Welcome

Hello, I’m Evelyn Ennor

After more than 15 years teaching business, government, and health industry employees how to manage stress, one fact really stands out.

The reality is that employee stress continues to build with the increasing and uncertain demands of life and the changing workplace.

As a holistic health educator, stress workshop designer, and facilitator, I work with you to create a positive workplace culture.

In other words, a culture where employees are engaged, creative, and productive. Not to mention, they’re healthier and happier too.


Demonstrating how to manage stress using the power of breath. See full interview with Global TV Toronto.

How to Manage Stress

What drives my approach to dealing with stress in the workplace?

A belief that some of the best ways to relieve stress are natural ones. That means taking preventative steps to control stress by addressing physical, emotional, mental (attitudes), and even spiritual components.

Why Work with Me

My approach to managing stress empowers employees. For one thing, it teaches them to recognize tension and its direct link to mental, emotional, and physical distress. That’s a big first step.

At the same time, it gives them easy-to-use coping strategies for stress that lead to a calmer, more balanced life as a result. That’s also a life less affected by illness.

Besides, participants value my stress workshops because they’re lively and fun and, well, stress relieving.

Stress Management Workshops Praise

Evelyn’s ability to weave personal stories and humourous anecdotes along with practical information makes for a wonderful and engaging presentation. Her session on how to manage stress helped me identify the strategies needed to start making positive changes right away.

M.Wan – The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto)

“Evelyn’s warm and personable approach makes it easy for participants to share their experiences. Her wealth of knowledge, experience and true passion for her work has inspired us to pay closer attention to ourselves and incorporate simple ways to reduce stress.”

M. Radic – Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

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About Evelyn

My Path to Holistic Health and Wellness

My own journey to better health began when I was diagnosed with a chronic condition called residual stress.

Holistic Health Educator Evelyn Ennor

Simply put, I hadn’t given enough attention to releasing physical and mental tension from one stressful situation to another in my job and my life.

That state of sustained stress continued for years throughout my challenging but satisfying career in university management and counselling.

As a result, I became used to an unhealthy level of stress in my body. The slow, steady buildup took a toll on my physical health, especially my breathing, digestion, and sleep patterns.

The Upside of Stress

But as it turned out, my health crisis was really a gift in disguise.

By using a variety of holistic health approaches I learned practical ways to manage my stress. Once I experienced those life-changing benefits first-hand, I felt a strong need to share what I’d learned with others.

Along the way, I earned certification as a holistic health educator at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and a yoga teaching credential at the Sivananda Yoga Vendanta Centre.

I’ve also tickled funnybones with my laughter yoga training and calmed others as a member of the Canadian Reiki Association.

Since 2004 I’ve taught nearly 1,000 corporate wellness workshops for a national Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider.

And I bring that same dedication to promoting holistic health and wellness in the workplace through my own stress management workshops in Toronto.

Stress Management Workshops Praise

Evelyn is a warm and talented practitioner who provides sound, no-nonsense advice about employee health that is immensely practical and always non-judgmental. I have enormous respect for the depth and breadth of her training and experience — I can see how she would be a rock to her clients. Everyone needs an Evelyn in their life!

J. Moss – Communications Consultant

“I had the pleasure of taking one of Evelyn’s seminars through the workplace as well as calling upon her as a mentor of sorts. Her lovely demeanor and outlook made it easy to ask any questions comfortably. She does walk the talk which is refreshing. “

G. Lambert, Coach Practitioner

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Stress Management Workshops

Stress Management Workshops That Rebalance and Re-energize

When people are your most precious resource they deserve to be nurtured.

That’s why I’ve created workshops to address one of the most pressing health issues in the workplace today.

What Can Employees Expect?

My stress management workshops give participants (both employees and managers) essential tools and exercises for effectively dealing with stress at work and outside the workplace.

All sessions take a holistic approach by emphasizing a mind-body-spirit connection. They’re especially designed to calm and strengthen the mind.

All workplace wellness workshops are highly interactive so there’s plenty of information sharing and time for questions. And they’re always fun.

Maybe best of all, many workshop techniques and tips to manage stress can easily be practiced on their own once the basics are learned.

What Can Employers Expect?

Workshops are designed to fit your specific needs, too. They can vary in length from a one-hour lunch-and-learn to a half-day (3-hour) session.

Or perhaps you’re looking for stress management workshops that cover a range of topics over several days. I can do that, too. 

All workshops perfectly complement any employee health event, staff training day, or corporate wellness conference.

Stress Management Workshops Praise

“Everyone enjoyed your stress management session last week. You really impacted them in a positive way! I am thrilled that you will be facilitating our next session.

J. Doran – Nike

“We found Evelyn to be a friendly, thoroughly polished facilitator and consummate professional. You know during her commentaries that she speaks from experience and the heart. Her positive attitude is conveyed by a calm, warm, and engaging manner.”

S. Hall – Ontario Pension Board

Stress Management Workshops

Start now with holistic stress management workshops that relax, rebalance, and re-energize. Contact me to book a workshop or request more information about any of the following:

Managing Stress: An Introduction

Understand how stress works on the body and mind and learn strategies to help stay calm and productive at work.

The Breath: A Key Tool for Stress Relief

Discover the link between stress and breath and how simple but powerful breathing exercises can help control stress.

Balancing Priorities

Find out key ways to achieve a more satisfying balance between the demands of your work and everyday life.

Re-energize with Guided Relaxation

Learn how guided muscle relaxation and visualization techniques fully relax and revitalize your body and mind.

Cultivating Mental Resiliency

Practice ways to calm, strengthen, and focus your mind to still the endless chatter of thoughts that can interfere with a mindful approach to living.

Journaling for Self Awareness

Explore how journaling can help you develop greater personal insight, worry less, reduce stress, and become your own best advisor.

Strategies for a Good Night’s Sleep

Become more aware of the complexity and importance of sleep and get practical, useful tips for a better night’s rest.

Boost Your Energy

Do an energy audit and practice easy stretches and correct posture (including desk exercises) to counter a sedentary lifestyle and improve your productivity on the job.

Lighten the Load with Laughter

Learn how to release tension and improve creativity and productivity in the workplace with simple ways to introduce more humour and lightheartedness.

Finding Your Life Purpose

Turn dreams into reality by looking at your values, attitudes, and goals and create a plan for a more fulfilling personal and work life.

Mastering Your Relationship with Money

Identify your attitudes about money and start to develop strategies that release limiting beliefs and other blocks to better financial wellness.

Attracting Success

Learn what it takes to boost your personal power and attract what you most desire to be successful in life.

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Workplace Wellness Blog

10 Top Tactics That Will Get You Serious Stress Relief

When stress strikes it sets off a chain reaction that can affect your overall health and wellness. As a result, your breathing quickens, your back tightens, or you can’t sleep. Chronic stress can also attack your immune system or lead to anxiety and depression. Here’s ten no-nonsense tips on how to get serious stress relief. …

Wellness Resources

Health and Wellness Resources: Your Guide to Healthy Living

Site links on this page will connect you to some of the most authoritative and trusted health and wellness experts, sources, and books on the web.

Over the last decade, they’ve been my go-to sources for research, referrals, and everyday use to build my personal health and wellness knowledge base.

These sources represent a cross-section of health-related topics. They range from how to deal with stress and work life balance to sleep, exercise and fitness, and mental health issues, among others.

I regularly update these health and wellness links and add more that deserve to be shared, so check back often. I’m always interested in your comments and feedback.

You can find related posts and more links to suggested articles in my workplace wellness blog. Many of these topics are also covered in my stress workshops.

Breathing Techniques

Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health

Dr. Belisa Vranich educates readers how to improve their overall quality of life through a daily breathing workout in an easy-to-follow guide.

Conscious Breathing

Breathwork for health and stress release by bestselling author and psychologist Gay Hendricks.

The Breathing Book

Techniques used to ease stress, insomnia, and chronic pain by internationally-renowned yoga teacher Donna Farhi.

The Power of Breath

Guidance on the art of breathing from one of the world’s leading yoga gurus, Swami Saradananda.

Buteyko Institute of Breathing and Health

Professional body representing a certified method of breath retraining and its practitioners.

Exercise and Fitness

Walking Workouts

Comprehensive series of cardio routines to help you burn more calories and stay heart healthy from Fitness Magazine.

Love to Run Guide

Expert advice, resources, and motivation for beginners from Runner’s World.

How to Start Cycling

Tips, training, and fitness advice for the newbie recreational cyclist from Bicycling.com.

Qi Gong

20 Minute Morning Qi Gong Exercise by Lee Holden

Lee Holden’s ‘7 Minutes of Magic’ Qi Gong

Financial Wellness

The Energy of Money

Maria Nemeth’s smart spiritual and practical techniques to help you achieve life goals and financial prosperity.

Debt-Free Forever

Step-by-step guide to money management by financial writer and Canadian TV personality Gail Vaz-Oxlade.

Health and Wellness

Journal to the Self

Psychotherapist Kathleen Adams pioneered journal therapy. Her first book has become a classic in the field.

Dealing with People You Can’t Stand

Use this book to “successfully combat the whiners, grenades, tanks, snipers, close-talkers, pedants, and other rude, crude, and inconsiderate people who can ruin your day.”

I Hate Conflict!

Relationship expert Lee Raffel helps you handle personal and professional conflicts using a seven-step plan.

Inspiration and Motivation

WeAreUnsinkable.com

Unsinkable is a story-sharing platform hosted by four-time Olympic rowing champion Silken Laumann that’s designed to empower others to achieve better mental, physical, and spiritual health.

Authentic Happiness

National bestseller by positive psychology pioneer Martin Seligman sparked the debate on the nature of real happiness.

Positive Psychology Program

Extensive positive psychology blog (and other resources) for trainers, HR and healthcare professionals, therapists and others interested in this field.

Positive Energy

Dr. Judith Orloff explains how to transform stress and fatigue into positive energy based on her leading-edge practice of energy psychiatry.

The Positive Pledge

A 16-point commitment to positivity created by acclaimed leadership training expert Jon Gordon.

The Luck Factor

Psychologist Richard Wiseman examined the subject of luck in a groundbreaking scientific study and concluded that good luck can be learned.

Meaning and Purpose

A Year of Living Consciously

Guide to personal awareness using inspirational quotes, wisdom, and creative exercises by author Gay Hendricks.

Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life

Author Gregg Levoy addresses how to recognize when we are called, whether to change careers or change attitudes, and live a life that’s aligned with our instinctive, true selves.

Holding Hands with the World

e-Book chronicles one woman’s secular pilgrimage along Spain’s historic Camino de Santiago in quest of meaning and purpose at midlife.

Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Writer Dan Millman blends fact and fiction in this tale (and film) about finding life’s meaning and purpose.

Greater Good Magazine

Resource for science-based insights for a meaningful life published by UC Berkeley.

Mindfulness and Meditation

The World’s Most Relaxing Film will help you relax in just 7 minutes

Wherever You Go There You Are

Bestseller by medical professor Jon Kabat-Zinn who pioneered the groundbreaking Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.

8 Minute Meditation

Attorney and meditation expert Victor Davich created this innovative program to give busy people the tools they need to meditate in bite-sized chunks of time.

Mental Resilience: The Power of Clarity

Bestselling author Kamal Sarma combines his meditation training with leadership expertise to help others “develop the focus of a warrior and the peace of a monk.”

Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Business from the Inside Out

New York Times columnist David Gelles reports on the latest trend toward mindfulness in the workplace.

Reiki

Exploring Reiki: 108 Questions and Answers

Experienced practitioner Paula Horan explains the subtle healing art of Reiki by answering the most-often asked questions about it.

Essential Reiki

Complete guide to all levels of Reiki for the practitioner by natural healer and women’s spirituality teacher Diane Stein.

The Reiki Sourcebook

Critically-acclaimed book about Reiki that traces its history since the early 1900s, for students and practitioners.

The Everything Reiki Book

For those who want to use Reiki techniques to relieve stress, promote health and wellness, and enhance their own quality of life.

Relaxation Techniques

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook

Award-winning self-help book that offers powerful techniques including progressive relaxation, self-hypnosis, visualization, and mindfulness.

Guided Audio Relaxation

Progressive muscle relaxation exercise from Evelyn Ennor’s ‘Guided Relaxation to Calm, Balance, and Energize’ CD.

Guided visualization exercise from Evelyn Ennor’s ‘Guided Relaxation to Calm, Balance, and Energize’ CD.

Sleep

The Sleep Revolution

Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington explores the latest facts about sleep and offers recommendations and tips from leading sleep scientists.

No More Sleepless Nights

Sleep research pioneer and a leading authority on insomnia, Dr. Peter Hauri dispenses easy-to-follow advice for those with occasional or chronic sleep problems.

A Good Night’s Sleep: A Drug-Free Solution

How to overcome insomnia with visualization, breathwork, and meditation by pain management expert Jan Sadler.

Restful Sleep

A mind/body program to overcome insomnia from integrative medicine pioneer Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Quiet Your Mind & Get to Sleep

This highly-recommended workbook uses cognitive therapy to help resolve insomnia due to anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.

TheSleepDoctor.com

Advice from Dr. Michael Breus, a widely-acknowledged expert on the subject of sleep and popular media contributor.

Stress Management

TED Talk: How to Make Work-Life Balance Work

The Upside of Stress

Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal makes a convincing case for how we can benefit from stress.

The Stress Solution

Practical solutions and simple interventions for the causes of anxiety, according to Dr. Rangan Chatterjee (BBC’s Doctor in the House).

When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

Medical doctor Gabor Maté shows how emotion and psychological stress play a powerful role in the onset of chronic illness.

The Tapping Solution

Technique combining accupressure and spoken word to calm the nervous system and restore energy balance.

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Productivity consultant David Allen shares his secrets to getting things done. Based on the principle that you maximize productivity when you’re relaxed.

The American Institute of Stress

National non-profit established by the father of stress research Dr. Hans Selye. Comprehensive collection of stress-related resources.

MindTools.com

An extensive tool kit for stress management and many other skills found on this resource-rich 20+ year-old site.

Unclutterer.com

One of the best websites about home and office organization. Features daily tips, strategies, product reviews, and hope for the hopelessly cluttered and stressed.

Goodreads.com

Collection of titles the ‘social cataloging’ website rates as popular stress management books.

Yoga

Yoga Poses

Extensive library of yoga poses for beginners to advanced from YogaJournal.com.

The Beginner’s Guide to Yoga for Men

Ten basic yoga poses and tips for guys from MensJournal.com.

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Ways to Reduce Stress That Benefit Your Business

Some of the best ways to reduce stress are natural ones in my experience.

That means taking preventative steps to control stress by addressing physical, emotional, mental (attitudes), and even spiritual concerns.

When you hire an independent stress management professional to lead holistic workshops for your employees and managers, it can help:

Increase productivity

Lower absenteeism

Improve employee morale

Retain employees

Lower overall business costs

My Ideal Client

For me, integrity and communication take top billing in any relationship. But more to the point, these values are what I look for in an ideal business client:

Values integrity, initiative, and creativity

Communicates needs in a timely, specific manner

Regards me as a vital member of their team

Works collaboratively

Sees my fees as fair and reasonable

Ultimately wants to foster a long-term business relationship

Stress Management Workshops Praise

Evelyn’s personal style is very soothing and engaging and her presentation techniques are very effective. We really look forward to having her back!

A. diNorcia – Indigo Books

“Evelyn’s presentation was fun, interactive and very professionally done.”

G. Buchanan – CIBC

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Okay, let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of your stress management workshop needs. Start with these questions for new clients. Your answers will help me understand the specifics of your workshop request.

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