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NELSON The Point of Feeling (NVC) w/Anna Groves
1 May, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmNZD80 – NZD120
THE POINT OF FEELING (NVC)
10AM – 5PM, SATURDAY 1 MAY 2021
This 1 day workshop will offer insight into how all feelings and sensations support us to live more empowered lives. The more we can welcome feelings and see that they are a tool to help guide us, the more we can uncover what we really want and trust them to carry us forward in our lives.
Feelings help us know we are alive. They are constantly in motion. However, there are times when feelings are painful and overwhelming. It is in these moments that we can resist our feelings and look to numb them. We reach for pain relief to shift our emotional state, seeking joy and relief. It is at this point that we can cultivate habitual patterns or addictions, using something external to ease our discomfort e.g. people, places and things (moving house, getting a tattoo, ,obsessing over a person, overeating or undereating, using alcohol or drugs or technology).
There is a point to feeling.
You will explore:
– How to differentiate between a thought and a feeling.
– What depression might be pushing down?
– The importance of feeling grief when it’s there.
– How feelings get stuck in the body.
– The difference between ‘thinking’ a feeling and ‘feeling’ it.
– The importance of reframing feelings so they are all ‘positive’.
– Why it’s vital we listen to our body’s feedback.
– How feelings help us survive.
– How to interrupt the ‘feeling’ loop and stop drowning in pain.
– How to shift anxiety.
Anna Groves is an International Trainer for the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) and Somatic Practitioner (BPSA) based in Aotearoa New Zealand. Specialising in trauma, addiction, and teen issues, Anna is known for her down to earth, inclusive approach, her sense of humour, and her raw honesty. She is one of New Zealand’s most active trainers and runs workshops, online courses and retreats Internationally. She is also a trained secondary school teacher (performing arts), dancer and choreographer. Anna is a mother of three adult children and lives on the Kāpiti Coast.