On Saturday, April 7, we are continuing the Brain Matters Workshop Series with the next class: Emotions Matter.
Emotions Matter will equip you to look through the emotional lens to assess performance, recovery, and pain. Sometimes we have purely mechanical limitations (i.e. “I can't do __________ because I have a muscular or structural deficiency”). However, most of the time, our limitations have an emotional component. Sometimes, emotions are the main cause of the limitation - “I can't _________ because I am overwhelmed by stress and anxiety!”
When our brains are performing well, emotions tend to be managed; neither absent, nor all consuming. In this workshop, we will discuss:
- Parts of the brain involved in emotion: (Insular Cortex, Limbic System, Vagus Nerve, Vestibular System, Visual Systems, Hippocampus, etc!)
- Strategies to assess these areas
- Exercises and drills to maintain, and improve these areas (Can we exercise our emotions? : )
- Key ingredients: breathing, laughter, and meditation
When working well, emotions cause us to pause, pay attention, consider the feelings of others, and connect with others empathetically. When emotions are not working well, they can consume us with worry, anxiety, and fear.
How do emotions get unhinged? What role do they have with pain? Why does “just being more positive” not work? What do addictions have to do with emotions? We’ll discuss these concepts and more in Emotions Matter!
Prior to attending this class, it is recommended to have at least one of the following:
1. Attended at least one other Brain Matters workshop
2. Attended at least one ZHealth course, or 3-Pillars program
3. Experienced working with a Zhealth trainer
4. Received another type of neurology based training or certification
This workshop will be movement oriented, combining teaching with application. Comfortable athletic clothing is recommended.
A short study guide (~7 pages) will be provided for the workshop 7 days before the class, via email. The cost for the workshop is discounted to $135 until March 31. There is space for 14 participants. At check-out, you will need to enter your Shipping Information (nothing is shipped; no charges will be applied).
One family member may attend with a participant for $75. To add family member, choose 2 items/attendees; at check out, enter seemore in the Coupon Code box. Your discount will appear on the next screen for Shipping Information.
Emotions Matter - Workshop April 7th, 2018
Forest & Cheryl Townsley (Presentation Room)
993 Greenland Forest Dr
Directions: I-25 south to exit 163 east, go 1 mile on County Line Road, go
right on Silver Horn Lane, then take the next right on Greenland Forest Dr.
The Townsley Home is second on the left (ignore the street markers with house numbers - those are for the two houses behind the Townsley Home.
The workshop begins at 9:00 AM, and will end at 1:00 PM.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to pick up workshop materials. Bring snacks and/or water bottle for fuel!