Author Archives: Satu Eleftheropoulou

Presentation: The Balanced Mind-Body Diet

Mind-Body Diet

Photo courtesy of bigbrand .

You may have heard about the benefits of a balanced diet?

In this workshop we are looking at what activities, when consistently present in our everyday life, build up towards and increase our balanced Mind-Body well-being and resilience.

I wonder where do you feel your thoughts.

Where do you think your feelings can be found?

How about your bodily experiences?

How do you know when your hunger is a real hunger instead of fancying something or that someone kisses you better than no one has ever done before?

Or on the other hand, how do you detect a half-hearted handshake from a genuine one?

Our mind-body experiencing can be seen like the movement of a swing; what matters is not the highest two points, but the relationship between those two highest points and what happens in that space where the swing swings between them.

We feel and think with the means of our body: our brain, nervous system, hormones and muscles do the job for us. Equally, we recognise and evaluate our bodily experiences, for example pain and pleasure by naming and grading them in our mind.

This workshop is about the concepts “mind” and “body”; how they are linked to each other AND how they can also be seen as “one and the same”, an organism that has different aspects in our inner experiencing.

Our session consists of fun and practical learning activities. We will play with the concepts “mind” and “body” using them as a pair of useful “ideas” AND explore how it can also be helpful to see “the Mindbody” as one. The aim is to create some new or strengthen present awareness on what benefits using mindbody-link has when you’re looking after your emotional resilience and wellbeing in your everyday, real life.

“Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create” – Jana Kingsford

Presentation: Your Personal Nonsense Detector

Nonsense detector

Image courtesy of Lewis Minor

Do you like maps?

I do. I like the way how they tell what to expect. When finding new places, it feels good to have a map in my bag.

And maps don’t lie, or do they?

The map of our world is weaved by the mind using language, but “the map is not the territory”.

The symbol for the Eiffel tower on a map is not identical with a monumental structure, or with my personal experiencing of a knee wobbling climb and amazing scenery.

Tourist maps don’t tend to represent anyone’s reality.

But we do tend to trust on our internal maps and can easily end up following unchecked and unhelpful map in our model of the world.

That is when a good Personal Nonsense Detector can help!

There are some specific (and common) language structures that if become a thought pattern, can distort our reality and have limiting effects on us. For example, does “I’m always like this”, “I should try harder” or “I know what they think of me” sound familiar?

Tuning your Personal Nonsense Detector to be ready to give a sounding alarm, can help us to challenge our unhelpful inner chatter by using specific responses.

It is a simple way to increase a positive inner chatter and look after our emotional wellbeing and resilience.

This is an experiential workshop where you can fine-tune your “personal nonsense detector” in a light-hearted atmosphere and have an opportunity to gently challenge some of your thought patterns.

There is no need to know anything about NLP or Meta-Models in order to join this workshop