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How to be a Better Listener and Laughter Yoga

A big thank you to those who joined my “How to be a Better Listener” presentation – keep practicing!  To those who joined my Laughter Yoga Playshop, here is a quote from the creator of Laughter Yoga, Dr Madan Kataria – “The source of laughter is play.  If you learn to play like a child, laughter will come naturally”.  That certainly happened at Spring Change Camp 2017 – you startled Andy Hunt with your mooing!  When you laugh, you change.  Here is a photo of you giggling away!

Springing Forward …….

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us at the end of the day for our mini retreat workshop. We’re always tight for space but who cares …. we just let our minds transport us away to who knows where & back again. It’s always fun to relax to revive with you all & melt  those stresses & worries away. We do hope that we’ve put some Spring back into your step so that you’re ready to really enjoy the sunny days ahead.

We look forward to retreating with you again very soon,

The Retreat People, Chris & Sue.

PS: Hope You All Slept Well Too!

Thank You!

Phew, that’s another ChangeCamp completed (the 17th!). A big thanks to everyone who contributed and took part in a great Spring ChangeCamp 2017. I hope you all had as good a day as I did.

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.

I hope you learned a lot on the day, met some lovely people and are looking forward to the Autumn ChangeCamp 2017 is on 21st October.

Hope to see you there.

Andy

Get Ready to Spring Into Life ….

As ever The Retreat People Chris & Sue are so looking forward to welcoming you to our mini retreat taster at the end of the day. We know many of you love stretching out on the floor but chairs will also be available in our workshop room.

To help you relax remember to bring along your favourite cosy blanket & just wear clothes that you feel comfortable relaxing in then we’re good to go!

Our Best Regards

The Retreat People

A Gift In Mind ……

Did Black Friday or Cyber Monday work for you? If you’re struggling to find the perfect present remember we’ve launched our Pre Festive Retreat Day Gift Vouchers so that your friends, colleagues or relatives can enjoy a unique experience with benefits that will last well into the New Year. What’s not to like – the gift of time out so that they can relax back into their right mind ready to really enjoy the festivities ahead. More details at The Retreat People website
Our Best Regards
Chris & Sue

ChangeCamp Is Hibernating

ChangeCamp Hibernation

Image courtesy of Rob Lee

Now that the dust has settled after the Autumn ChangeCamp 2016 the ChangeCamp website is going to hibernate for a while.

There will still be the occasional posting of future events and workshops which will also come to you via the ChangeCamp Courier.

You can sign up for the newsletter to the right of this article.

At the end of this year I will start the process of waking up the website for the Spring ChangeCamp 2017 scheduled for 18th March 2017.

I hope to see you then.

In the meantime I wish you a snug winter.

Andy Hunt, ChangeCamp Coordinator

P.S. I’ve change the web hosting service for www.changecamp.co.uk. If you find any faults or mysterious behaviour in the website please let me know and I’ll take care of it. Thanks.

Autumn ChangeCamp 2016

The time has flown and it’s nearly time for the Autumn ChangeCamp 2016.

Autumn ChangeCamp 2016 will be here [fergcorp_cdt_single date = “10am 15 October 2016”]

Check out the presentations below and the timetable of presentations. You can sign up by clicking Get Tickets to the right of the screen.

Presentation: Create Your Own Confidence

Presentation: Create Your Own Confidence

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

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Photo courtesy of Amanda HIrsch

Presentation: Create Your Own Calmness

Most of us will have memories of situations when we wished that we could have been more calm and even ...

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Photo courtesy of Michael Havens

Presentation: Is Your Life In Need Of A 'Wellness Boost'?

We all understand that wellness..... happiness..... is the way. We do, right? And yet, we often still don't practice what we preach, ...

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Image courtesy of LaVladina

Presentation: Tapping Into Your Shadow

Have you noticed that people can be very annoying? They keep doing and sayings things that upset and disturb us. The psychologist Carl ...

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Presentation: Tapping Into Resilience

Presentation: Tapping Into Resilience

How do you deal with life’s little irritations? Many of us try to turn a blind eye, maybe distract ourselves ...

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Image courtesy of Penny Maycock

Presentation: Spring Into Life

As ever we’re ready to put the spring back into life at 2017 Change Camp. Once again, The Retreat People, Chris ...

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Presentation: Brief Grief Therapy

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 ...

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Image courtesy of BK

Presentation: Introducing Rising Strong

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

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Presentation: Havening Techniques®

Havening Techniques®: “a better life through neuroscience.” Havening Techniques® were researched, created, and being continually developed the two brothers, Dr Ronald ...

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Presentation: We Are All Natural Hypnotists

Presentation: We Are All Natural Hypnotists

Of the many treatments available to help people change, hypnosis is probably the one therapy that causes the most anticipation/anxiety/intrigue. Yet, ...

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Presentation: How To Be A Better Listener

Presentation: How To Be A Better Listener

Studies reveal that most people spend as much as 90% of their working days in one of the four modes ...

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Image courtesy of Alex Brown

Presentation: Conflict And Unwanted Change

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

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Presentation: Introduction To Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Presentation: Introduction To Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) takes a particular interest in what’s working people’s lives, as opposed to what isn’t. This information often ...

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The fee’s for this event are unchanged. The Early Bird fee of £15 applies if you book online before Saturday 8th October, thereafter the full fee for the ChangeCamp event is £25.

A concessionary fee of £10 is available for students and the unwaged.

ChangeCamp has become a very popular event. This year’s Spring ChangeCamp was sold out in advance.

There are 90 places available for this event, so book on-line to secure your place and prevent disappointment.

Thank You

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Image courtesy of Dee

Phew, that’s another ChangeCamp completed. A big thanks to everyone who contributed and took part in a great Autumn ChangeCamp 2016. I hope you all had as good a day as I did.

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.

I hope you learned a lot on the day, met some lovely people and are looking forward to the Spring ChangeCamp 2017 on 18th March next year.

Hope to see you there.

Andy

The ChangeCamp Idea Is Spreading This Autumn

If you are interested in low cost, personal or professional development there are now two more ChangeCamp inspired events to attend in the North of England.

ChangeFest – Saturday September 19th, 2015

The Cumbrian Coaching network are running their second ChangeFest event at Brathay, near Ambleside in Cumbria.

I attended the first event and it was great day in a lovely setting.

T:ESS – Saturday October 10th, 2015

There is a new ChangeCamp like event taking place in Saltburn, Cleveland in October. Diane Bowden, a ChangeCamp attendee decided to create a similar event on Teeside.

T:ESS (Tees Enhancing Skills Space) will take place on Saturday 10th October, in Saltburn, Cleveland. (I’m hoping to be able to attend the inaugural event.)

If you are in Cumbria or on Teeside please give these events your support.

I can tell you from personal experience that setting something like this up is no small undertaking.

I can also tell you that it is well worth doing. A lot of people have got a lot of enjoyment and benefit from attending the ChangeCamp events over the years and I’m very happy to see the idea spreading.

The hardest part of this is getting the word out, so please let people who you think might be interested know about these events. Tell them about it, email them, post it on Facebook or tweet it on Twitter (and if you are going offer to help).

If you are a personal change enthusiast you have a lot of opportunities to choose from in the North of England this year. I hope to see some of you at one or other of these events.

Please Note: Although these events are inspired by ChangeCamp and may be organised in the same way they are not part of a ‘ChangeCamp franchise’. Both events are organised independently of the Newcastle ChangeCamps. If you want more information about them please get in touch with the organisers directly

Thank you

image courtesy of Patrick Hoesly

image courtesy of Patrick Hoesly

Phew, that’s another ChangeCamp completed. A big thanks to everyone who contributed and took part in a great Autumn ChangeCamp 2015. I hope you all had as good a day as I did.

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.

I hope you learned a lot on the day, met some lovely people and are looking forward to the Spring ChangeCamp 2016 on 19th March next year.

Hope to see you there.

Andy