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Connecting Women present ‘Let yourself bloom’ self-care workshops Mon. March 7

(Editor’s note: This post was update at 6 p.m. on 17 February with additional information.)

The Hague-based Connecting Women is hosting a workshop, “Let yourself bloom,” which will address self-care in this frantic world.

“Self-care is a necessary and powerful antidote to offsetting life’s challenging and demanding pace,” according to a Connecting Women news release.

The event – scheduled for Mon., March 7 – is a collaborative effort between BLOOM – House of Health, Connecting Women and Images Photography Club. The evening includes a program with information and practical workshops “to soothe your body, mind, and soul,” according to the release. “Let yourself bloom” will differ from previous Connecting Women events in that there will be two rounds of workshops and attendees are asked to choose when registering.

160307_cw_mar_gathering_pr_picture_500x188Here the evening’s schedule:


18:45 – 19:15 | tea & coffee
19:15 – 20:00 | 1st round workshops
20:00 – 20:30 | break & time for personal consultations
20:30 – 21:15| 2nd round workshops
21:15 – 21:45| break & time for personal consultations
21:45 – 22:00 | time for a drink

Here’s the breakdown of seminars:

First round:

1) “To detox or not… Hype or trend, hip or (n)hot?” by Stana van Ginkel

There’s is more to it than you might think. Nutrition plays an important role, but trace elements and vitamins are essential too! During this speedy seminar you’ll learn more about the phenomenon Detox, what is does to you and what science thinks of it. Join this workshop to find out, if it fits your needs.
BLOOMer: Stana van Ginkel – Ayurvedic Practitioner and Nutritional Specialist.

2) “Moving through Motherhood” by Kim Brice

Do you ever react to your children in a way that you later regret or are even ashamed of? In this active and playful workshop, you will learn how you can begin to break this negative spiral.
BLOOMer: Kim Brice – Trainer & personal coach. In cooperation with Franca Nijman – Family Therapist

3) “Acupuncture (TCM)” by Linda Chen

At this mini-acupuncture workshop, you will learn about:
· the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture
· the range of complaints that acupuncture can treat
· the working of acupuncture shown by science & technology
· take-away acupressure tips for pain & stress relief and energy boosting
BLOOMer: Linda Chan – Chinese accupuncturist

4) “Switch on” by Jeanette van Uffelen

Lack of energy? Lack of time? Lack of inspiration? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Waking up tired? Do you struggle to decide your next steps in life? Or are you just curious to learn how to use Faster EFT (‘tapping’) in 45 minutes? Than you are very welcome at this workshop where you will receive a short introduction and some practice: You will learn how to tap on the meridians.
BLOOMer: Jeannette van Uffelen – Stress release expert

 Second round:

1) “Ayurveda, body and constitution” by Nancy Richani

Getting to Know your Ayurvedic body constitution will help you to plan your whole life, quitting patterns that don’t suit you, adapting to new habits that will help you find more harmony, joy and stability. You will learn what is healthy in terms of diet and habits and how to follow the right track to reach a fit body, relaxed mind and a free spirit.
BLOOMer: Nancy Richani – Ayurvedic specialist, massage therapist and yoga teacher

2) “Dealing with change? Try a new perspective with the Systemic way of thinking.” by Barbara Piper

Dealing with change can prove to be challenging. Be it at work or in your personal life. A refreshing and relatively new way of looking at a situation is the systemic approach. This approach shows us that underlying patterns and dynamics make the bigger picture visible. We offer insights of Systemic Works to give you an idea of this perspective. Systemic perception and attitude is new to many and requires a certain stillness and openness. Are you interested in a taste of different perspective? Please sign in.
BLOOMer: Barbara Piper – Change professional

3) “Public speaking – Take the stage!” by Nike Mulder

A workshop that lets you work on your public speaking skills, on and off stage, by combining acting and communication tools. Don’t worry, you won’t have to turn into an actor, we’re just using those acting tools that will give you that extra public speaking edge. So take that stage!
BLOOMer: Nike Mulder – Actress & communication specialist

4) “Mindful eating” by Roxanne van Oeveren

Mindfulness is an ability everyone possesses and can develop with the use of training. You can cultivate mindfulness in every aspect of your life, also in your eating habits; that’s what mindful eating is! With mindful eating we increase our awareness of whatever eating habits there may be and thereby awaken the joy that food brings us.
BLOOMer: Roxanne van Oeveren – Mindful nutritionist

As part of the event, attendees can sign up for one-on-one chats with the experts to get more tips and support. The one-on-ones will take place during the breaks, but attendees are asked to sign up for each personal meeting. During breaks, attendees are free to network, learn more about Connecting Women and the Images Photography Club, or just enjoy drinks and snacks.

There will also be an opportunity to get a short massage – announce your wish to have one at the end of the registration.

You can register here.

By the way, the release state that as this is a joint event, Connecting Women is opening it to everyone: “Feel free to bring a friend of your partner to this evening and share it in your network.”

The entrance fee for non-CW members is 10 euros. BLOOM will send an invoice to registered attendees beforehand. Late registrations can be paid by PIN card at the event itself.

Logoblauwcrop-e1454509094280The event is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Bloom | House of Health

Koninginnegracht 28
2514 AB Den Haag
070 – 205 74 74
[email protected]

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