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Autumn ChangeCamp 2016

Although it seems as though summer has just struggled into view I’ve started work on this Autumn’s ChangeCamp taking place on Saturday 15th October.

It’s early days yet, but as the weeks go on I will be adding presentations to the Autumn line up.

Presentation: Refresh And Recalibrate

Presentation: Refresh And Recalibrate

Do you often set yourself targets or goals, only to find that they are impossible to meet or that life ...

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Presentation: Create Your Own Happiness

When we are in a happy state we usually find that we have more resilience in dealing with everyday tasks. For ...

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Presentation: Awareness Of Anxiety And How To Manage It

Anxiety is a very common state that most of us experience on a daily basis. It is fuelled by our ...

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Presentation: Laughter Yoga Workshop

Presentation: Laughter Yoga Workshop

This is the Laughter workshop – 45 minutes of serious laughing – this is the workshop that will leave you ...

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Presentation: Tapping Into Feeling Better

Sometimes life can be stressful and distressing. If you would like to learn a simple way to reduce your levels of ...

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Presentation: The Greatest Love Of All

Living in today's world can be tough on us, both emotionally and physically. Why then do we we feel the need ...

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Presentation: Change For Healthy Eating

We know that a healthy diet is a good thing but what does one really look like and how do ...

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Presentation: Autumn Mini Relaxation Retreat

Presentation: Autumn Mini Relaxation Retreat

The days are getting shorter & holidays are just a distant memory. Hard to believe that Autumn is upon us yet ...

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Presentation: The Flower Of Health

Good health comes from much more than good genetics. The elements that contribute to health can be grouped into six categories: ...

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Presentation: How To Stay Happy While The Sky Falls In

The BREXIT referendum, terrorism and fatal shootings feature regularly in the media. Turn on the TV, read the paper and it ...

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Presentation: How To Show Up More Bravely In The Arenas Of Your Life

This presentation is based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown Ph.D. LMSW, a research professor at the University of Houston ...

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The fee’s for this event are unchanged. The Early Bird fee of £15 applies if you book online before Saturday 1st October, thereafter the full fee for the ChangeCamp event is £25.

A concessionary fee of £10 is available for students and the unwaged.

ChangeCamp has become a very popular event. This year’s Spring ChangeCamp was sold out in advance.

There are 90 places available for this event, so book on-line to secure your place and prevent disappointment.

Presentation: Refresh And Recalibrate

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Do you often set yourself targets or goals, only to find that they are impossible to meet or that life just gets too busy to make time for committing to the goals?

When this happens, you may find that you beat yourself up and use internal dialogue that can be really unhelpful. This in turn usually means that you end up stuck and not being able to progress towards the goal.

The inner chatter of a busy or confused mind then intensifies what may have started out as a straightforward task into something that may now seem impossible.

In this taster session from the Refresh and Recalibrate day, you will be guided through some strategies to identify alternatives to setting unachievable goals and how to deal with diversions along the way as well as being kinder to your inner self if things don’t go according to plan.

Presentation: Create Your Own Happiness

Happiness

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When we are in a happy state we usually find that we have more resilience in dealing with everyday tasks.

For some people a happy state seems to come naturally and for others they strive to gain happiness from other people or future situations that they are looking forward to.

During challenging or difficult times, it is sometimes hard to access a happier state which can make problems or difficulties seem bigger than they actually are.

When we interact with other people, how we come across impacts on the relationships that we form. When we are in a happy state the connection that we make with others is often much richer and our behaviours are often reflected back at us.

Happiness heightens our capacity to learn. Consider how a child learns through play and with that enjoyment they are able to absorb more information. This is something that can dissipate as we move through the school system and through work as we are moulded to present ourselves in a formal manner.

During this session, there will be demonstration and practice techniques on how to create a happier state. This session will give you strategies that you can use to access resources within you to have happier state when you need it.

Presentation: Laughter Yoga Workshop

Laughter

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This is the Laughter workshop – 45 minutes of serious laughing – this is the workshop that will leave you smiling for days and is a perfect way to round off the ChangeCamp experience.

Please note this presentation starts at 4pm.

Presentation: Tapping Into Feeling Better

Tapping Into Feeling Better

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Sometimes life can be stressful and distressing.

If you would like to learn a simple way to reduce your levels of stress and distress then this short introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or “Tapping” might be just what you need.

EFT is a deceptively simple process that literally taps into the body’s own soothing response to reduce the power of unpleasant emotions.

In this brief introduction Andy Hunt (AAMET Accredited Master EFT Trainer) will show you have to use this technique to reduce the stress and distress you feel in everyday life.

He will also demonstrate a gentle method to change stressful feelings into something more useful and resourceful.

By the end of this presentation you will have a simple effective process at your fingertips to deal with the simple stresses and distresses of everyday life.

You don’t need any previous experience of EFT to attend.

Presentation: Awareness Of Anxiety And How To Manage It

Anxiety

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Anxiety is a very common state that most of us experience on a daily basis. It is fuelled by our increasingly busy lifestyles, the media, social media, peer pressures and more.

Anxiety presents with different symptoms to different people but all these symptoms have one thing in common – they feel unpleasant. Anxiety also stops one from experiencing life to the full and being present in life.

The good news is that with awareness of anxiety, we can do many things to decrease those unpleasant feelings that anxiety brings. In doing so, we can improve our quality of life and feel happier.

In this presentation, we will learn about what exactly is anxiety, why we have it, how to recognise it and the implications of it. We will also explore of some of the various methods that can be used to reduce anxiety and thus help us enjoy our lives more.

The presentation will involve some practical exercises so bring along some examples of what causes you to feel anxious.

Presentation: The Greatest Love Of All

The Greatest Love Of All

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Living in today’s world can be tough on us, both emotionally and physically.

Why then do we we feel the need to be so tough on ourselves too?

When we really take time to look at how we treat ourselves we’ll usually find that we’re our own worst enemy and critic.

We often don’t feel that it’s socially acceptable to big ourselves up or blow our own trumpets so to speak, this would be frowned upon and seen as big headed, right?

In this presentation we’ll look at the effects of stifling that self love on our day to day lives. Let’s turn it all around, let’s not be big headed or arrogant but let’s just explore how we can change our own world by being a little kinder to ourselves, showing ourselves the same compassion that we so freely give to others.

Presentation: Change For Healthy Eating

Change For Healthy Eating

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We know that a healthy diet is a good thing but what does one really look like and how do we leave our bad habits behind?

With a bit of will-power, most of us can modify our behaviour in the short term – think New Year Resolutions, diets and gym membership. Jackie explores the keys to lasting change so you can enjoy a long, healthy and happy life by eating well.

Jackie works in business and nutrition coaching. A scientist by background, she also competed in archery at international level for 21 years and this started her passion for nutrition. She loves to see people’s lives transformed when they learn to eat well.

Presentation: Autumn Mini Relaxation Retreat

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The days are getting shorter & holidays are just a distant memory.

Hard to believe that Autumn is upon us yet again.

The year is rushing ahead & what a year it’s been – so much to do, hectic busy schedules & hardly a moment to hear ourselves think!

The Retreat People believe that the ability to relax, let go & just experience living in the moment – even for a short while, is one of the greatest gifts we can give to ourself.

Time to stop and be still is priceless as we manage that unhelpful & overwhelming stress 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 effect of stress in our lives.

This workshop is perfectly timed at the close of the day to give you time to simply relax, take a breath, assimilate all of today’s wonderful experiences & retrieve that all important balanced place in life. So are you ready to press the pause button on life?

Our Autumn Mini Retreat is your chance to just let go as you 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.

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.

Here’s To A Great Workshop

Presentation: The Flower Of Health

Health FlowerGood health comes from much more than good genetics.

The elements that contribute to health can be grouped into six categories: Balance; Self-Awareness; Relationships; Physical; Healthy Behaviours; and Purpose.

In this Health workshop Holly will help you explore some health related Self-Awareness techniques that you can easily learn and continue to use after the workshop.

Having been trained by some of the best NLP Health specialists – Robert Dilts, Susie Smith, Kris and Tim Halbom, Holly has been given permission to share these techniques with you to help spread good health around the world.

Presentation: How To Show Up More Bravely In The Arenas Of Your Life

Courage

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This presentation is based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown Ph.D. LMSW, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work., who has spent the past twelve years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.

She is the author of two #1 New York Times bestsellers; Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2012), and The Gifts of Imperfection (2010).

The ‘arena’ is a metaphor for areas of our lives where we want to show up more bravely, and be seen, even if the outcome is uncertain. Our arenas could be a difficult conversation, going for a new job, facing bad news, a relationship. When our hand is on the door of the arena, what stops us going in? What has us stay small and play safe?

Come and explore how you ‘do’ vulnerability (defined as uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure) when it really counts, and what holds you back when you really want to move forward.

I’ll be asking you to choose an area of your life you want to show up and be seen more bravely in, and we’ll explore what some of the inner and outer critical voices are in your arena, and how you can nurture a more empathic support section and kinder inner voice to cheer you on.

Yes, it can be challenging facing our inner voices of ‘not good enough’ or ‘not ready’, but I believe it’s worth understanding how and why we may be holding ourselves back on an area of life we’re ready to grow in! It’s ok to be brave and afraid at the exact same time.

No previous experience is needed.