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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: Is Your Life In Need Of A 'Wellness Boost'?

We all understand that wellness..... happiness..... is the way. We do, right? And yet, we often still don't practice what we preach, ...

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Presentation: Tapping Into Your Shadow

Have you noticed that people can be very annoying? They keep doing and sayings things that upset and disturb us. The psychologist Carl ...

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Presentation: Tapping Into Resilience

Presentation: Tapping Into Resilience

How do you deal with life’s little irritations? Many of us try to turn a blind eye, maybe distract ourselves ...

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Presentation: Spring Into Life

As ever we’re ready to put the spring back into life at 2017 Change Camp. Once again, The Retreat People, Chris ...

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Presentation: Brief Grief Therapy

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 ...

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Presentation: Introducing Rising Strong

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

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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: Is Your Life In Need Of A ‘Wellness Boost’?

Wellness

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We all understand that wellness….. happiness….. is the way.

We do, right?

And yet, we often still don’t practice what we preach, or walk our talk, or just give ourselves enough time and space and awareness to enjoy ‘wellness’, or the state of ‘feeling happy’.

In fact, as you are reading this, perhaps you can become more aware now, appreciating and even exploring more new ways to support your ‘wellness way’ even more.

The thing is, we can focus on ‘wellness’ etc. for a while and then, somehow, magically, we slip back, into stress or worry, or whatever if could be for you. Really what we decide to do is to choose ‘unwellness’ over wellness’… Crazy isn’t it?

Isn’t it time to nail this?

Isn’t it time to nail this enough to be also fully who you want to be right now?

Isn’t it time to make this the year that you truly want it to be right now?

Maybe our focus just needs more focus.

You are the only one of you there is (everyone else is taken too), so I ask you,

Are you being the best version of YOU, you can be, right now?

Let’s do this!

Presentation: Tapping Into Your Shadow

The Shadow

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Have you noticed that people can be very annoying?

They keep doing and sayings things that upset and disturb us.

The psychologist Carl Jung suggested that, in spite of all appearances, that which annoys us doesn’t reside the other person it resides in ourselves.

He suggested that the people that annoy us represent for us parts of our disowned self, our ‘Shadow’, the parts of ourselves that we dare not acknowledge or accept.

To protect ourselves we project those unwelcome aspects of ourselves onto others.

‘They’ are the ones who are rude, loud, critical, etc. If we notice those qualities in them we don’t have to pay attention to our own inclinations to be rude, loud, critical, etc.

Unfortunately being annoyed or upset is uncomfortable for us and there are so many people and so many opportunities for us to project and be distressed.

What would it be like if we could undo the triggers that cause the distress and allow us to accept more of ourselves?

In this EFT/Tapping presentation Andy Hunt will show you how you can use these annoyances to ease our distress and accept ourselves and others more easily.

IMPORTANT: You need to have some experience of Tapping/EFT to attend this presentation. If you are not familiar with it you might like to attend Heather Carter’s Tapping Into Resilience to learn the basics before attending this workshop.

Presentation: Tapping Into Resilience

Stress

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How do you deal with life’s little irritations? Many of us try to turn a blind eye, maybe distract ourselves with food, tobacco, alcohol, television, technology or busyness, so that we no longer recognise when we are stressed; we believe we have to just carry on, get over it, try harder.

Maybe we get criticised – or criticise ourselves – for being too thin-skinned, over-sensitive, intolerant. Maybe we think we’re just tired and therefore tetchy and we’ll feel better about things tomorrow.

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Presentation: Introduction To Mindfulness

Mindfulness

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Do you ever wonder where you life is going?

Do you rush about from one thing to another feeling stressed?

Pause for a moment.

Wake up to being alive and discover the joy of being present in your life.

Experience the world afresh through your senses.

In this practical workshop we’ll do some mindfulness of breath, mindful movement and mindful eating (mmm).

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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!

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.