Enabling you and your family to heal in mind, body & spirit

Our Ottawa Lunch and Learn team have put together several lunch and learn talks and workshops that can be offered in the workplace, to private groups or in your home to a group of friends.

They can take place at lunchtime, in the evening or even on weekends.

We understand the importance of empowering our clients on how to become healthier, happier, more productive individuals in all areas of their lives.

Our many topics available for your lunch and learn include stress reduction, pain prevention and management, posture, the ability to sit and move well, ergonomics, healthy digestion, fertility, nutrition and many more.

All our talks can be tailored to you and your group. If you do not see what you want, please do get in touch as we can customize what we offer.

Why choose our Ottawa Lunch and Learn team for Talks and Workshops?

We have a diverse team of experienced, passionate health practitioners. They believe in the power of knowledge when making individual health choices.

All of our practitioners are not merely presenters; they are actively involved in private practice with clients and, as such, bring relevant, up to date experience of the daily challenges facing every one of us.

Lunch and Learn options

You can choose from a wide selection of lunch and learn topics. Click HERE for full details of our current titles.

If you do not see what you want, please ask, we can produce a talk or workshops specific to your needs.

The workshops and talks range from 30-90minutes in length, or consist of a series of events.

They are designed to be educational, engaging and interactive, and there will always be the opportunity to ask questions.

Choose your topics

Aim to improve employee participation and interest by avoiding work-related lunch and learn topics and select those that will enrich their lives as a whole.

    • Consider asking your employees/group members what interests them and which health topics they would like to know more about.
    • Decide whether to offer a series of lunch and learn events or just one.
    • Contact us, and we can discuss your requirements.

For more information on our Lunch and Learn workshop and talk topics please contact us on 613-230-0998 or email info@ottawaholisticwellness.ca.

Fees

These will vary depending on your location, the length of the lunch and learn and various other factors.

Our goal is to make these invaluable educational events available to all, so contact us, and we can discuss your needs.

 

Lunch and Learn Topics

All options are 1hr unless otherwise specified.

Don’t see what you are looking for? Contact us and we can prepare a talk specific to your needs.

 

Caffeinism: After Noon Put Away the Coffee Pot and Bring Out the Tea 

(2Hr Talk) 

Abrah Arneson: Clinical Herbalist, Meditation Coach, Reiki Master

There is a condition called caffeinism. Among its symptoms: anxiety, disorganized thinking, fatigue, heart burn, premature aging and insomnia.

A cup of coffee is a great in the morning to get moving but once noon passes, coffee can become more a hinderance to health and well-being.

During the workshop you will learn about several herbal teas that can replace afternoon coffee and leave you feeling refreshed, focused and energized. There will be tea tasting during this workshop.

 

Improving your Resiliency 

(Series of 3 1hr Workshops, or 1 workshop of 3hrs)

Abrah Arneson: Clinical Herbalist, Meditation Coach, Reiki Master

Resiliency is the ability to spring back into shape after a challenging time. During this workshop you will discover a number of ways to improve resiliency.

You will learn meditation techniques that refresh the nervous system.

You will discover plant medicine used to moderate the stress response from the adrenal glands and simple movements that ease tension from the body.

 

The Turtle Won the Race and Lived for 225 Years. Take time.

(2hr Workshop) 

Abrah Arneson: Clinical Herbalist, Meditation Coach, Reiki Master

Haste makes waste. Slow it down, pause, collect yourself, chart your path and move forward.

During this workshop you will learn the physical, emotional and mental value of the 5-minute pause, the 12-minute pause and the ½ hour pause.

A variety of meditative techniques will be offered. And don’t worry, no one will be gazing at their navel.

 

Why don’t we take care of ourselves? Overcoming barriers to self-care

Robin Breger: Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, Life Coach

Evidence-based approaches, scientific research and, of course, my holistic point of view based on 10 years of clinical and teaching experience.

 

Finding sustainable self-care practices

Robin Breger: Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, Life Coach

We all have good intentions, but we often struggle to find the practices that we can sustain over time

Find out how you can discover the practices that will provide you with a healthier, more energized and more productive life 

 

Mind-Body Approaches to Stress Management

Robin Breger: Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, Life Coach

Interactive workshop. Learn techniques including breathing exercises to reduce and manage stress

 

5 Ways to Alleviate Stress

Deborra Cameron: Emotional Blueprint Coach, Reflexologist, Healing Qi Gong Teacher

Discover techniques that can help you to alleviate stress. Breath, movement and mindfulness techniques.

To get the most from this workshop please wear clothing that allows light exercise and movement.

 

Discover the Reasons for Your Health Issues: Discover Your Emotional Blueprint

Deborra Cameron: Emotional Blueprint Coach, Reflexologist, Healing Qi Gong Teacher

Science is beginning to understand that our emotional environment at an early age activates our genetic Emotional Blueprint, the emotions that lie dormant within the cellular memory of the human organs, bodily systems and tissue. Your emotional blueprint can negatively affect your health, career, relationships and quality of life.

Discover your Emotional Blueprint, release the patterns that do not serve you and take control of your life

 

Yoga, Breath and a Good Night’s Sleep

Richard Hudspith: Clinical Somatic Therapist and Yoga Teacher

This workshop offers you helpful tips on breathing better and ways to enhance your sleep using Somatic Movement exercises and other innovative techniques.

To get the most from this workshop please wear clothing that allows light exercise and movement.

 

Posture and Pain

Florian Deverierre: Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

To get the most from this workshop please wear clothing that allows light exercise and movement.

 

Posture and Alignment

Richard Hudspith: Clinical Somatic Therapist and Yoga Teacher

Richard focuses on using Somatic Movement exercises and other techniques that correct poor posture and re-align the body and spine.  There will be discussion, lecture and actual Somatic practice to feel and experience the difference.

To get the most from this workshop please wear clothing that allows light exercise and movement.

 

The Myth of Aging: What Your Body Wants to Tell You

Richard Hudspith: Clinical Somatic Therapist and Yoga Teacher

This workshop explores the myth of Aging and will offer ideas, theory and actual practical tools to use to decelerate the aging process in our bodies.  It will include exercises to practice at home.

To get the most from this workshop please wear clothing that allows light exercise and movement.

 

Muscle Memory Fading?  That’s What’s Causing Your Aging!

Richard Hudspith: Clinical Somatic Therapist and Yoga Teacher

Do you think your deteriorating posture, your decreased flexibility, reduction in strength and co-ordination are just a sign of aging? This workshop will explore the mystery of aging and offer new and innovative ideas and techniques to show you how to keep control of your muscles throughout your life and how that control can keep you young.

To get the most from this workshop please wear clothing that allows light exercise and movement.

 

Improve Your Walking and / or Running Gait

Richard Hudspith: Clinical Somatic Therapist and Yoga Teacher

Suitable for athletes and for those who just want to walk comfortably, this workshop will demonstrate the benefit of using your torso to walk / run and how certain Somatic Movement exercises and help anyone to do this more effectively.  Optional: Participants may wish to walk and run a little before and after to feel and experience the differences.

To get the most from this workshop please wear clothing that allows light exercise and movement and bring footwear suitable for walking (and running if that is your thing..)

 

Ergonomics

Dr Stacia Kelly: Chiropractor, Acupuncture Provider

Considering your desk, your chair and their relative position: how to keep your back and joints safe in the workplace and at home

 

Sitting: How to Make it Better!

Richard Hudspith: Clinical Somatic Therapist and Yoga Teacher

Do you sit all day at work? This workshop addresses the many problems with sitting and how to correct and actually enjoy the process of sitting while doing it in a healthy way.  Both techniques and theory will be used. 

 

Back Pain: Identifying Causes and Finding Solutions

Robin Breger: Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, Life Coach

 

Making Friends With Your Back: Tools and Strategies for Eliminating Pain and Building Strength

Robin Breger: Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, Life Coach

Interactive workshop including learning to do a self assessment and movements you can use at home to maintain the health of your back

 

Helping the Back by Changing the Front

Richard Hudspith: Clinical Somatic Therapist and Yoga Teacher

Many people suffer from pain and discomfort in their backs but what if the real culprit was the front of the body and not the back?  How might that change your perspective?  This workshop will address that specific topic and show you how to relax your back by releasing the muscles in the front body. 

 

Stretching Your Muscles is Good.. Right

Richard Hudspith: Clinical Somatic Therapist and Yoga Teacher

Discover Pandiculation, how it is different and more effective than static stretching. It is like a “software update” for your brain, it “re-boots” the brain’s sensation and control of the muscles. You will have the chance to experiment with both options.

To get the most from this workshop please wear clothing that allows light exercise and movement

 

Whole Food Diets: Too Much Work?

Emily Stott: Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Doula (Birthing Assistant)

Learn the principles of eating well on a whole food diet. It is simpler than you think and does not have to be expensive

 
Hormones in Our Food and Products 

Emily Stott: Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Doula (Birthing Assistant)

Many of us are concerned about the quality of the foods we eat and the products we put on our skin. Emily will explain what to avoid, and what to use instead

 

Good Relationships Make Strong Teams

Abrah Arneson: Clinical Herbalist, Meditation Coach, Reiki Master

Strong relationships within a workplace create a vibrant, positive workplace. Meditation can help build harmonious workplace relationships. While many people think of meditation as a solitary activity, it is also a powerful tool to build a group that acts together while appreciating the individual skills and talents of each member.

This is ideally a 3-part workshop that takes place over three 2 hr periods. All that is needed is chairs.

If 6 hrs is too much for your team to commit to, you are welcome to begin with just one 2 hr session.

 

Pre and Post Natal Nutrition 

Emily Stott: Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Doula (Birthing Assistant)

Discover what to eat when preparing to conceive, during pregnancy and after the birth of your child to optimize the health of yourself and your baby

 

Don’t see what you want? Contact us!