Category Archives: Self Help

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”

The Listening Space

Listening SpaceThis experiential session will introduce you to The Listening Space – a structured process in which one person facilitates another to explore an issue that is on their mind, using a combination of repeating back their words and a specific set of Clean questions. This could be anything from a problem they would like to gain clarity on to a creative idea they want to develop.

Clean questions can be used to focus on the metaphors that people use to express themselves. When this happens people experience being listened to at a very deep level and can be facilitated to make transformative and long-lasting changes.

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