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Tough conversations: staying steady and creative under pressure

July 04, 2019 at 5:30pm - July 04, 2019 at 9pm
BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office
130 2920 Virtual Way Vancouver, Near Renfrew Skytrain, BC Canada
BCGEU Learning ·

Tough conversations can happen with anyone: a boss, co-worker, client, family member. Sometimes you can anticipate them, and 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.

This physical discomfort requires physical strategies. This free workshop 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 this 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

Shayna Hornstein, B.Sc. (Reg. P.T.) is an adult educator, a body-focused counselor, and registered physical therapist. Her organizational development work improves resilience and workplace communication. In therapy, she helps people lessen the impact of stress on the body. She loves supporting BCGEU members who do important work in our communities.

A light supper will be provided at 5:30 pm and the workshop will begin at 6 pm.

Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice prevent us from offering space to those on the waiting list.


Will you come?