The August Buzz
On Thursday, August 15th, Stephanie Bersh, our resident yoga teacher, will spend the afternoon at SafetyTown teaching kids mindfulness. Kids will participate in a yoga class and create a mindfulness craft to take home. 
 
The kids will learn breathing tools and yoga poses that teaches them how to find stillness and listening skills. When kids learn how to calm their bodies and listen to their heart, mind, and body together, they become more aware of their needs.  
 
How does Yoga help kids be safe when it comes to bullying?
Yoga and breathwork teaches kids to connect to their feelings and learn self awareness. When kids have a tough day or a disagreement with a friend or family member, their first reaction is to take out their feelings on someone else. Yoga creates space to sit with those feelings before reacting or taking out our feelings on others. When we move through yoga postures, kids learn how to be present moving their bodies with their breath.The postures gives kids confidence and build strength. Kids tend to bully as they work through their own insecurities. As kids continue to build more self awareness and confidence through yoga, they begin to recognize how their emotions affect their behavior and how someone may feel unsafe in how they treat them.  
Fill A Heart 4 Kids Donation
In August we were a donation location on behalf of Fill A Heart 4 Kids. This wonderful organization works to support foster children and unaccompanied homeless youth who are afraid to go to school without the necessary supplies. We reached out to our community to accept donations and were thrilled when a neighboring business in our building, Mark Havlic: Allstate Insurance surprised us by filling the entire wishlist!

Partnering with organizations like Fill A Heart 4 Kids is just one example of how Simply Bee likes to give back to the community. We are thrilled to help children start school on the first day feeling prepared and ready to learn!
Here's What Happened in July
July 23rd - Tranel Women of Influence Event
On July 23rd, Audrey Grunst, LCSW and Founder/Owner of Simply Bee, spent the afternoon at the Tranel Financial Group in Libertyville talking to a group of over 60 women. She shared lessons from her life that demonstrated how busyness is a choice that can cause stress, anxiety and relationship problems; why women feel pressure to be perfect in the workplace and how your inner critic can negatively impact every aspect of your life.

The workshop focused on teaching practical ways to overcome distractions so that every women can find freedom from their inner critic, take control of their life and achieve their biggest goals.

In case you weren't able to make it to the event, click HERE to watch the video!
Here's What's Coming Up
August 25th - Stand In Your Power
Calling all girls grades 4-7! Join Simply Bee's Monica Bullock, LCPC & Stephanie Bersh, RYT 200 at The Dailey Method in Lake Forest on Sunday, August 25th from 2:00 - 4:00pm for our next Stand In Your Power event. Tickets are $45/each.

We will be teaching girls tools to love themselves and others, to be confident, kind, strong and inclusive through the use of several activities and the practice of yoga.

CLICK HERE to reserve your spot.
September 27th - Women & Wellness
Join us for a glass of wine & light appetizers on September 27th at Orinoco Fitness in Libertyville at 7:00pm and hear from Audrey Grunst, Licensed Therapist & Owner/Founder of Simply Bee Counseling to learn how to quiet your inner critic and take ownership of your life. 

Tickets are $20/each in advance or $25/each at the door and space is limited.

CLICK HERE to reserve your spot or check out our event page on Facebook.
October 3rd - Practicing Failure
CATCH Keynote speaker, Audrey Grunst, Licensed Therapist & Owner/Founder of Simply Bee Counseling on October 3rd from 7:00 - 8:30pm at the Northbrook Public Library as she explores how and why children are lacking resiliency and what parents can do differently.

Audrey is an expert therapist who specializes in anxiety, performance and perfectionism in athletes and adults. This event is FREE to the public!
October 4th - AMITA Health Continuing Education Event
Join Audrey Grunst, Licensed Therapist & Owner/Founder of Simply Bee Counseling along with a handful of other healthcare professionals as they share on various topics related to Eating Disorders and Athletes: Achieving Balance in Mind and Body.

Athletes struggle with risk factors such as perfectionism, over-exercising and disordered eating. Both males and female athletes are at risk for eating disorders, often driven social, cultural and relational factors. This workshop is designed to give participants access to experts in the fields of sports and eating disorders with a special focus on mind/body connections and encouraging healthy approaches and coping styles for athletes.  Audrey will specifically be speaking on "Overcoming Perfectionism in Female Athletes Using Relational Theory and ACT"

There are 6.0 CEUs available for LSW/LCSW, LPC/LCPC, LMFT, CPDU (School Personnel) Psychologists and Nurses. The cost is $65.00 and a Continental Breakfast and Lunch included. The event will be held on October 4th from 9:00am - 4:00pm at Northern Illinois University.

Click HERE to register!
Community Resources
August 24th - LEAD Five Tears Mental Health Walk
As part of LEAD's initiative they have planned a walk to educate people and raise awareness about mental health. It will be Saturday, August 24th from 9:30am to 2:30pm in Lake Bluff, Illinois. Participants will meet at the village green in Lake Bluff.
Tickets are $5 for everyone over the age of 5. Donations are welcomed. For questions or to register for the event CLICK HERE
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For more information on workshops and public speaking engagements or more... contact kate@simplybee.net or 224-408-8687