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Foundation Basics for an Arts Based Self-Care Practice (six weeks, live & online)

This arts based self-care practice was developed in 2021 with the input from people like you: heart-centered caregivers, parents and community workers – people who are great at caring for others and want to get better at caring for themselves.

Through my work as a coach and through the research on mental wellness that I conducted, a theme emerged: most of us know perfectly well what we need to support our mental and physical wellness but somehow resist acting on that knowledge consistently. My dream is that with this process, our collective life experiences, and a good dose of curiosity, we create an environment that encourages us and each other to develop our own unique path (or practice), one that brings wellness and ease.

This approach is a blend of elements of Mindfulness meditation, Focusing, NVC and the Expressive Arts. This combination of processes gently helps you to connect with yourself, your emotional landscape and with ways to meet your own needs in practical, creative and sometimes surprising ways. Foundation Basics gives you the chance to learn the process and tools in a gradual, step by step way. It is my hope that you will take it find ways to practice it well after this course. You are welcome to continue the journey in our ongoing weekly practice sessions where you will find support and new ways to tap into yourself and whatever is going on. I have both experienced and witnessed the power of self-awareness, self-connection and self-compassion. And how that power is amplified when we learn and practice them in a community setting.

We will meet weekly, for six weeks, live and on Zoom for 1.5 hours. I hope you will choose to join us.


This program is an opportunity for you to:

  • slow down and connect with yourself
  • listen and learn from what your body has to tell you
  • play with different expressive arts methods
  • find more wellness and ease with yourself
  • begin to develop a sustainable self-care practice for yourself
  • feel supported and part of a community





The program includes:

  • Six weekly guided practice sessions, live and online (Zoom)
  • A gently paced opportunity to learn the elements that make up this practice: Mindfulness, Focusing, NVC and the Expressive Arts
  • Mini teach pieces around change and transition and other Living Aligned concepts.
  • Q & A time
  • Community discussion forum between sessions
  • Audio recordings with which to assist your practice between sessions
  • Supplemental handouts with complementary exercises and resources



    “Linda always has a way about her that is very appealing to me. Light-hearted and playful (offering laughter, pointing out the small things that bring her joy) while at the same time, bringing up a sense that she is quite serious about her approach and is fully there for you.” ~ Mary

Register Now!

January 19 – February 23, 2022

Foundation Basics Program
CAD $197 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Program + Coaching (2 x 30 minute)
CAD $297 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


When you enroll you will choose which time slot you plan to attend:
2 – 3:00 PM or 8 – 9:30 PM (EST) Convert to Your Timezone


We will meet via Zoom through the Ruzuku Platform. All the details will be emailed to you.

Come as you are: frazzled, calm, tired, energetic, into art making or not. You are welcome to keep your cameras and mics on or off as you feel comfortable or as your internet allows. I encourage you to use a computer or tablet rather than your phone if at all possible.

Contact Linda if you have any concerns or questions or wish to discuss alternative participation or payment arrangements.


I have been offering ‘creative support through times of change’ to teams in organizations and through public workshops here in Rupert for the past 20 years. Over this past year, I have been learning about leading online group possibilities. Besides attending many learning events for myself, I experimented with various offerings of my own: from two-hour pop-up sessions to a weekly drop-in practice, followed by a six-week pilot program in October and November.

This particular program is appropriate for those who are new to my Living Aligned approach as well as those who have joined me on my earlier offerings. This is the next iteration, the learning curve now focused facilitating online and using this learning platform. I hope you will bear with me and the inevitable glitches that are bound to show up.



“I appreciated how low-maintenance the experience was. Linda held the group beautifully, gently encouraging participation, sharing her personal examples and stories to help illuminate ‘lessons’ and keep the energy flowing. I think Linda’s leadership helped create a real atmosphere of kindness and inclusion (or perhaps those were just the type of folks to show up). Linda is deeply sincere in her desire to support others in exploring and understanding themselves better. I felt respected, honoured, reassured/validated by Linda’s facilitation and the content she chose to share with us.” ~ Debbie


More sessions and workshops are on their way… just as soon

as I figure out a few more technical shinanegans.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.



Another way to stay in touch is by subscribing to my email list
which will deliver the occasional Living Aligned newsletter.

I’m getting back to writing on my BLOG too.

(Yes it has been awhile. Working out the kinks. Feels good.)

 



Past Programs



This series wrapped up on December 12 and 13, 2021.

Thanks to all who engaged in the process and offered feedback. I am tweaking the next iteration for early in January.




invitation to a course

As many of you know mental health support, my own and yours, has been an interest of mine for many years. This past year has really upped the anti though. It feels like a parallel pandemic…and not so hidden this time. Which in some ways is good…I want to see us talking about mental health openly, see us asking for help as we would if another part of our body was hurting. On the other hand, accessible support systems are thin.

I am not a therapist but I believe in the power of learning, self awareness and community. Over the past year I joined a lot of learning opportunities, I offered online workshops and the Sunday Connect series and then I interviewed a bunch of smart, capable and caring people about how they were doing emotionally – their sense of what helps and what doesn’t. Almost everyone mentioned that they were perplexed at their personal resistance to maintaining a practice of self-care – especially the ones they actually enjoyed and have experienced as helpful. That includes me. What’s going on?!

I’d like to share ideas and explore further, with you, what I’ve been learning. To that end, my hope for this pilot project is that it will be an opportunity for you to learn about yourself, to feel supported and part of a community and to start the ball rolling on a sustainable self-care practice for yourself. I also hope that you will help me develop future iterations by letting me know what resonated and which aspects helped you and what might need tweaking.

So…if this calls to you, I’d love it if you would join me on this pilot project adventure!


Cultivating a Self-care Habit

This weekly series will help you connect with yourself, your emotional landscape and your perfectly-imperfect-humanness in a gentle, curious and sometimes surprising way. Our sessions will include guided meditations, Expressive Arts exercises (imagery, word, sound, movement, texture) and mini teach pieces around change and transition as well as an introduction to my Living Aligned model. We will follow a structure (with flexibility), utilize an integrated body-mind lens and play with creative ways for you to discover what works best for you.

Our group meetings will be conducted online via Zoom where you can choose to keep your cameras on or off as you feel comfortable (or your internet allows). The 1:1 coaching invitations will be by telephone or Zoom.

o Six weekly 1.5 hours sessions on Zoom

o 1.5 hours of 1:1 coaching

o Small group discussions

o Support resources: PDF handouts, audio/video recordings, links to other resources

o Community of women exploring alongside of you

o Maximum of 8 people in each course

You have two options, both start the first week of October:

Sunday, Oct 3 – Nov 7 from 9:30 – 11 AM (EST)
or
Monday, Oct 4 – Nov 8 from 11:30 – 1 PM (EST)

Investment:

Please choose according to your means: $180 or $240 CDN (taxes included)

Payment can be made via e-transfer to linda@lindavanderlee.com

To REGISTER, please contact me via my contact page, or send me a direct email, indicating which session you are interested in.
First come, first served. Space is limited to eight people in each group. (We are half-full as of Monday, Sept 27th.)

I am so looking forward to diving in, connecting and learning with you!

Warmly,

Linda
PS I believe I am close to finding my new Assistant, so I hope you will bare with me and my lack of skills here on this site!

 


We started on May 16 but you are welcome to come to any of these sessions. Send me an email to be on the list to get the zoom link.

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I offer customized workshops and courses, on a variety of topics related to personal, leadership and team development. These can be scheduled at the convenience of you or your team. Contact me to learn more!

“If it were not for Linda’s visioning workshops, I would still be wishing I knew how to live the life I am living now.” ~ Marta Singh

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