Zapchen: Mindfulness Tools for Feeling Good

Remember when you were a child, bored of being in line at the grocery store and a grown up told you to be still? Your instincts told you jiggling would help you get through that moment. Guess what? Jiggling can help you get through difficult adult moments too!

Explore playful, simple things you can do to improve your well-being through a practice called Zapchen. Zapchen is a Tibetan word for playful. We present a collection of exercises that offer immediate and lasting relief from stress, anxiety, depression, worry and other common challenges of being human. Many of the exercises are things you did as a child: horse lips, jiggling, talking funny and patticake. It sounds silly but that’s the point. The belief behind these “feel good” tools is that people are born with the tools that help us function healthily then we are taught to stop doing them by adults.

These exercises activate various organs and neurotransmitters (i.e. endorphins) in your body that changes your physiology. Practicing these tools as little as 5 minutes a day can lead to profound, long-term change.

We will be using the book Embodying Well-Being or How to Feel as Good as You Can in Spite of Everything, by Julie Henderson.

A special note for Massage Therapists: Upon completion of this class series, Massage Therapists will receive a certificate of 6 CE’s from NCBMTB.

This course will be offered on Mondays from 5:00pm – 6:30pm, May 10th through June 14th, 2021. There will be no class on Memorial Day (5/31). This is a live virtual class held via Zoom. The meeting link will be emailed to you one hour before each class.

This 5-week series is being offered Pay-What-You-Can $25-$100 per person. The value of this series is $100. Sign-up from here.

The full value of this class is $100. Learn more about our Pay-What-You-Can pricing.

You can register online or over the phone at (434) 218-7677. 

Please Note: No substitutions. Cancellations for this series must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the first class; refunds will not be issued after this point. Refunds are not available for missed classes.

janet zapchenJanet Evergreen has a MA in Conflict Transformation and Trauma Healing, BA in Holistic counseling, and advanced training in Mediation, Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation. Enjoying teaching classes for over 30 years, she supports infants, children and adults to explore Pre- and Perinatal history and meet developmental needs for attachment repair, well-being, and resiliency.

Zakira Beasley is deeply impressed with the power of intention, presence and touch as a doorway to healing, and she brings a lifetime commitment to compassionate service and spiritual awakening to her hands-on practice. Her skills include balancing the cranio-sacral system, release from stress and trauma through the vagus system, and re-patterning imprints from pre-natal, birth and early experiences. Her background includes work in both non-profit and for-profit organizations, and extensive spiritual practice training in the Sufi tradition.