Category Archives: Self Help

Presentation: Tapping Into Feeling Better

Tapping Into Feeling Better
Image courtesy of Dasha

Sometimes life can be stressful and distressing.

If you would like to learn a simple way to reduce your levels of stress and distress then this short introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or “Tapping” might be just what you need.

EFT is a deceptively simple process that literally taps into the body’s own soothing response to reduce the power of unpleasant emotions.

In this brief introduction Andy Hunt (AAMET Accredited Master EFT Trainer) will show you have to use this technique to reduce the stress and distress you feel in everyday life.

He will also demonstrate a gentle method to change stressful feelings into something more useful and resourceful.

By the end of this presentation you will have a simple effective process at your fingertips to deal with the simple stresses and distresses of everyday life.

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

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: Turning Your Difficult Conversations Into Positive, Problem-Solving Experiences

  • I’ve got to talk to him about his attitude.
  • I’m not looking forward to the committee meeting. 
  • My neighbour’s dogs never stop barking; I’m going to have to talk to her. 
  • I was wrong, I’ve got to apologise. 
  • OMG!  I’ve got that awkward client this afternoon.  

A difficult conversations is anything you find it hard to talk about. So, what to do?  Avoid or confront?  Whatever, you will probably be anxious and stressed as you make up your mind. 

This workshop explores what makes conversations difficult, why we avoid them, and why we often handle them badly.  It applies to how we deal with children, parents, landlords, tenants, clients, customers, friends, team members, patients, employees, your boss and colleagues of any kind.

We will consider the tools for effectively engaging in a difficult conversation.  The outcome will give you the confidence to turn future difficult conversations into positive outcomes”.  

Presentation: An Autumn Retreat In Mind

Autumn RetreatWhat a wonderful Summer!

But as the seasons change it’s time to turn our attention yet again to the opportunities and gifts of Autumn ahead.

It seems that in a blink of an eye 2018 has run away with us it’s been such a busy year. It can feel like there’s been no time to stop and catch your breath.

With family, home & work demands pulling us in all directions stress finds a way to take hold and build up before we know it!

But never fear The Retreat People are back at Change Camp to help get things back on track with a mini retreat in mind so you can just relax and fully enjoy the fruits of the Autumn season.

Allowing yourself time to pause and be still is a gift in managing any unhelpful & overwhelming stress that has taken root in these hectic & challenging times.

The Retreat People, Chris & Sue are professional Clinical Hypnotherapists who specialise in using their expertise in Hypnotherapy & other psychological interventions to help people of all ages, from tots to teens & beyond, deal with the harmful effects of unwanted stress, worry & anxiety utilising Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Meditation, Relaxation & Breathing techniques to manage the unwelcome impact of stress in our lives.

As ever our relaxation workshop is perfectly timed at the end of the Autumn Change Camp day to give you time to simply pause, take a breath & reflect on your day. So are you ready just to relax in mind?

Our Autumn Mini Retreat session is simple – your time to just let go, you don’t have to do a thing ….. no thinking involved, just come along, switch off and enjoy some simply powerful relaxation & stress management mindfulness techniques designed to recover that all important balance & peace of mind.

As ever The Retreat People look forward to relaxing to revive with friends old & new at Autumn Change Camp 2018.

We Know You Know but Remember – To Enjoy Your Relaxation Retreat Please Bring:

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

Looking Forward To Pressing Pause With You Very Soon.

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.