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The "Right" Mind Series was created to introduce you to the basics of your individual creativity. Through various art forms, you will have the opportunity to learn exercises and techniques that will help you to "turn off" your left brain and allow your right brain to dominate increasing your level of objectivity, creativity and overall sense of well being and accomplishment.
Rebalance Your Life & Reconnect with Your Heart!
A workshop presented by Christine Eisner
Instead of being tangled in a web that drains your energy, how about shifting your perception to create a lifestyle that is as comfortable -- as your favorite pair of jeans?
Everyone knows that life in today’s world can be overwhelming, with obstacles that distract, depress, anger and challenge. Treat yourself to a right brain experience and set aside the linear thinking of your left brain as you engage in this inspirational and results-oriented workshop.
Forget about “focal points” and analytics and instead discover “campfires”, those irresistible centers of energy that encourage comfort, connection and joy. Drawing from her work with clients and her critically-acclaimed book, Comfort Living: A Back-to-Basics Guide to a More Balanced Lifestyle, Christine Eisner will introduce you to her unique, intuitive and practical way of thinking about, talking about and shaping the way you live.
In this very interactive workshop, Christine guide you in making connections between seemingly unconnected elements as you discover:
- How to minimize the obstacles that get in the way of quality of life
- Why nature is the most effective tool for creating a more balanced lifestyle
- How to weave your “treasures” into physical surroundings and daily routines
- How to create “campfires” that draw you in for positive experiences
- and along the way, you’ll also find out why everyone always ends up in the kitchen!
It’s all about experiences, not appearances, money or stuff. You will be surprised at how little it takes to re-think, re-energize and re-balance your life!
- Something that represents one of your “treasures”, whether it is a person, place, memory or object.
- A bag lunch that includes one of your favorite foods to share with the group.
“Accessible, practical and possible, Christine Eisner’s Comfort Living offers wisdom and inspiration for us all. Here inquiries and exercises really make us think about the everyday elements of how and where we live and how easy it can be to transform our homes and our lives for the better.”
-- Frances Schultz, Contributing Editor for House Beautiful magazine
“Christine’s professional pursuits in the area of quality of life, coupled with her personal experiences, including in the graceful handling her recent divorce, makes her an immensely worthy guide for anyone confronting the transitions that come with divorce.”
– Andrew R. Pachman, Esq. Pachman-Richardson, LLC
About Christine Eisner:
A lifestyle expert and formerly the Public Relations Director of Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, Christine blends cross-cultural experience in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas with 30+ years in design, marketing and communications. Her critically acclaimed book, Comfort Living: A Back-to-Basics Guide to a More Balanced Lifestyle, introduces practical, workable tools for living well based on experiences, not appearances, money or “stuff”. www.ComfortLivingbyChristine.com
Creating Great Relationships with Family, Friends, Co-Workers, and Others
Have you ever felt that you just didn’t “click” with someone? Or, that your needs were not being understood?
Have you ever had a holiday dinner where you struggled with a particular family member?
Or, been in a restaurant or shop and found that you were not able to have your expectations met?
Have you ever had a business interaction where you felt that you were not able to get through to the other person, or that they were not able to get through to you?
Join us for a highly interactive session where we will explore communication styles using the DiSC , a well known and well researched self awareness tool.
DiSC Dimensions of Behavior provide a nonjudgmental language for exploring behavioral issues across four primary dimensions:
- Dominance: Direct and Decisive. D’s are strong-willed, strong-minded people who like accepting challenges, taking action, and getting immediate results.
- Influence: Optimistic and Outgoing. i’s are “people people” who like participating on teams, sharing ideas, and energizing and entertaining others.
- Steadiness: Sympathetic and Cooperative. S’s are helpful people who like working behind the scenes, performing in consistent and predictable ways, and being good listeners.
- Conscientiousness: Concerned and Correct. C’s are sticklers for quality and like planning ahead, employing systematic approaches, and checking and re-checking for accuracy.
In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to:
- Take the accredited DiSC tool
- Better understand your own behavior
- Better understand the behavior of others
- Learn how and when to adapt your behavior
- Improve communication
- Appreciate differences
- Reduce conflict
- Create and maintain relationships
Susan (Sue) J. Strong-Ribnik is the President of Strong Consulting, an international management and organization development consulting firm located in Morristown, New Jersey and Longboat Key, Florida. Sue is a certified life and business Coach accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Her graduate studies have focused on individual and organization development, Career Counseling and Development, and Evidence Based Coaching, an approach that is soundly grounded in well-researched theories and models.
Ms. Strong is certified in numerous tools and assessments that focus on topics such as:
- Coping and Stress
- Personal Listening Effectiveness
- Time Management and Mastery
- Change and Transition
- Adventures in Attitude
- Problem-Solving & Conflict Management
She is the only consultant in New Jersey certified as a Master Trainer for the Conflict Dynamics Profile®.
Ms. Strong has partnered on projects with the London Business School, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal for her perspective on the ever-changing business world. She is an expert in Team Development, Collaboration, and Conflict Resolution, and developing Innovative solutions to problems.
Her work has been both domestic and international in scope and includes assignments in Europe, Latin America and China.
Sue has over 25 years experience in the field of human resource development with experience as a consultant, facilitator/coach, trainer, speaker, author and radio show guest.
WRITING FOR KIDS 101
by DIANE OCHLETREE
Children’s Storybook Workshop
Cultural Media Room
Saturday, January 26 1 – 4 pm
Have you ever thought about writing for children? This overview of the children’s publishing from acclaimed children’s author, Dianne Ochiltree, will give you a wealth of information about what it takes to succeed in the field. Topics covered include: description of children’s book genres; developing stories that speak to your readership, from toddlers to teens; and targeting your submissions to maximize your chances of publication. All you need bring to the half-day workshop is your imagination.
ABOUT DIANNE OCHILTREE
Siesta Key resident Dianne Ochiltree is the author of several acclaimed picture books for the very young, including TEN MONKEY JAMBOREE, SIXTEEN RUNAWAY PUMPKINS, and LULL-A-BYE, LITTLE ONE, an 'Imagination Library' selection for the Dollywood Foundation's national childhood literacy program. Her latest book, MOLLY, BY GOLLY! is a spirited re-telling of the legend of Molly Williams, known in firefighting lore as "America's first female firefighter", a story which inspires young readers while explaining how fires were fought in early America. Dianne is also a freelance manuscript editor, and frequent workshop presenter at writers conferences. For more information about Dianne and her books, go to www.ochiltreebooks.com.