Come celebrate & learn about Stillpoint and the art of self-care


Using InterPlay tools for building self-care
Sheila K Collins and Christine Gautreaux, MSW

Washington, DC

Saturday, June 1st, 2019, 10am - 5pm

Finding and Living From the Stillpoint: InterPlay Tools To Teach Self-Care Skills to Caregivers With Sheila K Collins, PhD & Christine Gautreaux, MSW We are on a national tour to share and celebrate our new book – Stillpoint: A Self-Care Playbook for Caregivers to Find Ease, and Time to Breathe, and Reclaim Joy. This second edition contains much about the somatic practice of InterPlay and how it helps us to become more present and Self-Caring towards ourselves as we connect with and care for others. Not currently care-giving? Self-Care is vital for everyone. In this workshop we will: Identify InterPlay tools as tools for self-care Locate and communicate with the parts of yourself that need your caring (Self-Compassion) Take steps to recondition your body’s response to threat Find ease in the midst of challenge What to do to take care of yourself if you have one minute, 10 minutes, or an hour The workshop will be from 10am - 5pm with a lunch break. That evening there will be a separate perform the book event in the same space & you are invited to attend. It will be 6:30-8:30 pm. Dinner will be provided for workshop participants who stay for the performance. Finding and Living in the StillPoint Workshop: Self-Care for Caregivers /Finding Ease and Reclaiming Joy Date And Time Sat, June 1, 2019 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM workshop Fee: $55.00 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM dinner and discussion with authors & workshop participants. 6:30 - 8:30 PM performance, signed copy of Stillpoint Book and light refreshments Fee $30.00 Sign up for both and get a discount of $10.00 ($75.00) If you would like to help Christine & Sheila spread the word about Stillpoint you can: Put us in touch with someone who hosts a podcast If you are a professional or informal caregiver allow us to interview you for a caregiver podcast Share information about this workshop & the book on your social media platforms

Cost: $55 full day workshop including dinner $30 for evening performance or $75 for both.

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Seekers Church

276 Carroll St. NW
Washington, DC 20012
Sheila K Collins
Sheila K. Collins is the director of InterPlay Pittsburgh and the Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players, an InterPlay-based performance troupe that assists human service agencies in accomplishing their noble purposes. A former professional dancer, Sheila describes herself as a "dancing social worker," since she has taught social work and co-founded and directed a behavioral health care clinic in Texas.

Sheila is the author of Stillpoint: A Playbook for Caregivers To Find Ease, Time to Breathe, and Reclaim Joy and Warrior Mother: Fierce Love, Unbearable Loss and the Rituals That Heal. She's been known to travel the country enlisting InterPlayers to help her "Perform her Books," demonstrating how InterPlay tools help us get through life's ordinary and extraordinary, "tough stuff."

Christine Gautreaux, MSW
Christine Gautreaux holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work and is dedicated to the pursuit of play, joy, art & social justice. Christine’s superpowers include connecting people, helping folks manifest their dreams, standing up against injustice and using art to make a difference in the world. She currently uses performance art, movement, poetry, storytelling and Interplay to address issues of oppression with women who are incarcerated, people living with severe and persistent mental illness and homelessness. She also works with activists and artists to maintain balance and self-care during these intense times we find ourselves living. Christine Gautreaux has professional experience with successful grant writing, community organizing and social media marketing. She is a life coach for caregivers who are burnt out and ready to take back their own life and make it delightful again. She is the co-author of Stillpoint: A Caregivers Playbook to find ease and to take a deep breath and reclaim joy.

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