Settling into Sleep with Dr. Marie Holowaychuk
Most people recognize that a good night’s sleep allows us to function the next day with a clear mind, whereas lack of sleep can result in a grumpy mood and foggy head. Researchers are also uncovering many more serious ramifications of insomnia and sleep deficits including mental health concerns, cognitive decline, and metabolic disease.
This workshop will include discussions related to sleep including:
1) normal sleep patterns and common causes of insomnia;
2) how the bedroom, mattress, and pillow can help or hinder sleep;
3) natural and practical tools for falling and staying asleep each night;
4) different chronotypes and how they affect management of energy during the day.
There will be opportunities for reflection/journaling and the session will end with a yoga nidra practice.
Marie Holowaychuk grew up in Sherwood Park and now lives in Calgary. She is a veterinarian with a vested interest in the health and wellbeing of veterinary care providers. She travels worldwide to provide workshops and lectures to medical team members regarding health and wellness. Her training includes 200-hour yoga teacher training (Passage Studios, Calgary), Learn-to-Teach and Love-to-Teach Meditation Training (Lifestyle Meditation, Edmonton), as well as a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for Professionals (MindfulnessInstitute.ca, Edmonton). Marie also has Compassion Fatigue Training from the University of Tennessee School of Social Work, as well as Mental Health First Aid Training from the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training from the Centre for Suicide Prevention. Marie writes a bi-weekly blog and monthly newsletter on pertinent issues related to veterinary wellness (criticalcarevet.ca
Saturday, September 29
3:00 — 6:00 PM
$75 + GST
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