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31 March 2018: Practical Stress Management Workshop

Practical Stress Management WorkshopDr Arien’s workshop will include practical techniques incl. relaxation training; herbal remedies to support heart, brain & nervous system and a short brain health cooking demo. Do something different this Easter! Learn skills that will last a lifetime!

Date: Sat. 31 Mar 2018 

Time: Registration – 14h30; Workshop – 15h00-18h00

Venue: The Class Room, Hemel-en-Aarde Village Centre, Hermanus

Price: R450 p/p incl. refreshments on arrival, goodie bag, wine tasting and snacks afterwards! Please RSVP by 29/3/18

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FNB Cheque Account; Account Name: Health Stress Management Gauteng (Pty) Ltd; Account number: 621 327 190 66; Branch code: 252 045 (00); Branch: Brooklyn; Reference: Initials & Surname_17Feb; Email proof of payment to

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Feedback from Dr Arien’s Women’s Health Workshop 17 Feb 2018 in Hermanus

More Info

Most stress triggers can be mastered, or managed once we become aware of them. If we learn to take responsibility for our own reaction to any stress trigger, we can learn to change our instantaneous stress survival response to one of witnessing or observing, and then to change the gage on our stress thermometers to a lower setting.

Chronic stress doubles your risk to die from a heart attack. Stress is associated with all our chronic diseases or health challenges (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, cancer, autoimmune diseases like psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis; also eczema, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, asthma, endometriosis, male & female reproductive challenges, menopause, etc.), either as cause, exacerbating factor, or both.

What to expect:

  • Basic information on the stress responses: fight-flight, tend-befriend, cave man, retreat, men-women and stress
  • Effects of stress on the brain and body
  • Stress, thoughts and emotions
  • Physical enhancers to help you cope with stress
  • Play and fun
  • Many relaxation exercises to practice and experience deep relaxation in your mind and body
  • From left brain to right brain to whole brain
  • Many techniques you can use to become adept at managing your own stress, and also support those around you, whether colleagues (i.e. in the workplace), family or communities. This workshop is suitable for all age groups, and both men and women.

About the Facilitator

Dr Arien van der Merwe (MBChB ASCHP MISMA) is a natural, holistic, integrative medical doctor who has been practicing in this field since 1995. She is a specialist holistic counsellor, incorporating mind, body and soul in her treatment protocols. Arien is also a medical specialist in workplace wellness, owns the Weight Control Clinic started by Dr Gauché in 1974, teaches stress management & relaxation techniques, incl. mindfulness, and emphasises youthful living and longevity. She is an experienced public speaker, facilitator and trainer. Arien is an internationally published author of countless books and training manuals. Her books include Health & Happiness, Stress Solutions and Managing Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome. She also developed a number of accredited online health and wellness courses.

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