Apr
5
to Apr 26

Developing and Sustaining a Self-Care Practice: DC Group Coaching with Patrice Ford Lyn

“I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.”― Audre Lorde


“We brush and floss but what daily activity do we do to maintain our psychological health?” - Psychologist Guy Winch

What is self-care? What does self-care look like when trauma is a routine part of our personal or professional life? (e.g., #metoo, activism, discrimination, 24-hour news cycle, domestic environments) What makes self-care difficult? 

In this four-part series we will be deepening our understanding of self-care, why it is vital, the ways and reasons it may differ for individuals and communities, and how to develop and sustain a self-care practice that works for you.

When: April 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Where: Freed Bodyworks
Pricing: $80 for the full four-part series.  Sessions are intended to be a series and not attended individually.  

Register: https://www.secure-booker.com/FreedBodyworks/ClassSchedule/Workshops.aspx?Date=04052018&TreatmentID=2739122 

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Mar
8
to Mar 22

Managing Triggers: DC Group Coaching Series with Patrice Ford Lyn

  • 1337 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
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"Triggers are like little psychic explosions that crash through avoidance and bring the dissociated, avoided trauma suddenly, unexpectedly, back into consciousness." ― Carolyn Spring

"The people who trigger us to feel negative emotions are messengers. They are messengers for the unhealed parts of our being." - Teal Swan

"I wish it were a thing to have trigger warnings in books or movies.”#changetheconversation

"We are not victims of our emotions or thoughts. We can understand our triggers and use them as tools to help us respond more objectively." - Elizabeth Thornton

"Today create emotional freedom.Use being triggered by the world around you as an invitation to go within and choose a new experience." - Gary Zukav


Do you sometimes get really upset about relatively minor things (dirty dishes left in the sink, a person who took a parking spot you had waited for, a friend running a few minutes late for dinner? These are triggered responses. Come to this series to understand these feelings and develop strategies to manage your responses. We will learn about triggers - what they are and why they have such a strong impact on our behavior. In a safe environment, we will understand how to examine and work with them. It is an insightful and powerful conversation. See you there.

When: Thursday, March 8th, 15th & 22nd  7:00- 8:30 PM
Cost: $60 for the three-part series

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Mar
6
to Mar 20

Setting Boundaries - DC Group Coaching Series with Patrice Ford Lyn

  • 1337 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
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"You get what you tolerate." - Henry Cloud

"No,' is a complete sentence." - Anne Lamott

"No one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves." ― Marianne Williamson

"Families living in dysfunction seldom have healthy boundaries. Dysfunctional families have trouble knowing where they stop and others begin". ― David W. Earle

"It is a mistake to look at someone who is self-assertive and say, ‘It’s easy for her, she has good self-esteem.’ One of the ways you build self-esteem is by being self-assertive when it is not easy to do so. There are always times when self-assertiveness requires courage, no matter how high your self-esteem." ― Nathaniel Branden

Do you find setting boundaries difficult - with family? friends? co-workers? a random person on the street? Do you want to learn how to set a boundary without feeling guilty or anxious? This series will provide you with steps and practice for setting boundaries. We will explore why this is challenging, how to peacefully address the challenge, practice setting boundaries and develop a personal plan for setting boundaries. Come and learn how to create healthy boundaries in a safe environment.

When: March 6th, 13th & 20th 7:00 - 8:30PM

Cost: $60 for the three-part series

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Jan
11
to Feb 1

Developing and Sustaining a Self-Care Practice - DC Group Series with Patrice Ford Lyn

“I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.”― Audre Lorde


“We brush and floss but what daily activity do we do to maintain our psychological health?” - Psychologist Guy Winch

What is self-care? What does self-care look like when trauma is a routine part of our personal or professional life? (e.g., #metoo, activism, discrimination, 24-hour news cycle, domestic environments) What makes self-care difficult? 

In this four-part series we will be deepening our understanding of self-care, why it is vital, the ways and reasons it may differ for individuals and communities, and how to develop and sustain a self-care practice that works for you.

When: January 11th, 18th, 25th & Feb 1st 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost: $60 for the four-part series

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Jan
9
to Jan 30

Building Community and Connection - DC Group Coaching Series by Patrice Ford Lyn

Building community can be challenging – especially in a city as transient and political as DC. But both experience and research tell us that “social connections are really good for us, and that loneliness kills. It turns out that people who are more socially connected to family, to friends, to community, are happier, they’re physically healthier, and they live longer than people who are less well connected.” … “And we know that you can be lonely in a crowd and you can be lonely in a marriage, so it’s not just the number of friends you have, and it’s not whether or not you’re in a committed relationship, but it’s the quality of your close relationships that matter.” - Robert Waldinger, Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development.

You may be in service organizations, on work committees, active in parent-teacher organizations or invited to more parties than you can attend, however, if you can’t name someone you would feel comfortable calling in the midst of anxiety or feelings of loneliness then you may be less socially connected than you think and lacking intimacy in your relationships.

This four-part series will explore where community is or isn’t present in our lives, how positive connection and community looks and feels to each of us, and steps for creating, maintaining and growing the communities we want.

When: January 9th, 16th, 23th & 31st 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Pricing: $60 for the four-part series.

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