A Time for Expression

Relaxation Training for Wellness: Speaking Engagements, Recordings, Classes, Coaching

Beth Freschi is a relaxation and life coach based in St. Paul, MN and the owner of A Time for Expression, LLC. She holds a B.A. in psychology from St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN) and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from University of St. Thomas (St. Paul. MN). With over 15 years of experience in the mental health field, she brings a wealth of professional knowledge to her nuanced, specialized relaxation classes and popular recordings.

News

Beth Freschi and A Time for Expression, LLC featured on CEO Chat

January 13, 2017

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Beth Freschi and A Time for Expression, LLC featured in FS Local

November 23, 2016

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Special Event:  Art of Relaxation at St. Joan of Arc

October 19, 2016

Come experience a deeply relaxed state through techniques of breathing, muscle relaxation, guided imagery, and a loving kindness meditation with relaxation and life coach Beth Freschi. This group experience is known to create a peaceful energy that can be a wonderful bonding experience. 

Wednesday, October 19th at 7:00 pm

Saint Joan of Arc
Catholic Community
4537 3rd Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55419

For more information, Contact Beth

Beth Freschi Is Currently Available for Speaking Engagements

January 15, 2016

After 10 years of providing presentations on relaxation training and meditation for wellness, Beth Freschi is offering experiential speaking engagements. Learn more here.

Relaxation Classes Available Throughout the Holiday Season and Beyond

December 7, 2015

The holidays are a busy time, and it is so important to take time to relax and recharge. Beth Freschi will be providing her relaxation training classes throughout the holiday season and beyond. If you live in the Twin Cities and are looking for a relaxation class, please find out more at Invitation to Relax.

Beth Freschi Welcomes International Visitors to A Time for Expression, LLC

September 6, 2015

In the beginning, A Time for Expression, LLC focused on the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Over time, an international audience for Beth Freschi's recordings has grown—it's so exciting! Did you know that CD Baby sells Beth Freschi's CDs and Mp3s worldwide? Also, people from all over the world can download her Mp3s directly from this website by going to  the Recordings page. We welcome people from across the globe to visit this website, listen to samples of Beth's recordings, and check out her posts about relaxation and wellness on her Facebook page.


"A Time for Sleep" Continues as a Best Seller in the Relaxation and Meditation Categories

September 1, 2015

Although all of Beth Freschi's guided relaxation recordings have sold well over the years, especially for an independent recording artist, her album "A Time for Sleep" is consistently ranked high in the relaxation and meditation categories for Mp3s and CDs. Check out some samples on the Recordings page!


A Time for Expression, LLC is now a member of Metro Independent Business Alliance (MetroIBA)

June 2, 2015

A Time for Expression, LLC, based in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota, is happy to join the Metro Independent Business Alliance. Also known as MetroIBA, the Metro Independent Business Alliance is a non-profit organization working to support and preserve locally owned, independent businesses in the Twin Cities region.  MetroIBA's mission is to help the Twin Cities maintain its unique community character, provide continuing opportunities for entrepreneurs, build economic strength, and create an environment where  locally owned, independent businesses grow and flourish. Check them out at www.buylocaltwincities.com!


Twin Cities "Invitation to Relax"

May 30, 2015

Beth Freschi provides weekly relaxation training classes in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota. Find out more about these classes at Invitation to Relax


A Time for Expression, LLC joins buythechange.com

May 27, 2015

A Time for Expression, LLC is committed to serving the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota. We are happy to join buythechange.com because it connects people in the community through recommendations and requests for service. If you live in the Twin Cities, check out buythechange.com to find meaningful community connections.


"Quality Sleep & Your 2015 Intentions"

February 3, 2015

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“Quality Sleep and Our Resilience Go Hand in Hand this Holiday Season”

December 2, 2014

Read the article in Resiliency First


Press Release

Manage Holiday Stress and Increase Overall Wellness with Relaxation Training

St. Paul, MN – Dec. 1, 2014 

According to a study conducted by the American Psychological Association, Americans are more likely to feel their stress levels increase rather than decrease during the holidays. Various stressors (schedule-related, financial, interpersonal, family-related, etc.) have the potential to make the holidays a difficult time, especially if stress is not managed appropriately. 

We receive constant messages in our culture regarding how we should pack our days full of activities and learn to survive on little sleep around the holidays in order to fully experience the season. In reality, our bodies and minds need sufficient relaxation and rest in order to function well so that we can be resilient and fulfilled in our daily lives.

Relaxation training can help to reduce holiday stress and make the season more enjoyable. Relaxation training involves learning and practicing a set of relaxation techniques (deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, and meditation) that help calm the mind and body. According to the Mayo Clinic, when a person enters into a relaxed state, he or she breathes deeply, allowing oxygen to restore the body – levels of stress hormones decrease, muscles relax, the pulse slows, blood pressure decreases, and the mind and body work together to eliminate the negative impacts of stress. This results in a calmer feeling overall, improved sleep, and the ability to approach holiday activities with renewed energy.  

Relaxation and life coach Beth Freschi of A Time for Expression, LLC (atimeforexpression.com) offers effective ways for individuals to reduce the impact of holiday stress and improve overall wellbeing. Many of Beth’s clients have found her acclaimed guided relaxation recordings to be a valuable tool for decreasing stress and improving their quality of sleep, especially around the holidays. On her best-selling recordings, such as “Uplifting Guided Relaxation” and “A Time for Sleep: Guided Relaxation Techniques for Peaceful Slumber,” Freschi’s pleasant voice floats over ambient music, allowing the listener to enter into a deep state of tranquility. 

Both of these recordings, as well as others by Freschi, are available for purchase in MP3 and CD form at A Time for Expression, LLC (atimeforexpression.com/products.php). Relaxation CDs and convenient MP3 download cards are also available for order in bulk quantities at A Time for Expression, LLC (atimeforexpression.com/offer).

References:
American Psychological Association, “Holiday Stress,” 2006. http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2006/12/holiday-stress.pdf

Mayo Clinic. “Relaxation Techniques: Try These Steps to Reduce Stress,” 2014.  http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/stress-management/in-depth/relaxation-technique/art-20045368

Written by: Jen Westmoreland Bouchard, Lucidité Writing, Inc.

Contact: Beth Freschi beth@atimeforexpression.com

A Time for Expression, LLC
2258 Commonwealth Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
atimeforexpression.com


Press Release

Beth Freschi’s Best-Selling “A Time for Sleep” Helps Listeners Achieve a Restful Night’s Sleep

St. Paul, MN – September 8, 2014

As more and more people experience the negative health effects of insomnia and exhaustion, they are turning to guided relaxation as an enjoyable way to settle into sleep. Major organizations such as Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic recommend the use of relaxation techniques as a way to produce the body’s natural relaxation response (resulting in slower breathing, lower blood pressure, and a feeling of calm) that can aid in improving sleep.

In response to the need for quality guided relaxation products for sleep, renowned relaxation and life coach Beth Freschi of A Time for Expression, LLC (atimeforexpression.com) developed “A Time For Sleep: Guided Relaxation Techniques for Peaceful Slumber,” a recording to help individuals fall asleep and experience the rejuvenating benefits of a peaceful night’s rest.

“A Time for Sleep” begins by guiding listeners through a progression of deep breathing and muscle relaxation exercises so that the mind and body can enter into a deeply relaxed state. Next, a guided imagery featuring a mesmerizing starry night and the majestic Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) gently lulls listeners into pleasant sleepiness. Beth’s soothing voice takes listeners on a relaxing journey, helping them achieve deep and restorative sleep. 

“Based on my listeners’ response to this recording, I’ve found that my approach is effective for people who have trouble relaxing into sleep or who are new to the idea of guided relaxation in general,” Freschi says.

“A Time for Sleep: Guided Relaxation Techniques for Peaceful Slumber” can be purchased by individuals or organizations (volume discounts available) through A Time for Expression, LLC (www.atimeforexpression.com). 

Written by: Jen Westmoreland Bouchard, Lucidité Writing, Inc.

Contact: Beth Freschi, beth@atimeforexpression.com

A Time for Expression, LLC
2258 Commonwealth Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108


Press Release

Relaxation Training Improves Focus and Enhances Energy

July 1, 2014 from Saint Paul, MN

Renowned relaxation and life coach Beth Freschi of A Time for Expression, LLC (atimeforexpression.com) is responding to the need for quality relaxation recordings that help individuals improve their focus and energy levels.

People who invest in their health through regular guided relaxation tend to feel more positive and energized about both life and work. Stress, which results from a variety of factors, can leave a person feeling exhausted and unfocused. According to the Mayo Clinic’s website, relaxation training is an effective way to manage stress. Regular stress management through guided relaxation helps to increase energy level and focus, which leads to greater satisfaction in our personal and professional lives.

“My guided relaxation recordings address an essential component of whole wellness —reducing stress so that people can approach their lives with a renewed sense of energy and focus,” Freschi says.

On Freschi’s best-selling relaxation recordings, such as “Uplifting Guided Relaxation” and “A Time for Sleep: Guided Relaxation Techniques for Peaceful Slumber,” her pleasant voice floats over ambient music, allowing the listener to enter into a deep state of tranquility and wellbeing. These recordings feature various techniques such as deep breathing, muscle relaxation exercises, guided imagery and meditation to help calm the mind and body and increase overall wellness. Listeners come away from the experience feeling more relaxed, focused, and ready to face the challenges in their lives.

Relaxation is a skill that requires guidance and regular practice. Freschi’s relaxation recordings are a cost and time-efficient way of maintaining a regular guided relaxation program at home. They can be purchased through her website.

Written by: Jen Westmoreland Bouchard, Lucidité Writing, Inc. 

Contact: Beth Freschi, beth@atimeforexpression.com 

A Time for Expression, LLC 2258 Commonwealth Ave. St. Paul, MN 55108 


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Reach a Restorative State of Calm

March 21, 2014 from Saint Paul, MN

Life Coach Beth Freschi's Guided Relaxation Recordings Help Individuals Reach a Restorative State of Calm.

Holistic wellness practitioners have long recognized the benefits of meditation in reducing the negative effects of stress and pain and improving overall health and wellbeing. However, many people find meditating on their own is difficult, and they look for tools to assist them in this part of their holistic wellness journey. Guided relaxation can benefit individuals who need a bit of assistance to reach a deep and restorative state of calm.

In response to the need for such meditation tools, renowned relaxation and life coach Beth Freschi of A Time for Expression, LLC (atimeforexpression.com) has developed a series of recordings to help individuals benefit from the profoundly curative level of tranquility achieved through guided relaxation. Her recordings are helpful for people who are experienced with guided relaxation, as well as those who are new to the idea.

“Based on my experience leading relaxation training classes for the past 8 years and clients’ response to my recordings, I’ve found that my approach appeals to people who have trouble relaxing or are new to relaxation training. Experienced practitioners tell me that my recordings offer a fresh perspective and the opportunity to ‘refill the well’ after giving so much to their own clients,” Freschi says.

The recordings feature techniques such as deep breathing, muscle relaxation, guided imagery and meditation to help calm the mind and body and increase overall wellness. The recording “Uplifting Guided Relaxation” features refreshing imagery of a lush orange grove, and inspires a rejuvenating, positive outlook on life. “A Time for Sleep: Guided Relaxation Techniques for Peaceful Slumber,” features imagery of the magnificent aurora borealis, and is a great resource for those looking to reduce stress and fall asleep with a peaceful body and mind.

“My guided relaxation recordings help ease stress and discomfort so that individuals can approach their lives with a renewed sense of health and vitality,” Freschi says.

Written by: Jen Westmoreland Bouchard, Lucidité Writing, Inc.

Contact: Beth Freschi, beth@atimeforexpression.com 

A Time for Expression, LLC 2258 Commonwealth Ave. St. Paul, MN 55108 


Beth Freschi Featured in The Story Exchange

March 14, 2014

http://thestoryexchange.org/beth-freschi/


Press Release

Life Coach Beth Freschi Responds to Key Elements of Successful Employee Wellness Programs: Management Participation, Incentives and Stress Management

St. Paul, MN – February 12, 2014 – As more and more employees experience negative health effects of stress, companies recognize the importance of including stress management in their employee wellness programs and finding ways to increase participation. According to research by the University of Georgia and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), employee wellness programs are shown to be more effective when supported by management and include incentives for participation. These studies, along with research by the Mayo Clinic, also identify stress management as a key component of successful wellness programs. 

In response to this research, renowned relaxation and life coach Beth Freschi of A Time for Expression, LLC (atimeforexpression.com) has developed a two-pronged approach to help companies integrate relaxation training into their corporate wellness programs: relaxation training sessions for corporate leadership and guided relaxation recordings for wellness program participants. 

Freschi facilitates relaxation training sessions for corporate leadership teams, guiding them in how to foster a calm, healthy work environment designed to increase productivity and employee satisfaction. “Based on research and my own experiences, I strongly believe that when upper level management participates in wellness programs they are more successful,” Freschi says. 

On her best-selling relaxation recordings, such as “Uplifting Guided Relaxation” and “A Time for Sleep: Guided Relaxation Techniques for Peaceful Slumber,” Freschi’s pleasant voice floats over ambient music, allowing the listener to enter into a deep state of calmness and wellbeing. These recordings feature various techniques such as deep breathing, muscle relaxation exercises, guided imagery and meditation to help calm the mind and body and increase overall wellness and employee productivity. 

As an incentive for employees to join or continue to participate in the corporate wellness program, she offers bulk discounts on these innovative guided relaxation recordings. “My guided relaxation recordings address an essential component of employee wellness programs—reducing stress so that employees can perform to the best of their abilities and approach their work with a renewed sense of energy and focus,” Freschi says. 

Written by: Jen Westmoreland Bouchard, Lucidité Writing, Inc. 

Contact: Beth Freschi, beth@atimeforexpression.com 

A Time for Expression, LLC 2258 Commonwealth Ave. St. Paul, MN 55108

CDs and MP3 download cards of relaxation recordings can be ordered at: atimeforexpression.com/offer


Press Release

Beth Freschi Offers Corporate Wellness Packages to Manage Stress and Increase Productivity 

St. Paul, MN – January 6, 2014 – Renowned relaxation and life coach Beth Freschi of A Time for Expression, LLC (atimeforexpression.com) is responding to the need for quality relaxation and stress reduction programs in the corporate setting. 

On her best-selling relaxation recordings, such as “Uplifting Guided Relaxation” and “A Time for Sleep: Guided Relaxation Techniques for Peaceful Slumber,” Freschi’s pleasant voice floats over ambient music, allowing the listener to enter into a deep state of calmness and wellbeing. These recordings feature various techniques such as deep breathing, muscle relaxation exercises, guided imagery and meditation to help calm the mind and body and increase overall wellness and employee productivity. 

“My guided relaxation recordings address an essential component of employee wellness programs—reducing stress so that employees can perform to the best of their abilities and approach their work with a renewed sense of energy and productivity,” Freschi says. 

Relaxation CDs and MP3s are now available for order in bulk quantities at A Time for Expression, LLC (atimeforexpression.com/offer). The CD and MP3 download card offer is designed for corporations that already have employee wellness programs. They can be used as an incentive for people to join the wellness program, or to encourage those already enrolled to take care of their health through stress management. 

CDs ordered in quantities of 10-500 cost $5.00 per CD, 500-10,000 cost $4.00 per CD, and orders over 10,000 cost $3.00 per CD. Convenient MP3 download cards are also available at $3.00 per card for orders of 10-500, $2.00 per card for 500-10,000, and $1 per card for over 10,000 cards. 

In addition to providing her relaxation CDs and MP3s at discounted rates for use in employee wellness programs, Freschi facilitates relaxation training sessions for corporate leadership teams, guiding them in how to foster a calm, healthy work environment designed to increase productivity and employee satisfaction. 

Written by: Jen Westmoreland Bouchard, Lucidité Writing, Inc. 

Contact: Beth Freschi, beth@atimeforexpression.com 

A Time for Expression, LLC 2258 Commonwealth Ave. St. Paul, MN 55108 

CDs and MP3 download cards can be ordered at: atimeforexpression.com/offer


"A Setup for Success" Beth Freschi featured in Savvy Magazine

January 2014

http://issuu.com/savvymn/docs/savvyjanuary2014-web/1


“Connecting Your Resiliency To Relaxation Techniques Is A Game-Changer” in Resiliency First

August 6, 2012

Read the article in Resiliency First


“Reach for the Stars:  Beth Freschi can help you achieve your goals—or help you figure out what they are” Feature in Minnesota Monthly

January 2011

http://www.minnesotamonthly.com/media/Minnesota-Monthly/January-2011/Reach-for-the-Stars/


Beth Freschi featured in the blog On My Mind

December 7, 2009

http://onmymind.areavoices.com/2009/12/07/a-time-for-expression/


"A Time for Relaxation:  Guided Relaxation Techniques for Wellness" recommended by body + soul magazine

June 2009 issue