Stress and Anxiety is a part of our being human. How we learn to relate to it determines dis-ease or well-being. Chronic stress breaks down our body’s natural inclination toward health. Healing Beyond Anxiety™: Body as Ally, helps us learn how to Return, Re-member, and Reinform™, our body, heart, mind and brain, by Creating a Conducive Environment both internally and externally through a certain Relational Quality of Awareness. This workshop utilizes the latest neuroscience and somatic research, taught in both a didactic and experiential form to create long-lasting lifestyle shifts.
Contact us to be sent email of open Registration for next session of HBA in September 2013 in Denver. For more information feel free to email Diane Renz, MA, LPC, Diane@yourgatewaytohealing.com, or call 720 317 5170.“She gets how I feel, I felt invited to explore because of her ability to connect and communicate from both solid knowledge and deep wisdom expressed in her willingness to be vulnerable”
….“Loved all the variety of practices….I have seen huge changes in how I handle situations”……. “I find the practices in and out of class helpful, it creates motivation to try new things regularly”……. “This workshop gave me a variety of tools that helped me cater to my own needs for anxiety help.”–Workshop Participants
Healing Beyond Anxiety™: Body as Ally, 6-week workshop
Learning to Return, Remember, and Reinform™
A weekly two hour workshop, with a blend of didactic and experiential guidance, emphasizing direct experience of exercises to re-inform mind, brain, body, and our relational attitude toward our distress. The workshop utilizes the influences of current scientific research interested in the neurobiological changes influenced by environment, relationships, and the mind’s attention correlated to brain function/structure toward calming and re-informing the nervous system. Techniques are based on these brain changes using applications of Mindfulness, Somatic Awareness, Energy Medicine, Imagery and Breathwork. Through understanding the origins of anxiety, we can view how it is constructed, and then create a new relationship to our experience through both acceptance and change strategies that help de-construct anxiety, dis-covering its relevance, to then re-construct our connection to our inherent wholeness already existing.
Are you struggling with stress? Trying to find your balance? What is perceived as stress and how it impacts your life is unique to each individual. Whether it’s related to your work, relationships, illness, loss, or just finding it hard to slow down in this fast paced culture, or working with specific phobias, generalized anxiety, this workshop is meant for you.
- Workshop is available Nationwide for weekend or one day seminar trainings
- For local consecutive 6 week sessions is limited to a maximum of 10 and a minimum of 4 participants.
Regular Cost: $495 for the six week workshop, to be paid in full at time of registration. See current Early Bird discounts offered at registration site..
For more information feel free to call 720 317 5170, or email Diane@yourgatewaytohealing.com.
Cancellation Policy: Full Refund less $100 for cancellations two weeks or more prior to start date. No refund for cancellations within two weeks of group start date. Full refund if group is canceled.
See Diane’s Bio :
Facilitated by: Diane Renz, M.A., L.P.C., a Psychotherapist in private practice, trained in Transpersonal psychology, with extensive post graduate studies in Trauma and Somatic psychology. She specializes in Anxiety, utilizing the latest neuroscience studies that show our capacity for changing our brains through focused attention to sensations, images, thoughts, and emotions. She presents a variety of somatic and mindfulness based practices to help people affect state changes. Her work is fueled both by professional training and personal exploration. Through experimenting with her own anxiety, she developed tools for, what she calls; Returning, Remembering, and Reinforming the nervous system. Diane created a program for performance anxiety arising out of her own explorations with introversion and fears of public speaking. She has written and performed six autobiographical monologues, and appeared in two plays. She continues to use her own life as a study, implementing body mind practices that lead to integrative states. She has studied with Dan Siegel, MD, in the field of neuroscience, Jon Kabat Zinn in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and integrates the teachings of numerous other leaders in the field of Somatic research and Neural plasticity. Diane’s view of a person’s inherent health guides her work. Each symptom becomes opportunity for healing. Both her professional and personal experience has proven that you can turn ‘pain into possibility’ as it becomes your Gateway to Healing.
“Diane’s integrity, commitment, and authenticity travels far beyond the therapeutic session. Her personal integration of her life experience invites others to discover their own healing and well being.” -Duane F. Mullner, LPC, Founder of the Gestalt Institute of the Rockies
“Diane is truly amazing at her profession…she listens, accepts, challenges, and provides helpful strategies and techniques” – JC (former client)
In “Healing Beyond Anxiety™”, we will explore a non-pathological view toward healing and integration of the emotion of fear and the bodily sensation of anxiety. We will work with mind and body practices proven to shift nervous system activation, neural pathways, and beliefs around identity with feelings, thoughts, sensations and behaviors.
“The level of effort to avoid anxiety determines the level of disorder or pathology”, Ron Siegel
It is not the anxiety that is the problem but our strategies to get away from it.
Join The Workshop: Healing Beyond Anxiety: Body as Ally
Learn how the pain of anxiety can become the possibility for your healing.
Return, Remember, and Reinform ™
If you suffer with anxiety, your symptoms may feel like a general low level continual worry state, to extreme fear that keeps you from fully engaging in life:
Excessive, ongoing worry and tension
irritability, muscle tension, headaches
Difficulty concentrating, tiredness
Trouble falling or staying asleep
Trembling, sweating, being easily startled
Dizziness, lightheadedness, and nausea
Difficulty breathing, sense of feeling smothered, a need to escape
Nervousness about the possibility of losing control and doing something embarrassing
In this workshop you will learn about the causes and physiology of anxiety, and experience tools for easing the intensity of symptoms that may be leading you to unhealthy behaviors or constriction from full life functioning:
Each session provides Didactic material, Experiential practice, and Processing time
- Learn about the process of anxiety in your body and what causes and maintains symptoms.
- Practice tools of acceptance and change to reinform your nervous system and create new neural pathways
- Share your concerns and cultivate the connection and support necessary for healing.
- Discover your identity beyond your anxiety.
“True fearlessness is not the reduction of fear, but going beyond fear.”- Chogyam Trungpa
“Diane successfully provides the safety to explore, approach, allow, and learn tools to both accept and modify the emotional state of anxiety.” – Dr Emmett Bishop, Medical Director and Founding Partner of the Eating Recovery Center of Denver
Workshops offered in Denver and Nationwide in 6-week or weekend format“Diane’s passion for healing through psychotherapy is manifest in all her work, but most especially in her group therapy. She has a remarkable talent for presenting complex topics in an easily understandable way so that patients can take these concepts and effectively apply them to their own lives.” – Dr. Lori Holland, Addictions Psychiatrist
“Spending a year and a half of my life with Diane as my therapist was easily one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself” – AJ (former client)
Finding Sense in the Symptoms and Calm in the ChaosREGISTRATION CONTACT Diane Renz, M.A., L.P.C., 4623 Your Gateway to Healing, Inc. Email
720 317 5170
“Through her skills, knowledge, and unparalleled intuitive abilities, Diane motivates her patients to experience the full range of emotional responses to their addictive and anxious behaviors in order to fully embrace and embody inherent health.” – Duane F. Mullner, LPC, Founder of the Gestalt of the Rockies
More on Anxiety:
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a natural part of living. It is natural to get anxious when you don’t hear from someone you had expected a call from. If you have an upcoming test at school, you may feel anxious about how well you might do. Or, you might have a deadline for a project approaching and feel increased anxiety. It is not whether we feel anxiety, but what we do with it.
There are a wide range of symptoms of anxiety. It is important to remember, this is a Mind-Body experience. It does not have to do with external circumstances. There is an interactive loop between thoughts, perceptions, interpretations, imagination, feelings, and bodily sensations. The more you can begin to understand the internal events taking place, and the natural physiological responses to these events, the more choice you have to modify your internal experience, and subsequently, your bodily experience.
Symptoms can vary in intensity and range. Evaluating how much anxiety interferes with your life, (are you avoiding activities, or distracting yourself with negative behaviors to avoid your feelings, are you consumed with anxiety thoughts that keep you from fully being present, are you unable to sleep, eat, engage in productive work and relationships?), can help you to take the initiative to find new ways of working with this human experience called anxiety. Facing your fear and monitoring it, allows the next step of beginning to modify it. It is essential to “Return” to your body sensation—the source of anxiety, and come to know what you are experiencing in the present moment. You might feel a slight worry to a constant dread or fear. Your body may experience a slight fluttering of your heart rate to intense tachycardia (or racing heart). You may perspire slightly, and only in one area of your body, to perspiring profusely, extending to many areas of the body. Breath can become shallow and fast, mouth dry, muscles tense, feelings of nausea, dizziness. Intense anxiety can lead to feelings of depersonalization and fears of losing control to complete panic and overwhelm.
If anxiety extends over a period of 6 months or longer, and life function has diminished interfering with your normal activity, then anxiety may then be termed a “disorder”. This is not the focus of this workshop, but for informational background on anxiety, I will include the list of anxiety disorders:
Panic Disorder: repeated episodes of intense fear, strikes without warning, short of breath, feelings of unreality, racing heart, sweating, dizziness
Generalized Anxiety: constant exaggerated worrisome thoughts.tension about everyday life and routine things
PTSD: (post traumatic stress disorder) after traumatic event, (overwhelming event with feelings of helplessness, out of control, lack of safety), symptoms of nightmares, intrusive thoughts/images, avoidance, anger, irritability
Social Anxiety: fear of scrutiny, humiliation, avoidance of pleasurable activities for fear of personal attack
Phobias: extreme disabling irrational fear of specific place or thing
OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder): repeated, unwanted thoughts or compulsive behaviors, impossible to stop/control