Tools to Thrive During the Holidays program set Dec. 9

November 20, 2023

HealTree will present Tools to Thrive During the Holidays, a program guided by Catrina Stiller, at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, at 1632 Savannah Road Suite 10, Lewes. 

Breathwork encourages practitioners to have conscious awareness of their breath. There are many different types of breath techniques, and all offer improved mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. Breathwork helps regulate the nervous system. When people practice breathwork, they can increase self-awareness and patience; reduce stress, anxiety and grief; release trauma and fear stuck in the body; increase energy levels; and reduce physical pain.

Somatic movement is a practice which is performed with conscious attention focusing on the internal experience rather than the external movement or its result. Soma refers to the part of the being that allows a person to sense and feel. This practice helps people creatively engage with emotional, physical and cognitive processes through their soma. Engaging in a movement practice enables people to rewire the connections between the brain and the body. Often, these practices work on healing their physical effects of trauma, anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia and muscle tension, and help increase their emotional awareness.

Reflection is a process of self-awareness to become curious about one’s thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and experiences to gain insight, understanding and personal growth. Reflective practices increase self-awareness and emotional intelligence. Increased emotional intelligence allows people to be more in control of their emotions and express them in a way that positively influences intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships, and increases empathy and compassion.

In this workshop, participants will learn about breathwork, movement and reflection. By practicing these techniques in a gentle, calm and supportive environment, participants can add more tools to their toolbox to be prepared for the stresses of the holiday season. Cost is $50 per person.

Stiller, the workshop facilitator, is executive director of HealTree and a licensed professional counselor of mental health in Delaware. She holds a certification from the National Board of Certified Counselors, a Reiki II certification, and a Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention certification; she has also completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training. She loves to provide people with tools they can use to move from surviving to thriving.

To sign up and learn more, go to or call 302-827-4683.

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