Presentations

Presentations and Workshops for the Community

The Bluff Clinc supports institutions and individuals into delivering workshops and presentations to the community, geared at improving the awareness and understanding of general health and medical knowledge.

2022-10-27 Parts Work

Learning how to listen to, and understand our inner selves.

In this seminar we will take a new perspective on your emotions and practice listening to the different ‘parts’ of you, including thoughts, sensations, and feelings. This seminar utilizes Internal Family Therapy techniques, includes mindfulness, and aims to help participants work towards acceptance of self and emotions. Presented by Kelly Edens, LCMHCA, NCC, TELL Psychotherapist. Kelly works with clients of all ages on issues such as mood disorders, anxiety, grief, PTSD, clients who have experienced abuse, and family/relationship issues.
Email outreachteam@telljp.com with any questions
Sponsored by The Bluff Clinic

2022-09-13 Slowing Down: Easy Steps Towards More Daily Mindfulness

Join us for an experiential and informative presentation on how to fold more calm and balance in your life without forcing it. Michelle will inspire you to seek moments to slow down and provide practical ways you can use approachable mindful tools even in the most busy and chaotic times of your life. Michelle has taught yoga and mindfulness for 18 years to those living with chronic disease, spinal cord injury, brain injury and traumatic loss. She is a somatically-trained psychotherapist who specializes in working with trauma in both couples and individuals. 
 
Presented by Michelle Pietrzek-Wegner, somatic-based LMHC, internationally certified yoga therapist
 
Sponsored by The Bluff Clinic
Contact outreach@telljp.com with questions.

2022-07-12 Attachment-centered Parenting Techniques

TELL Psychotherapist Kari Fager will introduce parents to effective techniques for connecting with and calming big emotions in their children. Parents will gain a basic understanding of what is happening in a child’s brain and walk away with practical strategies they can begin trying immediately. This 90 minute session will be a hybrid of teaching and hands-on activities.
Presented by TELL Psychotherapist Kari Fager
Tuesday July 12, 2022, 7 p.m. Sponsored by The Bluff Clinic
Register here

2022-06-15 Digital Well-being 

Digitalization has been defining our lifestyle. Do we know about its impact on our well-being?
In this short webinar, we will talk about “digital well-being.” 
We will ask the participants to come up with their ideal state of digital well-being.
We will discover where the boundaries can be for each person and we will talk about micro-habits.
Participants will leave the webinar with their actions for attaining sustainable digital living.

Presented by Mete Yazici, MSc, MBA, instructor at TUJ and Rikkyo University

Register at https://tinyurl.com/TELLDWB

Sponsored by The Bluff Clinic
Register here

2021-12-11 The Power of Positive Psychology

Using the Power of Positive Psychology to Set the Aspirations in 2022
 
In the workshop, you will learn the main pillars of Positive Psychology as a way to guide us in living more balanced lives.
You will learn how to translate those pillars to your lives.
You will understand how well-being is defined in Positive Psychology and choose the dimensions of holistic well-being for yourself.
You will also discuss the possibilities with others.
At the end of the workshop, you will leave with a set of aspirations you will have in 2022 so that even unexpected things happen you can steer back.
Some aspirations people work on these days are,
  • – Taking steps in work-life balance or integration,
  • – Building a career direction
  • – Becoming a mentor-like parent or a role-model 
  • – Taking control of one aspect that could work better in their lives, e.g. relations, money, self-development.
Presented by Mete Yazici, M.Sc., MBA
Sat Dec 11, 2021, 5 p.m. Sponsored by The Bluff Clinic
Register here

2021-12-08 Healthy Cooking Course

The Bluff Clinic is supporting the foreign community with cooking lessons towards a healthy diet and healthy life. Please register to this seasonal themed lesson on December 08, 2021, at the Honmoku Chiku Center. Seats are limited to 10 people in a 24 seat room, to limit the risks. Since it is sponsored by the Bluff Clinic, the fee is only 500 yen and all the ingredients are provided. Usually cooking group lessons start from 3,300 yen.

Please register by simply sending an email to administration@bluffclinic.com

2021-11-24 Healthy Cooking Course

The Bluff Clinic is supporting the foreign community with cooking lessons towards a healthy diet and healthy life. Please register to this session focusing on keeping low cholesterol on November 26, 2021, at the Honmoku Chiku Center. Seats are limited to 12 people in a 24 seat room, to limit the risks. Since it is sponsored by the Bluff Clinic, the fee is only 500 yen and all the ingredients are provided. Usually cooking group lessons start from 3,300 yen.

Please register by simply sending an email to administration@bluffclinic.com

2021-10-26 Healthy Cooking Course

The Bluff Clinic is supporting the foreign community with cooking lessons towards a healthy diet and healthy life. Please register to this seasonal themed lesson on October 26, 2021, at the Honmoku Chiku Center. Seats are limited to 10 people in a 24 seat room, to limit the risks. Since it is sponsored by the Bluff Clinic, the fee is only 500 yen and all the ingredients are provided. Usually cooking group lessons start from 3,300 yen.

Please register by simply sending an email to administration@bluffclinic.com

2021-07-31 Managing Anxiety

In this workshop, we’ll learn coping skills for anxiety and panic attacks, based on ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). 
This workshop will be an introduction to managing anxiety. For those interested, TELL will be running a support group on this topic beginning in September 2021.
 
Saturday July 31, 10-1130 a.m.
 
Presented by Jono Lee, MSW, LISCW, LMHC, TELL Psychotherapist. Jono is a multilingual, multicultural therapist who has worked in hospital, school, and private practice settings. His main therapeutic approach is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a modality proven to be highly effective in coping with unpleasant thoughts and feelings such as anxiety and panic attacks, with which he has lived experience.
 
To register click here. Contact outreach@telljp.com for more information.

 

2021-06-23 Healthy Cooking Course

The Bluff Clinic is supporting the foreign community with cooking lessons towards a healthy diet and healthy life. After a successful first lesson in May with 10 participants we are planning another lesson on June 23, 2021, at the Honmoku Chiku Center. Seats are limited to 10 people in a 24 seat room, to limit the risks. Since it is sponsored by the Bluff Clinic, the fee is only 500 yen and all the ingredients are provided. Usually cooking group lessons start from 3,300 yen.

Please register by simply sending an email to administration@bluffclinic.com

2021-06-04 Exploring Sex Education

Bio: June Low is an award-winning sex educator currently based at Kyoto University. She teaches comprehensive sex education to young people aged between 8 and 18. Find out more about June at www.goodsexeducation.com 

 

Description of the workshop: Sex education has been scientifically proven to help chidren grow up safer and make better decisions in life. However, many people do not understand sex education and think it is all about sex and reproduction. Parents are often at a loss as to how to begin talking about sex, and many teachers don’t feel confident teaching the subject. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn more about the world of comprehensive sex education, and how it works to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of young people.

June 4, 2021 at 7:00pm – 8:30pm JST on Zoom

Check out the TELL website for details and registration

Sign up using this form: https://forms.gle/yG5WZmN5XoTEnqUP7
Join us on Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81179389190

 

2021-05-25 Raising Bilingual Children

How can parents plan for success in bi-lingual language development? We will share information on bi-lingual language development and strategies for helping kids learn two or more languages.
Online presentation!

2021-05-12 Healthy Cooking

Vegetable Sushi & Gluten Free Tempura
The Bluff Clinic is supporting the foreign community with cooking lessons towards a healthy diet and healthy life. This is their first attempt, scheduled for 12th May 2021 at the Honmoku Chiku Center and the seats are limited to 10 people in a 24 seat room, to limit the risks. Since it is sponsored by the Bluff Clinic, the fee is only 500 yen and all the ingredients are provided. Usually cooking group lessons start from 3,300 yen.
Please register by simply sending an email to administration@bluffclinic.com

 

 

2020-04-04 Presentation on The Skill of Speech & Language

Tools for Impactful collaboration, communication & creative problem solving

Learn how to : Understand the intricacies of language
development given current cognitive linguistic research.
Create more effective treatment. Communicate these complicated concepts
to parents.
Use your passions & interests to creatively problem solve and prevent burnout.

For signups, please register HERE

At the Yokohama Country & Athletic Club

2020-02-29 Presentation on Empowering your family in the digital world

With the internet firmly rooted in our daily lives, the ubiquity of social media, and growing prominence of AI, children and adults alike have had to quickly develop new skills to adapt to online personal and professional worlds. This workshop will focus on empowering families to manage their digital lives at home, school, and work. The discussion will explore strategies to cope with online issues such as safety, privacy, relationships, conflict, screen time, and more. Helping adults to be digital mentors and tech positive parents will have an emphasis.

Contact outreach@telljp.com to register or for more information

At  Horizon International School Yokohama

2020-01-25 Presentation on Keeping the Love you Find

Explore yourself and develop
healthier and more successful relationship

At the Yokohama Country & Athletic Club

2019-11-16 Presentation on Self Regulation

Explore Strategies for understanding and caring for our emotions and ourselves.

At  Yokohama International School Library

2019-10-19-Presentation on Autism:
Expanding the Social World

At the Yokohama Country & Athletic Club

2019-04-20 Presentation on Intelligence (Multiple, Emotional)

At the Yokohama Country & Athletic Club

2019-06-08 Presentation on Social Emotional Learning

At Yokohama International School

2019-03-03 Presentation on Positive Discipline

At Yokohama International School

2019-01-19 Presentation on Yoga and Mental Health

At the Yokohama Country & Athletic Club

2018-11-24 Presentation on the importance of play and playfulness in life

At the Yokohama Country & Athletic Club

2018-05-26 Presentation on Effective Communication

At the Yokohama Country & Athletic Club

2018-04-21 Presentation and workshop on Art and Communication

At the Yokohama Country & Athletic Club

2018-02-03 Presentation on When Parent Fight

At the Yokohama Country & Athletic Club

2017-10-14 Presentation on Stress Management – Finding Your Balance

At the Yokohama Country & Athletic Club

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