Lise is currently offering the following workshops and presentations. She also offers customized events to meet your needs.

Helping Our Loved Ones Manage Big Emotions. Two-hour Workshop for teachers and parents

During this 2-hour interactive workshop, teachers and parents will:

  • Learn all about the relationship between thoughts, emotions and body sensations;

  • Learn to demystify the language of emotions, as well as their purpose;

  • Understand the very important role of negative emotions and how to deal with them appropriately;

  • Develop emotional literacy and body awareness;

  • Learn how to prevent emotional storms;

  • Learn what to do when an emotional storm occurs in children (or adults);

  • Learn emotional self-regulation techniques that kids can practice to make themselves feel better;

  • Understand why deep belly breathing is so effective and how to practice it correctly;

  • Learn about the 3 options we always have when we feel stuck or didn't get what we wanted (this technique eliminates whining, complaining or negativity);

  • Learn practical tips that help kids and adults resolve personal conflicts with others and boost feelings of happiness, inner peace and contentment.

The Power of Emotions:
One-hour Presentation 

During this 1-hour interactive presentation, participants will:

  • Learn how emotions have a huge influence on their quality of life;

  • Learn how to quickly assess their curent mood, using a tool called the mood meter;

  • Understand the difference between feelings and emotions, as well as their meaning;

  • Get a better understanding of the evolution of our emotional and rational minds and how we are wired for "emotional hijacking";

  • Learn how different emotions get expressed in the body;

  • Understand how our primitive biological design makes it almost necessary for us to develop new skills in our over-stimulated world;

  • Learn the real purpose of emotions and feelings;

  • Develop body-awareness skills;

  • Learn about the scale of emotions;

  • Understand the true cause of emotional reactions;

  • Discover what happens to unprocessed / unresolved emotions;

  • Learn the Letting Go Technique to release trapped emotions;

  • Learn some tips about resolving emotional conflicts 

"We brought Lise in to facilitate an on-site workshop on emotional literacy for my staff. We are a not-for-profit before and after school care program, and we do have some children in our care who have anxiety and who could use more coaching on emotional regulation. Lise was able to provide us with great insight, and offered us some techniques to use in helping children to calm down, and to help them identify what they are feeling. Her workshop was very interactive, which was great. She was wonderful to work with, as she asked me what I was hoping to get out of a workshop, and tailored it to my needs. I also wanted to invite parents to the workshop, as I felt it would be beneficial for them. Lise was very open to that as well."
-Jessica Chiu, Executive Director of Mckernan Child Care Society
"Lise Villeneuve's approach to teaching mindfulness is unique and effective. With her Mary Poppin's type bag of tools, metaphors and examples, Lise has been able to help seniors learn the principles of Mindfulness that they can apply to their lives. For several, these tools have been life changing. Teaching how to control emotions, reduce chronic pain, and cope with the kinds of issues seniors face on a daily basis, has made a measurable impact on the seniors at the Edmonton Seniors Centre. If you have a chance to hear her speak or take one of her classes, I encourage you to avail yourself of the opportunity. It can change your perspective and your life." 
-Linda F. Ensley, MBA. Assist. Executive Director of the Edmonton Senior Centre at the Edmonton General Hospital
Mindfulness for Chronic Pain Relief

During this 60-minute interactive workshop, participants will:

  • Have the opportunity to express how pain is affecting their lives;

  • Develop a deeper understanding of all the components of pain (physical, emotional, social...etc);

  • Learn the difference between pain and suffering;

  • Learn about the "4 aspects of pain" and determine which aspects they have some control over;

  • Learn tips and techniques to reduce physical tension;

  • Understand what mindfulness is and how it can help with chronic pain;

  • Participate in a guided mindfulness exercise called "the body scan";

  • Understand the connection between thoughts, emotions and body sensations;

  • Discuss helpful tips for chronic pain;

Emotional Literacy, Self-Regulation and Self-Awareness 
75 to 90-Minute Workshop for Kids, Teens or Adults 

During this 75 to 90-minute interactive workshop, participants will:

  • Develop their emotional literacy;

  • Learn that all emotions are valid, acceptable and important;

  • Learn the difference between emotions and behaviours;

  • Understand the relationship between emotions, thoughts and body sensations;

  • Understand that emotions are at the heart of their internal guidance system;

  • Understand the scale of emotions and how their emotional states are not just random;

  • Understand the important purpose of negative emotions;

  • Understand the highly addictive and contagious nature of negativity;

  • Develop their self-awareness and body awareness;

  • Learn self-regulation techniques to feel better when emotional storms occur;

  • Understand the root cause of all situations that trigger them;

  • Learn how to resolve and separate inner-problems (negative emotions) from outer-problems (conflicts)

  • Learn how to help friends experiencing intense emotions;

"The members in my group all suffer from a variety of chronic pain and my goal is to help then achieve acceptance and learn tools to minimize their pain. We all enjoyed how Lise kept the group interactive by participating in questions. She shared personal stories and an important mindfulness tool (the body scan). Their response to Lise was absolutely positive and they were thrilled to experience a method to help them control something that has taken so much from them. The look on their faces was of surprise and relief in the new knowledge that they can have some control over their pain. Lise was an amazing instructor and I could not only hear their thanks but could see the gratitude on their faces. Lise has truly given them the gift of hope."
-Lori, Instructor of the Surviving To Thriving Chronic Pain Support Group at the Edmonton General Hospital.