Does this sound like you? It was me.
“Caught between…. The sandwich generation….. no time……stressed, running through life…. pulled every which way. I love my husband, my kids, my parents, his Dad, my kid’s friends, my friends. Am I crazy? I want the very best for them. I wonder how we can better communicate. What do they want? Need? As a wife, mother, co-worker and friend, I have to be a their leader and a supporter, but I can see us all falling into the same stress traps, and all living with chronic often destructive stress. I see them stuck in certain behaviors which cause them problems. How am I stuck? Am I the one on a treadmill which is going in the wrong direction?”
Then I started working with Betsy Wetzig and her Coordination Pattern Training to fix my chronic knee and back pains. She told me about her upcoming (it was last January) Self and JOY Renewal Retreat. The flyer read……Release, Refresh, ReJoy and ReNew! …….. It sounded like my turn! Break out of the behaviors which are holding you back, making life less fun or even causing chronic stress and pain. It so sounded like just what I needed, including a mini one and a half day vacation. Enjoy fun, play, food/cooking, and music as you improve the way you move, enjoy life and interact with others. And that’s exactly what happened.
From the start, I got a core understanding of my style and how other people were different from me. I saw how some of my “restricting” habits were learned in my family and culture and how I was handing them on.
By Saturday, as we all entered into a fun competition of salad plate design I saw a new me, using the new creativity and communication skills, I had learned just that morning. But most of all I learned how to turn stress into something positive. I experienced how the Coordination Pattern Training exercises opened up both my movement and my mental processes so I could respond to stress in a healthy positive way.
Betsy said that Coordination Pattern Training does not “change the computer, but it does clean up your basic hard drive and get all the programs and apps working smoothly. It helps you to breakthrough to your best self and your easiest way of functioning.” Release, Refresh, ReJoy and ReNew! …….. It was my turn!
“ JANET”, a doctor’s wife.