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: Brief Grief Therapy

Death is part of life and bereavement is universal.

Most of us manage to find our way through our loss and pick up the pieces of our lives.

For some of us however, the way out seems eternal and a belief can develop that there can be, or will be, no way out for them.

In this workshop, Harry Knox, NLP Master Practitioner,Trainer,Counselling Supervisor and founder of the Brief Grief Therapy method, will introduce you as to how best to use the process that he has created and developed over the past ten years.

It is possible and achievable to enable someone to grieve, mourn and to arrive at the place of acceptance that they wish to be at. What is just as important, is that it does not have to take weeks or months to achieve.

This workshop will be particularly relevant to those people who, either professionally or otherwise work with grieving people.

As per usual with Harry’s sessions, it is a rule that participants have to have fun during the workshop.

Please note:- Harry is about to commence the making of a training DVD of the Brief Grief Therapy process. Anyone interested in being an audience / trainee participant in the making of this, should see Harry during his time at Change Camp.

Presentation: Introducing Rising Strong

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Rising Strong is a strategy and model for failing and getting back up again, based on the research of Dr Brene Brown.

The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall.

Rising Strong is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending.

Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and Rising Strong, our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom and hope.

How well do you cope with failing? With criticism? With feeling inadequate? What’s your relationship with feeling your feelings? With courage?

Come and explore the Rising Strong model and approach to start discovering where you ‘get hooked’ by emotion and how to rumble with some of the toughest stories you are telling about some of the circumstances, events or people in your work or life.

This is an introductory session – no experience necessary – just bring an open mind and heart and a willingness to rumble with your thoughts, feelings and behaviours!

Presentation: Havening Techniques®

Havening Techniques®: “a better life through neuroscience.”

Havening Techniques® were researched, created, and being continually developed the two brothers, Dr Ronald Ruden and Dr Steven Ruden.

These methods of trauma release have been built up from a scientific basis, and their foundation is in evolutionary biology.

Havening occurs from a neuroscientific perspective, and has resulted in the development of processes which utilise our electrochemical neurological system through the influence of human touch and other pleasant sensory distractions.

Havening is derived from the transitive verb of ‘haven’, meaning, to put into a safe place.

Therapeutic professionals describe Havening as being honed, flexible, and robust in the process of helping fade disturbing memories into the irretrievable past.

Unbeknown to many, there many different types of havening which can be applied to various contexts, Event Havening, Outcome Havening, Transpirational Havening and so on..

On this session you will be guided by Carol Robertson PhD (Trainer) and Jay Arnott (Practitioner).

So come join us on this rare workshop to learn about the science and take away some real life applications!

Presentation: We Are All Natural Hypnotists

Hypnosis

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Of the many treatments available to help people change, hypnosis is probably the one therapy that causes the most anticipation/anxiety/intrigue.

Yet, the component parts of hypnosis are used by most individuals – children and adults, on a daily basis, without them realising it. Media groups and advertisers are especially skillful at using hypnosis to get their message across.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify where media groups and advertisers utilise hypnosis
  • Recognise the essential elements that create an hypnotic situation
  • Learn simple ways to use hypnosis to communicate with family, friends and work colleagues

This workshop will suit individuals wanting to utilise simple hypnosis to enhance their skills, especially teachers, care and support workers. No prior knowledge is necessary.

Presentation: How To Be A Better Listener

Image courtesy of Ky

Studies reveal that most people spend as much as 90% of their working days in one of the four modes of communication: writing, reading, speaking and listening.

Of these four we devote more than half our time to listening.

Yet we do not listen well!

Millions of pounds are lost because of ineffective listening.

Poor listening leads to assumptions and misunderstandings. Relationships break down.

The “How to be a Better Listener” workshop will help you to improve your listening skills and your role as a helper. You will learn how to:

  • Understand another person’s point of view.
  • Gather accurate information from another person.
  • Provide more accurate responses to questions.
  • Fully focus your attention on the speaker.
  • Fully concentrate on the speaker’s message.
  • Overcome the barriers to effective listening.

However, interpersonal communication is much more than the explicit meaning of words, the information or message conveyed. We will therefore explore facial expressions, the tone and pitch of voice, and gestures displayed by body language.

About Keith Adams

Keith is an accredited Life Coach and Training Manager. He is a regular presenter at Change Camp. He has presented Listening Skills Workshops for many years and is a former Samaritan Listening Volunteer.

Presentation: Conflict And Unwanted Change

Punch and Judy

Image courtesy of Alex Brown

Evolution hardwired us to react to change and conflict with the fight, flight or freeze response.

But the world has moved on, and this instinctive response often ends up making the situation worse.

The physical dangers and stresses of the past have morphed into more intellectual and emotional challenges which require brain not brawn.

Yet for most of us, just when we really, really need to get it right, the primitive response kicks in, switches off our brain and pours in the steroids.

Some people hide or deny emotion, but this ends up in an explosion, corrosive behaviour as it leaks out or  ill health when turned inwards.

The good news is that you can manage your reaction to conflict and change and handle physical, intellectual and emotional challenges more appropriately.

In this session, Nancy will help you recognise the signs of impeding hijack and give you some tips on how to acknowledge and handle your own emotions. You’ll learn some ideas of how to support yourself and relationships through periods of change and conflict.

Sailors can’t control the wind, but skillful use of the sails helps bring them safely home. Just like them, we can’t completely control our circumstances, but can do much to create a positive outcome.

Presentation: Introduction To Solution Focused Brief Therapy

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Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) takes a particular interest in what’s working people’s lives, as opposed to what isn’t.

This information often helps people to work out how to change the parts of their lives that aren’t running so well.

The most specific definition of the approach is attributed to Steve deShazer and Insoo Kim Berg. Along with colleagues, in 1978, they established the Brief Therapy Centre in Milwaukee, US.

From the outset they committed themselves to a combination of practice, training and research.

By 1984 their publications spoke of a shift away from previous approaches, emphasising a solution-building rather than problem focused approach, and a recognition that service users could often create their own strategies for change.

Several tools were found to operate like “skeleton keys”, unlocking a process of problem resolution across a wide variety of difficulties.

The workshop will cover the theoretical under-pinnings of the approach, video excerpts to show how the main techniques work in practice and opportunities to try them out.

The workshop will introduce participants to the main assumptions and some of the questions used in the approach through a mixture of presentation and experiential exercises

Spring ChangeCamp 2017 – Newcastle upon Tyne

It may not feel like yet but Spring is on it’s way, but Spring ChangeCamp 2017 is definitely on it’s way.

Spring ChangeCamp 2017 – 18th March, 2017 – SOLD OUT!

The Spring ChangeCamp 2017 Is Now Fully Booked

 

 

ChangeCamp is a day packed full of interesting and valuable seminars, presentations and workshops on all types of psychological change work. It is a great opportunity to try out new things and meet new people who are interested in the fascinating world of self-development and change.

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A Gift In Mind ……

Did Black Friday or Cyber Monday work for you? If you’re struggling to find the perfect present remember we’ve launched our Pre Festive Retreat Day Gift Vouchers so that your friends, colleagues or relatives can enjoy a unique experience with benefits that will last well into the New Year. What’s not to like – the gift of time out so that they can relax back into their right mind ready to really enjoy the festivities ahead. More details at The Retreat People website
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Chris & Sue