Category Archives: Counselling

Presentation: Brief Grief Therapy

Death is part of life and bereavement is universal.

Most of us manage to find our way through our loss and pick up the pieces of our lives.

For some of us however, the way out seems eternal and a belief can develop that there can be, or will be, no way out for them.

In this workshop, Harry Knox, NLP Master Practitioner,Trainer,Counselling Supervisor and founder of the Brief Grief Therapy method, will introduce you as to how best to use the process that he has created and developed over the past ten years.

It is possible and achievable to enable someone to grieve, mourn and to arrive at the place of acceptance that they wish to be at. What is just as important, is that it does not have to take weeks or months to achieve.

This workshop will be particularly relevant to those people who, either professionally or otherwise work with grieving people.

As per usual with Harry’s sessions, it is a rule that participants have to have fun during the workshop.

Presentation: The Listening Circle

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To really listen to another human being is an art.

An art that we can all learn.

Whatever is on your mind or in your heart, the circle wants to hear it.

We are built to take in each other’s experiences, to bear witness to one another. To learn, grow and deepen our connections with self and others, as a result.

My name is Tahira Aslam and I am a great advocate for deep listening in community, in circle.

I believe in the power of respectful and reflective listening, to connect more deeply with ourselves, to give our hearts a voice, to give the inner voice an opportunity to be heard and expressed out loud, to unearth our own answers, to empower us as individuals, through the process of connecting more deeply with others.

“Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” David W.Augsburger.

Saturday 21st October 2017 is World Listening Day, and I would like to use my workshop time, to offer an experiential listening circle.

This is a space for you, to share anything you wish. Perhaps reflect on the day you have experienced so far, perhaps how you feel about being heard and witnessed by a group of people, perhaps a creative idea wishes to be shared. The space is an open one, for you to express whatever wishes to be said in the moment.

To support a safe and well-held container for listening, participants are asked: to be gentle with yourself and others, to offer quiet and respectful listening when another is speaking and sharing their wisdom, to take responsibility for your needs and wishes and to speak honestly.

All that is shared in the circle remains in the circle, when it comes to a close. Outside of circle, I will not gossip about you.

Whatever profession you choose to enter, or whatever life path you take, the need for respectful and reflective listening is to be found everywhere.

Presentation: How To Be A Better Listener

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Studies reveal that most people spend as much as 90% of their working days in one of the four modes of communication: writing, reading, speaking and listening.

Of these four we devote more than half our time to listening.

Yet we do not listen well!

Millions of pounds are lost because of ineffective listening.

Poor listening leads to assumptions and misunderstandings. Relationships break down.

The “How to be a Better Listener” workshop will help you to improve your listening skills and your role as a helper. You will learn how to:

  • Understand another person’s point of view.
  • Gather accurate information from another person.
  • Provide more accurate responses to questions.
  • Fully focus your attention on the speaker.
  • Fully concentrate on the speaker’s message.
  • Overcome the barriers to effective listening.

However, interpersonal communication is much more than the explicit meaning of words, the information or message conveyed. We will therefore explore facial expressions, the tone and pitch of voice, and gestures displayed by body language.

About Keith Adams

Keith is an accredited Life Coach and Training Manager. He is a regular presenter at Change Camp. He has presented Listening Skills Workshops for many years and is a former Samaritan Listening Volunteer.

Presentation: Brief Grief Therapy

Brief Grief Therapy

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Death is a part of life and bereavement is universal.

For most of us we manage to find our way through our loss and pick up the pieces of our lives.

Sadly, some people get stuck in their grief with no way out with what they believe to be no way out.

In this workshop Harry Knox, NLP Trainer and Counselling Supervisor for CRUSE will teach you how to use the Brief Grief Therapy process he has developed to help people come out of the other side of their grief.

No one needs to mourn for 50 years like Queen Victoria, it is possible to help somebody grieve, mourn and come back to life without years of stuggle and suffering.

This workshop will be particularly relevant to counsellors or other members of the helping professionals who work with grieving people.

This is a workshop for professionals so you will need experience of counselling or therapeutic work to attend this workshop.

Presentation: Introduction to Mindfulness

Image courtesy of Darragh O'Connor

Image courtesy of Darragh O’Connor

Do you ever wonder where you life is going?

Do you rush about from one thing to another feeling stressed?

Pause for a moment …

Wake up to being alive and discover the joy of being present in your life.

Experience the world afresh through your senses.

In this introductory workshop we’ll do some mindfulness of breath, mindful movement and mindful eating (mmm).

Mindfulness has been shown to:

  • transform negative emotions
  • increase well-being and resilience
  • reduce depression, anxiety and irritability
  • help relationships
  • boost the immune system
  • and more

Come along and find out how simple it is to bring mindfulness into your life.