Category Archives: 2014 Autumn

Presentations for the Autumn ChangeCamp 2014

Presentation: No Idea What I’m Going To Do – The Sequel

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the workshop …

Image courtesy of myrmi

Image courtesy of myrmi

In the Spring 2014 ChangeCamp Harry Knox ran a wildly popular workshop without giving away the content before the event.

This Autumn he is running the sequel to that workshop, but once again he has declined to describe his presentation in detail.

Those of you that know Harry will understand that it has something to do with NLP and will be worth attending, but the only way to find out what it is, is to be there.

Presentation: Compassionate EFT

Image courtesy of Kirsten Skiles

Image courtesy of Kirsten Skiles

This is a short and practical introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT or Tapping): a very simple self help process with surprising power and show you how to use this technique to develop compassionate responses to the stress in your life.

EFT can be thought of as acupuncture for the emotions without using needles. By tapping on certain acupressure points on your face and body with your fingertips, you can significantly reduce the negative charge on memories, feelings and beliefs.

It is surprisingly easy to learn and I use and teach it to most of my clients.

Although EFT uses our body-mind’s natural abilities to quickly sooth negative emotional states, we can be easily be caught up in self-criticism and judgement of ourselves for having the problem in the first place.

When we tap with someone else for their difficulties we may feel very accepting and compassionate of their distress and have a strong wish to ease their pain.

However, when we tap for ourselves we might not feel so accepting or compassionate. We might think that it is wrong for us to have a problem, that it’s pathetic or unacceptable in some way.

Not only do we suffer the problem we can even feel badly towards ourselves for feeling bad.

Self-compassion is an attitude that can soften and soothe that kind of suffering. It has been shown to:

  • reduce self criticism
  • lower stress hormones such as cortisol
  • increase self-soothing, self-encouragement and other aspects of resilience
  • help heal shortages of caring from your childhood.

In this introduction to Compassionate EFT you will learn the basics of the EFT techniques and the principles of self-compassion and learn how to incorporate some of the principles of self-compassion into EFT so that we can soothe both the part of us that hurts and the parts of ourselves that struggle to be accepting of ourselves.

No previous experience of EFT is required.

Presentation: What is Your Why?

Image courtesy of Milos Milosevic"

Image courtesy of Milos Milosevic”

Get clear on your passions and purpose

Are you fed up with your life? Do you sometimes have the feeling that there must be more to life?

Do you long to be able to live a life of purpose, where you’re making a difference?

You have a unique purpose, and you can be on your path, living your purpose, once you know clearly what your “why” is.

In this workshop we’ll explore a variety of ways to discover your passions and purpose.

You’ll leave with a much clearer concept of your “why” and a set of daily practices to keep you on track, living a life aligned with your purpose.

Presentation: Communication – What More Can I See And Hear?

Image courtesy of Ky

Image courtesy of Ky

Our words, tonality and body language communicate what we are sensing, thinking and feeling.  Every waking moment, and sometimes when we are asleep, we transmit information.

This information can reveal our current attitude and behaviour – the two components that people use to label our character.

At the same time it is a great advantage to actively listen to the words and tonality that people use.  This enables a therapist/interviewer to ask supplementary questions to elicit additional information.

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

Identify the core elements that we all use to communicate

  • Identify elements of listening that enhance understanding
  • Utilise these elements to improve information gathering

This workshop will assist those working in a care and support role.  No prior experience is necessary.

Presentation: An Autumn Mini Relaxation Retreat

Image courtesy of Joel Bedfor

Image courtesy of Joel Bedfor

Hurray! Autumn Change Camp is here again and we all know it will be a fantastic day brimming with new and interesting ideas and opportunities to explore and be curious throughout the day. As ever it will have your brain cells buzzing!

The Retreat People believe that the ability to relax, let go & just experience living in the moment – even for a short while, is one of the greatest gifts we can give to ourself.

Time to stop and be still is priceless as we manage unhelpful stress in these hectic and challenging times.

The Retreat People, Chris and Sue are Clinical Hypnotherapists who specialise in managing unwanted stress and anxiety utilising Mindfulness Meditation, Relaxation and Breathing techniques.

This workshop is perfectly timed at the close of the day to give you time to simply relax, take a breath and retrieve that all important peace.

Our Autumn Mini Retreat is your chance to just let go as you enjoy some simply powerful relaxation and stress management mindfulness techniques designed to recover that all important balance and peace of mind.

As ever The Retreat People look forward to relaxing to revive with you at Autumn Change Camp.

To Enjoy Your Relaxation Retreat Please Bring:

  • Comfortable clothing so that you can experience easy relaxation exercises.
  • Lightweight cosy blanket or cover – some people like to lie on the floor although chairs will also be available (We always say, Teddy Bears & Slippers are optional! )
  • Your desire to relax, chill out & just enjoy yourself.