This stress release class is designed for participants to have an experience of relaxation. The intention is to feel relaxed and inner peace, to release unwanted stress and learn relaxation and stress processing tools and techniques to use in every-day life. Many of us are on the go in automatic pilot mode and we miss the beauty of the present moment and we miss the opportunity to hear our intuition and manage our busy chatter mind. This class offers an opportunity to take a moment to slow down, get out of our busy minds and learn different ways to process our emotions, connect with our body, and experience beautiful guided visualizations.
Laurie guides participants through mindful living techniques, stress releasing visualizations, fear processing exercises and creative imagery that helps us expand our point of view. She offers positive affirmations, and intentions that empower and raise our vibration. These exercises and processes can be used immediately for more peaceful living.
What to expect?
- Mindful Living and managing the chatter mind techniques;
- Breathing and relaxation exercises and guided meditations;
- Inspiring stress-release and emotion processing visualizations and and positive imagery.
(Participants need a yoga mat, comfortable clothes, pillow and a large towel or blanket to use for the meditation.)
The class is offered to Nurses and staff, Collier County School Staff, and to private individuals.
To book this class for your hospital, school, company, facility, or your own group, click here to contact Laurie: https://smileacrossyourheart.com/contact/
“Being able to center myself was very neat. This class was awesome.” Collier County School Teacher
“I would love to gain more knowledge because I experienced the most calm/meditative state that I’ve ever experienced.” Collier County School Teacher
“Wonderful Experience!” Collier County school Teacher
“We loved the class and want you to come back. I felt completely relaxed and released the stressful thoughts. Thank you for this experience!” Collier County School Teacher
“I LOVED this today! Thank you so much.” Collier County School Teacher
“The class was so relaxing. I enjoyed the soft music, soothing voice and calm atmosphere.” Collier County School Teacher
“I really enjoyed it! There’s something to be said for taking time to connect with yourself. As women, we get sucked into the mantra of nurturing everyone else, and we rarely take the time to nurture ourselves…I actually got an entire night of sleep! Definitely going to try and incorporate this into my daily routine…” Collier County School Teacher
“I loved it!! I agree – I slept great!” Collier County School Teacher
“I LOVED IT! I wish she could come once a week! “ Collier County School Teacher
“I agree! It was great!!!” Collier County School Teacher
“Breathing and visualization was fantastic! The class helped me to make a better decision with something I’ve been stressed with. Thank you for your Stress Release class. I was able to focus and learn about breathing and visualization.” NCH employee
“I enjoyed the breathing techniques, The walk was incredibly peaceful. I enjoyed the tapping as well. It will help me deal with the stress and drama in my workplace. I will definitely keep up with the techniques taught to make my life more peaceful.” NCH employee
“Great class, excellent techniques. It helped me with clarity and peace.” NCH employee
“Good class Laurie, we enjoyed it. It helped reduce stress and control emotions. Enjoyed the visualizations, breathing techniques and silent walk.” NCH employee
“Most effective was the breathing, clearing the mind, green circle with the things you want in your life, visualizing your ideal life. I hope to incorporate it to reduce stress and just relax.” NCH employee
“Very unique experience to try relaxation techniques that I have not been exposed to in the past in a peaceful setting. Laurie did a wonderful job of guiding us through the experience.” NCH Employee
“Thank you for this class. It opened a door and helped me to to be mindful.” NCH employee
“This class was wonderful, well worth the time. Loved that it was outside in the garden. It was so relaxing.”NCH Employee
“The class was liberating and empowering. It is like a “reset” for yourself to renew your strength.” NCH Employee
“The class will help me with relaxation and centering myself. I liked the segment where you touched the different parts of your body and relaxed and the affirmations.” NCH Employee
“Very unique experience to try relaxation techniques that I have not been exposed to i the past in a peaceful setting. Laurie did a wonderful job of guiding us through the experience.” NCH Employee
“Laurie- such a positive, optimistic person. She seems genuinely caring and passionate about her teaching.” Susan Bozek
Most effective and memorable: “Visualization of future self telling me it’s going to be fine, trust yourself.” Susan Bozek
“Very pleasant presentation. Learning to slow down and see things that you never take the time to see. Thank you!” Maria Grazia Cilibrasi
Most effective and memorable: “The technique to release all of your emotions and feel your organs. I enjoyed everything about this class.” Maria Grazia Cilibrasi
“These techniques helped release buried emotions. I look forward to incorporating these techniques in my daily life moving forward.” Tyna Otero
Most effective and memorable: “Visualization of my body, thank it and loving it and EFT techniques. I enjoyed everything! Thank you!” Tyna Otero
“Loved the class. I really felt relaxed and glad I took time for myself for this. I really enjoyed the breathing exercises. The most effective was the controlled breathing. Learning to concentrate on the different parts of your body and pay attention to them, thanking them, being grateful to them was key. Most favorite was being misted with the lavender lemon spray!!!” Cecilia S. Jimenez
Most effective and memorable: “Guided and visual meditation. I enjoyed the personal investment and putting myself first.” Carmen Blanco
From the April 1, 2017 class:
“This class is informative. Laurie is optimistic and a great teacher. Relaxing experience, nice ambiance, good information.” The meditation and tapping exercise was most memorable.” Magdalena Jakubiec
“I enjoyed the class today and am looking forward to the Smile Across Your Heart class that Laurie is teaching later this month. I think the meditation is a wonderful relaxation tool. Also the EFT for acupuncture points to relax and reset your emotions. Easy to learn and use anytime. Laurie Martin lives her passion and you can feel her enthusiasm for what she does.” Jennifer Petrick
“This class helped me to reawaken to my sense of self, self-care and dreams. Laurie was very inspirational and encouraging! I really enjoyed this morning with her! The most memorable was the meditation techniques, especially breathing to relax. I enjoyed being able to meditate in a serene and beautiful surrounding.” Ruby Montefalcon
“I was really relaxed. And, was able to think of future goals of life, it gave me a sense of happiness. I was able to connect to myself. It was so inspiring! It encouraged me to think about my future about things that can move me forward.” Georgette Dantes
“The techniques were peaceful and a positive approach that goes straight to the target. Great class. I enjoyed the relaxing, clearing the mind, breathing into every cell, focusing on positive goals.” John Prada
“I’ve been recently interested in getting to be happy with myself, not depending on others for my happiness. The meditating and looking to my future self and past self exercises were helpful.” Ana Londono, March 2017
“There were two exercises that I found have the potential to be the most useful, the first was naming/facing my fear/concern and meeting it with loving acceptance. The second was envisioning my future self and sharing the experience with her.” Margaret Murray, March 2017
The most effective technique was “welcoming the emotion and listening to what it had to say to me. I think I received a sign during class. Been curious about tapping, wanting to learn more about it, but have not taken the time. Then your class introduced it to me. Thank you.” Priscilla Fisher”, March 2017
“Thank you sooooo much, Laurie, for this wonderful class!!!! It was blissful!!!!! So happy to have been there. Laurie Martin it was fantastic!!!! Thank you soooo much for creating the quiet, peaceful space and for sharing so many insightful tips for our everyday life.” Tracey Barry, April 2016
“Thank you again for a great class! The breathing and relaxation exercises along with the emotion processing visualizations were two of my very favorite. I’m looking forward to another class in the future.” Rosa Cabrera, April 2016
“The Stress Release Restorative class was great! I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. You provided many new techniques that can be utilized by anyone. I especially found it helpful to look at myself from a different perspective during the ‘meet yourself in the future’ portion. Thank you!” Liane Wagner, March, 2016
“Awesome, awesome class, Laurie Martin! I wish all my friends could’ve attended. A wealth of information, thank you. KC loved it too.” Olga M. February 2016
“The Stress Release Workshop was wonderful! When I arrived my stress level was at a seven and by the end it went down to a two and carried over through Sunday. It was clearly Laurie’s energy, instruction and technique that made it so powerful.” Sandi W.
“Kudos to you for dedicating your life to benefitting others. It’s nice to meet positive people like yourself.” Dennis H.