Create a Healthy Support System for Work/Life Wellness

I have a 2nd one-hour mini-workshop coming up at Innovation Works in London (Ontario) this week. Last month we talked about the concept of work-life balance, ways to think about our various roles and identities, and what we notice when life is fairly smooth and in flow as well as when it’s overwhelming.

This month the conversation is about support. How healthy is your support network? And how do we foster positive, practical relationships to better navigate the ups and downs of a busy life? We’ll discuss the key elements of a healthy support system and clarify and prioritize our own specific support needs. Share your perspective, hear from others, and leave with some resources for reflection and action.

Thursday, November 29th, 4:45 – 5:45pm at Innovation Works London co-working space, 201 King Street. Open to the public. The session is free but advance registration is required. Sign up here.

This free, short workshop and discussion about work/life wellness is part of the Wellness Works program at Innovation Works.

Workshop: New Year! New Perspective!

Happy 2018! I’m excited to be collaborating with my colleague Jennifer Jennings, psychotherapist, to offer an in-person workshop in Stratford, Ontario on Saturday, February 3rd. We’ll be facilitating discussion to explore ways increase joy in your life this year and make small changes with big impact.

This is a small group workshop at The Space Within in Stratford. Advance registration is required to hold your spot.

See all the details and register online here. An early registration discount is available for registration before January 22, 2018.

 

Career Tune-Up Lunch & Learn Sessions

I am excited to offer two short workshops this fall for my co-tenants at Innovation Works, a co-working space for social entrepreneurs in London, Ontario.

These Career Tune-Up sessions are an opportunity to reflect on an aspect of career well-being, discuss ideas with colleagues, apply helpful concepts and frameworks to one’s own career goals and growth, and choose a next step for personal and professional development.

The October Career Tune-Up focuses on career skills: transferable skills, technical skills, and some career management skills to feel confident, current, and adaptable. We’ll do personal skills inventories that will illuminate and validate our strengths and generate ideas for future skills development.

In November, we’ll discuss career support systems. The breadth and depth of supportive connections can influence the pace of career growth as well as one’s sense of career satisfaction. For the “tune-up”, we’ll explore steps to cultivate an energizing support network and foster positive, practical relationships to better navigate career ups and downs. This includes reviewing various types of career support, formal and informal, and exploring the key elements of a healthy career support system.

Contact me if your workplace is interested in a lunch and learn Career Tune-Up session!

New Workshop: The Sustainable Life

I’m facilitating a new workshop with my colleague and friend Linda Mackay, psychotherapist, to explore how to handle competing priorities and multiple responsibilities and avoid overwhelm. What might it take to find a more manageable and enjoyable pace of life?

Join us if you are looking for a way to step off the busy-ness treadmill. In the 3-hour workshop, Linda and I will guide a discussion of how to move from self-blame and exhaustion to greater insight and practical strategies for a more sustainable life. The workshop involves a mix of presentation, group discussion, and self-reflection exercises. We’ll provide a workbook of ideas and resources.

London, Ontario: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm > More details & registration – Please register by May 4th.

Here’s a video invitation where Linda and I introduce ourselves and the workshop. We also share that we’ll have a door prize draw for attendees!

We look forward to facilitating idea sharing in a small group and to offering strategies and resources you can use right away. Please e-mail me if you have any questions: anne@annecarbert.ca.

Upcoming: Spring Workshop for Dealing with Overwhelm

I am excited to be collaborating with Linda MacKay, psychotherapist and co-owner of The Space Within, a wonderful centre in Stratford, Ontario for complimentary health related therapies and treatments, as well as for a diverse scope of personal development workshops, meditation sessions, and yoga classes.

We are developing a new workshop titled The Sustainable Life: Strategies to Manage the Overwhelm of a Busy Life. The workshop will be an exploration of how to move from self-blame and exhaustion to greater insight and practical strategies for a more sustainable pace of life. We’re preparing discussion points and exercises that dive into the glamorization of busy, the power of self-compassion, and conscious prioritizing.

Stay tuned for the announcement about the date (early April) and registration!

LivingArts Symposium for Artists in Hamilton

Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 10.37.22 AMThanks to an invitation from the Hamilton Arts Council, I facilitated a workshop at the LivingArts Symposium on October 24, 2015.

The symposium was a free 3-day event that brought together artists in the Hamilton area for professional development.

My workshop was an interactive session about designing a career support system for creative pursuits. We explored various types of career support, the key elements of a healthy career support system, and also shared tips for authentic outreach and relationship building. Thanks to all the participants for an enriching discussion!

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Career Counselling Services

Find out more about how career counselling can support you in times of indecision and transition.

Video: New Workshop Series for “Solopreneurs”

Stratford Workshops

Two workshops remain in my new 3-part workshop series for freelancers, artists, therapists and other “solopreneurs” in the Stratford, Ontario area. They are on March 6th and 20th. In this video I describe all 3 sessions (the 1st was on Feb. 20th) and invite you to join in!

See all the details and register for individual workshops here. Please contact me with any questions.