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Unwind Your Mind: 3 Tricks to Calm the Over-Thinker

Monday, October 16 5:30-7:00pm
200 High Street, Portland, Maine

Are you an over-thinker? If so, you probably already know that over-thinking often increases stress and negatively impacts mood. We can feel powerless over the spinning thoughts. It’s overwhelming to know where to start.

You don’t have to do it alone.

We are eager to help you jump-start your journey to a quieter mind and a greater sense of ease.

In this 1.5 hour workshop, facilitator Sam Durham, LCSW, will guide the group through a fun and informative evening with new tips and insights on exactly what to do to increase calm, let go of stress, and to be more mindful. 

You will leave with:

  • Clarity about your current stress level and how it is impacting your life right now.
  • New perspectives on how to deal with your stress in effective ways, using strengths you already possess.
  • 3 proven tools to calm your mind and body, and the time and space to practice these skills.
  • Awareness of how to use your body to quiet the mind, in simple ways that you can use immediately.
  • An action plan for integrating these new tools into your life RIGHT NOW.

Questions? Please email Hannah Curtis, owner of New Approaches, at [email protected]

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Boundaries to Prevent Burnout

Wednesday, October 25th 5:30-8:30pm
200 High Street Portland, Maine

Overwhelmed and feeling burned out? Sick of the advice that you need to increase self-care? When you are over-done and over-worked, there simply isn’t the energy to do anything else.

I believe addressing burnout requires more than better coping- it requires DOING LESS of the things that zap our energy and MORE of the things that matter most. Competent, compassionate people easily over-do and over-function.

The truth is that you cannot do it all. Trying to do so is sucking you dry and diminishing your ability to contribute your best skills and energy to your work.

It’s time to change how we think about burnout. 

Join me for an evening of learning concrete action steps you can take to preserve your energy. This 3 hour workshop will teach how to create and communicate the boundaries that will restore your passion for the work you love.

This workshop is right for you if:

  • You are ready to put yourself on the priority list and off the back burner.
  • You know you need boundaries but aren’t sure where, when, or how to create them.
  • You need a kick in the butt to actually look at what you need to make work work again.
  • You want a roadmap away from burnout and into more energy.
  • You need the words to say to create and maintain boundaries.

This dynamic and interactive workshop will give you the tools and motivation to stop living exhausted and move into an energized life. You will leave with:

  • Clarity on how boundaries are an essential part of well-being.
  • Confidence about how to create boundaries that increase the quality of your life AND your work.
  • Personalized, clearly defined boundaries to do your best work.
  • The words to say to maintain these clear boundaries.
  • An action plan to create the time, intention, and support you need to keep these boundaries long-term.

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Mastering “NO” Guilt-Free

Wednesday, November 15 5:30-8:30pm
200 High Street, Portland, Maine

Do you put yourself last, risking your success and depleting your joy? Does guilt prevent you from being honest and saying “no”? Are you ready to stop “working on it” and finally master saying “no” once and for all? 

It’s time to learn exactly how to say “no” with confidence and without apology.

This workshop is right for you if:

  • You say “yes” to things that bog you down and end up feeling resentful.
  • You’re afraid it’s not nice to say “no”.
  • You need the language to say “no” in a clear, confident way.
  • You would feel more powerful saying “no” if you had support and practice.
  • You are ready to create more time in your life for the things that bring you joy.

This 3-hour, action-packed workshop led by Hannah Curtis, LCSW of New Approaches, will give you the tool kit you need to confidently say “no” while saying goodbye to guilt.

You will walk away with:

  • Clarity on why “no” is honest and kind.
  • The exact words to use for saying “no” with ease and grace.
  • A personalized map to use as a guide for creating more time and energy in your life. 
  • Guiding questions that will help you confidently assess what’s worth a “yes”.
  • A concrete action plan for applying this right now!

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