The OASIS Process
Opening a Space for Inner Serenity
Creating a greater sense of well-being and peace.
What is OASIS?
The OASIS Process offers a refuge from burnout & overwhelm for executives, employees, and health professionals by providing a space to rest and reset, and to restore and be inspired in creative ways.
I get it, as a company and organization, you want your executives and employees at the top of their game with great energy, stamina and calm. Those who are nourished themselves so they can effectively care for others in their field, clientele and/or patients. You want to stave off low morale, high turnover rate, disorganization, mismanagement, overwhelm and burnout. You want to reduce absenteeism and encourage employee retention. As a company and organization, you want your executives and employees to have effective ways to release their own excess stress, and ways to bounce back. You want to foster an environment of team-play and community.
In 1991 I developed a program of stress reduction for employees that involved their creativity, The ISIS Method for Stress Reduction (named after the Egyptian Goddess, ISIS.) Its main premise was that when one is involved with their creativity in a balanced way, stress is reduced. This effective stress reduction program later became absorbed into The Four Wisdoms of Creativity. Early in my career, I envisioned corporations with meditation rooms or quiet rooms. Over the course of many years, I watched corporate wellness begin to take on new meaning. I watched my vision appear slowly, at first, and then faster and faster until resilience became the new buzzword with programs in mindfulness and meditation entering the mainstream.
You see, I care about people. People who happened to have the titles of executive, employee, or healthcare professional. I care about their sense of connection and community that they find themselves in. I care that they feel a sense of belonging, and that they feel rested and recognized, appreciated, seen and heard. That they can find and access a space of inner peace and serenity where they can find spaciousness, apart from the crushing demands that inhabits daily life, demands that threatens to bombard them. Demands workers may not even know about that are occurring for the person who works in the cubicle or room next to them. Financial concerns and economic insecurities, the demands of the family, the demands of finding the time to attend to one’s physical health and well-being, the demands to interact on social media. Not to mention the demands of the workplace that asks for greater productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness. The demands for team play and cohesion, and the new the demands for “happiness” in the workplace. You see resilience and so-called happiness come — through connection, through community and shared reality, through compassion, enhanced creativity and a sense of personal creative wellbeing, through autonomy, agency, and choice. My programs speak to these qualities in ourselves and offer guiding principles and tools that support self-connection, self-expression, and team play, which leads to creative well-being and cohesion. What follows are all the other qualities that support a contented employee who works in modern-day corporate America.
The OASIS Process includes experiential learning that introduces unique principles supported by scientific understanding, in a compassionate environment which serves to create powerful shifts that can last a lifetime.
How is it Offered?
The OASIS Process is offered as a series of programs, each of which can be accessed online by zoom in-person, or as in-person workshops, seminars, and webinars on the healing and creative powers of meditation and rest, journal writing, enhancing creativity, compassionate communication and empathy, and in understanding grief.
Any single program can be offered alone or several can be bundled together. Programs are tailor-designed for the needs of the organization and its individuals. And collaborative development is always welcomed. I suggest these initial four program sessions, and then more sessions can be added on, as needed. Please contact me about what they are.
The Initial Menu of Offerings
Journaling for Well-Being & Peace
Reclaim Your Energy through the Power of Rest & Meditation
The Four Wisdoms of Creativity & How to Apply Them to Your Life
Creating Connecting Conversations: An Introduction to Compassionate Communication
These specific programs serve to both release stress when on the job and when away from the job so a sense of balance returns and equilibrium is maintained. It is not only essential for excellent work performance, it is also vital for being a happier and healthier person. This program supports living a life of balance, healing, creativity, joy and peace.
What You Will Walk Away With
- Non-pharmaceutical ways to reduce stress and gain perspective
- Practices and techniques that increase relaxation and enhance creativity
- Understanding why this works from a neuroscience perspective
- Ways to access greater peace, balance and flexibility in your life
The OASIS Process melts excess tension and invites in relaxation as it opens passageways to creativity and a deeper sense of well-being in a nurturing, energizing and supportive, fun environment.
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Listen to some of Elizabeth’s meditations
Our guests speak highly about Elizabeth Welles’ Corporate Guest Seminars. Her programs are assets to our conferences, and she is a delight to work with. We look forward to her next seminars with us.
Doffie Farrar, Executive Education,
The Concours Group
“Elizabeth conducts tailored individual and group sessions and people who work with her rave about her. I am one. In just one session, she was able to improve my interview performance significantly. I know the agency world, and I believe any agency could benefit from having someone like Elizabeth available. However, there is only one Elizabeth. Her perceptiveness, creativity, articulateness and especially her intuitive sensibility set her apart.”
Stuart A. Cowan, Executive Consultant
Her work is inspired and concrete. Guests rave about her programs and we hire her again and again.
Director of Activities at the Oaks in Ojai
Thank you for being a presenter in our Lifelong Learning Seminar Series. Your seminar, Journaling for Well-Being, was well received and very much appreciated by all those in attendance. Our goal is to provide quality programs that meet the needs of our students including those students who are returning to education. Your seminar contributes to that goal.
Paradise Valley Community College
Elizabeth’s lifetime experience of journaling is inspiring! Her presentation reminded me of the capacity of journaling to reveal soul’s purpose, the soul’s deepest longing to be of service. A delightful evening!
Rita Marsh, Carbondale, CO
Davi Nikent Center for Human Flourishing
Thank you so much for your love and support during our first GFG retreat. Your sessions were both meditative and deeply profound for all of us. Your gentle groundedness helps to balance us all. I am so grateful for your spirit.
Ali Grace, MA. MNLP, CHT
Founder of Guilt Free Goddess
Thank you so much for your inspiring words and friendly down to earth style. The talk you gave at my school gave me permission to relax and let life’s divine flow do its work. I was inspired by your way and felt relieved afterwards. It was ok to finally give myself the pause that I needed to go inside myself and figure out what I want. You have a special way of speaking to the heart and mind of us all. You are a free spirit and warrior woman who lives their truth. And since hearing you speak, I am no longer afraid to live in my light, to be authentic in my life, and to live my truth. Thank you, Elizabeth, for your support, and kind words.
Marjanii McCline, L.M.T
The Center of Natural Wellness, Albany, NY
I thoroughly enjoyed your workshop and I am not one to sit for several hours! So thank you for an enjoyable evening of words, thoughts and sisterhood!!
Painter and Visual Artist
Thank you again for the inspiration to begin anew at journaling and for providing very powerful techniques to motivate the process. I have been writing! And it has helped mellow the emotions so that other ideas can flow, just as you said it would happen. I loved the “magic box of words” and the “letters to yourself” and the “starting point of the present” that really does get you started! I have already told several people about the workshop and have sent them to your website. Thank you again, Elizabeth. I got a lot out of it!
Joy Bell, workshop participant
In this sometimes-overwhelming world we live in I find myself trying to accomplish too many things at once. Elizabeth teaches you to slow down and focus. Great workshop.
Artist at a Corporate Seminar
Elizabeth provided me with concrete tools to ease me through a period of grief and loss. Her letter writing idea- one of many useful, soulful techniques – helped me to heal a hurting heart and go forward with my life with more joy and connectedness to my creative self. She really knows how to listen and can accomplish small miracles in even one session.
This training is about making more time in your day without taking more time.
Elizabeth helped me regain my confidence and focus. A session with Elizabeth is like taking a two week vacation.
Beth Salamon, Advertising Adm. Assistant
Elizabeth combines a compassion for people with a true gift for healing that is rare to find.
Richard Lipton, Television Producer
In my life of deadlines, shoulds, and have to’s, Elizabeth is the fresh air which fills my being with peace.
Cidny Klein, Painter
A unique and special experience packed with powerful tools to ease the tensions of day to day living . . . completely different from any other type of relaxation therapy.
Keith Prince, Actor, Writer