Make Your Way from Overcommitted & Overwhelmed to Calm & Centered.
Learn to Cultivate A Life in Balance
Workshops & Retreats
Say Yes to Yourself!
Then This is the Moment to Make a Change!
Time For Change
The Balanced Life Workshop offers the perfect space to take a pause and make a plan for better self-care. Often the hardest part of change is creating the time and space to reflect and consider what your needs are and what can be different. In this skills based workshop you will participate in group activities and conversation blended with reflective quiet time. The power of group dynamics is harnessed to foster a learning environment where you will see that you are not alone in your struggle to find balance amongst the demands of your responsibilities. The Balanced Life promises you’ll leave feeling relaxed yet rejuvenated, peaceful yet inspired, and brimming with new ideas and strategies for incorporating self-care into your regular routine.
Benefits of the day include:
Workarounds for obstacles that prevent self-care and rest
Developing tools & strategies for guilt-free self-prioritization
A day away from the responsibilities of your life giving time & space to consider how to make change
A Content Rich Experience
Your workshop facilitator is Heather Carlson—a practicing therapist with a masters degree in couples and family therapy and is trained and experienced in leading group therapy. This sets The Balanced Life apart from other workshops as it offers both a day of growth and new skill development, while also offering a soothing environment for change. Heather’s goal is to provide a day of learning where regular self-care becomes realistic and approachable – resulting in a more balanced life.
Yoga for Mind and Body
Though yoga is wonderful for blissing out and feeling relaxed, it is included in the The Balanced Life workshop for more than just its zen effects. An afternoon yoga practice led by a private Boulder-based yoga instructor is just one of the many ways the day emphasizes how burnout prevention starts with the mind-body connection. Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced yogi, this paced-for-everyone practice will open doors to new ways of thinking about what mind-body connection really means and how it can help you begin to take better care of yourself.
Facilitated by a Woman Who Knows a Thing or Two About Burnout
I am Heather Carlson, MA, MFTC and I developed The Balanced Life Workshop after my own tangle with burnout. I am a working mother of three, still dancing with my husband of 20 years, and still learning how to say “no” though it’s hard when life is so full of things to say “yes” to! As a trained therapist and group facilitator I lead with a humble heart and a real-life understanding of the challenges you face when it comes to putting yourself first. My style of leading is warm and approachable, and just the right mix of playful with a serious desire to empower women to take better care of themselves. Also, I just so happen to be a Southerner and love to entertain, so every detail of your day has been thought of to provide a welcoming and calming learning environment.
What past participants of The Balanced Life workshop are saying:
“I am allowing myself to enjoy things in the moment, and not waiting to enjoy them later. I feel like I gained permission to go after what I want in life.” – Rosemary
“The day exceeded my expectations. I feel more grounded and tapped into issues I never gave much thought to before.” – Jesse
“I walked away feeling confident I can effectively tame my stress and anxiety by taking time for myself and not feel guilty about it!” – Dawn
“The day really brings into focus both the deep need for rest and the importance of prioritizing our own rest in improving our overall wellbeing.” – Michelle
What to Expect:
Participation in large & small group discussions
Independent time for personal reflection
Learn new skills and strategies to increase self-prioritization
Connection with like-minded women, and time in a natural setting for self-reflection
Nourishing gentle yoga class to promote mind-body awareness
Delicious catered lunch and snacks