Professional Development

You've worked your butt off.  Countless hours of classes, tests, intense study, internships, and you've finally made it.  You've gotten that degree you worked so hard for and landed that job that you've been dreaming about since career day in 6th grade.  So now what?  How do you kill it at work and still have the energy to create the relationships and life you've had to put on hold to get to where you are?  Our professional development workshops and groups are geared at helping you build the life you always wanted while teaching you how to balance the demands of work, relationships and community.

Each session is one hour and meets once a week. 
Have a group of 4 or more who are interested?  Contact us and we'll come to you!

 

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surviving the 9-5: Stress management bootcamp

Feel like you're drowning under the pressures and expectations at work?  Do you find yourself at home and your mind is still stuck back in the office?    

Our four session bootcamp is geared to get you actively engaged in changing how you think, feel and act in response to your stress.  This practical workshop will help you hone in on how stress is impacting your life, equip you with tools to calm your body, focus your mind and give you the confidence to face your next challenge.  
Session 1: Recognizing the costs of stress
Session 2: How to respond to the signs of stress
Session 3: How to build margin
Session 4: Introduction to mindful thinking

 
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beyond the basics: distress tolerance and active participation

Now you've done the deep breathing, soothed your body and your mind, what do you do when the problem is still there?  How do you take steps to engage versus avoid when the going gets tough?  If the shit if going to hit the fan, it's best to have an umbrella.  

Our four week beyond the basics course moves past just how to cope and self-soothe to reduce the impact of stress and expands into practical steps to actively push through problems to find solutions and weather the storm.  This practical workshop focuses on teaching strategies to tolerate an unexpected crisis, come up with plans to actively move through it by accept roadblocks and actively participating in the midst of tension so problems get solved and you make it through.  
Session 1: Mindful distress tolerance
Session 2: Checking in versus checking out
Session 3: Radical acceptance
Session 4: Active participation

 
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core strength: Developing meaning and action to guide work/life balance

We all want balance, but what does that even mean?  How do we do all the things expected of us at home and work while excelling?  True balance is about core strength, walking that tight rope and allowing ourselves to shift and draw ourselves back to our center.

Our four week Core Strength course focuses on discovering what the core values and beliefs that maintain your balance are so you can effectively navigate through your varied roles.  Through exercises and discussion our training with help you identify the values and beliefs that build your core meaning, how to incorporate those values in your day to day tasks and activities, how to deal with competing values/opportunities and how to self-assess your direction.  
Session 1: Values based life
Session 2: The tightrope
Session 3: Priorities and value conflicts
Session 4: Developing an internal compass