What we're about

From talks and demonstrations of a variety of wellbeing approaches giving you practical tools to reduce your stress level, to a range of classes, workshops and courses carefully selected based on their effectiveness and affordability, Brighton & Hove StressBusters is a community programme dedicated to wellbeing and stress management.

From NLP to yoga, mindfulness to hypnotherapy, science talks to energy healing, StressBusters cover it all!

• Are you are interested in learning about the different ways to combat stress, improve health and further your emotional and spiritual development?

• Would you like to meet therapists, practitioners and instructors who are eager to share their skills and help you discover effective ways to enhance your wellbeing?

• Maybe you are looking for a quick boost to your mood and energy levels or just a bit of pampering?

If you have answered 'YES' to any of these questions, then Brighton & Hove StressBusters is a community for you.

The programme includes monthly talk & demonstration evenings and regular classes, workshops and courses.

For more information about different stress-related issues, therapeutic techniques, event calendar and a useful directory of stress-busting practitioners, visit: www.hovestressbusters.co.uk (http://hovestressbusters.co.uk) .

*** OUR PROGRAMME HAS BEEN RUNNING SINCE 2011 AND OUR MAIN ACTIVITIES SO FAR HAVE BEEN ON FACEBOOK. JOIN OUR THRIVING ONLINE COMMUNITY (LIKE OUR FB FAN PAGE AND JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP), SIGN UP TO RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER WHERE YOU CAN READ ABOUT THE DIFFERENT STRESS-BUSTING TECHNIQUES, AND COME ALONG TO OUR EVENTS TO DISCOVER THE WELLBEING APPROACHES THAT WORK BEST FOR YOU! ***

Upcoming events (5+)

Stress Release Exercise TRE and Therapeutic Tango - talk & demonstration evening

Join us for another evening of stress busting with Deborah Brown and Genevieve Picquart! THERAPEUTIC TANGO: Tango has many benefits - physical, mental and spiritual. There are many articles written about this. The tango music itself is well known for lifting the mood. Genevieve Picquart has been a Psychotherapist/Counsellor for over 30 years when she discovered the power of tango. Her therapeutic approach to tango is based on many years of studies on the association between psyche and soma. The best thing about Therapeutic Tango is that you don’t have to be a dancer at all to reap its many benefits! Would you like to experience what this “meditative yoga of dance” can offer you? During this demo, Genevieve will invite us to play very easy and enjoyable games and exercises that will give us very useful insights about ourselves and the ways we relate to other people. No steps will be taught, therefore, if you think you have two left feet, please be open to surprises! Just bring yourself and we'll all dance in socks. No partner needed. No high heels. Nothing to do with “Strictly come dancing”. Participation is of course voluntary, but we hope many of you will join in. SHAKING OFF THE STRESS: TRE® is a series of seven exercises that allow us to release stress and tension naturally. As mammals, our physiology is designed to experience, survive and release tension and trauma from the body. However due to human brain development and conditioning we have learnt to suppress our natural ability to release tension like other mammals do - by shaking. Deborah Brown is one of just 20 certified providers of TRE® in England with over nine years of experience working with adults, babies and children as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Practitioner in the Brighton and Hove area. Her passion for TRE®, as with Craniosacral Therapy, is that the process empowers the body to shift towards health by releasing tension and restoring balance naturally. She is thrilled to be working with others on their journeys using TRE® as they explore how it is to trust in the wisdom of the body. This talk will demonstrate what to expect during a TRE® session and offer simple take-home tips and tools for managing your stress by starting to self- regulate your nervous system. TRE® is something to be experienced! The Hove StressBusters Team is looking forward to welcoming you all to this exciting event! *** Please note that we do the majority of our marketing via our mailing list and on Facebook. As a result, some events that might appear as attracting little interest here on Meetup will most definitely go ahead since the majority of attendees don't come through Meetup anyway. So, if you'd like to attend but weren't sure if anyone else was coming, do come - we look forward to meeting you! *** ADMISSION: £7 - includes coffee/tea, biscuits and (as always!) lots of positive energy You can pay on the door but we have also introduced online booking to make it easier and quicker to register - ticket booking via this link: http://stressbusters.fikket.com/events/hove-stressbusters-talk-demonstration-evening-3rd-april-2019/orders/new *** The StressBusters card is available for purchase on the door - costs £20, it's valid for 6 months from the day of purchase, and entitles the holder to 4 FREE talk & demonstration evenings, 10% OFF all classes and treatments with any of the practitioners listed in the StressBusters Directory as well as any treatments at the Equilibrium Therapy Clinic, and priority booking & special offers for StressBusters workshops and courses. ***

Family Constellations - evening workshop with Liz Sleeper

Cornerstone Community Centre

£29.00

Join us in exploring and transforming the hidden trans-generational influences behind our behaviours with one of the most experienced Family Constellations facilitators in the South-East! *** Please note that we do the majority of our marketing via our mailing list and on Facebook. As a result, some events that might appear as attracting little or no interest here on Meetup will most definitely go ahead since the majority of attendees don't come through Meetup anyway. So, if you'd like to attend but weren't sure if anyone else was coming, do come - we look forward to meeting you! *** WHY COME? Often if we are stuck in our lives we are unable to move forwards because we cannot see what is blocking us - usually our own emotional blocks. Family constellations (http://hovestressbusters.co.uk/pages/technique/family.html) reveal those hidden blocks so we can find ways to move on. This sounds a bit like therapy, but it is different. As one participant said it's like 6 months of therapy in one day. Participating in a group can feel very scary and exposing, but the joy of the group work is that people only need expose as much of themselves as they feel comfortable with. It can be a huge relief to see other people's constellations and learn that your issues are similar to others'. Participating in a group lets people have an experience of being held and respected in the group. Workshops inevitably end with people who were strangers a few hours ago, departing with deep heartfelt hugs. Read more about the Family Constellations approach: http://hovestressbusters.co.uk/pages/technique/family.html WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR? So who should come to our workshop? Anyone who has an issue in their life, they just can't seem to fix. Perhaps the issue is longstanding - perhaps you just can't get on with your mother, or father, or you have a sibling who is really, really difficult. Perhaps you are worried about one of your children, and you can't seem to figure out how to help them. At a recent workshop we had one participant who felt they could never be good enough and was tired of their own pursuit of perfection, another participant had a sister who would not speak to them. Once we set up the constellation and could see all of the influences on their family system - not just personal influences like losses of family members, but also global influences such as the war, and being in a particular place at a particular time, the issues the participants were facing made much more sense to them. BOOK NOW (http://stressbusters.fikket.com/events/family-constellations-workshop-15th-april-2019/orders/new) Liz Sleeper (http://hovestressbusters.co.uk/pages/sb/liz.html) is passionate about Family Constellations work and its impact on people's lives. She completed a two year Family Constellation training with the Centre for Systemic Constellations in 2011. In 2012 she took further specialist training with international teacher and trainer Judith Hemming. Since completing her training she has been running workshops and doing one to one constellation consultations in Lewes and Brighton. She also transcribes at Moving Constellation workshops in London to maintain contact with the best in the field. We do hope you will join us for a truly unique and transformative experience! TICKETS: £29.00* on the door (*£25 with the StressBusters Card (http://hovestressbusters.co.uk/hsbcard.html) ) *** ADVANCE ONLINE TICKET: £25.00 - BOOK NOW (http://stressbusters.fikket.com/events/family-constellations-workshop-15th-april-2019/orders/new) Liz's workshop often get fully booked - we advise you to book early to avoid disappointment! WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP: 'I found this to be a deeply insightful and moving evening. It's a powerful tool for seemingly easily uncovering some of the unknown or unacknowledged drama that is unconsciously running our everyday experience. Liz Sleeper is an excellent facilitator, caring, thoughtful, intuitive, grounded and created a very safe space.' - Helen, Hove 'Well run, fascinating, great group...' - Jo, Brighton 'It was my first time at Constellations and my issue was dealt with. It was a very strong experience and I was touched by the commitment and involvement of the participants .' - Caroline, Brighton 'I am very grateful to Liz for her wonderful approach and kind empathetic body language and facial expressions, that make me feel very welcome and safe about attending the workshops in the future. ... The experience could not have been improved! It was better than I expected or greater than I could ever have imagined!' - Anna, Brighton 'Brilliant evening. As a facilitator myself I was highly impressed with how beautifully Liz held the space with skill, love, wisdom and care. My soul felt deeply nourished and I slept like a baby' - Pam, Hove

Shaking Off the Stress: Stress & Trauma Release with TRE®

Cornerstone Community Centre

£15.00

Release stress and tension naturally with TRE (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises)! WHAT IS TRE? As mammals our physiology is designed to experience, survive and release tension & trauma from the body. However due to human brain development and conditioning we have learnt to suppress our natural ability to release tension like other mammals - by shaking. TRE (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises) is a set of 7 simple exercises designed to release tension, stress and trauma from the body. The workshop teaches the exercises that enable you to engage with the spontaneous innate gift we all have within us to release tension through shaking it off naturally. READ MORE ABOUT TRE: http://hovestressbusters.co.uk/pages/technique/tre.html This workshop: • Is designed to release from the body. TRE is not something to be analysed and interpreted by the mind, but rather learning to trust in the wisdom of the body. By allowing the body to release we rebalance the nervous system and allow the mind to calm naturally • Teaches neurongenic tremoring with TRE under the guidance of a Certified UK Provider in a safe and comfortable environment • Offers simple tools for stress management and self-regulation • Is beneficial for most people looking to release tension, stress and trauma (see terms of booking) • No previous experience of TRE is required and regular ‘shakers’ are welcome Please note that we have limited the number of participants to a maximum of 11, to ensure a more intimate and personalised experience. *** This is a very popular workshop and often gets sold out days in advance. We therefore advise you to book early (http://stressbusters.fikket.com/events/stress-trauma-release-with-tre-29th-april-2019/orders/new) *** WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: 'Debbie was really knowledgeable about neuroscience and it was interesting to hear, in simple terms that I could understand, how it works. A very interesting experience - it felt like a minor internal earthquake and a pleasant one too. Weird and enjoyable!' - Jac, Hove 'The class is more empowering than comes across through the website. Debbie didn't just help us do it, she also gave us the tools to carry on practising by ourselves. It hadn't registered with me that I'd go away with such a strong foundation. I also appreciated her follow up email with further resources.' - Andrew, Brighton 'I really enjoyed the session and found myself feeling really uplifted and floaty afterwards' - Lisa, Hove 'It was one of the best workshops I've ever been to! Didn't want it to end. Felt very good this morning after the exercises too, but the leg shake at the end was best! Can't wait for the next.' - Martin, Hove SESSION FACILITATOR: Deborah Brown is a UK Certified Provider of TRE® (Tension Releasing Exercises) with over nine years of experience working with adults, babies and children as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Practitioner in the Brighton and Hove area. Her passion for both Craniosacral Therapy and TRE is based around the practices empowering the body to shift towards natural health by releasing tension and restoring balance. She is thrilled to be working with others on their journey's exploring how it is to trust in the wisdom of the body. TERMS OF BOOKING: If you have any physical injuries or a history of complex trauma please contact Deborah prior to booking to discuss. As a precaution the workshop is not suitable in pregnancy. TICKETS: £15.00 (10% OFF with the StressBusters Card) *** A limited number of Early Bird tickets @ £12 is available until 29th March *** BOOK NOW (http://stressbusters.fikket.com/events/stress-trauma-release-with-tre-29th-april-2019/orders/new) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hove StressBusters is a community stress management programme powered by the Sussex Wellbeing Company. It is a forum open to different therapists, practitioners, instructors and members of the local community interested in exchanging knowledge and learning different approaches to health & wellbeing. For more info about our programme of talks and affordable classes, workshops and courses, visit our website: www.hovestressbusters.co.uk. You are also welcome to join our Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/hovestressbusters/ - a place for sharing information relevant to stress and wellbeing.

Shaking Off the Stress: Stress & Trauma Release with TRE®

Cornerstone Community Centre

£15.00

Release stress and tension naturally with TRE (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises)! WHAT IS TRE? As mammals our physiology is designed to experience, survive and release tension & trauma from the body. However due to human brain development and conditioning we have learnt to suppress our natural ability to release tension like other mammals - by shaking. TRE (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises) is a set of 7 simple exercises designed to release tension, stress and trauma from the body. The workshop teaches the exercises that enable you to engage with the spontaneous innate gift we all have within us to release tension through shaking it off naturally. READ MORE ABOUT TRE: http://hovestressbusters.co.uk/pages/technique/tre.html This workshop: • Is designed to release from the body. TRE is not something to be analysed and interpreted by the mind, but rather learning to trust in the wisdom of the body. By allowing the body to release we rebalance the nervous system and allow the mind to calm naturally • Teaches neurongenic tremoring with TRE under the guidance of a Certified UK Provider in a safe and comfortable environment • Offers simple tools for stress management and self-regulation • Is beneficial for most people looking to release tension, stress and trauma (see terms of booking) • No previous experience of TRE is required and regular ‘shakers’ are welcome Please note that we have limited the number of participants to a maximum of 11, to ensure a more intimate and personalized experience. *** This is a very popular workshop and often gets sold out days in advance. We therefore advise you to book early (http://stressbusters.fikket.com/events/stress-trauma-release-with-tre-28th-january-2019/orders/new) to avoid disappointment. *** WHAT OTHERS HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: 'Debbie was really knowledgeable about neuroscience and it was interesting to hear, in simple terms that I could understand, how it works. A very interesting experience - it felt like a minor internal earthquake and a pleasant one too. Weird and enjoyable!' - Jac, Hove 'The class is more empowering than comes across through the website. Debbie didn't just help us do it, she also gave us the tools to carry on practising by ourselves. It hadn't registered with me that I'd go away with such a strong foundation. I also appreciated her follow up email with further resources.' - Andrew, Brighton 'I really enjoyed the session and found myself feeling really uplifted and floaty afterwards' - Lisa, Hove 'It was one of the best workshops I've ever been to! Didn't want it to end. Felt very good this morning after the exercises too, but the leg shake at the end was best! Can't wait for the next.' - Martin, Hove SESSION FACILITATOR: Deborah Brown is a UK Certified Provider of TRE® (Tension Releasing Exercises) with over nine years of experience working with adults, babies and children as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Practitioner in the Brighton and Hove area. Her passion for both Craniosacral Therapy and TRE is based around the practices empowering the body to shift towards natural health by releasing tension and restoring balance. She is thrilled to be working with others on their journey's exploring how it is to trust in the wisdom of the body. TERMS OF BOOKING: If you have any physical injuries or a history of complex trauma please contact Deborah prior to booking to discuss. As a precaution the workshop is not suitable in pregnancy. TICKETS: £15.00 (10% OFF with the StressBusters Card) BOOK NOW (http://stressbusters.fikket.com/events/stress-trauma-release-with-tre-28th-january-2019/orders/new) Maximum 11 participants >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hove StressBusters is a community stress management programme powered by the Sussex Wellbeing Company. It is a forum open to different therapists, practitioners, instructors and members of the local community interested in exchanging knowledge and learning different approaches to health & wellbeing. For more info about our programme of talks and affordable classes, workshops and courses, visit our website: www.hovestressbusters.co.uk. You are also welcome to join our Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/hovestressbusters/ - a place for sharing information relevant to stress and wellbeing.

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Family Constellations - evening workshop with Liz Sleeper

Cornerstone Community Centre

£29.00

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