Relax & Restore

RELAX & RESTORE @ STEPPING OUT

11 November, 10am – 4pm

453 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt

Deep relaxation is one of our most potent tools in managing stress, pain and anxiety, as well as promoting healing and wellbeing.

Relax & Restore is presented by Lynnette Dickinson from Splendour Yoga to teach you how to relax your mind, body and spirit in the context of your busy and demanding life. You will experience:

  • Restorative, gentle yoga postures, teaching you how to stretch every part of your body with mindfulness and gentleness;
  • Gentle breathing practices to teach you how to breathe with your full lung capacity and use your breath to reduce stress and control pain; and
  • Guided deep relaxations to help you deeply unwind your mind, body and spirit.

Relax & Restore is available to women and men, and suitable for all levels of experience, wellness and fitness

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Group therapy – a powerful tool for growth and change

Group therapy is increasingly being viewed as a powerful tool for growth and change!

There is a lot of literature and research that demonstrates that sufferers of complex trauma stemming from child sexual abuse, violence, and attachment face many challenges forming and managing interpersonal relationships. They will also experience a broad range of psychological and interpersonal difficulties encompassing mood, anxiety, trauma and personality.

And while many people realise the benefits of therapy in recovery from trauma, this therapy is generally seen as a one to one activity between one client and one therapist. But research shows that group therapy can be just as, if not more, effective than individual therapy in helping sufferers of complex trauma. It can assist people suffering complex trauma to grow and connect in a safe, supportive space.

In what are known as “process groups”, 5-10 individuals meet face to face to share their struggles and concerns in a group with two trained group therapists. The power of process groups lies in the unique opportunity to receive multiple perspectives, support, encouragement and feedback from other individuals in safe and confidential environment. These interpersonal interactions can provide group members an opportunity to deepen their level of self-awareness and to learn how they relate to others. Through identifying patterns, personal presentations, unrecognised attitudes, and inconsistencies, participants gain an array of interpersonal and social skills that help them in their daily life.

For survivors of complex trauma, breaking the secrecy and overcoming the stigma and shame is especially effective in the group context. The experience of sharing and reliving common experiences powerfully facilitates entrance into the world of adult relationships. It creates connectedness, helping to overcome any disconnection previously felt.

Unexpressed feelings can be a major reason why people experience difficulties and distress. As individuals in process groups begin interacting freely with other group members, they usually re-experience or recreate some of the interpersonal difficulties that brought them to the group in the first place. As the group develops, participants increase their self-awareness, develop new ways of relating to people, and learn new adaptive behaviours and they make progress towards their personal goals that brought them to the group.

 

Evening Yoga classes Oct/Nov

“Learn to release what’s happened in the past and open for a new,healthy, fresh day.”

Stepping Out Program is holding a series of evening yoga classes for women and men.

27 Oct, 3, 17, 24 Nov at 6.30PM

Restorative Yoga is a healing physical practice. Lynnette Dickinson from Splendour Yoga will guide you through relaxation and gentle stretches and movement.

Restorative Yoga is a permission-based practice, where a safe space is created for participants to take part in whatever feels comfortable.

This series of 4 classes will help you to:

  • Learn to sit, stand and move in balance
  • Gain flexibility
  • Increase emotional awareness
  • Gain impulse regulation
  • Learn relaxation techniques

You will feel lighter,calmer and freer in your body.Our classes are suitable for all levels of experience and wellness and fitness.

Our classes are suitable for all levels of experience, wellness and fitness, and are open to women and men.

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