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Thank You!

Thank YouPhew, that’s the 23nd and final ChangeCamp  completed.

A big thanks to everyone who contributed and took part in the Spring ChangeCamp 2020.

In spite of the corona virus and timetable reshuffles I hope you all had a good day.

Thank you to everyone who came along to learn and explore the fascinating world of psychological change and who joined in the event so willingly.

Thank you to all the presenters who gave their time and expertise freely. As far as I could tell a lot of people got a lot out of the presentations.

A big thank you to the people who helped make ChangeCamp happen behind the scenes. Everyone who helped me with the preparation, pitched in on the day to set-up the rooms, and restore them at the end. All the people who helped keep things running through the day at the door and in the hall.

ChangeCamp is a conference on a shoestring, there is no paid help, if it wasn’t for the people who join in and help it just wouldn’t happen. To all of you, and you know who you are, my heartfelt thanks.


Corona Virus Precautions At ChangeCamp

You can’t help but have noticed all the concerns about the developing corona virus (COVID19) outbreak. At the moment the spread of COVID19 is fairly limited in the UK so there is little reason to worry about it interfering with Spring ChangeCamp 2020.

However, we are taking a few precautions to help make ChangeCamp as safe as it can be and we would like to ask you to take a few simple precautions to help with that.

Things you can do to help us all keep safe.

If you have just come back from Italy, Iran, China or South Korea (or have been with someone who has), please do not attend the event. Stay home self-isolate and phone the NHS 111 helpline for guidance. If you are in that unhappy predicament I imagine you have already done that.

If you have fever, raised temperature , flu / cold like symptoms on or before the day please do not attend the event. Stay home, self-isolate and phone the NHS helpline for guidance.

If you are elderly (however you define that), have chronic underlying health issues or are immunosuppressed in some way you might like to consider staying away for your own peace of mind.

Please feel free to bring your own hand sanitisers for your personal use (I will try to find some extra to be available for the day but they are hard to come by at the moment).

Things we will do to help keep you safe.

We will make sure there is extra liquid soap available in the bathrooms to allow us all to do more (20 second) hand washing. Since this is by far the most protective thing any of us can do for ourselves and each other, feel free to wash your hands as often as you like.

Keith Adams the presenter of the Laughter Yoga workshop has asked that we withdraw that workshop from the event because it usually involves a lot of hand shaking and closer proximity of the participants than you get in the other presentations. (If you have signed up for his Laughter Yoga workshop you can re-enter your choices again on the online form or change to something else on the day).

There will be extra boxes of paper tissues available for your use.

As far as I can tell the risk levels are very low at the moment, but better safe than sorry.

Presentation: Silencing Your Inner Critic

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When your inner critic kicks in you start to feel like a fraud and an impostor.

When your inner critic kick starts impostor syndrome confidence goes out of the window.

The session today will focus on Self Doubt and Impostor Syndrome. You’ll understand the difference and how to combat both. The session will enable you to identify where your inner critic comes from and the messages it gives you to prevent you from reaching your full potential.

Find out how to silence your inner critic by showing it your strengths and successes.

Presentation: Introduction To C.A.T

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is a short term therapy that allows deep change work.

This kind of therapy gives particular attention to relationships – our relationship with others as well as our relationship with ourself.

CAT also provides the opportunity to explore, understand and make changes to the repeating patterns we can find ourself in – including those patterns that resist our best efforts to change.

CAT is an integrative therapy, so it can bring in lots of different ways of working to create the changes that you want to focus on (some of the approaches I use are anxiety management techniques, relaxation, mindfulness practices and EFT).

This whirlwind tour of CAT will introduce the main features of the therapy and give you a way to explore some of its aspects for yourselves in a safe, fun way using fairy tales and an unexpected contribution from Gromit (of Wallace and Gromit fame).

Presentation: Forgiveness

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Forgiveness- is it important?
What does forgiveness mean to you?
What are the benefits of forgiveness?
How do you forgive?

In 1988 a Gallup poll across a huge range and number of American citizens found that 94% of people felt it was important to forgive; however 85% of people did not understand or know how to forgive. If you would like to learn how to forgive others and forgive yourself then this workshop is for you.

You will learn some practical tools that you can use with your coaching and counselling clients and on yourself

The workshop will be interactive and exploratory. Please bring an enquiring mind and commitment for change.

Presentation: Tapping Into The Moment Of Now

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An experiential workshop for those who know how to tap (EFT).

Here we will be learning and using a extremely simple and effective technique taken from Matthew’s new book, ‘The Eternal Moment of Now‘.

The fundamental purpose of this technique is to orientate the client’s attention to the present moment in time with respect to their presenting issue. We will cover the basics of the technique, a little background and then get into using it – so bring along a present time problem and you’ll get the chance to tap it out!

Matthew utilises the principles of Clean Language and Emergent Knowledge, and is pioneering this particular method and more – So come along and learn something new and exciting.