Category Archives: Self Help

Presentation: Tapping Into Feeling Better

Feeling betterEmotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) / Tapping is a simple self help process that’s easy to learn and easy to use.

We all find ourselves in stressful situations where we would like to feel more resourceful.

Perhaps we want to be calmer instead of anxious, confident instead of uncertain, excited instead of intimidated.

In this presentation Andy Hunt AAMET Master EFT Trainer will introduce you to tapping and show you how to use a simple two stage process to feel better about situations we find stressful.

All you need are your fingertips, a stressful situation and a desire to be able to change how you feel in that situation.

No previous experience of EFT required.

Presentation: Laughter Yoga And Dabke Dance

Laughter Yoga And Dabke DanceKeith Adams who has always brought Laughter Yoga to Change Camp is unable to attend the Spring 2018 Change Camp and has handed over the reins for this Change Camp session to Karen Mills and Tahira Aslam who will present Laughter Yoga, combined with Dabke Dance.

Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise using movement and laughter as well as the breathing of yoga. Laughing for no reason energises the mind and body based on the idea that fake laughter can lead to real laughter and yet the brain does not know the difference between them. Practiced regularly, laughter can have health and social benefits.

Learn to dance dabke while you are in the session too. Dabke is a middle eastern dance, often danced in a line or a circle, with people holding hands. It is usually enjoyed at weddings and other festive occasions. Dancing is great for co-ordinating the mind-body, and dancing dabke is a fun, socially shared experience, which has proven to be good for the mind and body, reducing both stress and tension and improving happiness levels at the
same time.

What are you celebrating today?

The session will consist of Laughter Yoga followed by Dabke Dance and then relaxation meditation.

No previous experience of either Laughter Yoga or Dabke Dance is required and the session is open to all and the aim of the session is to have fun

Presentation: Do You Eat Your Emotions?

Emotional EatingA Rough Guide to Emotional Eating and what we can do about it

Emotional Eating is quite simply, eating to supress or soothe negative emotions we experience.

Emotional Eating is a very common problem but only some of us that are aware that we do it and even fewer know what to do about it.

If you have trouble losing weight, put weight straight back on after dieting, crave certain foods and experience sudden hunger, you may be an emotional eater.

This presentation will be an overview about what emotional eating is, how we can identify it in ourselves and what strategies we can use to reduce it.

Presentation: The Listening Circle

Image courtesy of Ky

To really listen to another human being is an art.

An art that we can all learn.

Whatever is on your mind or in your heart, the circle wants to hear it.

We are built to take in each other’s experiences, to bear witness to one another. To learn, grow and deepen our connections with self and others, as a result.

My name is Tahira Aslam and I am a great advocate for deep listening in community, in circle.

I believe in the power of respectful and reflective listening, to connect more deeply with ourselves, to give our hearts a voice, to give the inner voice an opportunity to be heard and expressed out loud, to unearth our own answers, to empower us as individuals, through the process of connecting more deeply with others.

“Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” David W.Augsburger.

This is a space for you, to share anything you wish. Perhaps reflect on the day you have experienced so far, perhaps how you feel about being heard and witnessed by a group of people, perhaps a creative idea wishes to be shared. The space is an open one, for you to express whatever wishes to be said in the moment.

To support a safe and well-held container for listening, participants are asked: to be gentle with yourself and others, to offer quiet and respectful listening when another is speaking and sharing their wisdom, to take responsibility for your needs and wishes and to speak honestly.

All that is shared in the circle remains in the circle, when it comes to a close. Outside of circle, I will not gossip about you.

Whatever profession you choose to enter, or whatever life path you take, the need for respectful and reflective listening is to be found everywhere.

Presentation: A Guided Imagery Of Psychosynthesis

Guided ImageryAt this workshop Harry will give a One Minute introduction to Psychosynthesis.

You will then go on one of Roberto Assagioli journeys guided by Harry followed by an explanation of the symbolic elements of your own journey.

You will then go on another journey created by Harry for this workshop, followed by an exploration of what is actually happening and how you can use it to your benefit.

As usual expect to have great fun and a unique learning experience.

Presentation: Introduction to Mindset Skills

MindsetLearn the principles behind mindset skills and some of the activities and techniques we can apply in simple content-free ways to remove blocks, anxieties and begin to develop more positivity and success.

The underlying theme is based on Carol Dweck’s GROWTH MINDSET concept and a possibility frame.

Join me to begin ‘growing your brain’ and let your thoughts and feelings take you in the right direction in order to help create more success and make you healthier, wealthier and wise.

Discover more about my seven mindset principles by pasting this url into your browser and watching a short video: http://mindsetpreneur.com/practitioner

As with all my workshops, they are fun, they have a small element of theory, and loaded with self-applicable tools.’

Presentation: Defusing Troublesome Thoughts With ACT

DefusionAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) contends that there are opportunities for purpose and meaning even in the midst of intense pain or suffering.

The goal of ACT is not to merely eliminate suffering, but to find a way to use one’s own pain and suffering to grow and find meaning.

When we are in a state of cognitive fusion we are stuck to our thoughts. It is almost as if we cannot separate ourselves from our thoughts. In a state of cognitive fusion, thinking completely dominates our behaviour. We think or believe that something is true and we act as if it is true.

Defusion involves “learning to step back and separate or detach from our thoughts, images and memories”. When we choose to consciously disentangle ourselves from the grip of our internal cognitive drama, we are practicing mindfulness.

When we are defused from our cognitive processes, we begin to see them for what they are: words or pictures. In this state of defusion we allow ourselves to mindfully observe our internal processes without relinquishing control to them, we notice them, choose not to pass judgement on them, accept them and let them go.

This presentation will give an insight into part of ACT therapy through practical experience, meaning you will understand this on a level personal to you.

Presentation: Self Care And Kindness

Mindfulness

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It​ ​ is​ ​ important​ ​ to​ ​ us​ ​ to​ ​ be​ ​ able​ ​ to​ ​ manage​ ​ our​ ​ own​ ​ well-being.​ ​ ​

It​ ​ enables​ ​ us​ ​ to​ ​ function effectively​ ​ and​ ​ be​ ​ more​ ​ resilient​ ​ when​ ​ we​ ​ need​ ​ to​ ​ be.

Sometimes,​ ​ through​ ​ external​ ​ pressures​ ​ we​ ​ omit​ ​ to​ ​ use​ ​ techniques​ ​ to​ ​ look​ ​ after​ ​ ourselves​ ​ and even​ ​ the​ ​ basics​ ​ of​ ​ being​ ​ kind​ ​ to​ ​ oneself​ ​ can​ ​ be​ ​ overlooked.

You​ ​ may​ ​ have​ ​ noticed​ ​ saying​ ​ things​ ​ to​ ​ yourself​ ​ when​ ​ you​ ​ are​ ​ busy​ ​ or​ ​ under​ ​ pressure​ ​ that​ ​ you would​ ​ never​ ​ say​ ​ to​ ​ someone​ ​ else.​ ​ ​ Have​ ​ you​ ​ ever​ ​ noticed​ ​ the​ ​ tone​ ​ your​ ​ internal​ ​ voice​ ​ has​ ​ when
you​ ​ are​ ​ being​ ​ critical​ ​ to​ ​ yourself?​ ​ Why​ ​ would​ ​ you​ ​ treat​ ​ yourself​ ​ differently​ ​ to​ ​ others?​ ​ This​ ​ is something​ ​ that​ ​ we​ ​ will​ ​ explore.

During​ ​ this​ ​ session​ ​ techniques​ ​ will​ ​ be​ ​ used​ ​ from​ ​ EFT​ ​ (Emotional​ ​ Freedom​ ​ Techniques), Mindfulness​ ​ and​ ​ NLP​ ​ (Neuro​ ​ Linguistic​ ​ Programming)​ ​ through​ ​ demonstration​ ​ and​ ​ practice​ ​ to offer​ ​ some​ ​ alternative​ ​ ways​ ​ of​ ​ managing​ ​ self​ ​ care​ ​ and​ ​ being​ ​ kind​ ​ to​ ​ yourself.

No​ ​ previous​ ​ experience​ ​ is​ ​ necessary​ ​ as​ ​ full​ ​ explanations​ ​ and​ ​ demonstration​ ​ will​ ​ be​ ​ carried​ ​ out.

Presentation: The Listening Circle

Image courtesy of Ky

To really listen to another human being is an art.

An art that we can all learn.

Whatever is on your mind or in your heart, the circle wants to hear it.

We are built to take in each other’s experiences, to bear witness to one another. To learn, grow and deepen our connections with self and others, as a result.

My name is Tahira Aslam and I am a great advocate for deep listening in community, in circle.

I believe in the power of respectful and reflective listening, to connect more deeply with ourselves, to give our hearts a voice, to give the inner voice an opportunity to be heard and expressed out loud, to unearth our own answers, to empower us as individuals, through the process of connecting more deeply with others.

“Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” David W.Augsburger.

Saturday 21st October 2017 is World Listening Day, and I would like to use my workshop time, to offer an experiential listening circle.

This is a space for you, to share anything you wish. Perhaps reflect on the day you have experienced so far, perhaps how you feel about being heard and witnessed by a group of people, perhaps a creative idea wishes to be shared. The space is an open one, for you to express whatever wishes to be said in the moment.

To support a safe and well-held container for listening, participants are asked: to be gentle with yourself and others, to offer quiet and respectful listening when another is speaking and sharing their wisdom, to take responsibility for your needs and wishes and to speak honestly.

All that is shared in the circle remains in the circle, when it comes to a close. Outside of circle, I will not gossip about you.

Whatever profession you choose to enter, or whatever life path you take, the need for respectful and reflective listening is to be found everywhere.

Presentation: Create Your Own Confidence

Image courtesy of Chris & Karen Highland

Image courtesy of Chris & Karen Highland

Most of us may have had times where we wish we had been able to be more confident in a situation.

It may have been at a job interview, completing a presentation, talking to someone, learning a new skill or being able to start a new venture.

Often when we look back at situations that have happened and we did not think we came across as confidently as we could have or should have; we give ourselves a hard time and go back into that same mind-set when a similar situation occurs.

During the session there will be demonstration and practice techniques using NLP and mindfulness on how to create your own confidence when you need it and how not to give yourself a hard time if situations don’t go as well as you had hoped for.

Whether you have wanted to improve your confidence for years or just recently decide to, this session will give you strategies that you can use to improve your future confidence.