Managing Overwhelm & Stress
A BodyIntelligence Self-Mastery Course
with Imogen Ragone in Wilmington, Delaware
Learn 7 key mind-body strategies to help you deal with stress and overwhelm from the inside out, so you can feel calm, confident, and in control, and ready to face what life throws at you.
This empowering six-week program is designed especially for women in business who are ready to make deep personal changes to transform the way they live their lives.
Course starts October 18, 2017
Six classes Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 12 noon.
Apply now for one of the 6 places available.
To all women in business:
(If you are a professional, executive, entrepreneur, business owner, solo-entrepreneur or self-employed woman, that means YOU!)
How much are overwhelm and stress costing you, your family, your work or your business?
- Do you feel overwhelmed trying to keep track of everything you have to do for business AND your home?
- Do you often feel pulled in a million different directions?
- Do you get anxious at the thought of “selling” or when you have to speak in public?
- Does your body language misrepresent the professional you are?
- Do missed deadlines, procrastination, or lack of focus impact the quality of your work?
- Do “catastrophizing” and negative self-talk affect your peace of mind and ability to be effective?
- Does undue tiredness or excessive tension make you feel like your body has let you down?
- Do you take care of everyone and everything except yourself?
If you answered YES to any of these, you are not alone!
These are common symptoms of overwhelm and stress that many of us experience on a daily basis.
And with everything life throws at us, it’s no wonder we get overwhelmed!
When we feel overwhelmed and stressed, productivity goes down, our confidence plummets, our body language becomes defensive, tentative or lacks assurance…and our bottom line suffers.
Now let’s imagine a different scenario.
IMAGINE feeling calm, confident and in control, able to face anything that comes your way with grace and poise.
IMAGINE speaking authentically and with ease to prospective clients, your boss, and even “difficult” friends and relations, as well as to groups, large and small.
IMAGINE having internal tools to quickly discern the physical and mental cues that indicate you’re becoming stressed and overwhelmed, so you can consciously choose how you wish to respond.
From personal experience, I know these are possible.
As a woman in business, YOU are the most important asset you have. Taking care of yourself, and learning tools to stop your stress responses in their tracks, is the best investment you can make in the future of your business, your career, and in your own well-being.
I specialize in working with women like me – women balancing the pressures of work and home, business and family.
My mission is to empower you with strategies to put you in control of your own body and mind, so you have a constructive way to deal with negative self-talk, can release the postural habits that lead you into overwhelm, and let go of stress. You’ll discover you have a body that is not only more comfortable and free of excess tension, but also exudes confidence and authenticity―to help you be calm, confident and in control, in mind, body and spirit.
My work is primarily based on the Alexander Technique (of which I am a nationally certified teacher) – an evidence-based method for learning to identify and change harmful habits of movement, tension and reaction – and my own experience as a solo entrepreneur for the past eleven years. I also incorporate my training as a Laughter Yoga leader, and the work of Brené Brown, Amy Cuddy, Kristin Neff, and Susan Cain into my teaching.
I hope you will join me.
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Need more information?
Get specific information about the course below. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
What Will I Learn in this Course?
This course covers seven key BodyIntelligence strategies to manage overwhelm and reduce stress.
- How to use Mindful Awareness to shift your attention in the moment to immediately relieve stress and tension.
- About the Posture of Overwhelm – what it is, why it matters, and how to avoid it.
- To Feel Your Power, so you project confidence and passion to communicate authentically with clients, prospects, and, most importantly, yourself.
- To Pause for Thought to make conscious choices about how and what you think, so you can prevent your habitual stress responses that lead to overwhelm.
- Ways to work with your Natural Breathing to calm stress.
- Practices to cultivate your Emotional Resilience based on the power of laughter, self-compassion, and gratitude.
- The importance of Self-Care as the underlying key strategy in the prevention and management of stress and overwhelm. You will explore a variety of self-care practices and find those that work best for you.
At the end of the course you’ll have personal experience and practice using all the strategies, and will be empowered with simple yet powerful ways to prevent and reduce stress and to help you next time overwhelm threatens.
Who is this Course for?
This workshop is designed especially for women in business – professional women, executives, entrepreneurs, business owners, solo-entrepreneurs and self-employed women.
If you find yourself easily getting stressed and overwhelmed – at home or at work – this course is perfect for you! An interest in mindfulness, the mind-body connection, and in personal development in general, is a bonus.
To truly benefit, you must be committed to making deep personal changes to transform the way you interact with yourself and the world around you.
What is the Course Format?
For these intimate group classes you are invited to my home studio in north Wilmington. Together we’ll explore the seven key strategies to mindfully deal with overwhelm and stress in a safe and supportive setting.
There will be handouts, slides and demonstrations. The classes will be interactive, personal and experiential, and will include individual, partner and group activities, and a little hands-on (literally) help from me.
Each week we will focus on one of the first six key strategies. Self-care, the 7th key strategy, will be infused into all the classes as an important, underlying component of everything we learn.
Each week you will receive simple assignments to help you practice and integrate what you are learning into your life.
You will also have the opportunity to network and get to know each other more informally.
Tea, coffee and water will be provided.
At the end of the course participants will receive a BodyIntelligence Self-Mastery Course Certificate of Completion.*
* You must attend at least 5 of the 6 classes and have completed specific basic assignments to receive your certificate.
What Do People Say About Imogen’s Classes and the BodyIntelligence Approach?
“I really enjoyed the class, and will practice the techniques we learned there. My only regret is that I didn’t know about it while I was still working.”
—Ellen L, retired DuPont sales manager
“I enjoyed the group size, the intimacy and the sharing as we heard the teaching, as well as the actual exercises we did. …I plan to start practicing daily – especially before my presentations. My main take-away: I am free to be myself – to be as I am!”
—JoAnne Bostwick, Arbonne Independent Consultant
“Imogen’s method has been so beneficial for me. When I tried to do the “classic” inhibiting and directing before, it felt like another imposition — forcing myself to get it right. With what Imogen has been presenting, it’s all about BEING free — enjoying it now, not when I’m perfect.”
—Joyce Goldman, Translator
“I just want you to know that I have benefited greatly from your classes…. I have learned much, and applied everything. It has improved the quality of my life immensely.”
—Mary Jo Duszak, Wellness Coach, Isagenix
“I believe without the Alexander technique I would never have discovered how much the way we think controls the way we use our bodies. Imogen integrated all of the concepts of the technique while still taking time to focus on my specific issue. I have also carried my Alexander coaching directly into my work as a dentist…a very physically demanding profession on the body. I have experienced significantly decreased back and shoulder soreness, fewer tension headaches, and more joy in my work!”
—Erin Rhodes, Dentist
What are your Credentials?
I am a teacher of the Alexander Technique, nationally certified by the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT). The Alexander Technique is an evidence-based mind-body approach to using our whole selves consciously, efficiently, with freedom, grace and poise. I have been in business teaching the Alexander Technique since 2006, and also have a second business designing simple websites for other Alexander Technique teachers. While I initially discovered Alexander Technique as a solution to my own debilitating neck pain and tension, I soon discovered it to be invaluable to me in the running of my two businesses, from being able to successfully manage a lot of time at the computer without undue fatigue, tension or pain, to helping me overcome nerves and present myself and my work with confidence, and, of course, in the management of stress and overwhelm. This has recently been a matter of immediate concern as I deal with the ongoing care of my ailing and aging parents from over 4,000 miles away. I am also a certified Laughter Yoga Leader.
When and Where do the Classes Take Place?
Classes take place Wednesday mornings at my home studio in the Chalfonte neighborhood of north Wilmington from 10 AM – 12 Noon starting October 18, 2017.
Class dates are:
October 18, 25
November 1, 8, 16, 29
(No class November 22 because of Thanksgiving)
How Much Does the Course Cost?
The cost of the 6-week course is $197
Attendance is limited to 6 people only. Book early to ensure you get your place.
If you’re a woman in business, I do hope you’ll join us. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
And, if you’re interested in the course, but the time is not right for you, or you would be interested in an online version of the program, please contact me.
I hope to hear from you soon!
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