Sustainable and Scientifically Proven Self Care   
Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

Sustainable and Scientifically Proven Self Care   

How can you be sure about which forms of self care are the best for you?   Join Certified Professional Coach Patrice Ford Lyn and special guest Culinary Medicine Expert and Internal Medicine Doctor Terri Stone for an evening of community and conversation on research-based self care practices.   Let's help you cut through the diet confusion and understand the key research-based self-care strategies. 

 You will leave with a greater understanding of how to evaluate self-care decisions as well as ways to maintain a sustainable self-care routine.

Join us at Eaton Workshop , September 19th 6:30pm - 9:00pm   

$150 per person 

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Developing and Sustaining a Self-Care Practice - with Be Here Now Yoga DC
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Developing and Sustaining a Self-Care Practice - with Be Here Now Yoga DC

Do you think about self care but somehow don’t get around to doing it?

Are you uncertain of what self care could look like in your life?

How can you manage self care when trauma is a routine part of your personal or professional life? (e.g., #metoo, activism, discrimination, 24-hour news cycle, challenging domestic environments)


“No matter how indulgent or fancy the term may sound, self care is crucial for our physical, emotional and mental well-being.” Self care is about: allowing yourself to exhale, to slow down for a moment, to regain a sense of calm and presence - giving yourself time to regroup and recharge.

When you’ve developed and are implementing self-care routines, you’re more aware of what you are feeling. You are better able to honor your needs, manage your emotions, and be your own advocate. You ask for and accept help from others when you need it.


For some people, coming to my self-care workshop is their first intentional self-care step in a long time. Others attend because they need support to find their way back to what works for them and guidance for committing to it. I help participants identify:

  • What self care means for them.

  • What’s standing in their way of having the self care they want.

  • How to manage challenges that arise as they work to implement a self-care practice.

  • How to make self care sustainable for them.

This is a not a movement class. Be comfortable and bring a journal/ notebook and pen.

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Saying Goodbye to Self-Defeating Narratives
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Saying Goodbye to Self-Defeating Narratives

What are Narratives?  In the self-help/psychology world, narratives are the words, sentences, phrases that we hear over and over in our mind. We hear them so often that we start to identify with them - believe that these words are actually our thoughts and our truths!  They are not.

Self-Defeating Narratives are the lies that keep us stuck

Join us in a discussion to learn how to dismantle these narratives for good.

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"Becoming" Together - A Group Coaching Conversation for Women of Color
Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

"Becoming" Together - A Group Coaching Conversation for Women of Color

Following the National 2019 Women's March, the launch of Michelle Obama's best-selling book "Becoming", and the most diverse mid-term election results ever, we invite you to be a part of a group coaching conversation for women of color, created intentionally for reflection, connection, and an honest discussion about ways to face our challenges at work, at home, and in our communities.

Like Michelle, have you: ever felt “stuck” in your career or otherwise? ever sacrificed your career for your partner's? allowed your self-care to lapse?

Whatever you are facing, chances are you aren’t the first or only one. Michelle Obama gave us a wonderful launchpad in "Becoming". Her words are a beacon for us to gather around and harness our shared wisdom. Through a facilitated conversation by certified life coach Patrice Ford Lyn, let’s identify where we are stuck and ways to move forward in 2019.

Let's support each other in our own Becoming.

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Catapult | Community | Conversations - A Webinar on Sustainable Self Care
Jan
21
7:30 PM19:30

Catapult | Community | Conversations - A Webinar on Sustainable Self Care

"Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.” “No matter how indulgent or fancy the term may sound, self-care is crucial for our physical, emotional and mental well-being.” Self-care is about: allowing yourself to exhale, to slow down for a moment, to regain a sense of calm and presence - giving yourself time to regroup and recharge.

When you have developed and are implementing self-care routines, you are more aware of what you are feeling. You are better able to honor your needs, manage your emotions, and be your own advocate. You ask for and accept help from others when you need it.

Register using the form below for our webinar on self care. We will explore:

  • What makes you want to prioritize self care now?

  • What self care means to you?

  • What is standing in way of having the self care you want?

  • How to manage challenges that arise as you work to implement a self-care practice?

  • How to make self care sustainable?

I look forward to our conversation.

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Dec
17
7:30 PM19:30

Catapult | Community | Conversations - Building Community

We live in the most technologically connected age in the history of civilization, yet rates of loneliness have doubled since the 1980s - more than 40 percent of American adults say they feel lonely.

Building community can be challenging but it is critical. Experience and research tell us that “loneliness kills – it places our bodies in a chronic stress state and increases inflammation and is a more significant health factor than obesity, smoking, exercise, or nutrition.

“Social connections are really good for us, -  people who are more socially connected to family, friends, community, are happier, physically healthier, and live longer than people who are less well-connected.”   “Taking care of your body is important, but tending to your relationships is a form of self-care too.

Join this webinar to learn more about creating a strategy for developing community that feels right for you.

Registration is closed

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Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Catapult | Community | Conversations - A Webinar on Setting Boundaries

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?

Just in time for holiday gatherings, this webinar will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills at setting boundaries. Come and learn how to create healthy boundaries in a safe environment.

Registration is closed

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Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

Back by popular demand: Catapult | Community | Conversations - A Webinar on Getting Unstuck

By popular demand, we are bringing back our webinar on Getting Unstuck before the month ends and we move on to our next topic. As you know, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 we had our inaugural webinar on Getting Unstuck.

On Monday, October 29, 2018 we will be live again!

Feeling stuck frequently comes up in client conversations. Many of us need support whether we’re stuck in a toxic job, a challenging relationship, a cycle of guilt and manipulation, buckling under the weight of self-disappointment, or because we’re scared to live our truth. There are ways to get unstuck. Let’s explore them in my webinar.

  • NOTE NEW DATE Monday October 29, 2018

  • NOTE NEW TIME - 7:30 PM  9:00 PM

Feeling stuck frequently comes up in client conversations.  Many of us need support whether we’re stuck in a toxic job, a challenging relationship,  a cycle of guilt and manipulation, buckling under the weight of self-disappointment, or because we’re scared to live our truth.  There are ways to get unstuck. Let’s explore them in my webinar. I will address as many of your questions as possible in 90 minutes. If you want your question to be addressed, please include it when you register. I answer them in the order they are received!

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Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Catapult | Community | Conversations - A Webinar on Getting Unstuck

Join us for our inaugural webinar on Wednesday, October 17th from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Each webinar will focus on a specific topic and everyone who registers can provide a question in advance that they would like covered during the conversation.

I will address as many of your questions as possible in 90 minutes.  This month the topic is “Getting Unstuck”. Feeling stuck frequently comes up in client conversations.  Many of us need support whether we’re stuck in a toxic job, a challenging relationship,  a cycle of guilt and manipulation, buckling under the weight of self-disappointment, or because we’re scared to live our truth.  There are ways to get unstuck. Let’s explore them in my webinar.

Registration is closed.

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Oct
4
to Oct 25

Setting Boundaries - A DC Group Coaching Series

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.

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Aug
2
to Aug 23

Developing and Sustaining a Self-Care Practice: DC Group Coaching Series

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete” -Jack Kornfield

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

“ I am mine before I am ever anyone else’s “ – Nayyirah Waheed

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

Do you think about self care but somehow don’t get around to doing it? Are you uncertain of what self care could look like in your life? How can you manage self care when trauma is a routine part of your personal or professional life? (e.g., #metoo, activism, discrimination, 24-hour news cycle, challenging domestic environments)

In this four-part series we will be deepening our understanding of self-care, the ways and reasons it differs for individuals and communities, and how to develop and sustain a self-care practice that works for you. Ready to take better care of yourself? Do you really have a choice?

Sessions held at Yoga District (1910 14th St NW location) consecutive Thursdays - August 2nd, August 9th, August 16th and August 23rd.

 

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Jul
30
to Aug 20

Building Community and Connection - DC Group Coaching Series

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 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.

Sessions held at Yoga District (1910 14th St NW location) consecutive Mondays: July 30th, August 6th, August 13th, and August 20th

 

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Jun
25
to Jul 16

Developing and Sustaining a Self-Care Practice: DC Group Coaching Series

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete” -Jack Kornfield

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

“ I am mine before I am ever anyone else’s “ – Nayyirah Waheed

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

Do you think about self care but somehow don’t get around to doing it? Are you uncertain of what self care could look like in your life? How can you manage self care when trauma is a routine part of your personal or professional life? (e.g., #metoo, activism, discrimination, 24-hour news cycle, challenging domestic environments)

In this four-part series we will be deepening our understanding of self-care, the ways and reasons it differs for individuals and communities, and how to develop and sustain a self-care practice that works for you. Ready to take better care of yourself? Do you really have a choice?

Sessions held at Yoga District (1910 14th St NW location) consecutive Mondays - June 25th, July 2nd, July 9th and July 16th.  

 

 

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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"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.

Registration is Closed

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