International Women’s Day 2013 Program 
 

  

1.      Conquer the Clutter. Does having too much to do and keeping too much prevent you from doing or having what you really want?  Have you filled your home with "stuff" to the point where it is stressing you out? What will getting organized allow you to do differently? This high-energy session will help you understand why we fill our lives with busyness and accumulate so much "stuff".  And, you will learn how to let go and create a new life for yourself.  Banish clutter once and for all and live the life you want!                Jane Veldhoven, Certified Professional Organizer. 10:30 to Noon session. 

 

2.    Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace. This training session will assist employees in  identifying and dealing with bullying and harassment in the work environment.   Nancy MacLean, PSAC Regional Representative. 10:30 to Noon session. 

 

3.     Refill Your Energy Tank! Are you feeling dragged out, tired, frustrated?  Is your energy tank constantly running on low?  This workshop will teach you how to support your mind, body and soul through nutrition and lifestyle choices to achieve an energised and vibrant life.  Let’s jumpstart your engine and get you moving on your journey to wellness! Vanessa Rodrigues, Holistic Nutritional Consultant & Health Coach.

       10:30 to Noon and 1:30 to 3:30 pm 

  

4.      A High Performance Life – The One Thing You Gotta Know. The increasing demands and competing priorities of life have made a balanced-life a mythical pursuit in today’s fast-paced world. Yet many have successfully navigated the course and lived effective, productive and fulfilling lives. What do they know that most others don’t? When we sort through all of the data there is one key insight that rises above the rest … one thing you just gotta KNOW if you hope to lead a high-performance life: at work; at home; and in your community. Peter Bowyer will present the case for a different kind of “balancing act” that will help you create and sustain a high-performance life. The participants will gain a more holistic understanding of the role of stress … and the one thing you just gotta KNOW about it. 10:30 to Noon 

 

5.      A High Performance Life – The One Thing You Gotta Do. The increasing demands and competing priorities of life have made a balanced-life a mythical pursuit in today’s fast-paced world. Yet many have successfully navigated the course and lived effective, productive and fulfilling lives. What did they do that most others haven’t? When we sort through all of the data there is one key action that rises above the rest … one thing you just gotta DO if you hope to lead a high-performance life: at work; at home; and in your community. Peter Bowyer will present the case for a different kind of “balancing act” that will help you create and sustain a high-performance life. The participants will gain a more holistic understanding of the role of human energy … and the one thing you just gotta DO about it. 1:30 to 3:30 pm 

  

6.      Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupunture & College. Students will be present from the college with their massage tables. While massages are given in the room, Dr. Li will speak about Acupuncture and how it can help with women's issues. Carole will speak on the College aspect. There will be a limited number of participants for this workshop. 10:30 to Noon  

 

7.    Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine: Massage Therapy & Esthetics. Students will be present from the college with their massage tables. While massages are given in the room, Serena Dixon will speak about Massage Therapy followed by Dawn MacDonald who will speak about esthetics, such as foot care, skin care, make-up, etc. There will be a limited number of participants for this workshop. 1:30 to 3:30 pm

 

8.     Slowing the Pace of Life with the Gift of Kripalu Yoga. Women nurture. Whether is it taking care of our families, elders, friends, communities or church – women are the natural healers of the world. We are also diligent workers. We take on more when we are asked, exceed our own personal limitations and rise to the occasion both as professionals and as volunteers. We are staunch advocates for our rights and the rights of our daughters and our sons, in order to build a better world.For these reasons, it is now our time to sooth our bodies, minds and spirits through a workshop in Gentle Kripalu Yoga. Using ancient yoga practice and theory, workshop participants will examine such welcome ideas as: self observation without judgment, starting where you are – not where you want to be, dropping into stillness to calm the body and mind, releasing the tension held in the body and mind through a gentle yoga flow. Veronica Sherwood, 1:30 to 3:30 pm.

 

       This workshop is open to women of all shapes, sizes and physical condition. Beginners are more than welcome. In order to create a more intimate setting for dialogue – the class is limited to 30 participants. Chairs Yoga can be accommodated in this workshop. Wear comfy clothes and bring a journal, mat, cushion and blanket if you like.  (You will be glad you did).

 

9.    Mental Health. We will discuss what mental illness is and how it manifests itself in our workplace including the challenges faced when working with others experiencing mental illnesses. We will also review the Employers “Duty to Accommodate”. Nancy MacLean, PSAC Regional Representative. 1:30 to 3:30 pm.