Category Archives: Coaching

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: Is Your Life In Need Of A ‘Wellness Boost’?

Wellness

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We all understand that wellness….. happiness….. is the way.

We do, right?

And yet, we often still don’t practice what we preach, or walk our talk, or just give ourselves enough time and space and awareness to enjoy ‘wellness’, or the state of ‘feeling happy’.

In fact, as you are reading this, perhaps you can become more aware now, appreciating and even exploring more new ways to support your ‘wellness way’ even more.

The thing is, we can focus on ‘wellness’ etc. for a while and then, somehow, magically, we slip back, into stress or worry, or whatever if could be for you. Really what we decide to do is to choose ‘unwellness’ over wellness’… Crazy isn’t it?

Isn’t it time to nail this?

Isn’t it time to nail this enough to be also fully who you want to be right now?

Isn’t it time to make this the year that you truly want it to be right now?

Maybe our focus just needs more focus.

You are the only one of you there is (everyone else is taken too), so I ask you,

Are you being the best version of YOU, you can be, right now?

Let’s do this!

Presentation: Introducing Rising Strong

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Rising Strong is a strategy and model for failing and getting back up again, based on the research of Dr Brene Brown.

The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall.

Rising Strong is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending.

Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and Rising Strong, our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom and hope.

How well do you cope with failing? With criticism? With feeling inadequate? What’s your relationship with feeling your feelings? With courage?

Come and explore the Rising Strong model and approach to start discovering where you ‘get hooked’ by emotion and how to rumble with some of the toughest stories you are telling about some of the circumstances, events or people in your work or life.

This is an introductory session – no experience necessary – just bring an open mind and heart and a willingness to rumble with your thoughts, feelings and behaviours!

Presentation: Conflict And Unwanted Change

Punch and Judy

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Evolution hardwired us to react to change and conflict with the fight, flight or freeze response.

But the world has moved on, and this instinctive response often ends up making the situation worse.

The physical dangers and stresses of the past have morphed into more intellectual and emotional challenges which require brain not brawn.

Yet for most of us, just when we really, really need to get it right, the primitive response kicks in, switches off our brain and pours in the steroids.

Some people hide or deny emotion, but this ends up in an explosion, corrosive behaviour as it leaks out or  ill health when turned inwards.

The good news is that you can manage your reaction to conflict and change and handle physical, intellectual and emotional challenges more appropriately.

In this session, Nancy will help you recognise the signs of impeding hijack and give you some tips on how to acknowledge and handle your own emotions. You’ll learn some ideas of how to support yourself and relationships through periods of change and conflict.

Sailors can’t control the wind, but skillful use of the sails helps bring them safely home. Just like them, we can’t completely control our circumstances, but can do much to create a positive outcome.

Presentation: The Unhappiness Vaccine – How To Seduce Yourself To Happiness

The Unhappiness Vaccine

Image courtesy of Kate Ter Haar

I hope you can help? As a participant of this workshop, I want to share some ideas and exercises that when practiced will make you happier.

My request for you is to share these ideas and exercises with people in your life. My idea is sharing what easily makes us happier will in a small way make the world a better place. Thank you!

Workshop Details
Many people often feel unhappy and more often than not this is not a good thing. Why not? We are habit making organisms who’s habits are constructed over time. We are massively influenced by our environment and how we react and respond to this.

By understanding a little bit about the differences between memory and experience ( Daniel Kahneman ) and utilising what and how we use our bodies consciously, and this is the key, conscious effort, just a few minutes a day, can change our complete outlook, to rewire thoughts and thinking patterns is amazing.

Did you know while reading this you have either shaked your head yes or no, in considering this information? Those who have nodded agreement, within this short description, are most likely to attend. How we physically respond to a suggestion is one topic of this workshop. Another topic is how we focus attention, so that means prioritising what is valuable in the moment.

Hope to see you here.

Presentation: The Mind Body Connection

Image courtesy of Run On Beat

Image courtesy of Run On Beat

We have all heard about positive thinking and how we need to look after our mental and physical well-being.

How many of us actually take time out for ourselves it are busy lives to do just that?

In this workshop we will be looking at the mind and body connection in our everyday life, how it impacts us in a positive and negative way and how simple changes in one or the other can improve both.

We will look at simple yet effective examples of small changes in body position can help both physical comfort as well as have a dramatic effect on your mood.

We will work through the circles that bind us, negative body postures, habitual patterns etc that stop you living in and enjoying the moment and activities that can bring further balance into your life.

We will be exploring ways to allow you to get the most out of your body in a safe and pain free way that in turn will allow your mind to be free from emotional binds that you back.

So if you have chronic pain in your back, shoulders, knees or just injuries that you would like to work on, join me to see how much better you can feel.

Presentation: Refresh And Recalibrate

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Do you often set yourself targets or goals, only to find that they are impossible to meet or that life just gets too busy to make time for committing to the goals?

When this happens, you may find that you beat yourself up and use internal dialogue that can be really unhelpful. This in turn usually means that you end up stuck and not being able to progress towards the goal.

The inner chatter of a busy or confused mind then intensifies what may have started out as a straightforward task into something that may now seem impossible.

In this taster session from the Refresh and Recalibrate day, you will be guided through some strategies to identify alternatives to setting unachievable goals and how to deal with diversions along the way as well as being kinder to your inner self if things don’t go according to plan.

Presentation: Create Your Own Happiness

Happiness

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When we are in a happy state we usually find that we have more resilience in dealing with everyday tasks.

For some people a happy state seems to come naturally and for others they strive to gain happiness from other people or future situations that they are looking forward to.

During challenging or difficult times, it is sometimes hard to access a happier state which can make problems or difficulties seem bigger than they actually are.

When we interact with other people, how we come across impacts on the relationships that we form. When we are in a happy state the connection that we make with others is often much richer and our behaviours are often reflected back at us.

Happiness heightens our capacity to learn. Consider how a child learns through play and with that enjoyment they are able to absorb more information. This is something that can dissipate as we move through the school system and through work as we are moulded to present ourselves in a formal manner.

During this session, there will be demonstration and practice techniques on how to create a happier state. This session will give you strategies that you can use to access resources within you to have happier state when you need it.

Presentation: Laughter Yoga Workshop

Laughter

Image courtesy of Alan Cleaver

This is the Laughter workshop – 45 minutes of serious laughing – this is the workshop that will leave you smiling for days and is a perfect way to round off the ChangeCamp experience.

Please note this presentation starts at 4pm.

Presentation: The Greatest Love Of All

The Greatest Love Of All

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Living in today’s world can be tough on us, both emotionally and physically.

Why then do we we feel the need to be so tough on ourselves too?

When we really take time to look at how we treat ourselves we’ll usually find that we’re our own worst enemy and critic.

We often don’t feel that it’s socially acceptable to big ourselves up or blow our own trumpets so to speak, this would be frowned upon and seen as big headed, right?

In this presentation we’ll look at the effects of stifling that self love on our day to day lives. Let’s turn it all around, let’s not be big headed or arrogant but let’s just explore how we can change our own world by being a little kinder to ourselves, showing ourselves the same compassion that we so freely give to others.