guided exercises.

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INNER NATURE

Nature can mirror and reflect our most profound wisdom when we take a moment to stop, look, and listen. Join us for this morning walking practice on our self-guided trails to become present, ground into your body, and receive the earth’s guidance. Leave feeling connected, open, and ready to start your day.

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JOURNALING FOR SELF DISCOVERY

People have been journaling since the 10th century and evidence points to its positive impact on physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. Becoming deeply connected to your authentic self and discovering what brings your unique life meaning and purpose is essential to living a true life in balance. This experiential lecture discusses the benefits of journaling and ways to begin or refresh a journaling practice. We also explore questions that will promote personal introspection and self-discovery.

LIVING A TRUE LIFE IN BALANCE

When life feels out of balance, we need to take a realistic look at how we make choices and follow through with priorities among the competing demands for our attention and energy. This presentation offers a unique glimpse of what balance can look and feel like as we deal with family life, work expectations, personal values, and self-care. Our wellness counselors challenge misconceptions and unrealistic expectations about balance and offer practical ways to experience a true life in balance.

Women, Sex, and Desire

MINDFULNESS & PLEASURE

In this intimate workshop, Lyndi Rivers explores how women can embrace their sexuality and pleasure with joy and confidence. She will discuss how mindfulness can cultivate desire and increase sensuality and overall sexual wellbeing. We will discuss challenges that can affect libido, desire, arousal, and orgasm, such as pain, menopause, childbirth, and stress. Guest will leave this workshop with ideas to support the creation of a pleasurable sex life. Open only to guests who identify as women. Offered as a private session or duet for all genders. 90 MIN | $

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PELVIC FLOOR WISDOM

The pelvic floor is an essential part of the body that consists of a complex set of muscles, nerves, connective tissue, and ligaments. It is estimated that one in five people will have a health challenge related to pelvic floor dysfunction, such as incontinence, pain during sex, frequent urination, and prolapse. During this lecture, Lyndi Rivers explores the structure of the pelvic bowl and pelvic floor muscles, the functions of the pelvic floor muscles, dispels common myths, and explains why Kegels (pelvic floor contractions) may not be working as expected. You will leave with practical tools that promote a healthy, supple, supportive, and pleasurable pelvis

POSITIVITY PRACTICES TO MASTER YOUR MINDSET

We all want to be happier and more optimistic, so why is a positive mindset difficult to achieve? Join Michelle Fraley for an in-depth look into the neuropsychology and behavioral aspects of positive thinking. During this workshop, you will learn why positive thinking can be a struggle for so many of us and how to effectively shift a negative mindset into a more intentional, grounded, and optimistic one. Practice various strategies designed specifically to promote neuroplasticity and support new neural pathways devoted to positive thinking. You can integrate these practical approaches to positivity into your daily life to strengthen emotional resilience, enhance happiness, and master your mindset. | $

Rituals for Better Rest

SLEEP WELL

Sleep plays a vital role in your health and wellbeing throughout your life. In this offering, you’ll gain insights into how your sleep is the foundation for wellness and learn how to foster healthy sleep. With inspiration from ancient Egypt and Greece’s sleep and dream temples, explore the nighttime rituals that can transform your relationship with rest. Learn how to create your sleep sanctuary, prepare your body and mind for sleep, and embrace the power of your dreams.

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SOFTEN INTO SELF-LOVE

Love is a profoundly powerful energy. To choose to cultivate self-love takes courage and a willingness to be vulnerable and open to all the messiness and beauty in life. Softening into self-love means that we can increase self-compassion, release self-judgment and perfectionism, let go of comparisons, connect to our inner wisdom, decrease stress, and increase resiliency. Explore ways to expand your capacity to love yourself during this experiential lecture.

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Thriving Through Change

TRANSITIONS

What are life transitions and why are they often so difficult to navigate? This experiential workshop is designed to answer these questions and empower you to move through change with confidence and ease. Learn mindset mastery tools, practical behavioral strategies, and healing rituals that will allow you to develop increased coping skills, resilience, and empowerment as you tackle change and life transitions. | $