Category Archives: 2018 Autumn

Presentations for Autumn ChangeCamp 2018

Presentation: Freeing Your Mind Of Negative Thoughts

Negative Thinking‘There is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so’
William Shakespeare

Does your inner critic say you’re not good enough?

Does your head fill up with negative thoughts whenever you are trying something new or
challenging?

Do these thoughts pop into your head:

  • “That’s never going to work.”
  • “I’m going to fail.”
  • “I don’t deserve to be successful.”
  • “Everyone will laugh at me”

Perhaps you feel like an impostor, that you really aren’t any good at what you do and your
inner critic reinforces this with “You’re going to be found out!”

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you had complete self-belief?

If any of this sound familiar, join Lou Laggan for her Freeing Your Mind of Negative
Thoughts

You’ll discover how to take care of negative thoughts without fighting them; in a way which
will allow you to develop more positive and supportive thinking. The type of thinking that
allows you to grow and thrive in whatever you do.

Presentation: The Solution Workshop

Solution WorkshopThis workshop will look at the different tools, techniques and approaches we can use when working with clients, colleagues, family members or even ourselves.

I would like this to be a workshop that enables participants to find a workable solution/approach to a current issue that they are dealing with.

This means that I do not know what processes we will be covering until the issues are raised at the workshop.

‘O what joy this will be for me, and you as well’.

Presentation: Self-Care For Carers Using EFT

Self care for carersBeing a carer can be hard work, physically and emotionally.

While it can’t help much with the physical parts of caring, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT/Tapping), a simple self-help approach, can help ease the emotional strain of caring for others.

In this workshop Heather Carter will touch on facing the big emotions such as: guilt, anger, resentment, fear, helplessness, loss, grief, feeling invisible, being taken for granted, other people’s expectations, personal expectations, financial hardship, lack of time for self and feeling selfish for minding.

This presentation reflects Heather’s current situation so it is offered from her lived experience and what she has learned.

A short introduction to EFT will be included so you don’t need any prior knowledge of tapping to take part in this presentation.

Presentation: The Low Down On Mood

MoodThese are challenging times. Life can trip you up anytime it fancies, making you feel sad, low and depressed.

But don’t panic! Feeling low is not necessarily a bad thing.

You can’t feel joy if you’ve never felt sorrow. You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t experience a range of emotions.

This participative workshop gives the low-down on mood. It is based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act 2, scene 2 – “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”

Shakespeare knew that it is not what happens to you, it’s how you interpret it. So, we are going to peek at how you interpret a situation, your thoughts and emotions. Then you can become aware of your negative behaviour patterns and change them – and do more of the things that make you feel happy!

Presentation based on Dr Jessamy Hibberd & Jo Usmar’s “This Book will Make You Happy”

Presentation: Introduction to Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Image courtesy of o5com

Image courtesy of o5com

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 helps people to work out how to change the parts of their lives that aren’t running so well.

The most specific definition of the approach is attributed to Steve deShazer and Insoo Kim Berg. Along with colleagues, in 1978, they established the Brief Therapy Centre in Milwaukee, US.

From the outset they committed themselves to a combination of practice, training and research.

By 1984 their publications spoke of a shift away from previous approaches, emphasising a solution-building rather than problem focused approach, and a recognition that service users could often create their own strategies for change.

Several tools were found to operate like “skeleton keys”, unlocking a process of problem resolution across a wide variety of difficulties.

The workshop will cover the theoretical under-pinnings of the approach, video excerpts to show how the main techniques work in practice and opportunities to try them out.

The workshop will introduce participants to the main assumptions and some of the questions used in the approach through a mixture of presentation and experiential exercises