OPEN DOOR EVENTS


STRESS REDUCTION: EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING LAB

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Open Door has created a simple 6-week curriculum to examine the nature of stress and to learn strategies to minimize its impact. Our team has targeted three primary areas: mindfulness, physical activity, and nutrition. We believe fostering these skills will increase your capacity to manage stress. Our guided curriculum includes discussion, practice, and independent work between classes. Your progress will be measurable using the provided workbook and through a follow up session one month.

Week 1- October 24 - Mindfulness and Mental Health
Week 2- October 30 - Nutrition and Stress Reduction
Week 3- November 7 - Somatics and Physicality for Stress Reduction
Week 4- November 14 - Mind/Body Connection
Week 5-  November 21 - Integration
Week 6- December 19 - Follow-up

Classes are held from 6 - 8 pm.

Instructors:
Kate Gamble, BFA, MSPT
Britton Mann, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Holly Westling, RN,MS,CNS
Miriah Wall, MS, CMHC, CYT

Price: $180, includes course workbook. Register here>


 FALL BACK AND RELAX: AN ART AS THERAPY EXPERIENTIAL

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Date: October 21
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Price:$40 per person (materials included)
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Alison Hunt

 Join Alison, mental health counselor and art therapist, for an afternoon of relaxation and art making. Alison will walk the class through a guided relaxation, which will be followed by a painting experiential and discussion.  

Register here


COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE

Date: Thursdays
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
Price: $30
Practitioner: Mason Stabler, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Community Acupuncture is

To schedule a time, click here.

For more information or questions email Mason here.

AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT

Time: 5:30-7:30pm on
Date: TBD
Price: $50

Please register by email here.

First Session  
The first workshop will include two lessons that will have a profoundly calming effect on the nervous system. The opening lesson will consist of an exploration of the mouth with the tongue and connecting the oral cavity with the chest and abdominal cavity in breathing. The second lesson will be an introduction to the Bell Movement, which Feldenkrais developed later in life. It connects with peristalsis and is the basis of locomotion. 

Second Session
The second workshop will present two different strategies that lead towards a more resilient spine. The opening lesson explores the interaction of shoulder girdle and pelvis, demanding a flexible rib cage. The next lesson is done entirely in sitting, with the hands turning the spine via flexion and extension. 

 

Frauke Voss is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner. She was introduced to Feldenkrais ATM lessons through radio broadcasts in Switzerland. Years of work as a fibre sculptor led to repetitive strain injuries, physiotherapy and a Feldenkrais training. She maintains a practice in Toronto and Bermuda.


FINDING CENTER: INTEGRATING YOUR POWER IN TODAY'S WORLD

Instructors: Cindy Pierce and Kevin Comeau
Time: TBA

This workshop, taught by Cindy Pierce and Kevin Comeau, will blend two approaches to awareness and empowerment for young women.

Cindy's aim is to inspire women to intentionally seek a stronger sense of who we are. Staying strong in our values and beliefs can be challenging, but the freedom of being our true selves leads to more clarity and conviction.

Kevin's approach to women's self defense centers on agency. Women have the right to determine their own course in life. Kevin will demonstrate practical ways in which women can utilize their strength, along with leverage, precision, and passion, to establish and maintain safe and healthy boundaries for their bodies, and by extension, their spirits.

The women who participate in this workshop will leave with an enhanced sense of their own individual and communal power, with more tools to navigate a challenging but exciting world.