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Speaking Up with Confidence: making your point in a way that feels right

July 30, 2019 at 10:30am - July 30, 2019 at 2:30pm
Powell River Public Library - First Credit Union Community Room
6975 Alberni St Powell River, BC V8A 5P4 Canada
BCGEU Learning ·

You'd like to speak up but it's so uncomfortable that you hang back. Maybe you feel very strongly and blurt out something you regret. Or you freeze and the words don't come out at all. Some people get sidelined by tears that hit them out of nowhere.

It can feel like our bodies get in the way of us doing what we want to do. This experiential training offers simple, active techniques to strengthen your confidence when you want to speak up.

Come prepared to ignite your curiosity and explore new ways of taking care of yourself.

Learning objectives:

  • To be able to describe how our body's natural instincts that seem to get in the way of speaking up are actually trying to help us.
  • To practice a variety of effortless tools that help you and your body work together so you can feel more confident when you need it.

A light lunch will be served at this workshop.

You may also be interested in our evening workshop Tough Conversations: keeping your cool when things get challenging at 5:30 pm. Find out more here. 

Shayna Hornstein is an adult educator, a body-focused counselor and registered physical therapist. Her workshops improve resilience and communication skills. In her clinical practice, she helps people lessen the impact that stress has on our bodies. She loves supporting BCGEU members who do important work in our communities. Participants report that Shayna's workshops offer skills you can use in your personal as well as work life. While the focus of these sessions are different, in each of them we'll be exploring how our human instincts can be channeled to serve us so that our brain and body work more comfortably together.

CANCELLATION POLICY: This workshop is free for BCGEU members and their families. We require notice of cancellation 72 hours before the start of the workshop. Please notify us at [email protected]. Participates who do not cancel and fail to show up deny other members the opportunity to attend. 


Will you come?