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Easing the discomfort of tough conversations: staying steady and creative under pressure

November 28, 2019 at 9am - November 28, 2019 at 12pm
Powell River Public Library
100 6975 Alberni St Powell River, BC V8A2B8 Canada
BCGEU Learning ·

Tough conversations can happen with anyone: boss, member, co-worker, client. Sometimes you can anticipate them. At other times, they blindside you. Not only do you feel the pressure of these exchanges, but your neck knots up. Your stomach turns somersaults. Then it gets hard to think clearly and handle it as you'd like to.

Physical discomfort requires physical strategies.​ This training offers simple techniques to get you and your body working together so you can stay on track and excel under pressure.

Learning objectives:

By the end of the half-day workshop you will be able to:

  • Describe how our nervous system responds to challenges or stressors
  • Experience the relief of tuning in to internal clues at an earlier stage
  • Apply different physical techniques that feel good & keep our thinking brain online

What to expect from Shayna's training:

  • An interactive combination of theory, reflective dialogue, and practice
  • Choices of ways to engage with the activities (that aren't role plays)
  • That the pace of this workshop is likely slower than your usual pace
  • Hopefully new and interesting ideas & some laughs

Shayna Hornstein, B.Sc. (Reg. P.T.)​ is an adult educator, a body-focused therapist and coach, and a registered physical therapist. Her organizational development work improves resilience and workplace communication. She focuses on lessening the impact of stress on the body. She loves supporting BCGEU members who work with the public in our communities.

Will you come?