Stress Management and Healing
What we experience in our daily life as wellness or unwellness is the result of a steady interaction between mind and body, each constantly affecting the other. Research (and our experience) tells us beyond doubt that chronic stress reactivity plays a big role in the breakdown of healthy physical function that we call illness. We also know beyond doubt that with intention and effort we can positively affect the constant interaction of mind and body. Our stress management training is focused on developing skills and habits to influence the relationship of mind and body to continuously create and tend the conditions for physical, emotional and spiritual well being.
2 one-on-one sessions with the integrative health coach
to identify your inspiring vision for your health,
your personal indelible motivations for this vision, and draft a road map for getting there.
Bullet Journaling for Health
Part personal diary, part planner, the bullet journal process
‘…is best described as a mindfulness practice disguised as a productivity system. It’s designed to help you organize your what while you remain aware of your why. The goal of the Bullet Journal is to help its practitioners (bullet journalists) live intentional lives, ones that are productive and meaningful.’
Regular bullet journaling is health-enhancing because it is stress-reducing. By helping us simplify, organize, track, celebrate, reflect, remember, express ourselves, listen to ourselves, we create the conditions within our nervous system for greater calm and contentment. When this happens, more of the calming and ‘happy’ neurochemicals are triggered in the brain, which in turn ‘hard wires’ the brain for more experience of calm, and more resilience to stress. The more time we spend in this state, more we help our bodies heal and repair.
This service includes 4 one-on-one sessions, roughly 2 weeks apart:
- Clarify aspirations via health visioning process, answering the questions ‘to what broad goals is this process harnessed? What needs does it address?’
- Set up the bare bones of the journal and make a plan to start using it.
- Explore elaborations or modifications to align more directly to current goals.
- Refine and confirm the process and launch self-propulsion!
Client provides journal notebook.
One-on-one Stress Management Training
Includes 4 sessions with Kathleen Williams, our integrative health coach, learning practical skills for effectively tending the calm and contended side of our nervous system, including:
- basic stress physiology
- mindset for healing
- calm your nervous system via mindful awareness and intentionality
- become your own best friend
5-Session Integrative Health Coaching
One-on-one support for clarifying vision, purpose, goals, planning and action for intentionally building new habits to improve health and quality of life.