How about ending the year a little wiser?
Join us on these Sunday afternoons of growth and learn practical skills to cultivate your internal village of thoughts, emotions, needs, desires - what makes you uniquely YOU.
This series of workshops is about:
Owning your village: Boundaries + Assertiveness
Getting to know your village: Emotions + Intuition
Authentically relating to others: Connection + Trust
How workshops work
Each workshop lasts 3.5 hours from 13:30 - 17:00 and includes a break + homemade snack.
The information shared is a unique mix of wisdom from: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) / Sensorimotor Psychotherapy / Brené Brown / Harriet Lerner / Karla McLaren.
Each workshop combines theoretical knowledge with fun, practical exercises where we also work with a felt sense of what is happening in the body.
You can come to one workshop or all three.
Sunday October 21: Boundaries + Assertiveness
We start by building a sense of self - defining where we end and others begin, who we are and what we want through Boundaries + Assertiveness.
We create a protection, a definition, a container around our internal village so we can take care of it more effectively, stand up for what’s OK and not OK, what we want to say YES to, what we want to say NO to, and all the possibilities in between.
Boundaries are about owning who we are and what we want. Unapologetically. Authentically. With assertiveness and confidence.
Sunday November 11: Emotions + Intuition
Once we have a clear boundary around the village , we can safely explore what is happening inside through Emotions + Intuition.
Learning the language of emotions is key to better understanding ourselves and others. They provide a grounded knowing or intuition that we can learn to tap into.
We are rarely taught how to contain emotions yet this skill is an important part of being a healthy adult. It can lead to more aliveness and vitality, instead of a numbing general OK-ness.
Emotions are like villagers who make up our internal village, each with a specific job description. We will explore all the emotions in our internal village and define each job description, based on the premise that there are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ emotions - that all emotions have a role.
We will practise working with emotions so they are neither suppressed nor exploding all over the place. Instead, they are balanced, flowing and able to provide information about who we are and what we want.
Sunday December 2: Connection + Trust
Feeling safe and understanding our own village enables us to reach out to others through Connection + Trust.
True, authentic connection can come only once we have a sense of healthy boundaries so we don’t lose ourselves in the connection. We can only truly connect with others when we can first connect with ourselves by being aware of our emotions.
Trust allows us to know when it is safe to open up and connect, and when it is wiser to walk away or close off.
Being able to both trust and connect with others while staying centred brings meaning and vitality to life and relationships.
While the workshops are designed to build on to each other, it is not essential to attend all three. You may choose to attend as many as you wish - and you can always add workshops later and benefit from the cost reduction.
1 workshop: 110 CHF
2 workshops: 180 CHF
3 workshops: 250 CHF
After signing-up, you will receive an invoice which you can pay by bank transfer or credit card. Your sign-up is confirmed once payment is received.
Reimbursement is possible up to one week before each workshop - otherwise, your spot can be given to someone else or moved to another workshop (if there is space).
Rue Pré-du-Marché 48
Please sign-up to secure your spot as space is limited.
Hiba - Psychologist @ Wiser Humans
Hiba is a Psychologist working in private practise in Geneva and Lausanne.
A Swiss-Jordanian mix, Hiba has a Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and worked for 8 years in communication agencies before finding her way back to her original passion: Psychology.
She is particularly interested in the themes of these workshops and is constantly working on integrating them into her life on a deeper level.
Her approach is practical, fun and grounded.
I want these workshops to be accessible and inclusive - to create a small group dynamic where people feel safe enough to learn new ways of being in relationship to themselves and others.
These skills help me live a life of meaning and integrity on a daily basis and I am excited to share them!
Marie-Alix - Intern @ Wiser Humans
Marie-Alix is a graduate student of mental health counseling at the University of Webster in Geneva. She is currently working with Hiba to create the Becoming Wiser Trilogy.
She grew up in Switzerland and moved to the United States for her undergraduate degree. She attended the University of Virginia and graduated with a bachelor of arts in media studies and philosophy. She then moved to New York and worked in venture capital for two years before making a career switch to counseling.
She is particularly interested in themes around attachment, EMDR, narrative medicine, somatic experiencing, and technology use linked to mental health issues.
I am excited for the Becoming Wiser trilogy because I believe in the importance of these themes in the grand scheme of life - I know they can make a big difference.