10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
A Welcome to Mindfulness
Join Mindfulness Expo founder Michelle Zarrin as she welcomes you to the event. She will share the short and long-term benefits of understanding, and living, a life of mindfulness. Attendees will be asked to set their intention for the day ahead. And any housekeeping rules for the day’s event will be shared during this workshop.
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
EMDR: Tapping Into Resilience
Theresa McNeeley, LMFT, ATR
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) has become more well known over recent years in medical circles and in popular media. In fact, in a recent docuseries, The Me You Can’t See, Oprah engages Prince Harry in a fascinating and vulnerable interview about mental health, where he allows cameras into one of his therapy sessions and talks about how his treatment has helped him move past trauma stemming from his mother’s death.
Despite it’s burgeoning popularity, many have yet to hear about it, or are still unclear about what EMDR is and why it is becoming an increasingly sought after treatment for those in need of emotional healing. In this session, EMDR-certified clinician Theresa McNeeley, LMFT, ATR, will give a brief introduction of the history of EMDR, explain the structure of the approach and its use of mindfulness techniques, provide clarity to the common questions people have about it, and describe how it’s uniquely effective in treating trauma and issues related to trauma such as anxiety, depression, addiction, and relationship issues.
An experiential will also be included so that those in attendance receive tools they can use immediately following the session.
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Setting Boundaries for Optimal Success
So many of us live our lives giving to others while our own cups remain empty. If we are always coming from a half full place then our true essence cannot shine through. How do we maintain loving boundaries so that everything we do can come form our “full cup selves” where we experience more ease, flow, success, creativity and happiness? This workshop will help identify the things and people who keep our tank full, who and what to say yes to, and strategies to maximize our performance and utilize our time more efficiently.
12:00PM – 12:50 PM
Meditation As a Path to Ultimate Living
Dr. Nikki Starr
Introduction of Dr Nikki Starr and transition from medicine to transformational work. Her journey with meditation. The power of meditation w scientific as well as esoteric information. Followed by a guided meditation experience. Ending the workshop with questions and answers.
12:00PM – 12:50 PM
Approaching Hormone Health Through Holistic Rituals
Understanding hormones is the key to unlocking health and embarking on the journey to living holistically and via the rhythm of our body’s natural system. During this workshop, participants will learn about the basics of understanding hormones and the many factors in our day to day that can disrupt these connected systems. Participants will walk away with tangible steps and rituals to incorporate into your daily routine to support their health, their hormones and their body’s many complex yet fascinating systems.
1:00PM – 1:50 PM
Understanding How the Outdoors Can Transform Your Life
Co-Founder of 52 Hike Challenge
- Join 52 Hike Challenge Co-founder, Karla, for an inspiring talk on how following her internal voice created the #52HikeChallenge, a movement that has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to get outdoors worldwide.
Karla will share her life-changing testimony of how hiking healed her life one step at a time and what she learned from her journey.
In this talk Karla will share her keys to have your own awakening through the outdoors:
How hitting rock bottom could actually be the best thing that has ever happened to you
How surrendering and forgiveness are integral to healing
Exercises you can practice next time you step foot outdoors
Join Karla’s workshop and learn how the path of spirituality can be found off the yoga mat and meditation pillows.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM LUNCH BREAK
AND ONE WORKSHOP IN ROOM C
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Journey to Your Soul
Shaman Isabella Stoloff
We all have missing pieces of ourselves. Whether from past lives or the present. These missing pieces can cause us to not fully know ourselves or to be fully present. By retrieving these pieces of our soul, we can connect deeply to our purpose on the planet.
Everything that has ever happened to us creates a memory imprint on our light body – Shaman Isabella
Learn energy medicine techniques for clearing your light body and creating energetic boundaries.
I will give a group Soul retrieval & light healing. During this Soul retrieval you will bring back a missing piece of yourself. The piece you have been waiting for to help you understand yourself and your path fully.
Using techniques from the Andes mountains and the Amazon jungle I will give a group healing at the end.
This workshop runs 45-50mins.
I look forward to meeting you all and assisting you in your spiritual growth.
2:00PM – 2:50PM
How to Stay Motivated and Achieve a Flow State
We will explore how to stay motivated to perform your best work daily and enjoy doing it. Drawing on the work of Martin Seligman (positive psychology) and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (flow state), we will explore what it means to align your work with your values, support peak engagement and change predictive mental patterns in order to envision the experience you are striving for. We will share how mindfulness acts as the foundation to all of this and engage the audience in questions as well as introduce partner work.
3:00PM – 3:50PM
Overcoming Depression and Anxiety Holistically
I will be talking about moving from depression and anxiety to a life of joy and creativity,
getting off pharmaceuticals (what I did, and how it should be done),
and then giving homeopathic options that can be used as support along the journey…
Crystals such as Lepidolite for anxiety, Amethyst for stress
Essential Oils, Lavender to help with sleep, Citrus to lift one’s mood
Journaling, one of the most important steps of all
Meditation and getting into your heart, even the smallest success needs to be celebrated
Diet, as in ways of eating that help with mood
Spirituality (Here I will talk about my journey… and how everyone’s is different and perfect)
Telling my personal story here which is interwoven throughout
3:00PM – 3:50PM
Mindfulness Principles to Navigate Workplace Challenges
Dr. Jeannette Guignard
This is a workshop on how the Eightfold Path principles of Right Understanding, Right Thought, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration can guide us in navigating workplace changes. Many of us work in fast-paced, even chaotic work environments that can challenge our commitment to living mindfully. It can feel discouraging and take an emotional toll when we feel that we aren’t our true selves at work. Many employees are saddened to live two separate lives, their hectic, corporate work life; and their personal mindful life “outside of work”. For many Americans disengagement at work is a major contributor to dissatisfaction and suffering. This workshop outlines real-world strategies that can help us practice mindfulness at work and reduce the internal disconnect that many of us feel. The workshop will identify examples of workplace challenges that fall under Right Understanding, Though, Speech, Action, Livelihood, and Effort and explain how different mindfulness and concentration strategies can be used to navigate these hardships effectively to attain workplace success while maintaining true to one’s personal values.
4:00PM – 4:50PM
The Devotional Voice
The voice is a powerful vehicle for healing and transformation. Join sound meditation facilitator, vocalist and multi instrumentalist Lynda Arnold, aka Divasonic, for this experiential workshop focused on vocal practices for meditation and mindfulness. The Devotional Voice method includes breath release and strengthening exercises, vocal toning, vocal exploration and mantra practices. In the this workshop, she will guide everyone through a dynamic session focused on these aspects of using the voice as a tool for focused mindfulness.