Summer Self Care

Return to Centre: Summer Self care

Saturday June 10th 10:30-12:30   Cost: FREE

Victoria Craniosacral Clinc, Suite B – 1834 Oak Bay Ave

 

Summer is almost here, even if the weather doesn’t show it. Longer days and warmer nights are supporting all the green and growing things to bloom again.  It’s a time of gathering with friends, and of getting out into the world again.

Now is the perfect time to support our inner selves as we live into the extroversion of the season.

This workshop is taste of some of the energy practices I incorporate into my clinic, and into the ways I support my clients.  My intention for our time together is to provide people with the space, practice, and support to explore the resilience, brilliance, strength, and vitality that exist within each of us.

By honouring and caring for ourselves first, we cultivate a way of being that brings greater joy, acceptance, and happiness to ourselves and to all those around us.

Our time in community together will be relaxing and resourcing.  I’m intentionally keeping this group small, so that we can create a safe sacred space together.

Want to  join us ? We’d love to have you with us.

Beyond Gender with Caleb Arring

Caleb Arring is the LGBT immigration lawyer who makes Beyond Gender so rad.

In case you’re wondering, it’s arrrring, like a pirate.

I know Caleb from business. And winning. And awesomeness. He’s from San Francisco and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of times. We’re developing a really great relationship and recently I had the honour of sponsoring his podcast, Beyond Gender.

It was fun to be interviewed and get recorded over the phone. I encourage everyone to listen and subscribe to his podcast.

Beyond Gender features queer and trans news and stories from the US and stuff. But it’s stuff that I care about, and it’s stuff that you care about too!

Caleb Arring is an immigration defense attorney, activist and entrepreneur… After transitioning at the age of 20 Caleb began a life of activism through educating. By sharing stories and experiences Caleb has been able to make connections with people and help them realize that trans* people are just like any other people.

Give the recent episode of Beyond Gender and the interview with Buck Angel (and me!) a listen. You’ll notice that in this episode I mention my complimentary service to trans folks. If you’re interested, please get in touch.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Training

A training poster with a watery-blue background and part of a DNA double helix gently spiralling to one side.

Interested in BCST?  Looking for a way of supporting your current clients that is deeply honouring and highly effective?  Or simply curious to learn more about this therapy? Check out the Body Intelligence Foundation Training.  The first seminar is a stand alone introduction that focuses on relational touch.

I graduated from the first training held in Victoria (and I also took a seminar in Melbourne while visiting my family), and I volunteered at the following training here.  Victoria Craniosacral is hosting an Intro Talk May 25th 6:30-8:30.

If you’re interested and want to book in, or if you have any questions, contact Gayle

April Student Clinic

Current students practicing craniosacral therapy. Some students are lying on massage tables and some are touching in at the feet.

Craiosacral Student Clinic

A Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy session with one student and one practitioner for $40.

Our next clinic is April 14-16 2016, at a new time:  8:30- 9:30am  Thursday April 14th, Friday April 15th and Saturday April 16th.  Student Clinics are held at 1303 Broad Street, Victoria.  (Enter on Broad Street through the glass door and up the stairs.)

Book in now to try it out.

Want to know more?

This is a great chance to try out biodynamic craniosacral therapy if you’ve never tried it before, but are curious.  You will receive a session led by a qualified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST) who is accompanied by a current BCST student.  They will both touch in with you during the session; this offers a powerful therapy session.  During the session, both practitioner and student will stay in verbal contact with you, as well as each other, in order to explore what is happening in your system.

A session lasts approximately one hour which will includes time for pre- and post-assessment with about 30 mins on the table.  A case history is taken during the first consultation and sessions will include a sensitive discussion about what brings you to the clinic.  Your session records will be kept in confidence and no names will be used during class discussions for learning.

Student clinics provide a learning experience for students of Body Intelligence Training which is an international training organization offering a two-year practitioner course in BCST.  (www.bodyintelligence.com)

The course is accredited by the Association of National Health Practitioners of Canada (www.nhpcanada.org). The school of Body Intelligence Training is a member of the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings (www.biodynamic-craniosacral.org).

Spring Energy Awareness Workshop

This is a shot of a woman's face in profile with her hair and the background a flowing colour scheme and golden lights.

Return to Centre: A Time of Self Care and Energy Awareness

Saturday March 19th 1pm-4pm  $35

Victoria Craniosacral Clinc, Suite B – 1834 Oak Bay Ave

Continuing our connection to the rhythm of the seasons, I am facilitating a short workshop near the Spring Equinox.  If you have joined us for previous workshops, this will build upon our self-explorations.  If you are new to this, then welcome!  No experience necessary.

Spring is almost here, the days are getting longer and the plants and trees around us are waking up and growing once again.  Now is the time for an energetic spring cleaning.

We will gather as community and learn effective grounding tools, explore our connection to Universal Life Force and Divine Love, and experience simple healing energy practices.  I will support you as you clear out what is no longer yours to hold, and as you call in only what is serving your Highest Good.

If you’re ready to make some profound shifts, or simply ready to be more supported in your daily living, then this is for you!  I’m intentionally keeping this group small, so that we can create a safe sacred space together.

Sounds good, right?  Join us and be nourished and reenergized.

Workshop on Self Care this week

Here's a shot of some resource books about self care and some kids books from our last workshop.

Return to Centre: A day of Self-Care and Self-Compassion
Saturday January 23rd, 2016, 9.30 – 5.15pm
1037 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Join self-compassion therapist, Sarah Jarvis, and biodynamic craniosacral therapist, Gilda Shannon, for a full day exploration of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual self-care and nourishment.

RETURN TO CENTRE will provide you with the space, practice, and support to explore the resilience, brilliance, strength, and vitality that exist within each of us. By honouring and caring for ourselves first, we cultivate a way of being that brings greater joy, acceptance, and happiness to ourselves and to all those around us.

We will explore:

  • Self-compassion – what it is, and how to honour your deep emotions and arising needs.
  • Boundaries and power of your energetic body
  • Integration of body, heart, mind, and soul through an introduction to meditation, inner reflection, and nourishing embodied practices.

Self-Compassion, Self-Care Workshop: December 5th

Thirty tea lights in a bowl of water at a winter ceremony.

I’m co-facilitating an upcoming workshop with Sarah Jarvis, Self-Compassion Therapist! I’m hosting the workshop at my clinic. It’s going to be a small group so we can explore in depth.

Self-Care, Self-Compassion, Returning to your Centre

December 5th, 9:30am to 5:00pm | $50.00
Victoria Craniosacral Clinic, Suite B – 1834, Oak Bay Ave

Contact me to enroll.

It’s a full day workshop of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual self-care and nourishment. We will dive into embodied practice through Chi-Gong, gentle yoga and simple healing energy practices. We will explore what self compassion is and how we can listen to and honour our deep emotions and rising needs.

We will gather as community to go within and support one another as we prepare for transition into the holiday season.

 

Low Cost Student Clinic

Victoria Craniosacral clinic room from two years back

We have two upcoming low cost student clinics. One is happening this week and then another in December. The cost is $40.

October 7-10, Wednesday through Friday
5:15 to 6:15 pm
at The Studio above Wild Coffee House and Bistro @ 1303 Broad Street, Victoria (enter on Broad Street)

Course description

You will receive a session led by a qualified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST) who is accompanied by a BCST student. They will both touch in with you during the session; this offers a powerful therapy session. During the session, both practitioner and student will stay in verbal contact with you, as well as each other, in order to explore what is happening in your system. A session lasts approximately one hour which will include time for pre- and post-assessment. A case history is taken during the first consultation and sessions will include a sensitive discussion about what brings you to the clinic. Your session records will be kept in confidence and no names will be used during class discussions for learning. Student clinics provide a learning experience for students of Body Intelligence Training which is an international training organization offering a two-year practitioner course in BCST. The course is accredited by the Association of National Health Practitioners of Canada. The school of Body Intelligence Training is a member of the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Trainings.

Book now

Please book in advance by contacting me, Gilda!