ONLINE: Anger & Rage in Motherhood 5-Part Series
Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

ONLINE: Anger & Rage in Motherhood 5-Part Series

In this 5-Part Series on Anger & Rage in Motherhood, we will continue to look at the topics introduced in the Initial Workshop in more depth.

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Have you struggled with anger and/or rage since becoming a mother? Often when these feelings come up, they can become so powerful that they take over and we can feel helpless and out of control. 

Join these sessions to create an opportunity to shift how you view your anger, how you see yourself, and help you to make lasting changes. You will be invited to learn more about what triggers your anger, how to start recognizing warning signs and learn coping strategies to deal with these feelings and the behaviours that come with it. This workshop will also provide opportunity for connecting with other women who have similar struggles in their journey through motherhood.

These classes are facilitated in an interactive online class by Jen Reddish, Counsellor at The Essence of You, specialist in mental health in post-partum & motherhood.

Each Session will allow time for each participant to share examples from their lives and discuss with other participants while being led by Jen with further information and feedback.

1) Connecting to Your Anger

2) Expectations vs Reality

3) Healthy Release of Anger

4) Taking Action > Using your power P1

5) Taking Action > Using your power P2

These sessions are $55 per class. Save $25 when you attend the workshop!

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Monthly Group: Connecting Through Motherhood
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Group: Connecting Through Motherhood

Give yourself an opportunity for authentic connection as you take reprieve from your busy life and enter into a retreat-style experience in the peaceful countryside on outskirts of Calgary.

These groups are held on the fourth Saturday of each month. Sessions are from 10-1 and include a light lunch.

You will be welcomed at each session with a meditative connection with nature to help you centre in on yourself and identify what you need to focus on. Afterwards, you will be guided through therapeutic discussion and activities to help you navigate current struggles in your journey through motherhood - with a prime focus on deepening your connection to yourself.

You will be supported to gain insight and make healthy changes to make your journey through motherhood more manageable.

What to expect:

* Connect to your identity and the essence of who you are while processing current and past experiences in this supportive group setting led by experienced therapist Jen Reddish

* Learn how to put yourself first without sacrificing others,

* Learn how to set limits and boundaries within your relationships with assertive communication,

* Learn how to manage your emotions effectively

Each group session will be led by Jen Reddish, Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor at the Essence of You, who has nearly a decade of experience facilitating groups and supporting people to connect to themselves and the root of their issues to help them make positive changes in moving forward into their lives more freely.

Register Here

BABES IN ARMS ARE WELCOME.

When you invest into yourself, you always have more to give. You and your whole family will benefit.

Investment:

$90 when registering for one session, or

$85 per group when registering for 3 sessions upfront, or

$80 per group when registering for 5 sessions upfront.

Payment plans are available when booking multiple sessions at a time. Contact Jen to enquire about payment plans.

Register Here

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Mini Retreat: Releasing Anxiety & Finding Your Calm
Oct
26
1:30 PM13:30

Mini Retreat: Releasing Anxiety & Finding Your Calm

Join Jen Reddish, Master Therapeutic Counsellor with almost 10 years of experience on this topic for a half day retreat learning and practicing ways to release your anxiety and restore a sense of calm.

Your day will include:

  • A guided mindfulness walk through the forest in the gorgeous countryside on the outskirts of Calgary where this retreat is being held

  • A welcome circle with nourishing snacks and refreshments

  • An interactive psycho-educational workshop + art therapy process with Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor Jen Reddish where you will be supported to gain insight around your anxiety to help you find ways of releasing it. Jen will teach you ways to manage your symptoms of anxiety and give you opportunities to practice these techniques in-session, and she will also introduce you to strategies for long-term healing and release around your anxiety.

  • A yoga session & talk on yoga + anxiety facilitated by Cher Compton from Dragonfly Maternity

  • An information session on nutrition & anxiety with Q&A’s with Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant Laurel Berube

  • A reflective activity to wrap up your key learning points from the day

Bonus Package you will get to take home with you:

  • A guide on using the tools presented in the workshop by Jen Reddish, RTC, MTC + a follow up 1-1 Call to help keep you on track with your goals of releasing anxiety

  • 3x Receipes provided by Laurel Berube HCNC to help you apply your learning of using nutrition to manage your anxiety

The Finer Details:

When & Where: October 26th from 1:30pm-5:30pm in the peaceful countryside of Priddis on the outskirts of Calgary

Optional Add-On: Join Jen’s morning group session at the same location: Connecting Through Motherhood 10am-1pm (includes lunch) Registration is required - limited space is available.

Optional Group Activity: Continue the Connection with the participants from this workshop by joining an optional post-workshop dinner at one of the areas gourmet restaurants

Investment: $120

Receipts will be issued for you to submit to your health insurance.

Participants of the morning group session “Connecting Through Motherhood” will receive a 15% discount on this afternoon retreat!

Babies are welcome.

Contact Jen Reddish with any questions or concerns!

Register Here.

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Resliency Retreat For Birth Workers: Preventing Burnout & Managing Signs of Vicarious Trauma
Nov
2
12:00 PM12:00

Resliency Retreat For Birth Workers: Preventing Burnout & Managing Signs of Vicarious Trauma

If your heart needs a bit of nourishment after all the work you do caring for families, this workshop is for you.  

Join us in the beautiful countryside of Priddis for a mini-retreat with Jen Reddish, Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor, to connect with other birth workers and develop important tools for preventing burnout and managing signs of vicarious trauma, building your resiliency so you can continue to do this important work.

Investment: Earlybird pricing $90 if you register by August 15th, Full Price $110.

Babes-in-arms are welcome!

Reserve Your Spot

If you are overwhelmed, emotionally exhausted, frustrated, hyper-sensitive, drained, frustrated, going into avoidance, feeling disconnected, or simply struggling with how to care for yourself while doing this important work, signs of burnout & vicarious trauma are not something to ignore. 

Increasing your awareness and staying on top of the signs & symptoms of burnout and vicarious trauma will help you to THRIVE in your career as a birth-worker and make sure that you stay on top of your game and contribute your best to your clients and communities while taking good care of YOURSELF..

Reserve Your Spot

Mini-Retreat Itinerary:

10:30AM -12PM (Optional Group Activity):  Come to the area early for a short refreshing hike at Elbow Falls.

12PM-4PM (Lunch & Workshop):  The workshop will start off with a welcome circle while we eat lunch (lunch is provided) and begin an introduction to building resliency, then we will move onto the formal portion of the event where you will learn how to recognize signs of burnout and vicarious trauma and learn AND practice tools for prevention! - Facilitated by Jen Reddish, Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor.

4PM-8PM (Optional Group Activity): Continue the connection by joining your colleagues for a hike in Bragg Creek, and finish the day off with dinner out at one of the area’s gourmet restaurants! *Exact details of optional post-workshop activity will be sent out closer to the date. If you are wanting to join the optional dinner-out you will need to confirm asap so that we can make reservations accordingly. This portion of the day will be at your own expense - we are not covering costs of this outing.

If you are birth worker who needs to learn how to prevent burnout and manage signs of vicarious trauma, you MUST ATTEND THIS MINI-RETREAT.

Babes in Arms are Welcome…

Save 15% when you register with a friend!

Reserve Your Spot

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Workshop: Managing Emotions Post-Partum & Letting Go of Control
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Managing Emotions Post-Partum & Letting Go of Control

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Join us for this incredible full-day workshop on managing emotions & letting go of control postpartum. This workshop is welcome to people in any stage of parenting! (Post-Partum is for life!) We have integrated a few of our most popular workshops from Calgary to bring you this new one to help you in managing feelings of anger, rage, guilt, & anxiety….while identifying how and when to let go of control & when to use your power in a healthy way.

In this session, you can expect:

  • An interactive psycho-educational workshop + art therapy process with Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor Jen Reddish where you will be supported to gain insight around your emotions and help you find ways of releasing them in a healthy way.

  • Learn coping strategies for anger & anxiety + you will have opportunities to practice these strategies in-session.

  • You will learn ways of recognizing Guilt & Shame + participate in experiential activities to release toxic shame

  • Take a Look at The Deeper Message: What is at the root of your anxiety, anger & sadness?

  • Letting Go of Control: An assessment of what you actually have power over and how to use it while learning tools to let go of the control that you never had anyways

Bonus Package you will get to take home with you:

  • A guide on using the tools presented in the workshop by Jen Reddish, RTC, MTC

Join Jen Reddish, Master Therapeutic Counsellor with almost 10 years of experience for this new workshop integrating multiple overlapping topics into one incredible workshop to help you with managing your emotions and start living more in alignment with your value system!

When: Saturday, November 16th 10am-5pm

Where: Vancouver (Exact Venue Location TBA! - suggestions are welcome!)

Investment: $150. Save 15% if you bring a friend! (Both you and your friend need to have confirmed registrations). Contact Jen for more details: jen@theessenceofyou.ca

Have you worked with Jen in the past? Make sure to contact her to get an exclusive earlybird rate for past clients!

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Resiliency Workshop For Birth Workers: Preventing Burnout & Vicarious Trauma
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Resiliency Workshop For Birth Workers: Preventing Burnout & Vicarious Trauma

If your heart needs a bit of nourishment after all the work you do caring for families, this workshop is for you.  

Join us for  this resiliency workshop with Jen Reddish, Master Therapeutic Counsellor, to connect with other birth workers and develop important tools for preventing burnout and managing signs of vicarious trauma, building your resiliency so you can continue to do this important work.

Babes-in-arms welcome.

Signs of burnout & vicarious trauma are not something to ignore. Join this workshop to either manage or learn how to prevent yourself from getting overwhelmed, emotionally exhausted, frustrated, hyper-sensitive, drained, frustrated, going into avoidance, feeling disconnected, or simply struggling with how to care for yourself while doing this important work.

What you can expect:

  • This is an interactive psycho-educational workshop with hands-on activities to help you increase your awareness and stay on top of the signs & symptoms of burnout and vicarious trauma

  • Learn ways of managing burnout and how to support yourself through strong boundaries and self-awareness

  • Learn what you need to do in order to THRIVE in your career as a birth-worker and make sure that you stay on top of your game and contribute your best to your clients and communities while taking good care of YOURSELF.

When: Sunday November 17th 10am-3pm

Where: We are still working on finalizing the venue location, but it will be held locally in Vancouver.

Investment:  $125 Save 15% if you bring a friend! (Both you and your friend need to have confirmed registrations). Contact Jen for more details: jen@theessenceofyou.ca

Have you worked with Jen in the past? Make sure to contact her to get an exclusive earlybird rate for past clients!

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Reclaiming Your Identity & Releasing Guilt in Motherhood - Mini Retreat near #yyc
Nov
23
10:00 AM10:00

Reclaiming Your Identity & Releasing Guilt in Motherhood - Mini Retreat near #yyc

Who feels like you’ve lost a part of yourself in motherhood, and carry too much guilt? 

Join us for this empowering & transformative workshop where you will be supported to RECLAIM your identity and learn ways of releasing guilt that is toxic for you.

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This workshop is being offered over a full day mini-retreat in the beautiful countryside of Priddis, just on the outskirts of Calgary! If your schedule doesn’t allow for you to participate in the full day, you are welcome to sign up for the morning or afternoon session separately. All of the details are below.

This is the right space for you if you relate to any of the following:

* You find it hard to connect to who you are, what you want/need, and struggle to put yourself first ... or feel guilty when you do!

* You are often worrying about other people's problems, and about what others think of you

* You withhold parts of yourself or don't ask for support because you don't want to "burden" others 

* You feel guilty a lot of the time for things you do or do not do for yourself, your kids, your partner, and other family & friends!

* You find yourself saying yes when you want to say no

Join this workshop to feel empowered in reclaiming your identity & your authentic self!  Register Here.

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This workshop is being facilitated by Jen Reddish, Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor at The Essence of You. Jen has worked as a counsellor for almost 10 years and she has an excellent framework for supporting her clients in connecting to their identities and authentic selves. Jen has been offering variations of this workshop three years ago and it’s been one of her most popular sessions! Jen uses expressive art therapy activities in addition to the psycho-educational & interactive discussion segments of this session to help participants explore this topic more deeply. Don’t worry - you don’t need to have any skills for this - Jen will gently guide you through this as a way for you to develop insight, it’s not about mastering your artistic skills!

The Finer Details…

Date: Saturday, November 23 10am-5:30pm - includes tea, coffee and light snacks for nourishment through the morning and afternoon session, plus an option to include a delicious lunch! Participation in both sessions is optional - see itinerary below and decide if you would like to attend the morning, afternoon, or both!

Mini-Retreat Itinerary:

8:30am – 9:40am (optional): If you want to come to the area early to get some extra “me-time”, join an optional pre-workshop hike on one of the areas beautiful snow-swept trails!

10:00am – 1:15pm (Workshop Morning Session): Join Jen Reddish, Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor from The Essence of You Counselling for the morning session of our workshop Reclaiming Your Identity & Releasing Guilt in Motherhood. In this session through psycho-education, interactive discussion & creative activities you can expect to:

  • Connect to the essence of who you are & learn ways of maintaining self-connection

  • Discover ways of integrating “lost” and new parts of yourself in the years you spend transitioning into your role as a mother

  • Understand why guilt surfaces for all of the things you do, and do not do for yourself, your kids, your partner, and other family and friends

  • Learn to acknowledge the purpose of your guilt & recognize when to let it go

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1:15pm – 2:15pm (Lunch): Join your peers for a delicious lunch that can be provided for you on-site - vegan and gluten free options are available, please state your preference and any other dietary requirements when booking! Lunch is optional, you are welcome to bring your own or leave the premises if you would prefer! You can also take some time during the break for quiet reflections on your learning & goals for the day during an optional guided mindfulness exercise.

2:15pm – 5:30pm (Workshop Afternoon Session): Join Jen Reddish, Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor from The Essence of You Counselling for the afternoon session of our workshop Reclaiming Your Identity & Releasing Guilt in Motherhood. In this session through psycho-education, interactive discussion & creative activities you can expect to:

  • Identify what you want and need for yourself in the present and future

  • Learn ways of putting yourself first WITHOUT the guilt and WITHOUT sacrificing others

  • Learn ways of setting effective boundaries that support you in your authentic identity which will help you to have healthier relationships while releasing unnecessary guilt

  • Learn new ways of listening to yourself and following your intuition despite what everyone else is saying and doing around you

5:30pm onward: Don’t rush home to the city unless you need to! Treat yourself to dinner out at one of the areas incredible restaurants or sip a hot drink at one of the local cafes as you reflect on your learning from the day.

Investment:

Receipts will be provided for you to submit to your health insurance for reimbursement.

Full Day: Earlybird Offer $128 Full Price: $150 - Save 15% if you bring a friend! (Both you and your friend need to have confirmed registrations). Contact Jen for more details: jen@theessenceofyou.ca

Have you worked with Jen in the past? Make sure to contact her to get an exclusive earlybird rate for past clients!

Earlybird Offer Valid until September 30-

(Option to include lunch +$10)

Receipts will be provided for you to submit to your health insurance for reimbursement.

Any Questions? Contact Jen Reddish: jen@theessenceofyou.ca

Babies are welcome to these sessions.

Register Here

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Releasing Anxiety & Finding Your Calm
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Releasing Anxiety & Finding Your Calm

Our online workshops are held in an engaging interactive video format with a combination of psycho-education + time for discussion and questions. 

Join Jen Reddish, Master Therapeutic Counsellor with almost 10 years of experience on this topic for a half day retreat learning and practicing ways to release your anxiety and restore a sense of calm.

This is an interactive psycho-educational workshop with Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor Jen Reddish where you will be supported to gain insight around your anxiety to help you find ways of releasing it. Jen will teach you ways to manage your symptoms of anxiety and give you opportunities to practice these techniques in-session, and she will also introduce you to strategies for long-term healing and release around your anxiety.

You will also receive a guide on using the tools presented in the workshop by Jen Reddish, RTC, MTC

$75 Investment. Receipts will be provided for you to submit to your health insurance.

Contact Jen Reddish with any questions or concerns!

Register Here.

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ONLINE WORKSHOP: Coping with Anger, Rage & Guilt in Motherhood
Oct
17
8:00 PM20:00

ONLINE WORKSHOP: Coping with Anger, Rage & Guilt in Motherhood

Our online workshops are held in an engaging interactive video format with a combination of psycho-education + time for discussion and questions. 

Join this workshop facilitated by Jen Reddish, Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor at The Essence of You, specialist in mental health in post-partum with almost a decade of experience! You will be supported to increase your awareness and learn coping strategies to help you in-the-moment as well as strategies to promote long-term changes with how you experience, anger, rage, and guilt. The focus in this workshop is on connecting to your feelings to allow an opportunity to learn from them and fully release them to help you in moving forward with clarity and more authentic power.

Jen created this workshop on anger & rage almost three years ago when she realized these were important topics that needed more space for open discussion to normalize and learn coping strategies to manage and move forward with healthy changes.

This workshop is being held from 8-10pm MDT on Thursday October 17th.

$75 Investment. Register Here.

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Coping with Anger, Rage & Guilt in Motherhood
Oct
5
1:30 PM13:30

Coping with Anger, Rage & Guilt in Motherhood

Our workshop on Dealing with Anger & Rage now also includes how to manage feelings of guilt in your journey through motherhood - which has so much interplay with anger & rage and it makes this workshop EVEN BETTER than before!

Join this workshop facilitated by Jen Reddish, Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor at The Essence of You, specialist in mental health in post-partum with almost a decade of experience! You will be supported to increase your awareness and learn coping strategies to help you in-the-moment as well as strategies to promote long-term changes with how you experience, anger, rage, and guilt. The focus in this workshop is on connecting to your feelings to allow an opportunity to learn from them and fully release them to help you in moving forward with clarity and more authentic power.

Jen created this workshop on anger & rage almost three years ago when she realized these were important topics that needed more space for open discussion to normalize and learn coping strategies to manage and move forward with healthy changes.

Babes in arms are welcome. $75 Investment, register with a friend for a 15% discount. Use coupon code TOGETHER when booking. Register Here.

Join the morning session “Connecting Through Motherhood” for a further 15% off of this session!

Register Here.

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Coping with Anger, Rage & Guilt in Motherhood: A Mini Retreat
Sep
28
1:30 PM13:30

Coping with Anger, Rage & Guilt in Motherhood: A Mini Retreat

  • The Essence of You Counselling (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our workshop on Dealing with Anger & Rage now also includes how to manage feelings of guilt in your journey through motherhood - which has so much interplay with anger & rage and it makes this workshop EVEN BETTER than before!

Join this workshop facilitated by Jen Reddish, Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor at The Essence of You, specialist in mental health in post-partum with almost a decade of experience! You will be supported to increase your awareness and learn coping strategies to help you in-the-moment as well as strategies to promote long-term changes with how you experience, anger, rage, and guilt. The focus in this workshop is on connecting to your feelings to allow an opportunity to learn from them and fully release them to help you in moving forward with clarity and more authentic power.

Jen created this workshop on anger & rage almost three years ago when she realized these were important topics that needed more space for open discussion to normalize and learn coping strategies to manage and move forward with healthy changes.

Babes in arms are welcome. $75 Investment, register with a friend for a 15% discount. Use coupon code TOGETHER when booking. Register Here.

Join the morning session “Connecting Through Motherhood” for a further 15% off of this session!

Register Here.

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Monthly Group: Connecting Through Motherhood
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Group: Connecting Through Motherhood

Monthly Group Therapy Sessions for Mothers: These sessions will provide therapeutic discussion and activities to help you navigate current struggles in your journey through motherhood - with a prime focus on deepening your connection to yourself. You will be supported to gain insight and make healthy changes to make your journey through motherhood more manageable.

Give yourself an opportunity for authentic connection as you take reprieve from your busy life and enter into a retreat-style experience in the peaceful countryside on outskirts of Calgary. You will be welcomed at each session with a meditative connection with nature to help you centre in on yourself and identify what you need to focus on. Each session will allow time for you to process current struggles in a similar style to what you would expect in individual therapy.

What to expect:

* Connect to your identity and the essence of who you are while processing current and past experiences in this supportive group setting led by experienced therapist Jen Reddish

* Learn how to put yourself first without sacrificing others,

* Learn how to set limits and boundaries within your relationships with assertive communication,

* Learn how to manage your emotions effectively

Each group session will be led by Jen Reddish, Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor at the Essence of You, who has nearly a decade of experience facilitating groups and supporting people to connect to themselves and the root of their issues to help them make positive changes in moving forward into their lives more freely.

These groups are held on the fourth Saturday of each month. Sessions are from 10-1 and include a light lunch.

BABES IN ARMS ARE WELCOME.

When you invest into yourself, you always have more to give. You and your whole family will benefit!

Register Here.

Investment:

$90 when registering for one session, or

$85 per group when registering for 3 sessions upfront, or

$80 per group when registering for 5 sessions upfront.

Payment plans are available when booking multiple sessions at a time. Contact Jen to enquire about payment plans.

Receipts will be provided for you to submit to your health insurance.

Register Here

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Reclaiming Your Identity & Releasing Guilt in Motherhood - Mini Retreat on Bowen Island
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Reclaiming Your Identity & Releasing Guilt in Motherhood - Mini Retreat on Bowen Island

Who feels like you’ve lost a part of yourself in motherhood, and carry too much guilt? 

Join us for this empowering & transformative workshop where you will be supported to RECLAIM your identity and learn ways of releasing guilt that is toxic for you.

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This workshop is being offered over a full day mini-retreat on Bowen Island. If your schedule doesn’t allow for you to participate in the full day, you are welcome to sign up for the morning or afternoon session separately. All of the details are below.

This is the right space for you if you relate to any of the following:

* You find it hard to connect to who you are, what you want/need, and struggle to put yourself first ... or feel guilty when you do!

* You are often worrying about other people's problems, and about what others think of you

* You withhold parts of yourself or don't ask for support because you don't want to "burden" others 

* You feel guilty a lot of the time for things you do or do not do for yourself, your kids, your partner, and other family & friends!

* You find yourself saying yes when you want to say no

Join this workshop to feel empowered in reclaiming your identity & your authentic self! 

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This workshop is being facilitated by Jen Reddish, Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor at The Essence of You. Jen has worked as a counsellor for almost 10 years and she has an excellent framework for supporting her clients in connecting to their identities and authentic selves. Jen has been offering variations of this workshop three years ago and it’s been one of her most popular sessions! Jen uses expressive art therapy activities in addition to the psycho-educational & interactive discussion segments of this session to help participants explore this topic more deeply. Don’t worry - you don’t need to have any skills for this - Jen will gently guide you through this as a way for you to develop insight, it’s not about mastering your artistic skills!

The Finer Details…

Date: Sunday, September 15th 10am-5:30pm - includes tea, coffee and light snacks for nourishment through the morning and afternoon session, plus an option to include a delicious lunch! Participation in both sessions is optional - see itinerary below and decide if you would like to attend the morning, afternoon, or both!

Mini-Retreat Itinerary:

8:30am – 9:40am (optional): If you aren’t local to Bowen and want to walk on the ferry instead of bringing your vehicle, meet us for coffee / a snack in Snug Cove to connect to other group members and shuttle with us to the workshop location, or head straight to the workshop space (The Family Place on Bowen Island). Even if you bring your own vehicle or are a Bowen Island resident, you are welcome to meet up with us for a casual coffee here.

10:00am – 1:15pm (Workshop Morning Session): Join Jen Reddish, Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor from The Essence of You Counselling for the morning session of our workshop Reclaiming Your Identity & Releasing Guilt in Motherhood. In this session through psycho-education, interactive discussion & creative activities you can expect to:

  • Connect to the essence of who you are & learn ways of maintaining self-connection

  • Discover ways of integrating “lost” and new parts of yourself in the years you spend transitioning into your role as a mother

  • Understand why guilt surfaces for all of the things you do, and do not do for yourself, your kids, your partner, and other family and friends

  • Learn to acknowledge the purpose of your guilt & recognize when to let it go

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1:15pm – 2:15pm (Lunch): Join your peers for a delicious lunch that can be provided for you on-site - vegan and gluten free options are available, please state your preference and any other dietary requirements when booking! Lunch is optional, you are welcome to bring your own or leave the premises if you would prefer! You can also take some time during the break to walk the short forested trail behind the venue where you will find a beautiful waterfall and an excellent opportunity for quiet reflections on your learning & goals for the day.

2:15pm – 5:30pm (Workshop Afternoon Session): Join Jen Reddish, Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor from The Essence of You Counselling for the afternoon session of our workshop Reclaiming Your Identity & Releasing Guilt in Motherhood. In this session through psycho-education, interactive discussion & creative activities you can expect to:

  • Identify what you want and need for yourself in the present and future

  • Learn ways of putting yourself first WITHOUT the guilt and WITHOUT sacrificing others

  • Learn ways of setting effective boundaries that support you in your authentic identity which will help you to have healthier relationships while releasing unnecessary guilt

  • Learn new ways of listening to yourself and following your intuition despite what everyone else is saying and doing around you

5:30pm onward: Don’t rush home to the city unless you need to! Spend some time on the island with a post-workshop ocean swim or other activity. There are lots of beautiful spots on Bowen to explore!

Investment:

Receipts will be provided for you to submit to your health insurance for reimbursement.

Morning Session: (Including light snacks, tea & coffee): $75

Afternoon Session: (Including light snacks, tea & coffee): $75

Full Day: Earlybird Offer $128 Full Price: $138

Earlybird Offer Valid until August 25th - use coupon code FULLRETREAT

(Option to include lunch +$10)

Receipts will be provided for you to submit to your health insurance for reimbursement.

Any Questions? Contact Jen Reddish: jen@theessenceofyou.ca

Babies are welcome to these sessions.

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Dealing with Anger & Rage for Parents >>ONLINE VERSION<<
Aug
10
9:30 AM09:30

Dealing with Anger & Rage for Parents >>ONLINE VERSION<<

THIS WORKSHOP HAS ALWAYS SOLD OUT FAST! Sign Up ASAP to secure your place.

Have you struggled with anger and/or rage since becoming a parent? Often when these feelings come up, they can become so powerful that they take over and we can feel helpless and out of control.

Come to this workshop to create an opportunity to shift how you view your anger, how you see yourself, and help you to make lasting changes. You will be invited to learn more about what triggers your anger, how to start recognizing warning signs and learn coping strategies to deal with these feelings and the behaviours that come with it. This workshop will also provide opportunity for connecting with others who have similar struggles.

This workshop is facilitated by Jen Reddish, Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor at The Essence of You. Jen has been working as a Counsellor for almost a decade and is a specialist in mental health in post-partum & motherhood.

Babes in arms are welcome.

Please note the time of this workshop is 9:30-11:30am MTN TIME

This workshop is also being offered IN PERSON in Calgary on July 20th**

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Group: Connecting Through Motherhood
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Group: Connecting Through Motherhood

Give yourself an opportunity for authentic connection as you take reprieve from your busy life and enter into a retreat-style experience in the peaceful countryside on outskirts of Calgary.

These groups are held on the fourth Saturday of each month. Sessions are from 10-1 and include a light lunch.

You will be welcomed at each session with a meditative connection with nature to help you centre in on yourself and identify what you need to focus on. Afterwards, you will be guided through therapeutic discussion and activities to help you navigate current struggles in your journey through motherhood - with a prime focus on deepening your connection to yourself.

You will be supported to gain insight and make healthy changes to make your journey through motherhood more manageable.

What to expect:

* Connect to your identity and the essence of who you are while processing current and past experiences in this supportive group setting led by experienced therapist Jen Reddish

* Learn how to put yourself first without sacrificing others,

* Learn how to set limits and boundaries within your relationships with assertive communication,

* Learn how to manage your emotions effectively

Each group session will be led by Jen Reddish, Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor at the Essence of You, who has nearly a decade of experience facilitating groups and supporting people to connect to themselves and the root of their issues to help them make positive changes in moving forward into their lives more freely.

BABES IN ARMS ARE WELCOME.

When you invest into yourself, you always have more to give. You and your whole family will benefit.


Investment:

$90 when registering for one session, or

$85 per group when registering for 3 sessions upfront, or

$80 per group when registering for 5 sessions upfront.

Payment plans are available when booking multiple sessions at a time. Contact Jen to enquire about payment plans.

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Anger &amp; Rage in Motherhood 5-Part Series
Jul
25
8:00 PM20:00

Anger & Rage in Motherhood 5-Part Series

In this 5-Part Series on Anger & Rage in Motherhood, we will continue to look at the topics introduced in the Initial Workshop in more depth.

Have you struggled with anger and/or rage since becoming a mother? Often when these feelings come up, they can become so powerful that they take over and we can feel helpless and out of control. 

Join these sessions to create an opportunity to shift how you view your anger, how you see yourself, and help you to make lasting changes. You will be invited to learn more about what triggers your anger, how to start recognizing warning signs and learn coping strategies to deal with these feelings and the behaviours that come with it. This workshop will also provide opportunity for connecting with other women who have similar struggles in their journey through motherhood.

These classes are facilitated in an interactive online class by Jen Reddish, Counsellor at The Essence of You, specialist in mental health in post-partum & motherhood.

Each Session will allow time for each participant to share examples from their lives and discuss with other participants while being led by Jen with further information and feedback.

1) Connecting to Your Anger

2) Expectations vs Reality

3) Healthy Release of Anger

4) Taking Action > Using your power P1

5) Taking Action > Using your power P2

These sessions are $55 per class. Save $25 when you attend the workshop!

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Resliency For Birth Workers: Bowen Island Mini-Retreat
Jul
13
2:30 PM14:30

Resliency For Birth Workers: Bowen Island Mini-Retreat

If your heart needs a bit of nourishment after all the work you do caring for families, this workshop is for you.  

Join us on beautiful Bowen island the afternoon of July 13th, 2019 for  
mini-retreat with Jen Reddish, Master Therapeutic Counsellor, to connect with other birth workers and develop important tools for preventing burnout and managing signs of vicarious trauma, building your resiliency so you can continue to do this important work.

Investment: $60 if you register before June 30th, then $70. Babes-in-arms welcome. Take advantage of this SUPER LOW PRICE since it’s Jen’s first time taking her workshops on the road to B.C.

Reserve Your Spot

If you are overwhelmed, emotionally exhausted, frustrated, hyper-sensitive, drained, frustrated, going into avoidance, feeling disconnected, or simply struggling with how to care for yourself while doing this important work, signs of burnout & vicarious trauma are not something to ignore. 

Increasing your awareness and staying on top of the signs & symptoms of burnout and vicarious trauma will help you to THRIVE in your career as a birth-worker and make sure that you stay on top of your game and contribute your best to your clients and communities while taking good care of YOURSELF..

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Mini-Retreat Itinerary

1:30-2:15pm (optional): Grab a coffee and connect with fellow workshop participants at Snug Cove Cafe, just off the ferry. If you decide to walk on to the ferry, this will be our meeting place for helping shuttle you to the workshop location.

2:30-5:30pm (Workshop): Facilitated by Jen Reddish, Master Therapeutic Counsellor, we will learn how to recognize signs of burnout and vicarious trauma and learn tools for prevention!

5:30-7:30 (Optional Group Activity):Weather dependent, join us for a post-workshop bagged-lunch beach picnic and cleansing ocean swim, or catch a ride back to the ferry for those heading straight back to the city. There are also lots of restaurants to check out for dinner for those who prefer to go out. *Exact details of optional post-workshop activity will be sent out closer to the date. 

If you are birth worker who needs to learn how to prevent burnout and manage signs of vicarious trauma, you MUST ATTEND THIS MINI-RETREAT.

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Coping with Anger, Rage &amp; Guilt Postpartum: Bowen Island Mini-Retreat
Jul
13
10:15 AM10:15

Coping with Anger, Rage & Guilt Postpartum: Bowen Island Mini-Retreat

Have you struggled with anger, rage, or guilt since having a child? Often when these feelings come up, they can become so powerful that they take over and we can feel helpless and out of control. Are you ready to stop feeling overpowered by these emotions? 

Join us on beautiful Bowen island the morning of July 13th, 2019 for a mini-retreat day and participate in the incredible workshop: Coping With Anger, Rage & Guilt Postpartum.Continue reading for more details:

Reserve Your Spot!

Workshop Details

Join Jen Reddish, Master Therapeutic Counsellor at The Essence of You, to create an opportunity to shift how you view your anger, rage, and guilt which will help you to make lasting changes. 

You will be invited to learn more about what triggers your anger and guilt, how to start recognizing warning signs and learn coping strategies to deal with these feelings and the behaviours that come with it.

You will learn ways of releasing guilt and anger that are toxic for you, understand how to use your power and support yourself without sacrificing others, and connect to different sides of yourself. 

This workshop will also provide opportunity for connecting with others with similar experiences in their parenting journey.   

Babes in arms are welcome.  $60 Investment to participate. 

Mini – Retreat Itinerary

8:30am – 9:45am (optional): Meet us for coffee / a snack in Snug Cove to connect to other group members and shuttle with us to the workshop location if you decide to walk on the ferry instead of drive over. Even if you bring your own vehicle or are a Bowen Island resident, you are welcome to meet up with us for a casual coffee here.

10:15am – 1:15pm (Workshop): Hosted by Jen Reddish, this is the workshop time! With Jen’s guidance, you will explore your anger, rage, and guilt and tools to make lasting changes in a supportive group setting and walk away with new tools and connections for thriving in yourself as an individual and new parent.

1:30pm (Optional, details may change depending on whether, ETC): Participant outdoor lunch walking distance from ferry (bring a bagged lunch for this!) or shuttle back to ferry for those heading straight back. There are also lots of restaurants to check out for lunch for those who prefer to go out. Details of “things to do on Bowen” will be sent out for those who want to take time to explore the island and stay a while! Explore the beaches, go for a hike, have an ice cream or locally made chocolate, and check out the local shops! *Exact details of optional post-workshop options will be sent out closer to the date. 

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Getting There

Bowen Island is a 20 minute ferry ride from the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal. Ferry fees are approximately $10.45 per person, plus around $29 per vehicle (return trip included, you only pay one way!). Bringing your vehicle over will give you more flexibility for exploring the island after the workshop, but for those who wish to walk-on, we will arrange to shuttle you to and from the ferry. 

Catch either the 8am or 9:05am ferry and meet us for a morning coffee in Snug Cove just off the ferry and then we can head to the workshop location for 10am. Full morning details for those who want to walk on the ferry and catch a ride with us to the workshop will be sent by email closer to the date, but we will make it easy as pie for ya. 

For those who want to make a weekend of it, there are lots of places to stay on the island!

Reserve Your Spot!

FYI: We are also hosting a Resiliency Retreat For Birth Workers Workshop in the afternoon, if you are also a parent and want to get in on that one, too!

Jen Reddish is a Master Therapeutic Counsellor & Psychotherapist at The Essence of You in Calgary, Alberta and is coming to B.C. for this special workshop day!. Jen has been working as a Counsellor for almost a decade and is a specialist in mental health in the postpartum period.

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Connecting Through Motherhood
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Connecting Through Motherhood

Give yourself an opportunity for authentic connection as you take reprieve from your busy life and enter into a retreat-style experience in the peaceful countryside on outskirts of Calgary.

These groups are held monthly starting Saturday June 29th. Sessions are from 10-1 and include a light lunch.

You will be welcomed at each session with a meditative connection with nature to help you centre in on yourself and identify what you need to focus on. Afterwards, you will be guided through therapeutic discussion and activities to help you navigate current struggles in your journey through motherhood - with a prime focus on deepening your connection to yourself.

You will be supported to gain insight and make healthy changes to make your journey through motherhood more manageable.

What to expect:

* Connect to your identity and the essence of who you are while processing current and past experiences in this supportive group setting led by experienced therapist Jen Reddish

* Learn how to put yourself first without sacrificing others,

* Learn how to set limits and boundaries within your relationships with assertive communication,

* Learn how to manage your emotions effectively

Each group session will be led by Jen Reddish, Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor at the Essence of You, who has nearly a decade of experience facilitating groups and supporting people to connect to themselves and the root of their issues to help them make positive changes in moving forward into their lives more freely.

BABES IN ARMS ARE WELCOME.

When you invest into yourself, you always have more to give. You and your whole family will benefit.


Investment:

$90 when registering for one session, or

$85 per group when registering for 3 sessions upfront, or

$80 per group when registering for 5 sessions upfront.

Payment plans are available when booking multiple sessions at a time. Contact Jen to enquire about payment plans.

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Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Online Workshop: Loving Your Body

“I just have to lose another x pounds and then I’ll be at my “goal weight”. “I’m not eating carbs right now.” “That has way too many calories” “I was so bad today having x” “I can’t wear that because it show my .... cellulite/stretch marks/“mom tum etc.” “I don’t want that person to see me because I don’t look good enough” “I can’t go to that event because I’ve gained too much weight” “I don’t want to look at myself in the mirror so I can’t go shopping”

Does any of this sound familiar?

Learning to LOVE your pregnant/post-partum body can be difficult, especially in a society that capitalizes off of shaming women’s bodies. If you feel like you focus a lot on your appearance, weight, or size, this workshop is for you.

This “Loving Your Body” Workshop welcomes you to explore your relationship with your body in a way that is not often spoken about to support you in creating a lasting positive relationship with your body and yourself.

Book online here: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=17142445

Focusing on body appearance and food is an extremely common coping strategy of mothers, sometimes conscious and sometimes not. SO much of pregnancy and motherhood is unpredictable, causing women to feel powerless and out of control. Our bodies can become a very easy target. Controlling food and weight seems TANGIBLE, unlike parenting! But this distraction can quickly become and unhealthy and dysfunctional way of coping with the stresses of life.

What are the underlying causes that contribute to your body dissatisfaction? Where do your beliefs about yourself and your body come from? What are the links between your body image and your self esteem? And…. what does shame have to do with it?

Join Jen Reddish, counsellor at The Essence of You, to explore all of the above and more. You can expect to walk away from this workshop with a greater understanding of yourself and your relationship with your body image and helpful strategies to help you build a healthier relationship with your body and self.

Jen has almost 10 years experience supporting women with building healthy and positive relationships with their bodies and she is passionate about supporting women on this topic! Jen’s work with women struggling with body image issues and eating disorders over the course of her career is an asset to this workshop!

Investment: $45 (Register with a friend for a 15% discount - use coupon code FRIEND15)

In-Person Workshop also available in Calgary area!

Book Online Below:

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Workshop: Reclaiming Your Identity &amp; Releasing Guilt in Motherhood
Jun
9
12:15 PM12:15

Workshop: Reclaiming Your Identity & Releasing Guilt in Motherhood

Who feels like you’ve lost a part of yourself in motherhood, and carry too much guilt? 

In this empowering workshop, you will be supported to RECLAIM your identity and learn ways of releasing guilt that is toxic for you.

This is the right space for you if you relate to any of the following:

* You feel guilty a lot of the time for things you do or do not do for yourself, your kids, your partner, and other family & friends!

* You find it hard to connect to who you are, what you want/need, and struggle to put yourself first ... and feel guilty when you do!

* You are often worrying about other people's problems, and about what others think of you

* You withhold parts of yourself or don't ask for support because you don't want to "burden" others 

* You find yourself saying yes when you want to say no

Join this workshop to feel empowered in reclaiming your identity & your authentic self! 

This workshop is being facilitated by Jen Reddish, Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor at The Essence of You. Jen has worked as a counsellor for almost 10 years and began her career at a treatment centre modelled around Healing from Codependency issues which gave her an excellent framework for support her clients seeking support in connecting to their identities and authentic selves. 

*Babes in arms are welcome

Date: Sunday June 9th 12:15-3:00pm in the Calgary Area 

This workshop is also being held in an interactive online format on Saturday June 1st! 

$60 Investment (or save 15% when you sign up with a friend using coupon code FRIEND15)

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Workshop: Preparing for an Empowering Birth
Apr
27
12:15 PM12:15

Workshop: Preparing for an Empowering Birth

Your birth experience matters! 

Preparing emotionally for your birth is as essential part of creating opportunity for an empowering birth and positive transition into the post-partum period. Fear is one of the biggest obstacles to having a positive birth & post-partum experience; and this Birth Preparation Workshop will give you an opportunity to explore and process your fears and identify what you need to do to move past these so that you can focus on your goals for your birth & post-partum.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Identify your expectations and goals for your birth and post-partum period

  • Identify fears and other obstacles that may prevent you from having a positive birth and transition into the post-partum period

  • Begin the process of allowing yourself to let go of fears and expectations in a creative activity to help with this release

  • Look at anticipatory changes for once baby comes

  • Create birth affirmation keepsakes for you to have with you during your labour

  • Connect with other women who are striving for a positive and empowering birth experience

Saturday April 27th from 12:15-4:00pm

$79 per person (save 15% when you register with a friend using coupon code FRIEND15)

Book Online below:

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Workshop: Reclaiming Your Identity &amp; Releasing Guilt in Motherhood
Apr
14
12:15 PM12:15

Workshop: Reclaiming Your Identity & Releasing Guilt in Motherhood

Who feels like you’ve lost a part of yourself in motherhood, and carry too much guilt? 

In this empowering workshop, you will be supported to RECLAIM your identity and learn ways of releasing guilt that is toxic for you.

This is the right space for you if you relate to any of the following:

* You feel guilty a lot of the time for things you do or do not do for yourself, your kids, your partner, and other family & friends!

* You find it hard to connect to who you are, what you want/need, and struggle to put yourself first ... and feel guilty when you do!

* You are often worrying about other people's problems, and about what others think of you

* You withhold parts of yourself or don't ask for support because you don't want to "burden" others 

* You find yourself saying yes when you want to say no

Join this workshop to feel empowered in reclaiming your identity & your authentic self! 

This workshop is being facilitated by Jen Reddish, Registered Master Therapeutic Counsellor at The Essence of You. Jen has worked as a counsellor for almost 10 years and began her career at a treatment centre modelled around Healing from Codependency issues which gave her an excellent framework for support her clients seeking support in connecting to their identities and authentic selves. 

*Babes in arms are welcome

Date: Sunday April 14th 12:15-3:00pm in the Calgary Area 

This workshop is also being held in an interactive online format on Saturday June 1st! 

$60 Investment (or save 15% when you sign up with a friend using coupon code FRIEND15)

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Anger &amp; Rage in Motherhood 5-Part Series
Apr
11
7:30 PM19:30

Anger & Rage in Motherhood 5-Part Series

In this 5-Part Series on Anger & Rage in Motherhood, we will continue to look at the topics introduced in the Initial Workshop in more depth.

Have you struggled with anger and/or rage since becoming a mother? Often when these feelings come up, they can become so powerful that they take over and we can feel helpless and out of control. 

Join these sessions to create an opportunity to shift how you view your anger, how you see yourself, and help you to make lasting changes. You will be invited to learn more about what triggers your anger, how to start recognizing warning signs and learn coping strategies to deal with these feelings and the behaviours that come with it. This workshop will also provide opportunity for connecting with other women who have similar struggles in their journey through motherhood.

These classes are facilitated in an interactive online class by Jen Reddish, Counsellor at The Essence of You, specialist in mental health in post-partum & motherhood.

Each Session will allow time for each participant to share examples from their lives and discuss with other participants while being led by Jen with further information and feedback.

1) Connecting to Your Anger

2) Expectations vs Reality

3) Healthy Release of Anger

4) Taking Action > Using your power P1

5) Taking Action > Using your power P2

These sessions are $45 per class. Save $25 when you attend the workshop!

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Dealing with Anger &amp; Rage in Motherhood &gt;&gt;ONLINE VERSION&lt;&lt;
Mar
30
9:30 AM09:30

Dealing with Anger & Rage in Motherhood >>ONLINE VERSION<<

Feb 28th Workshop SOLD OUT!
Also being offered Thurs March 14th & Sat March 30th.

Have you struggled with anger and/or rage since becoming a mother? Often when these feelings come up, they can become so powerful that they take over and we can feel helpless and out of control.

Come to this workshop to create an opportunity to shift how you view your anger, how you see yourself, and help you to make lasting changes. You will be invited to learn more about what triggers your anger, how to start recognizing warning signs and learn coping strategies to deal with these feelings and the behaviours that come with it. This workshop will also provide opportunity for connecting with other women who have similar struggles in their journey through motherhood.

This workshop is facilitated by Jen Reddish, Counsellor & Psychotherapist at The Essence of You. Jen has been working as a Counsellor for almost a decade and is a specialist in mental health in post-partum & motherhood.

Babes in arms are welcome.

We are excited to be offering this workshop is being offered ONLINE for the first time ever! Because it is our first online version of this workshop, you will receive a 15% discount! Full Price $60.

Please note the time of this workshop is 7pm-9pm MTN TIME

This workshop is also being offered IN PERSON in Calgary on Sunday Feb 24th**

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Workshop: Loving Your Body
Mar
16
12:15 PM12:15

Workshop: Loving Your Body

What are the underlying causes that contribute to your body dissatisfaction? Where do your beliefs about yourself and your body come from? What are the links between your body image and your self esteem? And…. what does shame have to do with it?

Learning to LOVE your body can be difficult, especially in a society that capitalizes off of shaming women’s bodies.

If you find yourself often focusing on or obsessing over your appearance, this workshop is for you.

You will be supported to learn ways to create a lasting positive relationship with your body and self by: Identifying what is healthy and unhealthy in your life around your body/food/exercise, unearthing what is blocking you from honestly loving your body, and connecting to your body and emotions. We will also be touching on how to support children in creating healthy body image for themselves, as per request!

Join Jen Reddish, counsellor at The Essence of You, to explore all of the above and more. You can expect to walk away from this workshop with a greater understanding of yourself and your relationship with your body image and helpful strategies to help you build a healthier relationship with your body and self.

Jen has almost 10 years experience supporting women with building healthy and positive relationships with their bodies and she is passionate about supporting women on this topic! Jen’s work with women struggling with body image issues and eating disorders is an asset to this workshop!

When: Saturday March 16th 12:15-3:00pm

Investment: $45 (Register with a friend for a 15% discount)

BOOK OUR 3-PART PACKAGE: Includes 2 Individual Sessions in addition to the workshop all for $150!

This workshop is being held at the beautiful location “The Heart of Bragg Creek”. Spaces are limited to ensure that this is a safe space for sharing on this delicate topic.

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Dealing with Anger &amp; Rage in Motherhood &gt;&gt;ONLINE VERSION&lt;&lt;
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Dealing with Anger & Rage in Motherhood >>ONLINE VERSION<<

Feb 28th Workshop SOLD OUT!
Also being offered Thurs March 14th & Sat March 30th.

Have you struggled with anger and/or rage since becoming a mother? Often when these feelings come up, they can become so powerful that they take over and we can feel helpless and out of control.

Come to this workshop to create an opportunity to shift how you view your anger, how you see yourself, and help you to make lasting changes. You will be invited to learn more about what triggers your anger, how to start recognizing warning signs and learn coping strategies to deal with these feelings and the behaviours that come with it. This workshop will also provide opportunity for connecting with other women who have similar struggles in their journey through motherhood.

This workshop is facilitated by Jen Reddish, Counsellor & Psychotherapist at The Essence of You. Jen has been working as a Counsellor for almost a decade and is a specialist in mental health in post-partum & motherhood.

Babes in arms are welcome.

We are excited to be offering this workshop is being offered ONLINE for the first time ever! Because it is our first online version of this workshop, you will receive a 15% discount! Full Price $60.

Please note the time of this workshop is 7pm-9pm MTN TIME

This workshop is also being offered IN PERSON in Calgary on Sunday Feb 24th**

Book Online Below:

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Dealing with Anger &amp; Rage in Motherhood &gt;&gt;ONLINE VERSION&lt;&lt;
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Dealing with Anger & Rage in Motherhood >>ONLINE VERSION<<

Feb 28th Workshop SOLD OUT!
Also being offered Thurs March 14th & Sat March 30th.

Have you struggled with anger and/or rage since becoming a mother? Often when these feelings come up, they can become so powerful that they take over and we can feel helpless and out of control.

Come to this workshop to create an opportunity to shift how you view your anger, how you see yourself, and help you to make lasting changes. You will be invited to learn more about what triggers your anger, how to start recognizing warning signs and learn coping strategies to deal with these feelings and the behaviours that come with it. This workshop will also provide opportunity for connecting with other women who have similar struggles in their journey through motherhood.

This workshop is facilitated by Jen Reddish, Counsellor & Psychotherapist at The Essence of You. Jen has been working as a Counsellor for almost a decade and is a specialist in mental health in post-partum & motherhood.

Babes in arms are welcome.

We are excited to be offering this workshop is being offered ONLINE for the first time ever! Because it is our first online version of this workshop, you will receive a 15% discount! Full Price $60.

Please note the time of this workshop is 7pm-9pm MTN TIME

This workshop is also being offered IN PERSON in Calgary on Sunday Feb 24th**

Book Online Below:

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Workshop: Dealing with Anger &amp; Rage in Motherhood
Feb
24
12:15 PM12:15

Workshop: Dealing with Anger & Rage in Motherhood

Have you struggled with anger and/or rage since becoming a mother? Often when these feelings come up, they can become so powerful that they take over and we can feel helpless and out of control. 

Come to this workshop to create an opportunity to shift how you view your anger, how you see yourself, and help you to make lasting changes. You will be invited to learn more about what triggers your anger, how to start recognizing warning signs and learn coping strategies to deal with these feelings and the behaviours that come with it. This workshop will also provide opportunity for connecting with other women who have similar struggles in their journey through motherhood.

This workshop is facilitated by Jen Reddish, Counsellor & Psychotherapist at The Essence of You, specialist in mental health in post-partum & motherhood.

Babes in arms are welcome. 

$60 Investment

*This workshop is being held in-person. It is also being held online on Feb 28th)

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Workshop: Body Image, Sexuality & Self Esteem
Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: Body Image, Sexuality & Self Esteem

This workshop will support you to explore the connections between your sexuality, body image, and self-esteem. All three of these influence each other and learning about these areas are essential for everybody who wants to have a healthier relationship with their sexuality, body Image & self-esteem.
Babes in arms are welcome.


* Gain insight on your relationship with your sexuality & body image
* Learn how your sexuality impacts your self-esteem & your relationship with your body
* Increase your self-awareness through learning, creative activities, sharing & reflection

Space is limited, registration is necessary. www.theessenceofyou.ca/booking

Investment: $60

Location TBA

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Workshop; Dealing with Anger &amp; Rage in Motherhood
Jun
3
12:30 PM12:30

Workshop; Dealing with Anger & Rage in Motherhood

Have you struggled with anger and/or rage since becoming a mother? Often when these feelings come up, they can become so powerful that they take over and we can feel helpless and out of control. 

Come to this workshop to learn more about what triggers your anger, how to start recognizing warning signs and learn coping strategies to deal with these feelings and the behaviours that come with it! This workshop will also provide opportunity for connecting with other women who have similar struggles in their journey through motherhood. 

This workshop is facilitated by Jen Reddish, Counsellor & Psychotherapist at The Essence of You, specialist in mental health in post-partum & motherhood.

Babes in arms are welcome. 

$60 Investment

Location TBA

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Motherhood Workshop: Dealing with Anger & Rage
Mar
18
12:30 PM12:30

Motherhood Workshop: Dealing with Anger & Rage

Have you struggled with anger and/or rage since becoming a mother? Often when these feelings come up, they can become so powerful that they take over and we can feel helpless and out of control. 

Come to this workshop to learn more about what triggers your anger, how to start recognizing warning signs and learn coping strategies to deal with these feelings and the behaviours that come with it! This workshop will also provide opportunity for connecting with other women who have similar struggles in their journey through motherhood. 

This workshop is facilitated by Jen Reddish, Counsellor & Psychotherapist at The Essence of You, specialist in mental health in post-partum & motherhood.

Babes in arms are welcome. 

*Individual Counselling also available*

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Workshop: Sexuality, Body Image & Self-Esteem
Feb
25
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: Sexuality, Body Image & Self-Esteem

This workshop will support you to explore the connections between your sexuality, body image, and self-esteem. In this workshop, you will:

* Gain insight on your relationship with your sexuality & body image
* Learn how your sexuality impacts your self-esteem & your relationship with your body
* Increase your self-awareness through learning, creative activities, sharing & reflection

Space is limited, registration is necessary. www.theessenceofyou.ca/booking

Investment: $60
Location: Marda Loop, SW Calgary

This workshop is being facilitated by Jen Reddish from The Essence of You Counselling & Jill Thompson from Tharseo Counselling.

Jen specializes in Body Image in her counselling practice, and has over 7 years experience working with women struggling with body image issues and eating disorders, and she is passionate about supporting women on this topic.

Jill specializes in Sexuality and Gender in her counselling practice. She is passionate about empowering women to talk about all things sexuality.

Both Jen & Jill also offer Individual Counselling in their practices. As registered professionals, some or all of the cost could be covered by your insurance provider and is tax-deductible.

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Workshop: Navigating Relationships in Motherhood
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Navigating Relationships in Motherhood

Have you struggled with any of your relationships since becoming a mother? A lot of women find that it can be hard to maintain their sense of self while standing up for themselves and asking for what they need without compromising their relationships with others.

This is a workshop focused on helping you navigate that relationships that you have throughout motherhood. You will have an opportunity to explore which relationships in your life need to be addressed, and learn tools to manage your relationships in a healthy way while being your authentic self. There will be discussion on how the below areas can impact your relationships and how to move forward. 

  • Changes in relationships
  • Boundary setting
  • Codependency
  • Authenticity
  • Healthy Communication
  • Managing Self-Care

$60 per person - or $90 for two! 

Get a break from the city for this workshop held in the beautiful countryside of Priddis - a short 15 minute drive from SW Calgary. (Address given upon booking). Light snacks will be provided & babes in arms are welcome. 

 Register Here.

Individual Sessions also available. Contact Jen for more information.

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Body Image Group Therapy: Emotions & Food
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Body Image Group Therapy: Emotions & Food

Develop a healthier relationship with food, your body and yourself through learning, sharing and creative exploration. Each session there will be a focus on a specific topic and space will also be given for you to discuss and address current issues. 

Groups are held every second Monday evening at Elan Family Wellness Centre in Bowness, NW Calgary. These sessions are facilitated by Jen Reddish, Counsellor and Psychotherapist at The Essence of You. Jen has over 7 years experience working with women struggling with body image issues and eating disorders, and she is passionate about supporting women on this topic.

Contact Jen for a free 10 minute phone consultation to see if this is the right group for you! Dates & Topics listed below:

  1. Monday, January 15th 7-9pm: Emotions & Food
  2. Monday, January 29th 7-9pm: Mindfulness
  3. Monday, February 12th 7-9pm: Control
  4. Monday, February 26th 7-9pm: Boundaries
  5. Monday, March 12th 7-9pm: Open Discussion (This will be an opportunity to go further into previous topics or discuss other related concerns)

(Previous Topics: Self-Esteem, Shame, Sexuality, Feminine Power & Intuition) 

The benefits of a group:

  • Get support from others listening to you, relating and sharing with you their experiences and their perspective on your story in a respectful format
  • Listening to others tell their stories helps you to gain new insight into your own story
  • Sharing in groups can help normalize your experiences so you don't feel alone
  • Increase self-awareness & self-esteem through learning, art, sharing, reflection & feedback
  • Build support systems

$60 per session

Register Now or Contact Jen for more information. www.theessenceofyou.ca/booking

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Body Image Group Therapy
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Body Image Group Therapy

Develop a healthier relationship with food, your body and yourself through learning, sharing and creative exploration. Each session there will be a focus on a specific topic and space will also be given for you to discuss and address current issues. Groups are run by Jen Reddish, Counsellor and Psychotherapist at The Essence of You. Jen has over 7 years experience working with women struggling with body image issues and eating disorders, and she is passionate about supporting women on this topic!

Contact Jen for a free 10 minute phone consultation to see if this is the right group for you! Dates & Topics listed below. Not able to commit to all 5? Come to one session and see if it's right for you before committing to any additional sessions. (Registration is necessary).

  1. Monday, October 16th 7-9pm: Self Esteem
  2. Monday, October 30th 7-9pm: Shame
  3. Monday November 13th 7-9pm: Sexuality
  4. Monday November 27th 7-9pm: Feminine Power & Intuition
  5. Monday December 11th 7-9pm: Open Discussion / Make up Session

>>Next Sessions start on January 15th! For more details click here.<<

Each week there will be a group email sent out for furthering connection and discussion between group members - participation in this email discussion is optional.

The benefits of a group:

  • Get support from others listening to you, relating and sharing with you their experiences and their perspective on your story in a respectful format
  • Listening to others tell their stories helps you to put your own problems into perspective
  • Sharing in groups can help normalize your experiences so you don't feel alone
  • Increase self-awareness & self-esteem through learning, art, sharing, reflection & feedback
  • Build support systems

$60 per session - payment required upfront to secure your registration. 

See what Jen's clients are saying about her sessions!

Group Sessions not for you? Book an Individual Session with Jen.

Register Now or Contact Jen for more information.

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Body Image Group Therapy
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Body Image Group Therapy

Develop a healthier relationship with food, your body and yourself through learning, sharing and creative exploration. Each session there will be a focus on a specific topic and space will also be given for you to discuss and address current issues. Groups are run by Jen Reddish, Counsellor and Psychotherapist at The Essence of You. Jen has over 7 years experience working with women struggling with body image issues and eating disorders, and she is passionate about supporting women on this topic!

Contact Jen for a free 10 minute phone consultation to see if this is the right group for you! Dates & Topics listed below. Not able to commit to all 5? Come to one session and see if it's right for you before committing to any additional sessions. (Registration is necessary).

  1. Monday, October 16th 7-9pm: Self Esteem
  2. Monday, October 30th 7-9pm: Shame
  3. Monday November 13th 7-9pm: Sexuality
  4. Monday November 27th 7-9pm: Feminine Power & Intuition
  5. Monday December 11th 7-9pm: Open Discussion / Make up Session 

Each week there will be a group email sent out for furthering connection and discussion between group members - participation in this email discussion is optional.

The benefits of a group:

  • Get support from others listening to you, relating and sharing with you their experiences and their perspective on your story in a respectful format
  • Listening to others tell their stories helps you to put your own problems into perspective
  • Sharing in groups can help normalize your experiences so you don't feel alone
  • Increase self-awareness & self-esteem through learning, art, sharing, reflection & feedback
  • Build support systems

$60 per session - payment required upfront to secure your registration. 

See what Jen's clients are saying about her sessions!

Group Sessions not for you? Book an Individual Session with Jen.

Register Now or Contact Jen for more information.

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Body Image Group Therapy
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Body Image Group Therapy

Develop a healthier relationship with food, your body and yourself through learning, sharing and creative exploration. Each session there will be a focus on a specific topic and space will also be given for you to discuss and address current issues. Groups are run by Jen Reddish, Counsellor and Psychotherapist at The Essence of You. Jen has over 7 years experience working with women struggling with body image issues and eating disorders, and she is passionate about supporting women on this topic!

Contact Jen for a free 10 minute phone consultation to see if this is the right group for you! Dates & Topics listed below. Not able to commit to all 5? Come to one session and see if it's right for you before committing to any additional sessions. (Registration is necessary).

  1. Monday, October 16th 7-9pm: Self Esteem
  2. Monday, October 30th 7-9pm: Shame
  3. Monday November 13th 7-9pm: Sexuality
  4. Monday November 27th 7-9pm: Feminine Power & Intuition
  5. Monday December 11th 7-9pm: Open Discussion / Make up Session 

Each week there will be a group email sent out for furthering connection and discussion between group members - participation in this email discussion is optional.

The benefits of a group:

  • Get support from others listening to you, relating and sharing with you their experiences and their perspective on your story in a respectful format
  • Listening to others tell their stories helps you to put your own problems into perspective
  • Sharing in groups can help normalize your experiences so you don't feel alone
  • Increase self-awareness & self-esteem through learning, art, sharing, reflection & feedback
  • Build support systems

$60 per session - payment required upfront to secure your registration. 

See what Jen's clients are saying about her sessions!

Group Sessions not for you? Book an Individual Session with Jen.

Register Now or Contact Jen for more information.

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