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Is your stress preventing you from moving well?

Headaches, stiff necks, achy low backs and whiny knees that cry out loud after a hike are common in my office.

People come to see me after months and years of not being able to return to their favorite activities – training hard at the gym, running or competitive golfing. For some reason, exercise hurts, and the activities they can do seem to be less and less.

When new clients fill out their assessment forms, there are specific questions about their perceived levels of stress and quality of sleep.

How your mind and body experience stress will often determine your ability to move forward with your movement program. Stiffness, tension patterns, holding your breath when you move, often have to do more with how you deal with the challenges of past and present life circumstances and events, than whether you did your stretches in the morning.

Trying to learn new movements and integrate an exercise program on top of stress levels that are not being addressed often leads to frustration and giving up on the very programs that will help you return to full function.

In the past two years, I have been training with the Somatic Experiencing Institute and learning how to integrate strategies for nervous system regulation, which help reduce stress levels and promote resiliency and self-awareness. This has become key in how I develop individual programs for my clients.

Next Friday, I am teaching a small group workshop which will introduce the mains skills and tools you need to start with your own program of stress reduction and nervous system balancing. It’s a playful and fun format, with many practical aspects.

I only have a few spots left, so RSVP today!

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Stress relief workshop coming up

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This is my favorite time of year – a time to look back, learn from the past year, take what we like with us, and leave what no longer serves us behind. It’s also my favorite time to spend extra hours learning from my body, connecting with my senses and relieving the accumulated stress.

For some of my clients the holidays bring up a lot of triggers – shopping, traveling, family, errands, expectations can all pile up to create experiences that make us dread the business of the season. It’s easy to reconnect with the body and experience the blessings of the season if we have the right skill and frame of mind.

So, on December 19, we will meet for a 2 hour stress relief workshop. The workshop will cover basic self regulation techniques, which will help you feel more relaxed, present, open to communicate and experience joy.

We will do it in nature, as nature is such a powerful teacher and is always there to support us in our explorations.

The workshop will be fun, educational and very practical.

Please call me at 949 429 9800 or email me at movewellstudio@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

Cost: $45 if paid before December 12, $60 at the event

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Enjoy the blessings of the day!

Galina