Category Archives: 2014 Spring

Presentations at the Spring 2014 ChangeCamp

Presentation: How To Create An Inner Love Affair To Achieve Anything You Want

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Image courtesy of Vincent_AF

Most people either want to lose a bit of weight or know someone who is trying to lose weight or is following one diet or another and with a massive growing diet industry advertising the latest diet craze, slimming pill, book or fad, costing people hundreds of pounds and a lot of disappointment, it’s no wonder why it leaves people feeling overwhelmed about what’s best for them and how to successfully lose weight and keep it off.

In this interactive workshop Deborah will take you on a journey where you will learn how there is so much more to yourself than meets the eye and how you must understand this ‘hidden’ factor of your personality, if you are ever to develop yourself properly and fully achieve your goals using your inner potential.

This workshop is much more than learning how to manage your weight because you will not only learn the fundamental reason why people struggle to lose weight and to keep it off, but also how to tap into your inner potential to achieve anything you set your mind to.

You have to first be prepared to put to one side for the duration of the session at least, your most cherished beliefs values and conditioning to consider taking a different journey to get different results in your life which are long lasting. If you’re way isn’t getting the results that you want, isn’t it time to change it?

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Presentation: Harry Knox?

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Image courtesy of dbking

Harry has declined to describe his presentation.

I have no idea what he is plans to do and he says he hasn’t either.

Those of you that know him will understand that it has something to do with NLP and it will have something to do with the picture (or not).


The only way you can find out is to attend.

Presentation: Change For Healthy Eating

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Image courtesy of The ReflexMan

If you want to look and feel better come and find out how to change to healthy eating. In this interactive workshop, we’ll work through the factors that generate momentum to start a change.

Touching on the science behind the failure of dieting, we’ll look at a better approach and explore what it takes to keep eating well.

Jackie is a coach and scientist who competed in international sport for 21 years. She is devoted to helping others improve their lives through her passion for food and health.​

Presentation: Equine Facilitated Development

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Image courtesy of úlfhams_víkingur

If I told you that working alongside a horse could help you change your life, would you believe me?

Non judgemental, horses are extraordinarily responsive to human emotions and states of mind and are experts of knowing when we’re not being genuine.

In working alongside horses, people gain confidence and insight by discovering within themselves the qualities the horse is so good at eliciting.

Participants report an increase in confidence, improved communication skills and a developed ability to set healthy boundaries.

Horses can also help address personal and professional development; explore goals and direction and help you manage difficult relationships.

This session will explain more about how equine facilitated development works and you are invited to come on a journey to find out more about these soulful, spiritual creatures whilst exploring your own questions in life – who knows what you might find?

Sadly, there won’t be a horse present, so please don’t be put off if you know nothing about horses, or are a bit wary of them!

Presentation: How To Use EFT To Reduce Unecessary Suffering

Why suffering is overrated and how tapping can help

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Image courtesy of hello turkey toe

This is a short introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or “Tapping” as it is sometimes called, and how to use it to reduce the amount of unnecessary suffering in your life.

Someone, wisely, commented that pain was inevitable but suffering was optional.

After introducing EFT, Andy Hunt will explore how our psychological make-up makes us suffer unnecessarily and how we can use EFT to reduce some of that extra distress that we experience in everyday life.

This presentation is for people who want a short introduction to EFT and some ideas about how to use it to make their lives more comfortable. At the end of the presentation they will know how to use the technique to relieve some of stress from everyday life situations.

You don’t need any previous experience of EFT to attend.

Presentation: Weight Loss, The Hidden Secrets

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The secrets nutritionists, hypnotic gastric banders and coaches don’t want you to know.

This is specifically for two groups of people and there will be three secrets revealed. This is for people who want or need to lose weight and keep it off long term and for therapists offering weigh loss to their clients who want much better results long term.

Guess what ALL diets work, you lose weight, you feel loved and supported and it goes lush for a few weeks. Your clothes are breathing s sigh of relief because their elastic limits are being reduced and life is lush – that would be from starting to around the max 12 weeks.  That is secret one. Then something else happens.

It all goes pear shaped, apple shaped or something resembling a splat. Have I got your attention?

Good, as a result of this workshop you will be in the position offer the scientific advice and use your own honest motivations to break a cycle where you pay a premium to what is effectively come back for your medicine again and again, follow old eating and exercise habits  to try to keep you slim.

IF THIS IS YOU – Here are the hard truths and secrets as to why this fails and fails again and you keep investing your hard earned money and get only transient results.

There are three secrets:  One is that diets work SHORT term and then they fail. You only need to explore your own experience and follow the endless self help dieting books that come out again and again year after year. That is that one sorted and put to bed! The other two secrets for people who want to lose weight and keep it off and for therapists who want more and prolonged success for their clients will be offered in this workshop. All to be revealed…

Presentation: Clean Language and Metaphors

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Image courtesy of h.koppdelaney

At its most basic level David Grove’s Clean Language is a set of questions which direct a person’s attention to important aspects of their experience.

At a deeper level, even one of these questions asked at the right moment can create interesting new insights or awareness of new possibilities. And when the new insights are explored the result can be profound.

With these questions many people find themselves thinking extraordinary new ideas they’ve never considered before. The questions invite people to consider their experience from different perspectives.

What I love about it most is that people can discover their ability to generate new, powerful and useful ideas to help themselves.

In Clean Language it is beneficial to focus attention on the metaphors people use naturally to describe their experience. Metaphors generally operate at an unconscious level and by paying attention to them, people can gain access to a deeper level of experience.

This workshop will give you the chance to explore your goals or your most useful states using metaphor. You will have the opportunity to draw your metaphor if that feels right for you.

By the end of this workshop you will have:

  • Client-centred ‘clean questions’ that keep out the practitioners ‘model of the world’.
  • Self generated metaphors to gain valuable insight into yourself, your problems and goals.
  • Understanding of how powerful metaphors can be.
  • A way to help people feel understood and gain new perspectives.
  • A reliable method for helping people to achieve their desired outcomes by discovering their own inner resources.

Holly is the owner of The Mind Spa, providing detoxing and nourishing treatments for the mind. She is a Master of NLP, Hypnotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Yoga Teacher, as well as working with adults, Holly works with children and teenagers. She says ‘what I love most about change work is how empowering it is for the client. How by choosing the right techniques I can enable people to get a shift in their perspective, start to discover their inner resources and ways they can help themselves.’


Presentation: The Science And Psychology Of Laughter

Laughter Playshop

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“In observing children we notice that they play with their problems.  They set up scenarios and, in a very creative way, they play with different possibilities.  In adult terms this kind of play is called creativity.  Einstein said, ‘I play with ideas’ – and he came up with some humdingers”. – Dr Annette Goodheart Ph.D

Laughter is a great thing – that’s why we’ve all heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.” There is strong evidence that laughter can actually improve health and help fight disease.

In this workshop, we’ll have some fun looking at laughter – what it is, what happens in our brains when we laugh, what makes us laugh and how it can make us healthier and happier, and how laughter encourages positive thinking and creativity.

All Change Campers – please join me for our traditional end of conference Laughter Yoga at 5pm.

Presentation: A Secret Of Happiness

A life changing session when fully engaged with.

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Image courtesy of *light painting*

Rob says:

“I don’t want to give too much away about the session, but its a unique opportunity to experience the findings of some American research and will be ideal for those who have the courage to savour an unforgettable experience.

Useful for anyone interested in personal development, the here and now, and really living. All participants must bring a pen, an open mind, a willingness to develop and a mobile phone.

I will supply letter paper, compassion and enthusiasm :-)”

Presentation: Living a Three-Dimensional Life

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Image courtesy of Unlisted sightings

Using Mindfulness to Experience Life to its Fullest

How often do we fully experience any activity we are undertaking?

How often do we fully engage with our senses?

So often we are so busy dwelling on the past or worrying about the future that we live our life on autopilot. This means that we miss out on so much.

Mindfulness is a way of practising moment-by-moment awareness, without judgement, with a sense of kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others.

Mindfulness can benefit almost anyone. It is increasingly used with people living with chronic pain, illness, mental health problems, stress and addiction. However, it can also be a way of simply promoting well-being through simplicity and moment-by-moment awareness.

This workshop is aimed at anyone who feels that the challenges and stresses of life get in the way of enjoying life itself. It will be largely experiential, offering practical tools and tips for participants to bring into the hustle and bustle of their own everyday lives. No experience of mindfulness or meditation is necessary to take part.

This experiential workshop offers an introduction to mindfulness and offers an opportunity to come back to our senses.