Private & Semi-Private Program

Get this:  It’s not your  chronic illness, pain, or stress that’s kicking your butt.

And that’s great news.

Most people whose bottom has just dropped out of their life say things like:

“I used to be a dynamo but I  have no clue how to deal with what’s on my plate.”

“I want to stay effective on my job but my circumstances are really stressing me out”

“I am sick of people telling me not to stress out or to take care of myself- who has the time?”

“My relationships are strained from my situation.”

“I’m so stressed all the time, I’m not sleeping well (and have chronic headaches).”

“I support friends and family who are dealing with eldercare and illness and I am burning out.”

I get it.

I have lived with chronic pain and Lupus for most of my life (and been a caregiver myself) and I was a powerhouse. I tried everything bu it was not sustainable. It helped for an hour or two, but was not useful enough to really make a difference. There had to be another way.

What I came to was this:

I needed to quit trying to escape and find a new way to live my life. Because the pain or the illness wasn’t going to go away, my life had changed.  What I learned was that I had to change the way I related to it. For example, learning how to let go of the judgment, and be with what is. (This may sound like granola B.S., but it’s actually steeped in evidence – and it works.)

So now I work with people who are dealing were dynamos and want to get back to their glory days- when they loved what they did and loved to immerse in life.  I train them how to integrate real, useful, practical skills that help anytime, anywhere – at work, in a car, at the doctor, when having a challenging conversation, at the airport, and even at the circus – when I say anywhere, I mean anywhere!

Whether you have an autoimmune disease, or high stress situation that was thrown on your lap, a sick child or aging parent, maybe chronic pain, or some other life changing event.

If you are the kind of person to roll up your sleeves and get down to the business of getting back to being the awesome person you were, then let’s talk.

Ellen works a handful of small groups who want customized, hands-on support and are all-in.

The 3-Month Program: The No B.S. Approach to Taking Care of Yourself When Life Flips You the Bird 

You will learn:

  • How to anchor yourself in the moment and transform knee jerk reactions into calm responses
  • How to communicate openly and effectively with others
  • Evidence-based techniques to improve your nervous system, immune system, and increase stamina
  • Practices to help quiet your crazy mind so you improve your memory and focus
  • How to improve your sleep and relax your body.
  • Learn how to use gentle yoga on the spot to decompress your spine and improve chronic nagging pain
  • Learn how to effectively lower your pain symptoms
  • How to balance your day and get back to having some fun
  • Simple daily practices that are easy to incorporate in your day, anytime, anyplace.

Here’s how it works:

  • We meet either in person or virtually 9 times over a 3-month period
  • You have a built in accountability buddy and me as a back up between sessions if you are in need of support. Text, email or short phone call 
  • We agree upon what specific practical techniques are most effective in supporting you
  • You get clear and simple handouts to support you in your practices

 

If you are ready to hear more… click here

 


 

Group Virtual Program

The No B.S:  Calm Living Book Club (CLBC)

cover-widgetWhen you are part of a community committed to living in the solution, you are supported in every way.  When you are guided by a compassionate, upbeat, kick-ass teacher- your progress will soar.

This ongoing program is based on Ellen’s book/CD, Splash Into Calm – a book loaded with techniques, perspectives, and stories communicated with a casual, playful approach.

There is a four-month commitment, because Ellen know that lasting improvement only comes through realistic, incremental change.

You will learn:

  • How to anchor yourself in the moment and transform knee jerk reactions into calm responses.
  • How to communicate with doctors and loved ones openly and effectively.
  • Evidence-based techniques to improve your nervous system and immune system to strengthen your overall health.
  • Practices to help quiet your relentless thoughts so you improve your memory and focus
  • How to improve your sleep and relax your body.
  • Learn how to effectively lower your pain symptoms.
  • How to balance your day and get back to having some fun.
  • Simple daily practices that are easy to incorporate in your day, anytime, anyplace.

Here is how it works:

  • We have virtual live calls two times per month. These calls will be recorded, so you can tune in if you miss a call or want a review.
  • You will be assigned a chapter from the book and a practice for each session.
  • You will receive additional handouts and practices that are not in the book.
  • There will be teaching, group discussion, and Q&A.
  • You will have a buddy to check in with for mutual support

 

If you want to read more… click here