THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
Yes, Folks! We’ve had to postpone this event as we weren’t able to confirm everything with Carnival in the middle of planning. BUT not to worry, it will take place in November, which will be after all the holidays and big events…stay tuned for more on when you can register.
Thank you for your patience and support!
Have you been suffering with Anxiety attacks lately? Panic Attacks? Or maybe you feel uncharacteristically depressed…moody? OR perhaps you experienced a trauma recently and you find that it’s affecting your sleep and your eating? Hey! If this sounds like you? If perhaps your doctor even diagnosed you with any of this, then THIS weekend is for YOU!
OR maybe it’s not for personal reasons…
Explore the real issues around mental health: Social, Economic, and Cultural Impacts. What is Stigma & Shame, Neuroplasticity & Mental Health and Hope. Besides helping you personally, individuals involved with Mental Health – healthcare workers, doctors, therapists, personal trainers, yoga teachers…anyone…this event is also a Sensitivity Training where you will learn the Theoretical and Practical Application of Yoga and other tools to treat Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders and Trauma. You will learn alternative ways to help your clients.
THE SANGHA TRINIDAD is honoured to present and work with the BLU MATTER PROJECT and it’s HEAL FORUM!
Blu Matter Project is a Canadian-based, action-oriented, not-for-profit organization focused on connecting people who have lived with the experience of Mental Health Issues to the practice of Mindfulness, Yoga and the Neuroscientific Study of Mental Health. Their mission is to inspire not only increased awareness around this issue while mitigating the stigma and shame associated with it, but most importantly they want to create the possibility of hope. Hope that it is in fact possible, by using the tools that the study of Neuroscience and the Neurobiology of Mindfulness can provide to each person willing to try something new, to find a sense of peace inside of the struggle of Depression, Anxiety & Mood Disorders. They have expanded their forum nationally within Canada and now, we, The Sangha Trinidad are excited to help them expand internationally, with Trinidad and Tobago being their first stop! Linda Malone is the founder of BLU MATTER PROJECT. She created this organization after her own brother took his life and after she began to recognize how much it affected her.
JOIN US! THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 to SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 for an event guaranteed to CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!! OPEN TO EVERYONE…ANYONE CAN PARTICIPATE!
Thursday and Friday is the lecture part of the weekend and will be conducted sort of like a TEDxPortofSpain forum. Here, lots of discussion will be encouraged…and you will have tons of opportunity to ask questions. We hope that this will lead you on the path of discovery…if not for yourself, then maybe for a friend, family member or even a co-worker.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015 (4PM to 9PM)
Lecture Topic: How to Identify Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders and PTSD and their Cultural, Social and Economic Impact. PLUS, an Introduction To Neuroscience & Mental Health, Stigma & Shame.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015 (4PM to 9PM)
Lecture Topic: Neurobiology Of Mindfulness, Anatomy Of Mental Health, Yoga & Mental Health.
Thursday + Friday Together are recommended:
TT$1,000.00 (approx. CDN$200.00)
Saturday and Sunday are the nitty gritty days! Here we begin to introduce various tools you can use to manage, treat and work through your Depression, Anxiety etc.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015 (9AM to 5PM)
Lecture Topic: How To Use The Practice of Yoga and Mindfulness to manage and treat Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders and Trauma…The Neurobiology of Mindfulness in Practice. **You will need a yoga mat OR mats will be available for you to rent one. And if you have never done yoga before, don’t worry! This is OPEN TO EVERYONE, SENIORS AND BEGINNERS INCLUDED!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2015 (9AM -5PM)
Lecture Topic: How To Use The Practice of Yoga and Mindfulness to manage and treat Depression, Anxiety,Mood Disorders and Trauma (cont’d)…The Neurobiology of Mindfulness in Practice (cont’d). **You will need a yoga mat OR mats will be available for you to rent one. And if you have never done yoga before, don’t worry! This is OPEN TO EVERYONE, SENIORS AND BEGINNERS INCLUDED!
Saturday + Sunday Together are recommended:
TT$2,300.00 (approx. CDN$460.00)
Do the entire weekend from THURSDAY TO SUNDAY for only TT$2,800.00 (approx. CDN$560.00)
Peoples! This event is specifically priced this low to try to make it as accessible to you as possible! It is, as the organization says…NOT-FOR-PROFIT. There is an international faculty from Florida to Toronto and all experts in their field. We really hope you take advantage of this and help us help you make a difference!
**ALL PARTICIPANTS OF THE FULL PROGRAM WILL RECEIVE BLU MATTER PROJECT CERTIFICATES AND INCLUSION AS APPROVED TO CONDUCT MENTAL HEALTH SENSITIVE SESSIONS.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to our list.
Payment can be made in Trinidad by CREDIT CARD (either at the studio or by phone), LINX, CASH, CHEQUE (with valid ID), MANAGER’S CHEQUE OR ONLINE WITH PAYPAL VIA BLU MATTER’S DIRECT REGISTRATION (http://blumatterproject.com/heal-registration-2015/).
If for some reason you cannot do the weekend sessions due to religious constraints, then hey, let us know, we are willing to work something out to help be a part of this and not miss out!
HERE’S TO HOPE!!!