• Thu
    14
    Jan
    2016
    7 WeeksOnline

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    This 7-week online program provides simple and creative meal planning support to help you make healthy eating a part of every day life - without spending hours in the kitchen.

    Click on the box below to find out more and sign-up directly via a unique online platform that combines videos + PDF + worksheets to help make healthy meal planning a reality!

  • Thu
    10
    Mar
    2016
    ONLINE

    Mindful Eating flyer

    The Mindful Eating Experiment is a step-by-step 8 week online course which focuses on making 1 simple change every week to how you eat.

    Mindful eating has been shown to reduce overeating, increase meal satisfaction, reduce cravings and can add more mindfulness to your day.

    This program allows you to experiment with a total of 8 simple techniques which you can use wherever you are and whatever you are eating.

    Starts March 16, 2016 - includes video, audio + PDFs that you can access anytime, even after the course is finished.

    Only $49 - find out more + sign-up here.

     

  • Thu
    14
    Apr
    2016
    19:00 - 21:00institut de Médecine Naturelle - 7, rue de Fribourg - 1201 Geneva

    Living with emotions

    Living with Emotions - without flipping out, eating emotionally or going numb

    A workshop based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) + The Language of Emotions by Karla McLaren 

    Do you have a hard time dealing with ‘negative’ emotions?

    Do you find yourself either numbing with food or alcohol or TV or exploding and regretting your reaction later?

    What if we could start seeing emotions as neither our boss nor our enemy but as messengers, each with something specific to tell us?

    This introduction to emotions will allow you relate to your emotions in a completely different way.

    It will provide you with the language to understand what is really going on when an emotion shows up and how to work with it, rather than against it.

    Through simple, experiential tools, you will learn to handle emotions in a way that is counterintuitive to anything we are taught.

    I only learned about the role each emotion plays and how to relate to them in a healthy way recently and it has completely changed my relationship to myself and to others - which is why I am excited to share this!

    WHO THIS IS FOR:

    People struggling with emotional eating.

    Anyone who would just like to learn more about emotions or how to live with them.

    WHEN + WHERE: Thursday April 14, 19:00 - 21:00 @ 7, rue de Fribourg, 1201 Geneva.

    COST: 50 CHF, including handout + snack

    Spots are limited - sign-up here:

    [contact-form]

  • Tue
    03
    May
    2016
    Institut de Médecine Naturelle - 7, rue de Fribourg - 1201 Geneva

    Understanding Humans_May 31

    The Understanding Humans Lunch is a talk on a Psychology topic shared in a simple and relevant way over lunch.

    Lunch on May 31 will be an introduction to emotions.

    Imagine your internal world - your emotions, thoughts, desires, needs - is a village. Every emotion plays a role in this village - it shows up for a reason. For example, healthy anger is the gatekeeper of your village boundary, it decides who to let in or not. So when anger as an emotion shows up, it means that someone has crossed our  boundary and we need to repair this boundary.

    As the leader of our village, we don't need to act on what each emotion is telling us to do but we do need to listen to the message an emotion is telling us - or feel the emotion. Otherwise, we end up suppressing our emotions and then exploding, instead of dealing with them in a way that works for us (read more here).

    You will learn why emotions exist, why they matter and a very different approach to living with them, even when they are painful. I will use the metaphor of a village of emotions as a fun and simple way to understand how emotions work.

    This talk is based on research from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based behavioural approach, and the work of Karla McLaren.

    I don't think we can learn much about ourselves, our relationships, or the world without recognizing and getting curious about emotions. - Brené Brown

    Space is limited, please sign-up using the form below.

    [contact-form]

  • Tue
    17
    May
    2016
    19:00 - 21:30Institut de Médecine Naturelle - 7, rue de Fribourg - 1201 Geneva

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    Do you have a hard time saying no to things you don’t want to do?

    Do you feel that people are always taking advantage of you?

    Do you find yourself always needing to please people?

    Do you have a hard time knowing what you want, making decisions or being clear on your desires?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need boundaries!

    Why, you ask?

    Well, imagine that your internal world - your emotions, thoughts, desires, needs - is a village. In order for your village to thrive and create the life you want for it, it needs to feel safe and protected. And it can only do that when it has a clear protection around it, one that defines what’s OK and not OK to enter your village.

    Without a clear boundary, your village is always being invaded.

    And villages don’t like being invaded.

    So often we end up resentful towards ourselves and others because we can’t say no or clearly state our needs.

    Learning to set a boundary does not mean you have a walled off village that isn’t able to interact with other villages.

    It simply means creating a safe container from which to create, thrive and love without losing ourselves in what others want or expect from us.

    According to boundaries expert Chad Buck, a clinical psychologist at Vanderbilt University, boundaries lead to:

    ♥ More self-awareness and self-care

    ♥ More assertiveness / confidence

    ♥ More trust in self and others

    ♥ More compassion towards self and others

    ♥ Healthier relationships

    ♥ Less likely to burn out / less stress

    ♥ Less anger / resentment

    This workshop is based mostly on Acceptance on Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based behavioral approach, and the work of Brené Brown, Harriet Lerner and Karla McLaren.

    You will leave this workshop with a clear idea of how to start setting boundaries in your own life so you can have healthier relationships with yourself and others.

    Cost: 50 CHF, including handout + snacks.

    Space is limited, please sign-up using the form below:

    [contact-form]

  • Tue
    31
    May
    2016
    Institut de Médecine Naturelle - 7, rue de Fribourg - 1201 Geneva

    Inner Critic_May 31

    THIS LUNCH IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

    The Understanding Humans Lunch is a talk on a Psychology topic shared in a simple and relevant way over lunch.

    Lunch on May 31 will be about the Inner Critic.

    Why are we our own worst enemy? How did being so critical with ourselves help us survive from an evolutionary perspective? How does being hard on ourselves 'protect' us today? And most importantly, how can we live with the Inner Critic?

    This talk is based on research from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based behavioural approach.

    25 CHF including lunch (homemade) + talk

    "We have met the enemy and he is us." - Pogo

    Space is limited, please sign-up using the form below.

    [contact-form]

  • Mon
    08
    Aug
    2016
    7-9:30 pmInstitut de Médecine Naturelle - 7, rue de Friboug - GENEVA

    perfectionism

    Do you: 

    ♥ Doubt yourself often + are afraid of making mistakes?

    ♥ Avoid situations where you might not succeed?

    ♥ Have a hard time making decisions?

    ♥ Obsess about needing to look, eat or act 'perfectly'?

    If yes, then you might be dealing with perfectionism.

    In this interactive workshop led by Hiba Giacoletto, Psychologist + Food Coach, come and learn:

    The causes of perfectionism + the specific role it is playing for you.

    When + how trying to be 'perfect' gets in the way of living for you.

    A better way of living without giving up on achieving or excellence.

    Cost: 50 CHF, including handout

    “So many of us believe in perfection, which ruins everything else, because perfection is not only the enemy of the good; it’s also the enemy of the realistic, the possible, and the fun.” - Rebecca Solnit

    Space is limited, please sign-up here:

    [contact-form]
  • Tue
    30
    Aug
    2016
    19:30 - 21:30Institut de Médecine Naturelle - 7, rue de Friboug - GENEVA

    Emotions

    Imagine your internal world is a village.

    Every emotion has a role to play in this internal village - there are no good or bad emotions. When we feel something, there is always a good reason for it, a message that is being conveyed by this emotion.

    We can learn to use emotions as signposts to better navigate life, particularly when making decisions.

    Yet when we don’t know how to understand or work with them, emotions can feel overwhelming and we might try numbing or suppressing them.

    Numbing or suppressing emotions means we are not fully able to experience joy or aliveness. And it can sometimes mean feeling out of control and exploding without meaning to.

    In this workshop, you will learn why emotions exist, why they matter and a very different approach to working with them, even when they are painful.

    I will use the metaphor of a village of emotions as a fun and simple way to convey how emotions work.

    This talk is based on research from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based behavioural approach, and the work of Karla McLaren.

    I don't think we can learn much about ourselves, our relationships, or the world without recognizing and getting curious about emotions. - Brené Brown

    Cost: 50 CHF, including handout

    Hiba's workshop on emotions was truly a liberating experience for me and has totally changed the way I look at life and react to things around me.  I have learned to accept myself as I am without being critical or judgemental.  Being able to identify emotions and my reactions to them has enabled me to live more peacefully and serenly and I find myself generally on a happier path. - Past participant in Emotions workshop

    Space is limited, please sign-up here:

    [contact-form]

  • Tue
    20
    Sep
    2016
    19:30 - 21:30Institut de Médecine Naturelle - 7, rue de Fribourg - 1201 Geneva

    boundaries_Sept. 2016

    Do you have a hard time saying no to things you don’t want to do?

    Do you feel that people are always taking advantage of you?

    Do you find yourself always needing to please people?

    Do you have a hard time knowing what you want, making decisions or being clear on your desires?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need boundaries!

    Why, you ask?

    Well, imagine that your internal world - your emotions, thoughts, desires, needs - is a village. In order for your village to thrive and create the life you want for it, it needs to feel safe and protected. And it can only do that when it has a clear protection around it, one that defines what’s OK and not OK to enter your village.

    Without a clear boundary, your village is always being invaded.

    And villages don’t like being invaded.

    So often we end up resentful towards ourselves and others because we can’t say no or clearly state our needs.

    Learning to set a boundary does not mean you have a walled off village that isn’t able to interact with other villages.

    It simply means creating a safe container from which to create, thrive and love without losing ourselves in what others want or expect from us.

    According to boundaries expert Chad Buck, a clinical psychologist at Vanderbilt University, boundaries lead to:

    ♥ More self-awareness and self-care

    ♥ More assertiveness / confidence

    ♥ More trust in self and others

    ♥ More compassion towards self and others

    ♥ Healthier relationships

    ♥ Less likely to burn out / less stress

    ♥ Less anger / resentment

    This workshop is based mostly on Acceptance on Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based behavioral approach, and the work of Brené Brown, Harriet Lerner and Karla McLaren.

    You will leave this workshop with a clear idea of how to start setting boundaries in your own life so you can have healthier relationships with yourself and others.

    Cost: 50 CHF

    Space is limited, please sign-up using the form below:

    [contact-form]

  • Sun
    25
    Sep
    2016
    16:00 - 18:00Institut de Médecine Naturelle - 7, rue de Fribourg - 1201 Geneva

    parc-des-bastions2

    Join us for a magical afternoon marking the end of summer and the beginning of autumn - an opportunity to release what we no longer need to make space for the new.

    Yoga (all-levels) by Marisa followed by a talk on letting go and how this works from an emotional perspective by Hiba.

    We will then share a simple ritual around releasing what we no longer need, saying goodbye to the summer and welcoming in autumn around healthy snacks and warm tea.

    No prior yoga experience necessary- everyone is welcome! Join us for some cozy vibes as we connect with ourselves and each other in the last outdoor yoga session of the season.

    Please sign-up below to confirm participation so we can plan for snacks and drinks!

    Cost: 40 CHF including yoga, talk, ritual + healthy snacks and warm drinks.

    [contact-form]

  • Sun
    23
    Oct
    2016
    10:00 - 14:00Cabinet 22 - rue Saint-Leger 22 - 1204 Geneva (Old Town)

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    “Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns...We may want to love other people without holding back, to feel authentic, to breathe in the beauty around us, to dance and sing. Yet each day we listen to inner voices that keep our life small.” - Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance

    A mini-retreat on a Sunday morning combining yoga + psychology + healthy food in Geneva’s beautiful old town.

    Get out of your head and embrace your life through a mix of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - a mindfulness-based behavioral approach - wild-hearted yoga + connection with kindred souls over a healthy lunch.

    We will look into questions such as:

    ♥ Why can’t I seem to switch off my mind’s negative chatter despite my best efforts ?

    ♥ Why do I sometimes feel like my own worst enemy ?

    ♥ Why can’t I just seem to be able to enjoy my life instead of doubting, analyzing or worrying all the time?

    ♥ How can I get more out of life instead of feeling like life is just passing me by?

    We will learn how to relate differently to all the doubts, insecurities and worries that never seem to stop in our heads - yet often stop us from living a life of freedom, purpose and aliveness.

    Through yoga, we will focus on getting into our bodies - because it is only when we are fully embodied that we are not just living in our heads - but truly living, truly alive, to what is happening here and now.

    We will share a healthy meal while focusing on body-centered eating - experiencing our food in a completely different way.

    Finally, we will define and connect to our values - our heart’s deepest desire for how we want to live - so we can start building lives we actually want to fully embrace.

    By the end of this mini-retreat, our hope is that you will:

    …have innovative tools to relate to the doubts, worries, self-criticism we tend to take so seriously differently (beyond meditating or mindfulness).

    …no longer allow your mind’s negative chatter to dictate what you do with your life, but start consciously choosing what truly matters instead.

    …have simple practices to live more fully in your body - the only part of you that is always in the here and now.

    …So you can actually start living a more vibrant, fulfilling life where you embrace what truly matters to you and live with freedom, purpose and aliveness.

    In a nutshell:

    + Short guided meditation to start getting into your body.

    + Workshop on relating differently to the mind’s constant negative chatter with Hiba - Psychologist + Coach

    + One hour of wild-hearted yoga with Marisa - Yoga Teacher + Wellness Coach.

    + A healthy & delicious home-cooked meal eaten mindfully together.

    + Exercises around identifying + connecting to your values to fully embrace life.

    Think cosy vibes, nourishing body, mind & soul.

    Cost: 120 CHF or 100 CHF each if you bring a friend - including workshop, yoga, lunch and handout.

    Space is limited - please sign-up here:

    [contact-form] 

     

  • Tue
    15
    Nov
    2016
    18:30 - 20:30institut de Médecine Naturelle - 7, rue de Fribourg - 1201 Geneva

    once-upon-a-dark-time

    This workshop is now fully booked. 

    Are you struggling with something in your life right now? A separation / break-up, death of a loved one, depression, life as an expat?

    Often we end up feeling helpless because difficult situations like this often don’t have a ‘solution’. There isn’t much we can do to make the situation easier and the dark times can feel like a burden we have to carry.

    What we can do is learn to carry that burden differently, so that it feels lighter. As Viktor Frankl writes: “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

    This workshop provides skills to better deal with the dark times by helping you:

    ♥ Drop the struggle with painful thoughts.

    ♥ Learn to deal with difficult emotions.

    ♥ Start to have your own back in times of difficulty (self-compassion).

    ♥ Connect to what matters to you in this situation - your values: We hurt because we care.

    ♥ Differentiate between mindful distractions vs avoidance.

    ♥ Better listen to your needs during this time.

     Cost: 50 CHF, including snack + handout

    This workshop is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and given by Hiba Giacoletto - Psychologist + Coach.

  • Sun
    27
    Nov
    2016
    14:00 - 18:00cabinet 22 - rue Saint-Leger 22 - 1204 Geneva (Old Town)

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    Join us for some cozy vibes in Geneva's old town!

    Self-compassion is the magic ingredient to pretty much anything in life: From better dealing with difficulty to making healthy change.

    Self-compassion is about learning to have your own back. It is the quiet confidence that comes with knowing that whatever happens in life, you'll be able to handle it. Or as S.C. Lourie writes: As long as you have you, you can do anything. 

    It isn't something that comes naturally to most of us. And yet, how well is beating yourself up working for you in being where you want in life?

    Often, the way we treat ourselves simply makes us feel worse and leaves us stuck, rather than moving us towards our desires.

    This mini-retreat combines wild-hearted yoga (all-levels), simple ways to start applying self-compassion + a dose of body love and self-care routines + homemade chai and healthy snacks.

    By the end of this mini-retreat, our hope is that you will have the skills to start treating yourself differently - and that by being there for you, you will be able to do anything in life.

    Join Hiba (Psychologist + Coach) and Marisa (Yoga Teacher + Wellness Coach at Wild.Happy.Heart) for a magical time just for you.

    Space is limited - please sign-up:

    [contact-form]

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