Mind Over Matter workshop planned

Whether it is everyday activities like housecleaning or errands to competitive sports, you can use your mind to achieve peak performance mentally and physically, according to Breanna Carlson, a world-class female weightlifter at the NMU U.S. Olympic Education Center (USOEC) who will participate in a workshop Saturday in Marquette.

Sponsored by the nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute (CTI) in Marquette, “The Iron Butterfly” mind-body workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday (June 15) at the Presque Isle Park Pavilion in Marquette.

Workshop facilitators are Breanna Carlson, a Northern Michigan University USOEC weightlifter and CTI Director Jon Magnuson.

The Iron Butterfly is a “workshop based in mind/body evidence-based medicine that will address how to mobilize physical and emotional resources to accomplish goals and achieve targets in various walks of life (athletics, business, health),” Rev. Magnuson said.

“This workshop will demonstrate and invite participants to use and practice strategies to regulate and utilize the stress response to achieve peak performance objectives,” he said.

The cost of the workshop is $65 and includes resource materials.
To register call 906-228-5494 or at www.cedartreeinstitute.org

In her second year at U.S. Olympic Education Center (USOEC) at Northern Michigan University, Carlson is a graduate student studying for her Masters in Exercise Science.

2010-2011: Fall 2010 All-Academic Team; Placed eighth at the 2010 American Open (Cincinnati, Ohio)

2009-2010: Placed third at Senior Nationals (Peoria, Ill.); Took second place at the 2010 Collegiate Nationals (Marquette, Mich.); Finished tenth at the American Open (Mobile, Ala.); Fall 2009 All-Academic Team

2008-2009: Fifth place at the 2009 Collegiate Nationals (Shreveport, La.)


The Iron Butterfly is a practice-oriented workshop based on research from mind/body medicine and athletic training that addresses regulation of stress responses including visualization techniques and key components that contribute to peak performance – both mentally and physically.

The Cedar Tree Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides services and initiates projects in the areas of mental health, religion, and the environment.
This event will help raise funds for CTI projects.