Workshops

I offer a variety of workshops designed to give participants the tools, information and  techniques to foster their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual healing and growth. Please read the following to find out how you can become a  participant in currently scheduled workshops or host a workshop in your home or  business. Workshops will be tailored for meet the needs and interests of the participants.

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If you are interested in hosting one of the following workshops and would like more information about scheduling and fees, please contact me at vfshawphd@gmail.com.

Empowered by Empathy Workshop
October 15, 2017, 3:00-4:30 pm in Fairfield, CT

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Guided Imagery Workshop

wkshp_guided_imageryGuided imagery is a gentle but powerful technique that focuses and directs the imagination to help you relax, clear your mind, tap into your intuition, and increase your overall sense of wellbeing.

Guided imagery has been clinically shown to help manage stress, reduce the side effects of chemotherapy, relieve headaches, and reduce anxiety.  It’s also great for people who are interested in beginning a meditation practice or would like to add a new approach to their existing practice.

In this workshop I will lead you through some basic healing and restorative guided visualizations, and give you the tools and information to begin practicing on your own.  There will also be plenty of time for questions, answers and intuitive wisdom.

Breaking free from emotional eating:  A mindful approach  

wkshp_foodDo you eat when you feel sad, lonely, stressed, or bored?  Have you tried “everything” but still can’t seem to lose weight?  Would you like to learn to have a more loving relationship with your body and food?  Are you ready to become more mindful of what you put into your mouth and why?  This workshop explores the connection between how we feel and what we eat.  Using a combination of discussions, Power Point presentations, hands on activities this workshop will help you begin to:

  • Identify mental and emotional barriers to achieving a healthy weight
  • Decrease stress and stress-related eating
  • Recognize and address triggers for emotional eating
  • Develop healthier eating and exercise habits
  • Feel better about yourself and your body!

Intuition Development Workshops

wkshp_intuitiveThe intuitive mind is humanity’s greatest natural resource.  Intuition development workshops are designed to help you get in touch with the magic, power, and wisdom that exist within all of us.  You will learn to become more present, open, and trusting of yourself and your instincts as you become better acquainted with your own inner guidance.  Sessions will include a combination of lecture, discussion and hands on activities to help you connect with your own inner wisdom.  Each session will allow sufficient time for questions and answers, as well as intuitive guidance.

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
- Albert Einstein

Parenting Workshop

Parenting is hands down the toughest job you will ever have. Yet most parents come into this work without any training or experience.

This workshop consolidates wisdom gleaned from my years as a parenting consultant and developmental psychologist to address common discipline issues including:

    •  Power struggles
    •  Temper tantrums
    •  Oppositional and aggressive behaviors
    •  Sibling rivalry
    •  Common fears and anxiety that can create disciplinary challenges.

Participants will learn how to more effectively set limits, choose appropriate consequences for misbehavior, use “time outs,” and have more positive and joyful interactions with your children. This workshop is suitable for parents of children of all ages.

Intuitive Enlightenment Book Club

Are you interested in learning more about the power of intuition, mindfulness, energetic and spiritual healing? Do you long to connect with people who share your interests and passions? Do you like to read? Consider joining the Intuitive Enlightenment Book Club. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month.