Shed the Stress, Shed the Weight - 1 Hour Workshop
Count your calories, eat fruits and vegetables, workout as much as possible and you too can lose all the weight you want! Unfortunately, this doesn’t work for many people, yet it’s what we are force fed daily on T.V., in diet books, and by many healthcare providers. For many years, I fell for this unrealistic trap too. I was always looking to exercise programs and diets to lose weight. Every shiny new program that popped up looked like it promised me the key to weight loss I’d been looking for. So much of my time, energy, and money were spent looking for an external fix. Focusing only on diet and exercise did three things:
-Drove me further away from listening to what my body truly needed
-Created more stress in my life, making it harder to lose weight
-Made me feel like a failure; like I didn’t have the willpower to succeed
Yes, exercise and nutrition are important to maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. However, in my work with clients I’ve found that reducing stress - particularly chronic stress - is the key ingredient to the weight loss equation. Eating all the vegetables in the world won't help you lose weight if your body and mind are stressed out!
Are you ready to reduce your stress? Don’t keep beating yourself up over fad diets or impossible exercise routines to lose weight, get better sleep, or more energy. My 1 hour "Stress Loss" workshop can be tailored to your workplace or event to fit your needs and schedule. During the lunch hour or right after work is a great time to engage employees! In the Shed the Stress, Shed the Weight Workshop, I'll cover:
-How stress impacts your life
-Why it’s important to de-stress
-Sustainable tips and strategies you can integrate into your individual lifestyle to decrease stress and increase your health
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Emily has presented for Eaton Corporation, The Family Health Center, Kalamazoo RESA, Greenleaf Hospitality Group, Kalamazoo County, Borgess, and more.
Breathing & Guided Meditation Class
Looking for more ways to de-stress and start your day off focused and relaxed? Decreasing stress in your mind and body through breathing and meditation is one of the best ways to reduce anxiety and worry while increasing energy, focus, and awareness in your life. Let me guide you through 30 minutes of relaxation, breathing, and the space to set your intention for the day! Increase your awareness, energy, and focus in just a half hour. No experience necessary, no materials required.
Firehouse Fitness and Wellness Center – 1104 S Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI
Cost: Included in membership, or $10 drop in (cash only please)
Mindful Eating Workshop
Do you find yourself eating quickly, while multitasking, or stressed out? Do you skip meals, eat for comfort, feel out of control when eating, or eat on a schedule instead of when you’re physical hungry?
Learning and adopting mindful eating practices can help you slow down and bring awareness to eating, appreciating your meals, and respect your body’s ques about cravings, fullness, and satisfaction. Eating more mindfully can help reduce stress, inflammation, improve digestion, and help you lose weight.
This workshop will help you understand what mindfulness and mindful eating are, the health benefits of mindful eating, and strategies to help you become a more mindful eater.