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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.

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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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Workshop: Reclaiming Your Identity & 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: Reclaiming Your Identity & 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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Navigating Relationships in Motherhood
Oct
22
9:00 AM09:00

Navigating Relationships in Motherhood

This is a workshop focused on helping you navigate that relationships that you have throughout motherhood.

You will have an opportunity to explore what relationships in your life need to be addressed. There will be discussion on: 

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

$60 Register Here.

Individual Sessions also available. Contact Jen for more information.

 

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Discovering Motherhood: Group Therapy
Sep
10
9:00 AM09:00

Discovering Motherhood: Group Therapy

This group offers a safe space for mothers to share, connection and develop more self-awareness. Groups are run by Jen Reddish, Counsellor and Psychotherapist at The Essence of You.This is a closed group with 5 sessions. You do not need to be a new mother to join. Mothers in any stage who are seeking a desire to process their journey and the impact that becoming a mother has had on them are welcome. Dates & Topics listed below:

  1. Sunday, September 10th 9-11am: Transitions
  2. Sunday, September 24th 9-11am: Changes, Losses & Momentum
  3. Sunday, October 1st 9-11am: Finding Your Voice
  4. Sunday, October 15th 9-11am: Boundaries
  5. Sunday, October 29th: 9-11am Self-Care & Support

*Babes in arms are welcome.

More details to come. Contact Jen to register or for a free 10 minute phone consultation to see if this is the right group for you!

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

Earlybird Special: Book by August 15th to receive 25% off!

Group Sessions are $60 and run for 2 hours. Registration is necessary. **You must commit to attending 4 of these sessions, as it is a closed group. 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.

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

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

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Workshop: Authenticity & Healing from Codependency
May
28
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Authenticity & Healing from Codependency

Do you find yourself saying yes when you want to say no? Do you over-commit yourself, find it hard to put yourself first, or struggle to express and meet your own needs? Are you often worrying about other people's problems, and about what others think of you? 

This workshop will give you an introduction to Codependency: What it means, how it is impacting your relationship to yourself and others, and how to start making positive changes. 

Learn how to detach from other people, set healthy boundaries and increase your self esteem by living more authentically and becoming more fulfilled from within.

$60 Register Here.

Individual Sessions also available. Contact Jen for more information.

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Motherhood Workshop: Who Am I?
Apr
22
9:00 AM09:00

Motherhood Workshop: Who Am I?

SECOND WORKSHOP being offered on Saturday, April 22, as the Sunday Session is almost FULL! The Saturday Session is already starting to fill up, Contact me to register asap!

This workshop is a part of a series focusing on exploring your identity as a woman and mother. Each session has a similar focus on identity but with different discussion points & activities.

This workshop will use creative activities to help you connect to yourself on a deeper level. Participants will have an opportunity to explore: qualities within yourself that represent who you are, reconnecting with lost parts of yourself and letting go what is no longer serving you, and self-care strategies that help you be your authentic self.

This is a safe space for sharing and exploration, and an opportunity for meeting other mothers on a similar journey.

Babes in arms are welcome.

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Who Am I?

This is a question frequently asked by all mothers. Maybe you've just become a mother, maybe you're well into your journey or maybe you're now coming out on the other side with your kids getting more independent or leaving the family home. Regardless of where you are at in your mothering journey, you might find yourself doing some soul searching and asking yourself this question - Who Am I?

Register Now $60.

Individual Sessions also available. Contact Jen for more information.

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