Tips and Tricks to Calm the Nervous System

  • October 26, 2023
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • FESTI - Fire & Emergency Services Training Institute 2025 Courtneypark Drive, East, Mississauga

Facilitated by Julia Long

Learning Objectives: This is a two-part session.

In Part I, we will identify negative influences on our nervous system;

Review how breath, movement, visualization, relaxation, and positive affirmation impact our nervous system; and discuss specific tips and tricks to positively impact our nervous system.

In Part II, after a short break, we will experience a guided session applying the tips and tricks to calm the nervous system

Please bring a mat (such as a yoga mat), towel or two, and water bottle; and discuss the experience and Q&A.

Julia Long

Julia is a Certified Workplace Mindfulness Facilitator with Mindful Leader (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction – MBSR) and she offers sessions in workplaces, including Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Strategies.

She is a Certified California College of Ayurveda (CCA) Yoga Nidra (positive affirmations / mindset) Teacher and Teacher Trainer based in Ottawa, Canada. She has been teaching and providing CCA Yoga Nidra sessions in groups and privately for many years. She is currently the only Classically-based Yoga Nidra Teacher Trainer in Canada (CCA-YN).

She is also a Certified Canadian Fitness Professional (CanFitPro), an Advanced Sivananda Yoga & Kundalini Yoga Teacher. She has over 1000 hours of yoga training, including trauma-informed movement. She is a Continuing Education Provider for Yoga Alliance (International).

She has 2 sons who are First Responders which spawned the creation of FRY Canada. She has seen and heard how their duty has changed them and increased their stress levels. The demands of their jobs were impacting their physical and non-physical wellbeing.

Julia holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Laws and was a practicing lawyer. She has used her skills as a leader in the federal arena to help keep chemical substances of concern out of the Canadian environment.

She is an author, writing and publishing in various journals on topics of mindset and wellbeing, including Canadian Firefighter.

Julia has classed herself as a “mobile wellness provider” travelling to talk, teach and study.