Category Archives: Self Help

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.

Presentation: Create Your Own Calmness

Calm

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Most of us will have memories of situations when we wished that we could have been more calm and even remembering experiences from the past can stir feelings and emotions which we would rather not have.

This can sometimes effect current experiences or make us feel anxious about future situations.

When we restore calmness, we can interact with people in a much more effective and positive way and situations that may have at times seemed difficult are not as challenging.

Benefits of being calm include:

  • reduction in stress and creating the ability to relax
  • filtering out negativity
  • increased focus and clearer vision
  • develop a calm confidence
  • become more effective and increase productivity
  • communicate effectively
  • learn to let go

Using techniques from EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) you can be equipped with resources to create your own calmness whenever and wherever you need it.

This session will include demonstration and practical use of techniques to help restore calmness in times of anxiety, stress, anger and upset.

No previous experience of EFT or NLP is required as full explanations and demonstrations of techniques will be given.

Presentation: Tapping Into Your Shadow

The Shadow

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Have you noticed that people can be very annoying?

They keep doing and sayings things that upset and disturb us.

The psychologist Carl Jung suggested that, in spite of all appearances, that which annoys us doesn’t reside the other person it resides in ourselves.

He suggested that the people that annoy us represent for us parts of our disowned self, our ‘Shadow’, the parts of ourselves that we dare not acknowledge or accept.

To protect ourselves we project those unwelcome aspects of ourselves onto others.

‘They’ are the ones who are rude, loud, critical, etc. If we notice those qualities in them we don’t have to pay attention to our own inclinations to be rude, loud, critical, etc.

Unfortunately being annoyed or upset is uncomfortable for us and there are so many people and so many opportunities for us to project and be distressed.

What would it be like if we could undo the triggers that cause the distress and allow us to accept more of ourselves?

In this EFT/Tapping presentation Andy Hunt will show you how you can use these annoyances to ease our distress and accept ourselves and others more easily.

IMPORTANT: You need to have some experience of Tapping/EFT to attend this presentation. If you are not familiar with it you might like to attend Heather Carter’s Tapping Into Resilience to learn the basics before attending this workshop.

Presentation: Tapping Into Resilience

Stress

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How do you deal with life’s little irritations? Many of us try to turn a blind eye, maybe distract ourselves with food, tobacco, alcohol, television, technology or busyness, so that we no longer recognise when we are stressed; we believe we have to just carry on, get over it, try harder.

Maybe we get criticised – or criticise ourselves – for being too thin-skinned, over-sensitive, intolerant. Maybe we think we’re just tired and therefore tetchy and we’ll feel better about things tomorrow.

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Presentation: Introduction To Mindfulness

Mindfulness

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Do you ever wonder where you life is going?

Do you rush about from one thing to another feeling stressed?

Pause for a moment.

Wake up to being alive and discover the joy of being present in your life.

Experience the world afresh through your senses.

In this practical workshop we’ll do some mindfulness of breath, mindful movement and mindful eating (mmm).

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Presentation: Spring Into Life

Spring Lamb

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As ever we’re ready to put the spring back into life at 2017 Change Camp.

Once again, The Retreat People, Chris & Sue would love you to join us at our mini Relaxation Retreat taster session at the end of the day of your Spring Change Camp.

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Presentation: Laughter Yoga Workshop

Laughter

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This is the Laughter workshop – 45 minutes of serious laughing – this is the workshop that will leave you smiling for days and is a perfect way to round off the ChangeCamp experience.

Please note this presentation starts at 4pm.

Presentation: Awareness Of Anxiety And How To Manage It

Anxiety

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Anxiety is a very common state that most of us experience on a daily basis. It is fuelled by our increasingly busy lifestyles, the media, social media, peer pressures and more.

Anxiety presents with different symptoms to different people but all these symptoms have one thing in common – they feel unpleasant. Anxiety also stops one from experiencing life to the full and being present in life.

The good news is that with awareness of anxiety, we can do many things to decrease those unpleasant feelings that anxiety brings. In doing so, we can improve our quality of life and feel happier.

In this presentation, we will learn about what exactly is anxiety, why we have it, how to recognise it and the implications of it. We will also explore of some of the various methods that can be used to reduce anxiety and thus help us enjoy our lives more.

The presentation will involve some practical exercises so bring along some examples of what causes you to feel anxious.

Presentation: The Greatest Love Of All

The Greatest Love Of All

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Living in today’s world can be tough on us, both emotionally and physically.

Why then do we we feel the need to be so tough on ourselves too?

When we really take time to look at how we treat ourselves we’ll usually find that we’re our own worst enemy and critic.

We often don’t feel that it’s socially acceptable to big ourselves up or blow our own trumpets so to speak, this would be frowned upon and seen as big headed, right?

In this presentation we’ll look at the effects of stifling that self love on our day to day lives. Let’s turn it all around, let’s not be big headed or arrogant but let’s just explore how we can change our own world by being a little kinder to ourselves, showing ourselves the same compassion that we so freely give to others.

Presentation: Change For Healthy Eating

Change For Healthy Eating

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We know that a healthy diet is a good thing but what does one really look like and how do we leave our bad habits behind?

With a bit of will-power, most of us can modify our behaviour in the short term – think New Year Resolutions, diets and gym membership. Jackie explores the keys to lasting change so you can enjoy a long, healthy and happy life by eating well.

Jackie works in business and nutrition coaching. A scientist by background, she also competed in archery at international level for 21 years and this started her passion for nutrition. She loves to see people’s lives transformed when they learn to eat well.