Camp Kanata’s 2016 Mother-Daughter Weekend was a fun-filled weekend in Wake Forest, NC. Mothers and daughters engaged in all sorts of camp activities as well as an exciting drum circle. Katie led the mothers and daughters in two yoga classes with some fun partner poses and a living mandala. The scenery could not be beat as it was overlooking the lake. Katie also held a Communication Building workshop that focused on tools to use at home to open up the lines of communication, recognizing when to “take a break,” and understanding each other better. Overall, it was an exciting weekend to be a part of and heart warming to see all of the mothers and daughters enjoying their time together.
Starting September 28, 2014, Overcash Therapy Services has partnered with Lynne Beck of New Journey Counseling and Yoga Instructors Jennifer Busco and Kate Yonclas to facilitate workshops for adolescent girls focusing on self-esteem, confidence, and inner strength building. Please visit http://www.iamcharlotteteens.com for more information or to register! The first event is free to those who pre-register!
Adolescence is an exciting phase of life; marked with many changes, learning experiences, gaining independence, and difficult situations. Many teens experience strong emotions during this time period both comfortable and uncomfortable. Teenage girls experience many external and internal pressures. Dealing with these pressures and managing the emotions associated can be difficult. Each and every teenage girl possess the tools needed to overcome these difficult times. Gaining access to your tools to achieve balance and life satisfaction is possible!
Happiness is a word that is used quite often and if you are struggling with finding happiness, it can seem like an arduous task. People who are happy and content with themselves and their place in life are not happy 24/7. Happiness and life satisfaction can help us get through the difficult times and the awareness that uncomfortable feelings will not feel as strong forever.
How are “happy people” happy? Sounds like a difficult question to answer. The answer is not simple. “Happy people” are satisfied with who they are, confident in themselves, have gained an understanding of who they are and what they stand for, can find gratitude (even in the small things) and enjoy “giving back.” Don’t be intimidated with this if you are struggling with happiness. Start off small. Find 1-3 gratitudes each day; they can be something small or something big. Focus one part of your day thinking about a positive decision you made that day. Sit with your proud or comfortable feelings for a bit. Even on “bad days” you made a positive decision and can find gratitude in that day! Think about your morals, values, and what is important to you. These type of exercises will help you develop an understanding of yourself. Reframe your negative thoughts and perceptions of situations into positive thoughts or find the positive in the situation. Lastly, surround yourself with positivity. This can be as small as using a cell phone wallpaper picture that elicits comfortable feelings or do something that will make you feel good.
Appreciate the ups and downs you experience in adolescence as they serve as building blocks for the future!
**Workshop location has changed to 1100 South Mint Street, Suite 108, Charlotte, NC 28203**
Empower You presented by Yoga Instructors Jennifer Busco ERYT 500 and Dorie Fusaro ERYT 230 of Yogirl and Mental Health Therapists Katie Overcash, LCSW of Overcash Therapy Services, PLLC and Lynne Beck, LPC of New Journey Counseling is a 2 hour workshop for adolescent females(12-17) focusing on confidence, self-esteem, and inner strength building. This workshop will be held at 1100 South Mint Street, Suite 108, Charlotte, NC 28203 on Sunday, June 29th from 2pm – 4pm. Cost is $35 and preregistration is required filling out the form and paying below.
This workshop will assist adolescent females in acquiring the tools needed to cope with everyday life through yoga and therapeutic processing. Jennifer and Dorie will teach the girls the physical asana(movement) which helps them connect to their physical body and lends itself to self-acceptance. Teens will engage in breathing exercises that are integral to a physical yoga practice but transcend into living coping skills. Meditation will vary in methods of visualization, relaxation, and intention setting. Katie and Lynne will lead the girls in therapeutic processing of the inner tools possessed by everyone needed for healthy self-esteem based on Virginia Satir’s methodology.