Learn how to manage the stress in your life so you can do the work you love in a way that is balanced and sustainable.

What We Do

3 Essential Connections, or 3EC, is a training that addresses common challenges that arise within the workplace, home, and other areas of life where we feel stretched beyond our capacity. 3EC is a program provided by Toivo


3 Essential Connections or 3EC is a comprehensive stress mitigation and professional development training appropriate for individuals who are looking to improve their quality of life while maintaining personal agency. This educational and experiential program was designed to support you in creating a stress-resilient lifestyle by reconnecting with yourself, others and nature. Participants will take a deep dive into each connection to better understand why disconnection occurs in the first place and to learn a variety of self-care techniques that can be used to relieve stress and resolve separation, both at work and at home.

3EC is more than just a training, it’s a declaration and a commitment to a new way of being. By embarking on this journey, you are renouncing the message woven into our societal fabric that says stress, burnout and endless doing are not only a natural part of everyday life, but also badges of honor we must don in the pursuit of success. In choosing this training, you are challenging the belief that self-care is selfish and acknowledging that a solid and healthy connection with yourself is the foundation for everything else that you do.

About the Training

In the United States, 75-90% of doctors’ visits are directly related to stress.

With stress rising at alarming rates, it's time to take a more serious look at how we deal with it. In this training, you will learn about the physiological effects of stress on both the body and mind. You will experience the immediate benefits of stress mitigation techniques, and explore ways to integrate these techniques into your life to combat stress and improve your overall health and well-being. Below you can see what we believe to be the 3 Essential Connections and how they can lead us back to a state of balance and wholeness.

About the Connections