Managing Chronic Stress

Taking back control before it controls me

Tuesday 26 November
9am - 12noon, Via Zoom

Have you ever asked yourself.....

Am I stressed – this feeling seems to be my new normal?
Why can’t I just shake it off?
Shouldn’t I just be able to harden up and get on with life?

Many of us know the theory, yet we keep feeling out of control. We may have even forgotten what calm, peace, joy, pleasure … feels like.

What if you could have an effective plan – a step by step process – that has been shown to work to help you to take back control? To do a Reset on your stress response, by working at a deep neurological level to correct and reverse the change in your wiring that led you to this point?

This half day workshop is an effective, evidence based approach to regulating your emotional state by working directly with your nervous system.  Sharing tips and tools from a range of coaching and therapeutic modalities, that you can put in place immediately, we will cover:

  • Interoceptive awareness allowing you to identify when you have gone off balance

  • The neuroscience behind stress and how you can work with it practically and pragmatically at a visceral as well as cognitive level

  • An effective range of simple, practical tools you can use for yourself (or to assist others).  For example:

    • The importance of how we frame stress – and programme our bodies

    • The power of language and how to use language differently to make somatic changes that stick

    • To clarify how we create habits – and how to break them by using neuroplasticity

    • Grounding and anchoring techniques to create safety and stability in any moment

    • Working with the heart and breathing to create a state of internal coherence

    • Making overt the choices you are making daily, so that you can change them if you want different results

The workshop is a practical interactive session, including a grounding of the evidence to underpin any changes you make, group coaching and an opportunity in small groups, to share experiences and practice the tools.  It is designed so that you can be confident to use the tools immediately to regulate your system and to actively reduce any long term stress which has been stopping you living life fully.

WARNING: This workshop, when the tools are applied in practice – could seriously impact on your health and wellbeing!

Learning Outcomes

After completing the workshop you will be able to:

  • Have a fuller understand of, and appreciation into, what stress is (and when it can be helpful -and when it is toxic)

  • Recognise in your own body when stress is creeping up on you – and when it has set up home in you

  • Learn a range of practical, evidence based tools to regulate your mood and emotional state, including the use of calming breath, grounding techniques, and a range of embodied tools – that you can put into immediate practice

  • Explore and change your use of language and its impact on stress in your body

  • Explore the concept of ‘choice’ in relation to emotions and stress

Date and Time

This 3-hour interactive workshop will be held on:

Tuesday 26 November, 9am - 12noon.
You will be sent the details to access ZOOM, 1 week prior to the workshop.

This is an interactive workshop with breakout room activities and we therefore ask all participants to have their own computer / laptop as this enhances the learning for all.


Earlybird: $220 incl GST, per person (ends 4 November)
Standard: $268 incl GST, per person

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for those who want to explore how to manage their own stress more effectively in a safe environment. Stress is a normal part of life and we, as humans, are very good at just managing and coping, but we often suppress the stress in doing so. We then get used to a level of stress being ‘normal’ an may even forget what calm feels like. This is a chance to reassess your own stress levels and make changes for your own health and wellbeing.

People who wish to support others in a day to day environment (managers, teachers, health carer professionals etc) and who would love to have a range of practical, easy to use tools in their tool box, to reach into when required.

NOTE - If your organisation is interested in having Suzanne present face-face to your team as a private workshop, please contact for more information.

Registration and Cancellations Details

Payment online is by debit or credit card (VISA, Mastercard or American Express) only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.  
Our registration platform is hosted by Lil Regie, our NZ based booking agent. Upon completing your registration by hitting the blue 'Confirm Booking' button, you will receive an automated email from Lil Regie confirming the booking and amount paid by credit card. This will appear on your statement as from LIL REGIE LTD WELLINGTON.  A GST Tax Invoice showing your payment in full will also be emailed to you.

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by credit card) there will be a $25 surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  • The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.

  • The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.

  • Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

If you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly, or have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Feona Horrex on 027 204 0425 or email

What happens if you have to cancel?
We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:
Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.
If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 
All cancellations must be received in writing (email). 
Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.
Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the workshop – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.
For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

Meet Dr Suzanne Henwood

Suzanne started her working life in healthcare – moving from being a practitioner in Diagnostic Imaging, to educator and to Associate Professor. She has 30+ years’ experience of teaching and training at an advanced level and is an NLP Coach and Trainer, a Mindfulness Facilitator, a Map of Meaning facilitator and has developed her own programme of Multiple Intelligence Coaching, which she teaches globally.

She is also trained in Polyvagal Informed Therapy, ACT, Havening, Heartmath, IDT (Interactive Drawing Therapy), Time Line Therapy, Existential Coaching, Map of Meaning, The Emotional Culture Deck, Solution Focused Brief Therapy for severe stress and anxiety and Refocussing Counselling.  Suzanne works as a Neuroscience Based Coach and Counsellor, integrating her skills and working in an embodied way. 

She has authored numerous books, book chapters, academic articles and magazine articles (e.g. Great Health Guide, Worldwide Coaching Magazine and Rapport).  Suzanne brings a down to earth, practical and pragmatic approach (along with a sense of humour!) to share her ongoing learning, her workshops are highly evaluated and in 2022 she was one of three finalists in a Global Award for Education and Training through ANLP and in 2023 she was named the Best Neuroscience Coach Provider in NZ by Corporate Vision Magazine. 


For further details, please contact:
p: 027 204 0425

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