Redefining Your Relationship With Stress: Creating A Practice That Works For You
We all experience and feel stress in different ways - from navigating how to work from home, being an effective leader or manager, caring for your family, staying connected to your community, or starting a new chapter in your life. Many times, we forget that we need to take care of ourselves first in order to do all those other things successfully. Most of the time, we view stress negatively. However, not all stress is negative. In fact, in order for us to perform optimally, research has shown that a certain amount of stress is needed.
By creating a strong personal foundation, one can deal with adversity more easily, make decisions more clearly, perform more optimally, and maintain personal balance more effectively. In this workshop, Stephanie Simpson discusses the physical, psychological, and physiological effects of stress, the positive and negative effects of stress, the relationship between stress and peak performance, and introduces several stress management tools and techniques from Sport Psychology, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness. Participants are empowered to create their own stress management practice that can be integrated into their daily routines.
If you can re-define how you respond to stress, you can build a new relationship with it; one where stress becomes a facilitating partner in your life, not a debilitating one.
Artists Can Save the World
Using voice and movement, Stephanie Simpson elevates the daring declaration that artists can save the world by showing us that we are all artists at heart. Tapping into our individual creative selves, we become more innovative problem solvers and effective critical thinkers capable of creating deeper, more meaningful relationships both in and out of the workplace. With insight and grace, Stephanie paints a picture of what’s possible if we all activate the artist within, and issues the invitation to save the world together.
Being a Resilient Student Amidst Transition
Transitions are a natural part of life. However with transition comes Change. Change is hard; it is usually accompanied with uncertainty which can lead to worry, fear, anxiety, and stress. Unaddressed, these feelings can lead to disengagement and a lack of connection which can result in underperformance in the classroom, on the stage, on the field, and in life in general.
Fortunately, there are effective skills and tools that can assist students in building a strong foundation which allows them to be more resilient and navigate adversity more easily. Drawing on her background in Arts Education, Psychology, Mindfulness, and Trauma-Informed practices, Stephanie offers tools from Sport Psychology, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Yoga. These techniques empower students with more self-confidence, a stronger sense of self/voice, and a Self Care practice that can be integrated into their daily routines both in and out of the classroom.
Creating a Coach-Like Culture: A Toolkit to Support Employee Engagement and Wellbeing
In today’s professional world, we are required to wear many hats. All these roles require us to engage with others in a deep and meaningful way. This can be challenging and sometimes exhausting. Coaching is a toolkit that provides us with new skills that can support us personally and professionally. A Coach-Like Culture is one that supports a diverse community where all participants feel included and valued. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the concept of coaching and its many applications. You will leave with concrete skills to help you communicate more effectively, navigate challenges more efficiently, create an environment that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion, and achieve goals more easily.