Book me or check out if I have a workshop coming up! These workshops are for anyone. Available as webinars.
I tailor my workshops to meet the needs of training attendees, whether students, staff teams, or community members. Fees are negotiable. Contact me if you are interested in booking me for your non-profit, class or company.
Check out the Program Calendar or contact me to see if there are any upcoming workshops open to community members. Contact me if you want to be placed on a waitlist for a community workshop.
I am open to new workshop ideas and collaboration. Please contact me if you would like to work together!
The support group "Work Detox" has a workshop version (two hours). In this workshop, I go over the signs of a toxic (and/or an abusive) workplace, the impacts on workers, and strategies workers can use to navigate and intervene in the toxic workplace.
Online and in person.
Feelings are Superpowers
This workshop is about feelings as a source of knowledge and power. For example, feelings tell us when our boundaries are being crossed, what to pay attention to, or when something is going wrong. They can motivate us to take action against injustice or to connect with others.
So let's not be so scared and avoidant of our feelings!
I encourage workshop participants to think beyond “coping strategies” to growth, self-love, and healing.
Participants will leave with helpful tools and frameworks for managing feelings.
Living a Feminist Life
This workshop is for women and non-binary folks who find that their mental health affects their practice of feminism, and that their practice of feminism affects their mental health.
Being a passionate person speaking out against oppression has both rewards and costs on personal and community levels. This workshop helps participants anticipate and reflect on the interactions between the personal and political.
Although this workshop includes some self-care strategies, we go beyond "self-care"to communal solutions to worker/activist experiences of depression and anxiety.
Exit Burnout Program
This workshop is for any workers who are burning out in their jobs. I try to catch people before they are "in crisis," and help them figure out how to "exit burnout," whether or not that would mean leaving the job. Comes with a self-help workbook, "Burnout Exit Plan."
Welcome and Understanding Burnout
Self-Compassion, Thoughtwork, and Visualization
Helpful Thinking: Identifying thought errors and habits, retraining your brain
Exploring Your Options
Building Your Personal Power and Emotional Regulation Skills
Planning and Taking Action
Trauma Stewardship for Care Workers
This is a workshop for workers in helping fields such as social workers, youth workers, violence against women counsellors, nurses and shelter workers. "Trauma Stewardship" is a concept developed by Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky, focusing on how to sustain yourself while engaging with suffering. I share useful teachings from Lipsky and other trauma experts, sharing pieces that I think are most practical for frontline workers. Going beyond "how to self care," I help workers learn how to "move the energy through." Components include:
Defining Burnout Within Social Context
The Body's Stress Response
PTSD versus "vicarious" trauma
Completing the Stress Cycle
Self-regulation and Co-regulation
This topic can be offered in staff meetings, pointing learners in the direction of useful teachings. However, this workshop is being developed as an all-day training (with guests) as well. Online or in person.
Thoughtwork for Care Workers
I have used self-compassion and cognitive behaviour techniques to manage her own stress, and shares promising practices with other carers.
This workshop takes a “coaching” approach to improving emotional regulation skills, and is designed for people who provide caring services (social workers, nurses, etc.). The workshop recognizes that we work in stressful contexts, that our feelings about the challenges in the work are normal, and that systemic change is needed. However, as individuals, we have control over our thoughts, feelings, and actions, and can use that power to reduce the stress response in our bodies. We can also direct some of the compassion we have for others towards ourselves.
NEW WORKSHOPS FOR 2021!
The Stress Response
This workshop helps participants understand what is happening in our nervous systems when we experience acute, chronic and traumatic stress. Audrey provides team coaching on how to increase our awareness of our nervous systems. We will engage in embodied skills practice for moving through fight/flight/freeze responses.
Feelings are Superpowers
This workshop reframes how we think about feelings, encouraging participants to think about feelings as a source of knowledge and part of the human experience. It provides some concrete tools for regulating emotions, sitting with feelings, and expanding self-compassion.
How to Be Your Own Cheerleader
Audrey teaches about the differences between self-worth, self-esteem and confidence, and provides tips on how to build all three. This workshop is designed with women and femmes (of any age) in mind, but can be adapted for mixed gender audiences. Audrey creates space for small group discussion, exploring our strengths, co-cheerleading, and “performing” confidence.
Anti-oppressive Communication Skills at Work
This workshop helps workers or people in pre-employment training programs to improve upon their communication skills in the context of work. Unlike most communication skills workshops, this workshop brings attention to dynamics of power and privilege in relation to workplace hierarchy, gender, race and other intersections. The workshop offers communication strategies for having difficult conversations, working across difference, giving and receiving feedback, self-advocating, and addressing oppression. It includes opportunity for self-reflection and skills practice.