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Displaying events from December 11 to April 10.

Simplify 2019: Discover Your Word

with Kerry Whiteley at URU Yoga - Gulf Breeze
Saturday, December 15 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

We are coming to the end of 2018 and often times many of us begin thinking about what we want to happen in 2019. Maybe things did not go the way you hoped in 2018 and you think “2019 is my year!”

What do you plan to do to make it your year? We often look to a new year’s resolution to lead us to what we want. But often that resolution is something very specific such as “go to the gym more”, “lose 10 pounds”, “get a better job”, etc. But then when those things don’ t happen within the first few weeks, we get discouraged, lose steam, and are left feeling defeated. Or maybe you DO lose those 10 pounds but you still don’t feel the way you hoped.

That is because happiness is not about the things we get or accomplish, it is about how we feel in our lives. We often struggle with exercise, weight, job satisfaction, etc. not because we aren’t doing something right or we don’t know what to do, but because there are other things going on inside that determine why we behave in ways that go against what we say we want.

When we discover our word, we are taking a different spin on a new year’s resolution. While resolutions can often set us up for failure, choosing a word for the year gives us 365 days to reflect on our word in an intentional way and then watch how it will manifest in our lives.

The law of attraction simply states that we attract into our lives whatever we set our focus on. Bring into your life new focus. Set an intention and create your vision through your one word. After you discover your word, you will post it on your refrigerator, in your car, on your phone…wherever you can be reminded of your intention. Then you watch how it unfolds.

In this workshop, we will go through a 5 Step process to help you discover your word to move in the direction for how you want to feel. The “what you do” will come in time as you uncover what lies beneath and what your deepest desires truly are.

We will do light stretching, meditations, simple writing and reflection exercises, group connections, and sacred circling to discover your word. Bring water, journal, and pen, wear comfortable clothes, and allow yourself to be open and willing to discover.

$20

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Winter Solstice Energy Clearing

with Michelle Baker at URU Yoga
Friday, December 21 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Clearing Yourself & Calling On Light
Winter Solstice Energy Clearing Class

Dec 21 5:45-7:15 @ URU by the airport

Tools to:
*Remove Obstacles
*Call Your Energy Back
*Calling On Light
*Let Go of What No Longer serves You
* Strengthen the nervous system & neurotransmitters

How:
Give Yourself Reiki
Higher Self Meditation
Affirmation Mantras
Clearing Rooms
Fire Ceremony
Smudging

Open to all beings. No experience is necessary. No yoga asana will take place. This is not a Reiki Training but an open class.

This will be deeply clearing and self empowering. There are numerous Energy Medicine tools that are are to the public offered in our Reiki Trainings that many beings can learn to do without learning how to give Reiki or any form of Energy Medicine

If ever you, your experiences, interactions or your home have felt energetically stuck, heavy, blocked, sensitive, vulnerable, thrown off center, or weighted down, there are very accessible tools you can practice daily as to clear yourself energy body, called the Pranic Body.

In this class, you will go through many of the same exercises we do in our Reiki or Energy Medicine trainings that are appropriate to share without going through the training, yet we will not share Reiki on anyone but ourselves. Numerous techniques will be given so that one can learn to clear themselves or be more clear to energetic hygiene, calibration and boundary.

Exercises in this class could include:
*Recitation of protection mantra, obstacle removing mantra, chakra activation for harmony and heart purifying mantra.
*Higher Self Meditation
*Cutting Cords
*Revocations of energy that no longer serves you
*Invocations of what you would like to call into your life
*Calling on Your Guide
*Prayer
*Clearing the chakras and aura
*Fire or water ceremony
*Give yourself Energy Medicine & Chakra Tuning with crystal bowls, tuners and mantra offering all energy back to the Source with great forgiveness.
These practices are meant to invoke your independence, offering your creative solutions to energy tools the might resonate with you when accessed on a daily basis.

Lead by: Swan Michelle. Reiki Master Level 3, Certified Pranic Healer, Polarity Medicine, Sound Therapist and Ayurveda Yoga Therapist.

Investment: $20

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Winter Solstice Candlelight Sound Bath

with Michelle Baker at URU Yoga
Friday, December 21 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Winter Solstice Candlelight Sound Bath
Swan Michelle and Rob Dill
Dec 21 7:30-9pm

SOUND BATHs have become a sacred Sunday healing ritual for many years now at Swan River Yoga in New Orleans, and we now want to bring them to you here at Uru in Pensacola
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This sacred journey will include a Swan River Restorative Yoga Class with support, props, low on the mat. Each pose is held 10 minutes to check in and recalibrate your nervous system.

As the original form of yoga was sound, the art of Sound Therapy will be offered to you, with sacred healing mantra, transformational songs, crystal bowls, metal bowls ,tonal drums, gong, harmonium, water-fone, guitar riffs, tuning forks for neurological health, 528 hertz chimes, with aromatherapy allowing you to listen, soften and activate the stillness of noise reduction of the outer world.
Often a meditation or breathing exercises may be prompted after to send you into the Cosmos with restfulness and nourishment.

It is a magical and celestial experience, provoking beauty, deep rest, stillness and the ethereal state.
Come cleanse and bathe in light with us.

What is beautiful is that anyone can do it! All levels and new beings are especially welcome as this is very appropriate for anyone if you can remain still and practice silence. Bring the family .Go on a special galactic date.

We are honored to host them at least once per month and on many holidays. Join us!

Michelle has a certification in Sound Therapy, learning the calibration of the different brain wave patterns, nervous system and chakra systems harmonic convergence. She has training specifically in the tuning forks, crystal bowls and harmonium, and has been leading Sound Baths, the first of their kind in New Orleans, since 2010.
Rob is a musician by trade, grew up in Pensacola, played in many local bands, has many CD's and experiences with Master Musicians, such as Jai Uttal and Krishna Das.
Check out their CD Bhakti Caravan; Forest Dwellers, on iTunes!

Investment: $20

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New Year Slow Down Retreat with Michelle

with Michelle Baker at URU Yoga
Sunday, December 30 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

New Years Total Slow Down Retreat
Swan Michelle
Dec 30
Noon-3 and 4-7pm

*Yoga Nidra
*Breathing exercises
*Yin Yoga
*Restorative Yoga
*Neurological Anatomy
*Embodying the Mythology of Stillness
* Priming ourselves for Meditation
*Cord Cutting Meditation and Room Clearing

Introduction to the deep, nourishing, inner practices that promote an adaptable immune system, emotional stability, stress and anxiety reduction, noise resiliency and the rest and digest state for optimal health.

This 1 day retreat will promote you checking in instead of getting caught up in business and further habituating your tendency to check out.

It will be an entire day of some very diverse practices in Energy work, Breathing exercises, withdraw of the senses, Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Meditation.

We will take moments to discuss some of the neurological benefits of these practices, the effects of stress, how to reduce anxiety and how to be more at ease in stillness. We will introduce you to the mythology of Yoga Nidra, the background of Yin and the pre-cursors to being able to sit still in meditation,making this wonderful for yoga teachers so that you have a language to promote stillness in your students.

We will also primarily do these practices and let ourselves BE, reminding us all that we are the IN-dweller. We have permission to slow down, to let go, to reduce and to refrain for health purposes, not as a form of avoidance at all!

Put down the tasks. Let go of the doer ship. You need this. If you need more time, slow down! These practices will remind you of how important this is to add to your daily habits and routines

Investment:

$108

or $60 per drop in

Bio:

A SHORT BIO of Swan Michelle:

Swan Michelle has been teaching yoga full time in New Orleans, the Gulf Region and Internationally since 1998, for 20 years! She is the Founder of Swan River Yoga (3 locations), created the first Yoga Teacher Training in New Orleans, which is called Swan School, and trains and leads full time International workshops in Bhakti Yoga, Sound Therapy, Restorative Yoga, Ayurveda Yoga Therapy, Energy Medicine and Yoga Nidra.

She helped open the first Prasad Vegan Cafe in New Orleans, Good Karma Cafe, is a singer in Bhakti Caravan, and leads numerous Sound Baths with sacred instruments.

She has studied with Radhanath Swami, Sharon Gannon, Ram Dass and Dr Marc Halpern as her primary yoga teachers. She is initiated in the Hanuman Bhakti lineage under Neem Karoli Baba, and has certifications in Jivamukti Yoga, Sivananda Yoga & Anusara Yoga.

She has been to India 9 times, which imbibes her offerings of all that she has uncovered yoga to be, along with service, Self Lead entrepreneurial nature and unconditional Love! Check out her CD, Forest Dwellers by Bhakti Caravan on iTunes or go to her website to view online trainings, training manuals and courses.

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Yin Pratyahara Experience

with David Bryan at URU Yoga
Friday, January 4 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

This yin practice will occur in a dark room with only a candle to illuminate the teacher, David Bryan. There will be no talking and minimum sound, as you follow visual cues to come into postures with a ring of a bell to let you know to begin coming into the next posture. We will seek to turn within and become aware of what we are feeling. Pratyahara is the fifth of Patanjali's eight limbs of yoga and is often thought of as a precursor to concentration and meditation. Please feel free to send questions to David Bryan or email him at 7hondo5@gmail.com.

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Core 40

with Amanda Marie at URU Yoga - Gulf Breeze
Sunday, January 6 8:00 am - 10:00 am

This two hour workshop will instruct students in a series of 40 asanas contained within the 84 asanas of Bishnu Ghosh. This series builds on the asanas contained in the Hot 26 practice of 26 poses originally brought to the United States by Bikram Choudhury. This class is considered to be an intermediate level practice however it is for anyone and everyone who would like to delve deeper into their practice and test themselves both mentally and physically. All poses will be offered with variations to accommodate any yogi and the class takes place in a heated room (95-100*C).

Fee for the workshop is $15, sign up in advance on mind body to ensure a spot!

Dates
Dec 2 8-10am
Jan 6 8-10am
Feb 3 8-10am

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Reiki Level 1 with Tonya Morris

with Tonya Morris at URU Yoga
Saturday, January 19 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Begin your New Year by Giving yourself the gift of Self Care

Learn the benefits of Usui Reiki and how it can help your physical, emotional and spiritual body systems
Learn about Your Chakra System
Integrating Grounding, Cleansing & Clearing into your daily routine
Receive a Level 1 Attunement
Meditations and Exercises
Receive a Level 1 Manual

Cost: $100.00
In order to receive your certificate at the completion of class, please pay in full and send an email to Blusunsoul@gmail.com

"There are a number of Reiki practitioners out there, but on a rare occasion you discover someone truly special. Tonya brings light to life, transforming negative or stuck energy into flow and function, bringing well being to mind, body and spirit. She is vibrant, kind, generous and embodies the spirit of the practice. The energy that flows through her is a gift to us all."
-J Perry

"I attended this certification with Tonya Morris. If you have any interest in Reiki, I urge you to connect with this wonderful Soul!"
-J McIninch


Sound Bath with Michelle Baker

with Michelle Baker at URU Yoga
Friday, January 25 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SOUND BATHs have become a sacred Sunday healing ritual for many years now at Swan River Yoga in New Orleans, and we now want to bring them to you here at Uru in Pensacola

.
This sacred journey will include a Swan River Restorative Yoga Class with support, props, low on the mat. Each pose is held 10 minutes to check in and recalibrate your nervous system.

As the original form of yoga was sound, the art of Sound Therapy will be offered to you, with sacred healing mantra, transformational songs, crystal bowls, metal bowls ,tonal drums, gong, harmonium, water-fone, guitar riffs, tuning forks for neurological health, 528 hertz chimes, with aromatherapy allowing you to listen, soften and activate the stillness of noise reduction of the outer world.
Often a meditation or breathing exercises may be prompted after to send you into the Cosmos with restfulness and nourishment.

It is a magical and celestial experience, provoking beauty, deep rest, stillness and the ethereal state.
Come cleanse and bathe in light with us.

What is beautiful is that anyone can do it! All levels and new beings are especially welcome as this is very appropriate for anyone if you can remain still and practice silence. Bring the family .Go on a special galactic date.

We are honored to host them at least once per month and on many holidays. Join us!

Michelle has a certification in Sound Therapy, learning the calibration of the different brain wave patterns, nervous system and chakra systems harmonic convergence. She has training specifically in the tuning forks, crystal bowls and harmonium, and has been leading Sound Baths, the first of their kind in New Orleans, since 2010.


Rob is a musician by trade, grew up in Pensacola, played in many local bands, has many CD's and experiences with Master Musicians, such as Jai Uttal and Krishna Das.
Check out their CD Bhakti Caravan; Forest Dwellers, on iTunes!

Investment: $20

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Yin Training with Bethany & David

with David Bryan at URU Yoga
Saturday, February 2 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bethany Snisky and David Bryan will offer this 50 hour Yin training for yoga teachers and those that would like to add yin to their practice. There will be 3 weekend sessions (February 2nd and 3rd, March 2nd and 3rd, and April 13th and 14th from 9 AM to 5 PM with an hour lunch). There will be 10 hours of class attendance required. Cost will be $500. Questions can be directed to Bethany Snisky or David Bryan.

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Core 40

with Amanda Marie at URU Yoga - Gulf Breeze
Sunday, February 3 8:00 am - 10:00 am

This two hour workshop will instruct students in a series of 40 asanas contained within the 84 asanas of Bishnu Ghosh. This series builds on the asanas contained in the Hot 26 practice of 26 poses originally brought to the United States by Bikram Choudhury. This class is considered to be an intermediate level practice however it is for anyone and everyone who would like to delve deeper into their practice and test themselves both mentally and physically. All poses will be offered with variations to accommodate any yogi and the class takes place in a heated room (95-100*C).

Fee for the workshop is $15, sign up in advance on mind body to ensure a spot!

Dates
Dec 2 8-10am
Jan 6 8-10am
Feb 3 8-10am

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Reiki Level 2 with Tonya Morris

with Tonya Morris at URU Yoga
Saturday, February 16 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Usui Reiki Level II

"We are the Bridge, the Channel and the Vessel for Healing." - Tonya Morris

Reiki Level II teaches you the foundations for sharing Reiki with others.

In this class, you will be attuned to and learn how to use the 3 symbols for healing, the different methods of transferring Reiki energy and the importance of energetic hygiene when working with others. Completion of Level 1 required.

Join us at URU Yoga and Beyond at Airport on Saturday, February 16th, from 12-4 pm. Your investment of 150.00 will include your attunement and manual. If you wish to receive your certificate of completion the day of class, please call URU Yoga to reserve your space with payment and send an email to Blusunsoul@gmail.com

Tonya Morris is an Usui Reiki Master Teacher who teaches and attunes to all levels of Usui Reiki. With over 10+ years of Family Case Management and Personal Training and 3 years of Reiki healing and training experience, Tonya brings a wealth of information to assist you in integrating healing into your life.

"There are a number of Reiki practitioners out there, but on a rare occasion you discover someone truly special. Tonya brings light to life, transforming negative or stuck energy into flow and function, bringing well being to mind, body and spirit. She is vibrant, kind, generous and embodies the spirit of the practice. The energy that flows through her is a gift to us all."
-J Perry


Shivaratri Sound Bath with Michelle Baker

with Michelle Baker at URU Yoga
Friday, March 1 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

*This is a special night in Celebration of Shivaratri, the holiday in India celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva. Very similar to Ash Wednesday and always near the same time of year, it is the ending of all cycles, the resolve and dissolve of dead ends, new beginnings and starting over.

 
This sacred journey will include a Swan River Restorative Yoga Class with support, props, low on the mat. Each pose is held 10 minutes to check in and recalibrate your nervous system.
As the original form of yoga was sound, the art of Sound Therapy will be offered to you, with sacred healing mantra, transformational songs, crystal bowls, metal bowls ,tonal drums, gong, harmonium, water-fone, guitar riffs, tuning forks for neurological health, 528 hertz chimes, with aromatherapy allowing you to listen, soften and activate the stillness of noise reduction of the outer world.
Often a meditation or breathing exercises may be prompted after to send you into the Cosmos with restfulness and nourishment.
It is a magical and celestial experience, provoking beauty, deep rest, stillness and the ethereal state.
Come cleanse and bathe in light with us.
What is beautiful is that anyone can do it! All levels and new beings are especially welcome as this is very appropriate for anyone if you can remain still and practice silence. Bring the family .Go on a special galactic date.
We are honored to host them at least once per month and on many holidays. Join us!
Michelle has a certification in Sound Therapy, learning the calibration of the different brain wave patterns, nervous system and chakra systems harmonic convergence. She has training specifically in the tuning forks, crystal bowls and harmonium, and has been leading Sound Baths, the first of their kind in New Orleans, since 2010.

Rob is a musician by trade, grew up in Pensacola, played in many local bands, has many CD's and experiences with Master Musicians, such as Jai Uttal and Krishna Das.
Check out their CD Bhakti Caravan; Forest Dwellers, on iTunes!
Investment: $20

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Incorporating Trauma-Informed Yoga into Mental Health Treatment

with Melissa Garner at URU Yoga
Saturday, March 30 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Incorporating Trauma-Informed Yoga into Clinical Mental Health Treatment

This content-packed live seminar is designed for those interested in learning the neurological, physiological, and rehabilitative benefits of the incorporation of yoga in clinical mental health treatment for complex, developmental, and repeated trauma.

During our time together, we will look at the science behind yoga and explore how it can be an effective tool for those recovering from the life-altering impacts of trauma. We will compare and contrast the effects of both trauma and yoga on the nervous system, emotions, thought habits, and social functioning. Participants will learn simple, practical, and powerful evidence-based techniques to help soothe symptoms and promote awareness in the mind and body.

You can expect to walk away with first-hand experience at practicing, teaching, and demonstrating a variety of gentle and effective skills for calming the nervous system, improving mindfulness, and developing self-regulation.

Course Objectives:

This seminar is designed to help you:

Recognize the ways trauma affects the nervous system, and how dysregulation of the nervous system affects treatment.

Assess symptoms of trauma which can be reduced or managed through applied trauma-sensitive yoga techniques.

Identify evidence-based trauma-informed yoga techniques for use in individual and group treatment; Cite evidence & research.

Summarize the mental and physical benefits of yogic postures, deep breathing, mindfulness, and relaxation, including the measurable effects on the nervous system & mental health.

Demonstrate and introduce self-soothing yogic strategies to help reduce trauma symptoms in patients.

Incorporate and integrate breathing, mindfulness, body postures, and relaxation exercises into clinical work using scripts, demonstrations, and recommendations.

Learn evidence based interventions for PTSD, Anxiety, & Depression

Integrate yoga techniques with existing treatment modalities

Course Outline:

Understanding Trauma
Types of Trauma
Trauma Risk Factors
Diagnosing Trauma
Neuroscience of Trauma
The Central Nervous System
The Triune Brain & its Functions
- Survival, Limbic, & Neocortex
The Mind/Body Connection
Trauma's effects on the Brain
The Autonomic Nervous System
- Sympathetic Division
- Parasympathetic Division
Trauma's Effects on the ANS
Trauma's Biopsychosocial Effects
Trauma Treatment
Recovery Considerations
Interpersonal Neurobiology
Treatment Options
- Individual Counseling, Groups, Pharmacotherapy, & Self-Help
Complementary Alternative Medicine
Intro to Trauma-Informed Yoga
Debunking Yoga Myths
Brief History of Yoga & its Origins
Health-Focused Principles of Yoga
Types of Trauma-Informed Yoga
Yoga & Trauma Treatment
Biopsychosocial Benefits of Yoga
Rehabilitative Benefits of Yoga
Neuroscience of Yoga
The Science Behind:
- Deep Breathing & Breath Control
- Bodily Postures & Exercise
- Relaxation & Meditation
- Self Awareness & Insight
- Mindfulness & Conscious Thinking
Balancing Energy Intake & Output
Neurogenesis & Neuroplasticity
Integrating Yoga with Clinical Work
Self-Soothing Skills
Addressing Rumination & Denial
Exposure, Tolerance, and Acceptance
Memory Consolidation
Trauma Integration & Discharge
Case Studies & Scientific Research
Evidence-Based Benefits of Yoga
Trauma-Informed Yoga
- 6 Conscious Breathing Exercises
- 5 Gentle Chair Yoga Postures
- 3 Mindfulness Techniques
- 3 Visualization Skills
- Guided Relaxation
Introducing Yoga in Treatment
Using Yoga in the Therapy Session
Addressing Patient Resistance
Special Considerations - Dos & Don'ts
Trauma-Informed Yoga Recommendations
Additional Training & Resources

TWO live event opportunities in 2019:

Saturday, March 2nd, 8-3pm
Santa Rosa Counseling Center
5642 Jones Street, Milton, FL 32571

7:30 Registration & Check-In
8:00 Program Begins
12:00 Lunch Hour
3:00 Program Ends

Saturday, March 30th, 11-6pm
Uru Yoga & Beyond
2400 Executive Plaza Drive Pensacola, FL 32504

10:30 Registration & Check-In
11:00 Program Begins
3:00 Lunch Hour
6:00 Program Ends

About the Speaker:

Melissa Garner, LMHC, QS, RYT, has a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Psychology, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a Registered Yoga Teacher. She has been helping others heal, grow, and thrive since 2010 through a variety of methods including individual counseling, yoga, group therapy, pubilc workshops, day retreats, art therapy, public speaking, and authoring a free online wellness resource, www.self-haven.com. She offers a wide range of individual services including counseling, yoga, meditation, and relaxation training, in addition to a variety of open weekly therapeutic yoga classes in Pensacola Florida. She is also a qualified supervisior for counselors and registered interns pursuing their clinical mental health licensure in Florida. Her teachings aim to combine the evidence-based benefits of both clinical psychology and yogic interventions.

Specializing in managing and overcoming depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress, Melissa helps her clients develop healthier and more balanced minds, bodies, relationships, and lifestyles. Her teaching style offers a professional, candid, and compassionate focus on topics that are vital to one’s well-being and quality of life. Specialties, topics, and teachings include a focus on self awareness, mindfulness, self-care, productive thinking, healthy coping, self compassion, healthy boundaries, personal development, assertiveness, and overall wellness.

Walk-In Registration
Walk-Ins are welcome, but admission cannot be guaranteed. Pre-registration is recommended to secure a seat.

This course is designed for helping professionals who are interested in learning more about the neuroscience of trauma and yoga, and how yoga can be incorporated into trauma treatment. Upon completion of the course, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, and Cerfitied Master's Level Social Workers will earn 6 (six) continued education hours toward their respective licensure renewal requirements.

Not a licensed professional? No problem. This seminar is open to anyone who is eager to learn.

Trigger Warning: Please note, while the course is open to anyone, it may not necessarily be appropriate for everyone. The subject matter of this course will at times involve extensive clinical discussion about trauma, its causes & effects, as well as case studies. Anyone who is experiencing present trauma symptoms including flashbacks, dissociation, or severe panic when reminded of a traumatic event, is encouraged to seek individual treatment prior to attending this seminar.

ADA Needs
I would be happy to accomodate your ADA needs. Please contact me at least two weeks prior to the seminar date.

Questions? Email: feelbetter@self-haven.com

Hassle-Free Cancellation Policy: If you cancel before the event date, you can be credited for the next seminar, or receive a tuition refund less a $30 cancellation fee. Substitutions are permitted.

Conflicts & Disputes: In the event that a participant is dissatisfied, please submit a detailed written complaint within 30 days of the issue to feelbetter@self-haven.com for review. You may expect a reply within 30 days of your submission. Every effort will be made to ensure 100% satisfaction. Any dispute that remains unresolved will be handled through mediation, then if necessary, arbitration.

*This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling for 6 continued education hours. Ref. #20-667306

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