Story telling is part of what it means to be human. We are natural story tellers, passing on important lessons through folklore and story since ancient times.
In modern times, the best novels and films are narratives that reveal meaning to us that shifts our perspective. In our organisations and cultures, the most inspirational leaders communicate a vision that is a compelling story of how the future can be.
Our life stories are constructed as we remember and connect events in a way that makes sense of our experiences. Inwardly, this emerging narrative becomes our sense of self. Outwardly, we present ourselves to the world in narrative too, acting in ways that fit the story.
In narrative coaching, we are seeking not to understand the facts of events, but the unique way in which each individual experiences them. Everyone brings their own individual story and narrative coaching is a respectful, person-centred approach that can help people uncover and understand their own narrative. Through doing so, we can recognise that there can be alternative stories. Both for ourselves and for our organisations.
We can re-construct our narratives and realise that we have the power to be the authors of our own life story.
Join this practical workshop to explore the use of narrative in coaching.
It’s hard to believe but very soon Spring will be upon us and as you know that means it’s nearly time to spring back into life with The Retreat People at Change Camp 2019.
Once again, The Retreat People would love you to join us for a mini Relaxation Retreat taster session at the end of your inspiring Spring Change Camp day.
As ever it will be a real opportunity for renewal and fresh starts, or at least a time to breathe fresh life into old projects, attitudes and our approach to life.
Our mini retreat is the only workshop today in which you are expected to do nothing – what’s not to like – a power point free zone where no thinking is needed …. just time to really relax and blow away the cobwebs so we can make space to welcome in that much needed peace of mind.
In our workshop we will use guided relaxation, mindfulness & meditation techniques drawn from our expertise utilising Hypnotherapy, EFT, NLP, Performance Coaching & maybe even a little bit of Laughter Yoga to help people of all ages to manage unwanted stress.
So ready to welcome in the joys of Spring?
To Enjoy Your Session Please Bring:
Comfortable clothing you feel relaxed in
Lightweight cosy blanket or cover – some people like to lie on floor although chairs will also be available
Your Teddy Bear & Slippers as ever are optional!
Just bring your desire to relax, chill out & simply enjoy yourself.
Once again we look forward to welcoming friends old & new to our workshop so we can relax & revive together big style.
Following a number of direct requests, Harry will be delivering ‘An Introduction to Sub Modalities’. (Sub modalities are the qualities of sensory experience – a fundamental part of NLP)
Participants will have the opportunity to explore, practice and experience the powerful changes that can occur with the skilful use of sub modality change work.
Remember the five “rules / expected behaviours” of any workshop that Harry leads. i) Have fun. ii) Cheat. iii) Make mistakes. iv) Ask dumb questions. ( I cannot remember the fifth rule, so a prize to anyone who can!).
If you can hear a voice within you that says “You cannot paint” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Goch
That internal voice that beats us down
This is a personal and practical invitation to explore the internal voice that says no in your life and you to beat it at its own game.
Anxiety, stress, fear and self doubt all words and ways we express that physical and mental manifestation within our mind and body, that can stop us dead from doing something old or new, hinder a relationship or career as well as possible long term effects on our lives.
How much control does our mind have over us and is it possible to beat our mind at its own game, to take back control to respond to the voices with strength and determination.
So join me as we explore the labyrinth and see beyond our physical and mental realities .