Category Archives: Psychology

Presentation: A Secret Of Happiness

Happiness

Rob returns to deliver this thought-provoking session again after the positive feedback he received five years ago. This is an experiential exploration of happiness with an interesting twist.

A life changing session when fully engaged with.

“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: Mining For Values

“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”

Mary Oliver

There is so much clarity in recognising what matters to us most, and recognising how that looks and feels in ‘real life’.

Discovering our values is a starting point for defining how we want to feel and what we want to create in our lives. Also the places where we are acting from obligation, from ‘shoulds’, ‘oughts’ and ‘have tos’.

You are cordially invited to come and explore what matters most to you in a reflective, friendly space – this session will be interactive, pragmatic, and immediately applicable to your life.

The session will also include a light overview of Dr Brené Brown’s research into courage and vulnerability.

Presentation: Resilience Is Dead

ResilienceA completely overrated presentation where you will gain nothing!

I am going to suggest that many people, including myself harbour two things. One is problems, the other is desires.

Nothing wrong with either. It’s just the way of life. But when either one or both of these two become an irritant there really are issues.

In this workshop I want to suggest and do something about the obvious. This is what we know in our bones, what is wrong, what causes problems. The other obvious bit is that instead of taking another course, instead of reading another book, instead of joining another class … we consider the exact opposite.

If you. like me, occasionally get overly attached to what is being portrayed in the news, on television or with the good opinions of others, this may be for you … if you are honestly OK with letting stuff go. As in making a commitment to stop wasting and giving away your precious life energy to rubbish, this overrated workshop may be for you.

We live in an age where a maximally intolerant minority are dictating how a tolerant majority lives. Opinions on social media, television and the like, can inflame my sensibilities where almost every day I am reading something about cultural appropriation, anti-this, and, that-a-phobic, where free speech and your thoughts are being shaped to be suppressed. Everyone else knows what is best for you!

This workshop is about discovering, what are the persistent irritants in your life and making a commitment to reducing, subtracting or removing the persistent goo that is stuck on your shoes, the kind you can continue to take into your home again and again.

Workshop Covering

  • Via Negativa (Nassim Nicholas Taleb) or what is wrong in your life
  • Self Sabotage or some other irritant
  • Guided Visualisation on reductionism

This is completely overrated and you won’t be taking anything away from this workshop.

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: Drawing Out The Child In You

Child drawingThis presentation is all about exploring your personality through simple drawing and writing exercises.

Using Star-Wave Drawing, a simple technique developed by an educational psychologist and family therapist you can draw out the child in you and explore what you learn through the lens of Transactional Analysis (a social psychology exploring relationship interactions).

By the end of the session you will know more about why daily or long term relationships work the way they do.

If you are interested in learning more about yourself and your relationships then all you will need to do is bring along your favourite pen.

No artistic ability is required.