Bridge to the Mind
A Self-Empowerment Workshop Facilitated by Carrie Eckert | Certified Martha Beck Coach & Mind Body Skills Practitioner
Did you realize that 90% of the thoughts you think on any given day are the same ones you thought the day before and the day before that?
Did you know that your thoughts have a direct link to the way you feel in your physical body?
Have you heard that we have the ability to rewire our brains (an ability known as “neuroplasticity”) and that much of this ability has to do with developing a conscious awareness of our thought patterns?
Are you allowing your thoughts to control you?
Would you like to learn how you can break free from the shackles of the “monkey mind?”
Maybe, like me several years ago, you feel blessed to be living the life you have, but also sometimes feel the weight of anxious thoughts and restlessness.
Maybe you have this deep-rooted sense that there's a greater purpose for your life. You just don't know how to go about connecting with it.
Our modern-day society, filled with a soup-like concoction of high-stress job demands, perfect parenting ideals, a progressively harmful food supply, and insidious environmental toxins puts many of us in a chronic state of "fight or flight" that we're unable to shake. Our bodies are designed to help us survive in the wild and high-stress situations - like when the caveman was able to protect his family from the saber-tooth tiger. He was able to stay and fight or high tail out of harm's way!
Once the threat subsided, he would sit around the campfire with his tribe - eating, drinking, dancing and playing. His body knew to settle back into a place of peace and calm.
Unfortunately, our bodies aren't so good at finding that equilibrium these days. Our relaxation mode rarely, if ever, turns on anymore! And this chronic state of "fight or flight," often accompanied by an array of racing thoughts, can lead to any number of physical and mental symptoms such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, unusual pains, hormone imbalances, food sensitivities, weakened immune responses, allergies, unexplainable weight gain and more.
The Bridge to the Mind Mini-Retreat was created by Carrie Eckert, a mind-body health coach who conquered multiple "mystery illnesses" through her own practice of neuroplasticity and mind-body methods. Begin to fill your toolkit with some of the techniques Carrie collected on her path, including thought-dissolving work, gentle yoga, body awareness, visualizations, self-inquiry, and contemplative journaling. These tools are designed to help you reconnect to yourself.
The workshop offers techniques to help you become grounded, present and calm within your body. As you learn to come back to this place of calm, or "home" within yourself, your body does what it truly wants to do naturally - HEAL + THRIVE. The Bridge to the Mind Mini-Retreat is a journey of self-discovery and self-love.
Healthy lunch will be provided.
Bring only yourself (and a yoga mat if you have one).
No previous yoga experience is required.
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Carrie's Home