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Workshop + Yoga:
Change your relationship with Anger

This workshop is designed for anyone who would benefit from improving their relationship with anger, which is frankly most of us! From a young age we are taught many things about the so-called negative emotion of anger and many of us have a complicated relationship with anger today. A healthy relationship with anger is key to a more connected, peaceful and successful life. Unprocessed anger has countless emotional and psychological consequences, and can also manifest in our bodies as:

  • Pain in the lower back and chest

  • Digestion problems, such as abdominal pain

  • Neck, shoulder, and hip tension

  • Fatigue

  • Difficulty breathing, shallow breath

  • Headache

  • Insomnia 

  • High blood pressure

  • Disease

Did you know that the role of our emotions, especially anger, is similar to the role of our immune system: to let in what is healthy and nourishing and keep out what is not. When we repress our anger, we are repressing our immune system and this is a major risk factor for disease. 

Certified Yoga Instructor, Jill Hogan and Registered Psychotherapist Emma Heutschi, have thoughtfully designed and structured a workshop that will guide participants utilizing evidence-based research and mind/body strategies to:

  • Understand, cultivate, and accept the emotion of anger

  • Effectively be with and process anger assertively

  • Utilize the gifts of anger to get what you need and keep out what you don’t

  • Learn how to use it constructively, so we aren’t taking it out on ourselves or others

  • Confront barriers and unlearn beliefs that are standing in our way

  • Recognize anger in our bodies and how we can use breath and yoga to assist in processing- and how to bring these skills into your life off of the mat

We will be discussing:

  • What is anger and why/ when does it arise?

  • Understanding our anger responses and how they often develop in childhood.

  • What happens when we trap anger inwards?

  • How can we physically recognize anger in our bodies and how can that be a superpower?

  • Anger is a very effective emotional indicator. How can we recognize when anger is constructive vs. destructive? How can we transform anger into something life-giving: courage, love, change, compassion, justice?

What to expect:

  • This group will help us to look more critically at the rules we have set for ourselves and anger. By identifying where we are in terms of our relationship with anger: through psychoeducation, yoga, and breath.

  • Safe, structured environment where we will explore anger physically 

  • Active participation in discussions is completely optional

  • Personal sharing encouraged but totally optional

  • No prior yoga experience is required

  • Powerpoint presentation, at-home strategies included

Event Details

  • Saturday January 29 from 12:30pm-4:00pm 

  • Via Zoom- Camera/microphone optional

  • $80+HST (sliding scale available if needed) 

Workshops

Registration

I am registering for:

Bookclub
for Trauma Healing and Connection

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Let's connect and heal through discussing Ashley C. Ford's book titled Somebody's Daughter in a semi-structured, trauma-informed bookclub!

Note: content that is in this book may be triggering to you right now. Warnings are at the bottom of this page

If you aren't much of a reader, that's okay! Audiobooks are available via 

Scribd and Audible

Or you can listen to two excellent podcast episodes with Ashley C. Ford where she discusses many themes from her book with Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach:

The dates/times of our bookclub discussions will be determined together after registering. Please register if you are interested and we can find what works best for everyone's schedules. Please register by January 7. We will aim to start the book discussions in early February, giving us all sometime to start the book/podcasts. 

This is a FREE group. If possible, please consider making a donation to CAMH to honour and support the great work they do for our community. 

Trigger and content warnings: Rape, sexual assault, child abuse, toxic relationship