Seminars & Workshops with Carolyn Braddock


Chief Peak overlooks Ojai, California

Next  Small Group Retreat in Ojai, California
June 25 - 28, 2015

The Retreat will combine two workshops into one: The Ojai Retreat described below, and one on Specific Strategies to Release Stress quickly and effectively. We will also focus on Metaphors and how they are used and reflected in daily life.

Tune Up and Tune In as Summer begins! Find your “Mojo” which is the essence of who you are, and that quality that sets you apart from everyone else. This may also include your passion, purpose, confidence, career choices, transitions, and motivation. Find Balance between “doing” and “being.” Find Rest in the Midst of Stress, with a focus on simple daily, fluid practice of specific techniques to manage and reduce stress. Learn empowering strategies to unwind, and release stress with ease. What is the next step, or goal in your life? How will you get there? What questions would you like answered? Find that breath of “fresh air” in Self Care.

Gather tools for the discovery of the Self, while developing a daily practice that enters into the core of self, physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually. Learn ways to create what you need/want in order to be in life fully.
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UCLArts and Healing Social Emotional Arts (SEA) Certificate Program


Eight Saturdays: 3/7, 3/21, 3/28, 4/18, 4/25, 5/9, 5/30, and 6/27

Carolyn Braddock will present her work at the UCLArts and Healing Social Emotional Arts (SEA) Certificate Program.

The Social Emotional Arts (SEA) Certificate Program empowers educators and community arts professionals in maximizing social-emotional benefits of arts experiences, and minimizing self-judgment and anxiety that can impede learning. Training is interactive and experiential, and features the use of sound, rhythm, movement, and other creative approaches to group behavior management, verbal and nonverbal communication, managing special needs and integration with typical students, traumatic responses and self-care, strengthening personal presentation skills, and evaluating program outcomes.


SEA also offers best practices in the multiple disciplines of art, dance/movement, drumming, music, poetry, and theater because of their symbiotic benefits. The program not only teaches structured and scripted activities that can be used in the community, but also teaches trainees how to develop their own curricula.

There is also a Summer intensive: Eight sessions in two weeks: 7/16, 7/17, 7/18, 7/19, 7/23, 7/24, 7/25, and 7/26.

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Finding Rest in the Midst of Stress


Saturday, May 2, 2015

In this workshop, a variety of ways to calm the nervous system and bring balance between doing and being in life will be learned. We will have the opportunity to practice various strategies, identify and refine the ones that work best for us, and leave with a game plan for finding rest on different levels. Rather than allowing stress to accumulate, we will first learn to recognize when are becoming off-balance and to immediately apply simple and specific strategies involving breath, sound, and movement that can have effects in one to two minutes. We will also learn other strategies for stress reduction such as sensory imagination, acupressure points for relaxation, and Tai Ji- and Qi Gong-based movement. The techniques taught in this workshop are also helpful for managing stress responses to traumatic events and every day stressful situations.

“...these [tools] are easy to apply to everyday life.”
–past participant.

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