Author Archives: Karen Mills

Karen Mills

About Karen Mills

Karen is qualified as a Master Practitioner in NLP, AAMET Certified Accredited Practitioner of EFT, and a Laughter Yoga Leader and has trained in Clinical Hypnotherapy. She has experience in dealing with people with anxiety, phobias, breaking long term habits, confidence issues, fear of public speaking and emotional trauma.

Presentation: Small Steps to Big Change

Small StepsWhen we think of things that we want to change, we can get hung up with the final outcome which can be a good thing for some people, if they can remain motivated and move towards their outcome.

For some people the change from where they are now to where they want to be can seem so enormous, that the possibility of achieving the outcome can be too daunting to imagine and can be why they will avoid change or give up trying.

By breaking down the journey into small steps and removing obstacles whilst remaining motivated the outcome can be achieved.

During this session techniques will be used from EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) through demonstration and practice to find a way to remove blocks which are preventing you from making change and help you move towards your outcomes and goals.

No previous experience is necessary as full explanations and demonstration will be carried out

Presentation: Laughter Yoga And Dabke Dance

Laughter Yoga And Dabke DanceKeith Adams who has always brought Laughter Yoga to Change Camp is unable to attend the Spring 2018 Change Camp and has handed over the reins for this Change Camp session to Karen Mills and Tahira Aslam who will present Laughter Yoga, combined with Dabke Dance.

Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise using movement and laughter as well as the breathing of yoga. Laughing for no reason energises the mind and body based on the idea that fake laughter can lead to real laughter and yet the brain does not know the difference between them. Practiced regularly, laughter can have health and social benefits.

Learn to dance dabke while you are in the session too. Dabke is a middle eastern dance, often danced in a line or a circle, with people holding hands. It is usually enjoyed at weddings and other festive occasions. Dancing is great for co-ordinating the mind-body, and dancing dabke is a fun, socially shared experience, which has proven to be good for the mind and body, reducing both stress and tension and improving happiness levels at the
same time.

What are you celebrating today?

The session will consist of Laughter Yoga followed by Dabke Dance and then relaxation meditation.

No previous experience of either Laughter Yoga or Dabke Dance is required and the session is open to all and the aim of the session is to have fun

Presentation: Self Care And Kindness

Mindfulness

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It​ ​ is​ ​ important​ ​ to​ ​ us​ ​ to​ ​ be​ ​ able​ ​ to​ ​ manage​ ​ our​ ​ own​ ​ well-being.​ ​ ​

It​ ​ enables​ ​ us​ ​ to​ ​ function effectively​ ​ and​ ​ be​ ​ more​ ​ resilient​ ​ when​ ​ we​ ​ need​ ​ to​ ​ be.

Sometimes,​ ​ through​ ​ external​ ​ pressures​ ​ we​ ​ omit​ ​ to​ ​ use​ ​ techniques​ ​ to​ ​ look​ ​ after​ ​ ourselves​ ​ and even​ ​ the​ ​ basics​ ​ of​ ​ being​ ​ kind​ ​ to​ ​ oneself​ ​ can​ ​ be​ ​ overlooked.

You​ ​ may​ ​ have​ ​ noticed​ ​ saying​ ​ things​ ​ to​ ​ yourself​ ​ when​ ​ you​ ​ are​ ​ busy​ ​ or​ ​ under​ ​ pressure​ ​ that​ ​ you would​ ​ never​ ​ say​ ​ to​ ​ someone​ ​ else.​ ​ ​ Have​ ​ you​ ​ ever​ ​ noticed​ ​ the​ ​ tone​ ​ your​ ​ internal​ ​ voice​ ​ has​ ​ when
you​ ​ are​ ​ being​ ​ critical​ ​ to​ ​ yourself?​ ​ Why​ ​ would​ ​ you​ ​ treat​ ​ yourself​ ​ differently​ ​ to​ ​ others?​ ​ This​ ​ is something​ ​ that​ ​ we​ ​ will​ ​ explore.

During​ ​ this​ ​ session​ ​ techniques​ ​ will​ ​ be​ ​ used​ ​ from​ ​ EFT​ ​ (Emotional​ ​ Freedom​ ​ Techniques), Mindfulness​ ​ and​ ​ NLP​ ​ (Neuro​ ​ Linguistic​ ​ Programming)​ ​ through​ ​ demonstration​ ​ and​ ​ practice​ ​ to offer​ ​ some​ ​ alternative​ ​ ways​ ​ of​ ​ managing​ ​ self​ ​ care​ ​ and​ ​ being​ ​ kind​ ​ to​ ​ yourself.

No​ ​ previous​ ​ experience​ ​ is​ ​ necessary​ ​ as​ ​ full​ ​ explanations​ ​ and​ ​ demonstration​ ​ will​ ​ be​ ​ carried​ ​ out.

Presentation: Create Your Own Confidence

Image courtesy of Chris & Karen Highland

Image courtesy of Chris & Karen Highland

Most of us may have had times where we wish we had been able to be more confident in a situation.

It may have been at a job interview, completing a presentation, talking to someone, learning a new skill or being able to start a new venture.

Often when we look back at situations that have happened and we did not think we came across as confidently as we could have or should have; we give ourselves a hard time and go back into that same mind-set when a similar situation occurs.

During the session there will be demonstration and practice techniques using NLP and mindfulness on how to create your own confidence when you need it and how not to give yourself a hard time if situations don’t go as well as you had hoped for.

Whether you have wanted to improve your confidence for years or just recently decide to, this session will give you strategies that you can use to improve your future confidence.

Presentation: Create Your Own Calmness

Calm

Photo courtesy of Amanda HIrsch

Most of us will have memories of situations when we wished that we could have been more calm and even remembering experiences from the past can stir feelings and emotions which we would rather not have.

This can sometimes effect current experiences or make us feel anxious about future situations.

When we restore calmness, we can interact with people in a much more effective and positive way and situations that may have at times seemed difficult are not as challenging.

Benefits of being calm include:

  • reduction in stress and creating the ability to relax
  • filtering out negativity
  • increased focus and clearer vision
  • develop a calm confidence
  • become more effective and increase productivity
  • communicate effectively
  • learn to let go

Using techniques from EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) you can be equipped with resources to create your own calmness whenever and wherever you need it.

This session will include demonstration and practical use of techniques to help restore calmness in times of anxiety, stress, anger and upset.

No previous experience of EFT or NLP is required as full explanations and demonstrations of techniques will be given.