Tom Regehr 
CAST Canada 


Thursday, February 9, 2012

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Wavelengths Yoga Studio 
2351 County Rd. 45
Norwood, ON K0L 2V0

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E  X  H  A  L  E      Trauma themed educational retreat for front line workers

Feb 9th, 2012
9:00 - 3:30
2351 County Rd. 45, Norwood ON.
        ( just east of Peterborough )
$90 + hst includes coffee, tea and snacks, lunch, parking and all handout materials

Comes with room to breathe.

Should you be interested in participating at a later date please let us know.
We might do this again in the spring!

You will leave with:

- A deeper understanding of trauma, its complexities and demands
- Strategies for engaging with your clients during particularly stressful moments
- A rejuvenated sense of compassion for difficult clients.

You will be grounded, more able to 'be' with clients, self and family, more able to be present  to 'do the work'.

 *Facilitated by Tom Regehr of CAST Canada. - Tom is a popular facilitator, speaker and educator on issues of Trauma and Addictions. He uses a gentle, frank approach to deliver truths with honesty and humour.

 *With Caroline Owen, BA, E-RYT, NHPC, IAYT of Wavelengths Yoga Studio - Caroline has studied Yoga therapy in India for extended periods of time. She is both a yoga therapist and teacher.   With an interest in  breath work, mantra (chanting), visualization, and positive thinking, Caroline has wonderful energy and  a calm, communicative demeanour.

 *And with Becca Partington of CAST Canada.  - Becca has direct experience in frontline work as a helping professional such as yourself.   She is also experienced both professionally and personally on issues of caregiver stress and the inherent need to be grounded within your work.

During the day we will draw on:

- CAST Canada educational material developed over years of conversations with Ontario front line workers like you
- Yoga principles
- the personal and professional experience of you, the participants


E  X  H  A  L  E      Trauma themed educational retreat for front line workers

The day will include:

- Tea, snacks and introduction
- Open discussion about trauma, how it affects the client, you the worker ...
- Educational material from CAST Canada, chosen by consensus,  delivered by story, concluded with discussion
- A short, gentle, yoga session developed by Caroline based on the conversation in the room.
- A fresh, homemade lunch
- Understanding of cumulative loss, ongoing exposure to stress, tools to help with clients who are 'perpetually angry and profoundly stuck'
-Yoga principles to help approach difficult things in your work and life, to help bring balance, to honour your existing knowledge and skills.
- Grounding exercises to take with you into your office environment


Please Bring:

- A coffee cup, your favourite tea and sugars, etc
- Yoga pants /comfortably fitting clothing
- And if you have one, please bring a yoga mat.

647 George St N.,  Peterborough, ON  705 -749-6145