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 – Newcastle upon Tyne

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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Presentation: Havening Techniques®

Havening Techniques®: “a better life through neuroscience.” Havening Techniques® were researched, created, and being continually developed the two brothers, Dr Ronald ...

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Presentation: We Are All Natural Hypnotists

Presentation: We Are All Natural Hypnotists

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

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Presentation: How To Be A Better Listener

Presentation: How To Be A Better Listener

Studies reveal that most people spend as much as 90% of their working days in one of the four modes ...

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Presentation: Conflict And Unwanted Change

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

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Presentation: Introduction To Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Presentation: Introduction To Solution Focused Brief Therapy

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 ...

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It’s early days yet but I’m approaching presenters and will be filling out the timetable of presentations over the next couple of months. I hope you’ll be able to join us.

Check in from time to time or sign up to the ChangeCamp Courier to find out how things are progressing.

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!

Carol Robertson Ph.D

Carol Robertson PhD is an internationally recognised Havening trainer, she was one of the first five practitioners and one of the first few trainers in the world—a member of Justbewell, the highly regarded international team of therapists. She is an NLP Trainer, an Advanced Therapeutic Specialist of NLP, and a SNLP master practitioner.

Carol was trained by the co-creator of NLP, Richard Bandler, and has also trained with Dr Ronald Ruden, Dr Steven Ruden, Paul McKenna, John and Kathleen La Valle, Michael Neil, Eric Robbie, Gabriel Guerrero, Kevin Laye, Amelia Kinkade and James R Shaw.

She studied at Robert Gordon’s University, University College London and The University of Sunderland, and is a Doctor of Philosophy.

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

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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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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 “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

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
Our Best Regards
Chris & Sue

ChangeCamp Is Hibernating

ChangeCamp Hibernation

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Now that the dust has settled after the Autumn ChangeCamp 2016 the ChangeCamp website is going to hibernate for a while.

There will still be the occasional posting of future events and workshops which will also come to you via the ChangeCamp Courier.

You can sign up for the newsletter to the right of this article.

At the end of this year I will start the process of waking up the website for the Spring ChangeCamp 2017 scheduled for 18th March 2017.

I hope to see you then.

In the meantime I wish you a snug winter.

Andy Hunt, ChangeCamp Coordinator

P.S. I’ve change the web hosting service for www.changecamp.co.uk. If you find any faults or mysterious behaviour in the website please let me know and I’ll take care of it. Thanks.

We Certainly Retreated!

A big Thank You to everyone who joined us at the end of another wonderful Change Camp day for our mini Autumn Retreat. I think we broke some health & safety regulations squeezing so many bodies in such a tight space but who knew that powering down for just a short while could result in so many great outcomes – the best night’s sleep for ages …. determination to tackle a workplace bully …… book that holiday of you dreams  …… stop taking on so many family responsibilities …..  say yes to a date ….. dance more! Wow & it’s only Monday. We always love to hear from you following a relaxation session so please keep your feedback coming. Do hope you can join us in relaxing & reviving as we bust some stress in style at our Pre Festive Retreat Day on Sunday 11th December at Linden Hall – as ever we’re all hoping we get snowed in!

 

Time to Retreat!

What better way to end your day than to relax to revive at Change Camp. As ever The Retreat People, Chris & Sue look forward to welcoming friends old & new to our mini Autumn Autumn Retreat.

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.
  • Your favourite cosy blanket or cover – some people like to lie on the floor to fully relax although chairs will also be available (You already know – We always say, Teddy Bears & Slippers are optional!)