Sonera offers a variety of workshops, some of which are listed below. Feel free to get in touch for more details.

Mindful Eating

One’s relationship to food is a cornerstone to one’s overall health and well-being. In this workshop, we will focus on understanding the relationship to food as a relationship to the Self, where the process of eating is transformed into a sacred act of self nurturance . Mindful eating means being aware of one’s hunger and working with the different types of hunger we feel and identify with. We will learn to distinguish emotional from physical hunger and in turn let go of unhealthy eating habits. This workshop is for you if you are suffering from diabetes, cholesterol, obesity, binge eating and/ or simply want to eat more consciously.

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Stress Management

Extreme stress affects our emotional, cognitive and physical health. Stress can overtake our lives where our relationships, work performance, cognitive ability, and overall well being can be negatively affected. This workshop provides us with the tools to understand and locate stress in our body and stimulate the relaxation response. We will learn how to identify conscious and unconscious stress patterns held in the bodymind that hinder our day to day functioning, while simultaneously learning to de-stress and resource oneself in the face of internal and external challenges.

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Executive Coaching / Team Building

The Executive Coaching/ Team Building workshop is designed specifically for individuals who work in corporations and institutions. The aim of the workshop is to facilitate professional and personal development and to increase interpersonal harmony in the work place to optimize both individual and group performance. Participants will learn attention focusing and relaxation skills which in turn catalyze an enhanced ability to regulate stress, make effective decisions, increase productivity, improve time management and consciously communicate with one’s colleagues.

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Dreamwork

Dreamwork enables us to appreciate dreams as embodied images or symbols created by the self which have a deep significance and provide rich information regarding one’s inner life. This worskshop facilitates an exploration of one’s dreams through a subjective (mind), inter-subjective (relationships), objective (body) and inter-objective (environmental, societal) lens. At the end, participants will have more self knowledge about their subliminal desires and fears and learn new ways in which to interpret and better understand the pluralistic meanings dreams hold. Moreover, they will be informed by ways in which to take the meaning of their dreams into their waking life.

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Self Sabotage

This workshop helps us become aware of self-sabotaging behaviors and how these prevent us from reaching our daily health goals whether its eating healthily, smoking or drinking less or excercising regularly. The focus will be to unravel cognitive dissonance in one’s life, where there is a disjunction between indulging in harmful behaviors while simultaneously knowing how harmful and unhealthy they are. This workshop imparts us with a skill set to pay attention to our moment to moment embodied experience in order to garner deeper information about the self destructive contradictions we enact and perform unconsciously.

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