Patricia Alexander is co-author of The Book of Comforts:
Simple, Powerful Ways to Comfort Your Spirit, Body and Soul
. As an author
and speaker, Patricia reveals how our coping mechanisms for stress often lead
only to more stress,
something she calls “toxic comforting,” such as overeating, over-spending
and watching too many screens.
Patricia’s passion is to reveal healthy ways that people can decrease
their stress and increase their sense of well-being and balance. This comes
through understanding what a priority it is to really comfort oneself consciously
An entertaining and motivating speaker, Patricia Alexander will regale your
group with powerful and humorous stories while she imparts instantly useable
techniques for real comforts – the kind that are meaningful and enduring
to mind, body and spirit – and thus empowering to all we do.
Patricia can tailor her presentations according to your needs. If desired,
she can also include the participants in an interactive way that is stimulating
The seminars and keynote presentations vary in length between 1 and 1.5 hours,
while the workshops are normally 3 to 4 hours. There is also a three-part workshop
available that requires a two-to-three day or night commitment. The workshops
provide participants with handouts, gift goodies, and a journal where they
will personalize their own choices for healthy self-comforting, leaving with
a plan and a commitment.
KEYNOTE AND WORKSHOP TOPICS
Self-Numbing vs. Self-Nurturing:
The Top 10 Toxic Comforts and How We Can Get
What We’re Really Looking
Consciously or unconsciously, we’re all seeking comfort. Learn what’s
really happening when you catch yourself eating more food than you want, having
a third glass of wine you regret, watching too much TV, spending money you
can’t afford, or zoning in front of the computer.
Patricia Alexander will help you get back in touch with things that bring you
real comfort and put those numbing, distracting and addicting behaviors back
into moderation where they belong!
Three Windows to the Self: Seeking Balance, Health
Empowerment by Learning
How to Soothe Your Mind, Body & Spirit
Enrich your busy life with the gift of healthy self-comforting. Patricia will
open three vital windows of knowledge that, once learned, will arm you with the
magic in your life that makes the difference between overly stressed and overtly
empowered. She will bring you practical, creative techniques that promote stress
reduction while increasing your ability to appreciate the beauty, effectiveness
and priority of real comfort.
Use the Art of “Reasonable Hedonism” to Empower Your Mind, Body & Spirit:
How Seeking Little Moments of Extreme Pleasure Will Free & Empower You to
Become a More Effective Human Being
When we start practicing the art of “Reasonable Hedonism,” we learn
how to experience full and passionate pleasure – without going to any unwise
With a little humor and a lot of wisdom, Patricia shows us how, as we say “yes” to
ourselves in this life-embracing way, we become freer to have the life we really
Bad Habits or Toxic Comforting?
How to Stop Criticizing Yourself (and Others) and Start Comforting
Yourself (and Others) for a More Effective Life!
Are you caught in a vicious cycle of feeling guilty for your own bad habits while
feeling critical of others for theirs?
Well, author Patricia says these aren’t bad habits – they’re
toxic attempts to comfort oneself – and that people need comfort – they’re
just looking for it in all the wrong places.
Learn how to turn your inner and outer critic into a more empathetic and inspiring
voice by learning how people can give themselves what they are really seeking
– and then watch it bring balance and purpose to their lives.
You and Your Work (Whether You’re a C.E.O.
Healthy Self-Comforting Techniques to Empower
Your Goals and Life’s Mission
People who are focused on strong goals or who consider themselves to have a life’s
mission can suffer from severe tunnel vision; the very thing that can make them
fruitful can also make them exhausted.
Learn how your goals will be empowered when you raise the priority on healthy
self-comforting. Let’s make YOU a priority and start bringing a more balanced
energy to your life and work. Patricia Alexander will teach you how to use yourself
wisely instead of just using yourself up.
Self-Care for the Caretaker: Techniques That Will Empower Your Ability to Care
For Others (Caretaker: An Adult Taking Care of Other Adults, of Children, or
Both, or Someone With a Caretaker Spirit)
Sometimes the best givers struggle the most with giving to themselves or receiving
from others. The truth, however, is that only when a caregiver gives care to
themselves first are they healthy enough to continue.
Author Patricia Alexander will show you how to turn “burn-out” into “blossom-out” when
you give yourself permission to comfort yourself with these simple and powerful
techniques that make sure a giver has something left to give.
Oodles of Comfort: No Repercussions
How to Get Wiser, Not Older!
Aging can be a scary thing, filled with changes to our bodies and our minds,
even while our spirits and souls might be more peaceful than ever before.
Draw back from fear and embrace the love and peace that comes with comforting
yourself mindfully, purposefully and regularly. Patricia Alexander will show
you ways to make sure that every new year brings more wisdom, not just more wrinkles!
What’s Your Comfort Quotient? How to Know if You’re
Kind of Comfort in your Life…and How to Get More of It
Do we all need comfort? Do some people need comfort more than others? Can you
tell if you’re getting enough comfort? The answer to all of these questions,
according to Patricia Alexander, is a resounding “Yes!”
Knowing your Comfort Quotient (CQ) will enable you to give healthy self-comforting
to yourself in just the right amount and just the right way.
And when you do that, it will balance and empower your life as nothing else will!
Finding Your Inner Comforter: Transforming From the Inside Out
Why is it that we can comfort a loved one, or even a stranger, but tend to deny
that same sincere flow of comfort to ourselves? Can we ever break free of that
authority voice that holds us to a different standard?
Patricia says we can and she can show us how. By giving ourselves permission
to experiment with a new way of comforting ourselves, we will evolve into the
person we were meant to be.
Releasing Your Creative Spirit;
The Comfort of Becoming
Your True Self
If you feel at all wistful about any aspect of your unfulfilled creativity, whether
it be your ability to write, do art, sing, dance or attempt anything creative,
this is the workshop for you!
Let Patricia release you from the judgment and “myth-truth’s” of
what you think you can’t do and help you discover the comfort of what you
just naturally are: a creative person without limitations.
How to Gain Health (& Maybe Even Lose Weight)
by Giving Yourself the Real
Comfort You Need…Now!
Has food become something you battle with instead of being one of the great pleasures
of life? Or is it a pleasure followed by regret and self-criticism? Let Patricia
show you, with humor and gentle empathy, what’s underneath our struggle
with food, fitness and self-image.
Patricia has recovered from being a fat child and teenager. She felt fat her
whole life (even when she wasn’t) and did indeed gain 40 pounds in her
forties. She lost that weight in 1999 and has kept it off.
She will lead you into a revolutionary new way of thinking about food and fitness
and will open your mind and your heart to explore ways to give yourself the comfort
you are seeking in a way that is powerful and fulfilling – and not just
THREE PART WORKSHOP:
The Book of Comforts Way! Create Empowerment, Health and
in Your Life
by Comforting Your Mind, Body & Spirit:
PART I: Simple, Powerful Ways to Comfort Your Mind
PART II: Simple, Powerful Ways to Comfort Your
PART III: Simple, Powerful Ways to Comfort Your
Author Patricia Alexander teaches you the power of infusing your life with healthy
self-comforting techniques that are fun, practical and creative. Alexander shows
you how mind, body and spirit make up the three rooms of your “house” –
and that each room requires a different kind of attention, so that the house
will stand strong and straight.
NOTE: This workshop can assume various formats, including a day and a half or
two or three night workshop or a three-part series of 4 hours each over three
weeks. The more time allowed, the more material can be covered, and the more
listeners/participants will take away with them.