Workshop: Managing Stress for Health and Wellness Increasing creative energy for artistic practice with Dr. Anita Shack, Artists’ Health Centre

Monday September 20, 2010

Artists’ Health Centre Foundation
250 The Esplanade, Suite 500

This clinic will help you manage stress and increase your daily energy and vitality. Participants will explore low impact movements and deep-breathing exercises to help strengthen and rejuvenate the creative process and enhance general health. Special emphasis will be placed on stress management involving:

  • the mind, body, spirit connection
  • how posture and optimal alignment are related to health
  • how to perform a “personal health inventory” to decrease negative effects of stress and increase energy

Dr. Anita Shack B.F.A., D.C., F.A.T.A. uses an integrated approach in her work at the Artists’ Health Centre. She combines chiropractic, craniosacral therapy, and acupuncture, customizing care to the individual artist’s needs and goals. Fascinated with the body/mind/spirit connection, she is concerned not only with the relief of symptoms, but also with getting at the cause to facilitate change and healing. She was an original representative of the Health Care Practitioners meetings at the inception of the Artists’ Health Centre and was founding director of Health Focus, an integrated multidisciplinary alternative health care center in downtown Toronto from 1992-2005.

Dr. Shack performed as an independent modern dancer/choreographer from 1974-1986 in Canada and the United States and was a member of the Dance Music Orchestra. She has experience with Yoga, Pilates, Karate, Tai Chi, Feldenkrais Method, Alexander Technique, writing, photography, and music which serve to inform her work. She has extensive experience working with artists from many disciplines, including: dance, theatre, film, visual arts, music, and writing. Over the last 22 years she has seen how different modalities enhance each other, maximizing the benefits of care and the achievement of wellness.

Clinic: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Clinic fee: $15

20% Discount for TAPA Members
Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.

To register please contact us at:
Phone: 416.351.0239 | Email: | Fax: 416.595.0009
Or visit our website to print off and mail in a registration form.

For your comfort, this is a scent-free workshop. Please refrain from wearing any perfume, cologne, aftershave or scented products. Thank you.

The Artists’ Health Centre Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario.