Category Archives: Self Help

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.

Presentation: The Solution Workshop

Solution WorkshopThis workshop will look at the different tools, techniques and approaches we can use when working with clients, colleagues, family members or even ourselves.

I would like this to be a workshop that enables participants to find a workable solution/approach to a current issue that they are dealing with.

This means that I do not know what processes we will be covering until the issues are raised at the workshop.

‘O what joy this will be for me, and you as well’.

Presentation: Self-Care For Carers Using EFT

Self care for carersBeing a carer can be hard work, physically and emotionally.

While it can’t help much with the physical parts of caring, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT/Tapping), a simple self-help approach, can help ease the emotional strain of caring for others.

In this workshop Heather Carter will touch on facing the big emotions such as: guilt, anger, resentment, fear, helplessness, loss, grief, feeling invisible, being taken for granted, other people’s expectations, personal expectations, financial hardship, lack of time for self and feeling selfish for minding.

This presentation reflects Heather’s current situation so it is offered from her lived experience and what she has learned.

A short introduction to EFT will be included so you don’t need any prior knowledge of tapping to take part in this presentation.

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”