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: A Secret Of Happiness

HappinessI don’t want to give too much away about the session, but its a unique opportunity to experience the findings of some American research and will be ideal for those who have the courage to savour an unforgettable experience and discover a Secret of Happiness.

Useful for anyone interested in personal development, the here and now, and really living.

All participants must bring a pen, an open mind, a willingness to develop and a mobile phone.

I will supply letter paper, compassion and enthusiasm ūüôā

Presentation: Integrated Performance Coaching

Integrated Performance CoachingYou’ve focussed on your goal, you’ve worked at it, you have yet to achieve it. In this practical session you will explore a broader way to create a personal plan for success.

Integrated performance coaching is the approach Jackie used as an international sportswoman to prepare for big competitions. There’s more to a sporting performance than the sport. There’s more to business success than business.

Starting with an area of your life that you want to improve, we’ll identify the factors that have an effect. People often think in a narrow way, so expanding the scope is a key part of the technique. Understanding what contributes to a good performance helps you prioritize your efforts. Making the best of all factors within your control gives you confidence.

Jackie works in business and nutrition coaching. She competed in archery at international level for 21 years. She now devotes her time to helping people improve their lives.

Presentation: Introduction to Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Image courtesy of o5com

Image courtesy of o5com

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 ‚Äúskeleton keys‚ÄĚ, 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

Presentation: Changing Your Luck by Changing the Stories You Tell

Make your own luckDo you feel dogged by bad luck?

Would you like to get luckier?

Do you seem to meet all the wrong people? Or the right ones at the wrong time?

You don’t need to buy lucky charms. There is scientific research that provides practical tips on how to improve your odds and have an easier life. I use this information to help people improve their relationships and make life easier for themselves.

In this talk, I will explain some of the findings and illustrate the lessons they teach us. I’ll give guidance on how to change your luck by changing the stories you tell yourself and others.

As a mediator and conflict coach, I have seen the benefits of this approach again and again.

ChangeCamp Presenter Publishes Book

Nancy Radford one of our regular presenters at ChangeCamp has just had a new book published.

Conflict First Aid

By Nancy Radford

Conflict First AidThis book provides practical tips on managing disputes and personality clashes before they create major problems for you or your organisation. It will help you understand

  • Causes of conÔ¨āict
  • How to minimise damage
  • Why we aren‚Äôt logical under stress
  • How to manage emotions
  • How to set and maintain standards
  • How to repair and restore relationships

Structured so that it can either be read as a whole or the relevant section accessed in a crisis, it provides a handy resource for anyone wanting to improve relationships.

Available as an e-book or printed at

There is a 10% discount available if you use the code RAD318 before March 31st

Also available from Amazon and other booksellers.

Nancy Radford is an accredited mediator, specialising in early conÔ¨āict resolution, with additional training in mediation online, restorative conversations, special educational needs, and vulnerable adults. She is also qualiÔ¨Āed as a trainer, business and personal coach. She works with owner managed businesses, schools, and third sector organizations, minimising and resolving conÔ¨āict through training, coaching and mediation. Her services are available in person, on the phone, and over secure Internet connections.

She helps people improve their professional and personal relationships by effective communication, changing the stories they tell themselves and providing tools and strategies that last a life-time. Before becoming a full-time mediator and coach, Nancy’s varied career included nursing, midwifery, business ownership, management, consultancy and training.

Nancy will be presenting again at Spring ChangeCamp 2018

Spring ChangeCamp 2018

Even if spring feels a long way off at the moment, Spring ChangeCamp 2018 is definitely on it’s way.

Spring ChangeCamp 2018 Р10th March, 2018

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Presentation: How To Stop Shoulding On Yourself


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Are you shoulding on yourself?

Are you telling yourself all day, every day, what you should be doing (and feeling bad about what you haven’t done?

Sometimes we have so many ‘shoulds’ it’s difficult to know what we want.

A should is a rule you ‘should’ live up to, a demand you ‘should’ meet, an expectation of how you ‘should’ behave.

  • I should lose weight
  • I should be more assertive
  • I should be more patient
  • I should …

Shoulds are often intended to be motivating, to help us do what we want or what is best for us. In theory our ‘shoulds’ should help us get things done.

But, you may have noticed that even though ‘shoulds’ are supposed to be motivating, what you should do often doesn’t get done!

In this ChangeCamp presentation Andy Hunt will explain three reasons why shoulds don’t work and demonstrate a simple EFT/’tapping’ method to help find and dissolve them.

A little bit of EFT/Tapping experience would be helpful but it’s not essential.

Presentation: Rapid Pain Elimination

Pain reliefPain Victims Needed!

In this workshop we will explore the relationship of the power of the mind on the body.

You will learn how the body stores pain and how we can work with our unconscious mind to get agreement and completely erase the old pain completely.

I also intend to demonstrate (with a willing participant) how to remove pain permanently which can be done sometimes remarkably in as a little as five minutes.

Typically the process rarely takes more than 20 minutes. So come along, have fun, feel energy shift, and watch how pain can be removed simply, safely and effectively.

If spare time allows I will show you how to remove emotional pain too with a similar method.

Look forward to seeing you on this highly interactive workshop.

Presentation: Self Care And Kindness


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