ChangeCamp – Saturday October 30th, 2010

ChangeCamp is a day long workshop of self development workshops taking place in Newcastle on Saturday October 30th.

The day consists of more than a dozen presentations on a range of self help / self development / therapeutic approaches.

This year’s Autumn ChangeCamp features an eclectic mix of more than a dozen different self-help workshops to choose from.

These workshops are open to the general public and members of the helping professions.

Workshops include:

How To Do Hypnosis – Nigel Hetherington, Therapist & Trainer

Hypnosis is a very interesting and powerful way to help people out of difficult and awkward situations. It is also a way to see and orientate towards better futures more clearly.

Introduction to Solution-focused Therapy – John Wheeler, Therapist & Trainer

Solution-focused Brief Therapy takes a particular interest in what’s working in people’s lives, as opposed to what isn’t. The workshop will provide a taster of the approach, some tools that can taken away and opportunities for discussion on applications of the approach..

Quick Start EFT – Andy Hunt, Therapist & Trainer

A brief introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT. This is a powerful, yet simple, way of relieving a great of unhappiness by neutralising negative emotions, memories and beliefs. This session will give you a brief introduction to EFT and how to use it.

Life Clubs – Abigail Smith, Coach

Life Clubs are practical and structured 90-minute weekly self-improvement workshops. Using proven life coaching techniques devised by renowned coach Nina Grunfeld, they are a fun and affordable way to gain confidence, motivation and self-awareness, and get support to achieve your goals.

Three Ways To Get Unstuck – Andy Hunt, Therapist & Trainer

Ever get stuck in a problem? It’s not a nice place to be. You may not have enough options, or too many to choose from. Sometimes the world can close down around you until there is just you and the problem. This workshop gives you three ways to get unstuck.

Happy for no Reason! – Kay Cook, Coach

An interactive workshop focusing on the power of releasing happiness in yourself and others. Neal Anderson and Kay Cook, who have recently trained with Dr Robert Holden of the Happiness Project, will explore some of the latest thinking on happiness and success.

Change-change-Change! – Jay Arnott

On this workshop you’ll be guided through two different techniques to provide you with the tools to equip you through these ‘difficult’ times.

How To Get Well And Stay Well – Lyn White, Reverse Therapist

Come and learn how the symptoms of non-specific illnesses are produced and how you can get rid of them or avoid them. Reverse Therapy can be used to treat conditions including ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, IBS, Anxiety and Depression but can also be used to increase well-being and improve immune function.

Irritation Tapping – Andy Hunt, Therapist & Trainer

Using EFT to reduce our reactions to irritating people and learn something useful about ourselves.

Setting Personal Filters – Huw Dampney, NLP Master Practitioner

Learn how to be more flexible with yourself and for yourself through the creative development of your own mental filter systems in order to be able to live life in a way that is better for you through the application of NLP techniques to your self.

From Acceptance to Acknowledging to Loving Yourself – Nigel Hetherington, Therapist & Trainer

What could it be like if you can acknowledge and move to loving all aspects of who you are? Explorative and Experiential workshop to grow personally and holistically.

How to Bring More Laughter into Your Life – Keith Adams, Laughter Coach

The more we understand laughter, the more we can use it with confidence. This will benefit us in our lives: we can increase our own happiness, health levels and stress management, and we can guide others to gain these benefits as well.

How To Cultivate Deep Gratitude – Andy Hunt, Therapist & Trainer

Gratitude has been known to be a good thing for many years. Now research is showing that an attitude of gratitude has many psychological and health benefits. This workshop will show you how to deepen your experience of gratitude.

Laughter Workshop – Keith Adams

It is an aerobic exercise suitable for all age groups and physical ability. It is a safe environment – there is no joke telling. We fake laughter through exercises. Join in even if you do not feel like laughing for first of all, laughter comes from the body, then the mind takes over and your laughter soon becomes real and infectious.

It is a great way to end Change Camp but there is also a serious side to the fun we have. The more we laugh, the more we release endorphins in our body – our “feel good” hormones. Laughter boosts the immune system. We get an oxygen boost leaving us bursting with energy as we leave Change Camp.

This all happens on Saturday October 30th in Newcastle and costs just £10 and a contribution to a shared meal

For more information or call Andy Hunt on 0754 700 9116 or email andy [at] practicalwellbeing [dot] co [dot] uk

Stuck? Write A Letter From The Future!

LettersYears ago, the great hypnotherapist Milton H Erickson had a very difficult client. He could not seem to find a way to help this client who resisted all his efforts to help.

Realising that he had run out of ideas he decided to ‘cheat’.

He hypnotised the man putting him in a deep trance and invited him to go to some time in the future, a time when the problem had been solved and everything was as the man had wanted.

When the man was imagining this time when he no longer had the problem Erickson asked him what he, Erickson, had done to make this change possible. The man told him what Erikson had done in that imagined past that had made all the difference.

Erikson made notes about what ‘he’ had done. Then he brought the man ‘back in time’ instructing him to forget about their discussion.

He brought the man out of trance, then started the interventions that he had been told would work. The therapy went well and the patient overcame his problem.

Erickson later called this hypnotic approach, ‘Pseudo-orientation in Time’.

Fortunately we don’t need to be hypnotherapists or hypnotised ourselves to take advantage of this phenomenon. A Letter From The Future is a simple method that you can use to help you get internal guidance on how to get out of problem situations or to get to where you are wanting to go.

How to write a letter from the future

  • Imagine you are five years in the future. Things have gone well and you are where you want to be.
  • Write a letter from your future self to your current self
  • In the letter describe where you are, what you are doing, what you have gone through to get there, and so on.
  • Tell yourself the crucial things you realised or did to get there.
  • Give yourself some sage and compassionate advice from the future

That’s all there is to it. It might look ridiculously simple, but it can be powerfully helpful. Try it out and find out what your happy future self has to tell you.

Many thanks to Bill O’Hanlon for showing us this technique at his workshop.

EFT Café on October 13th – Identity Relief From Procrastination

Stop SignsHave you ever found yourself stuck on a project, something you would like to do but can’t quite manage to get going, saying to yourself:

  • I just can’t get started
  • I stop myself
  • I can’t allow myself to go forward
  • I am lazy
  • I …

These are identity beliefs, strong ideas about who we are as a person and how we act in the world. They are very powerful ideas about ourselves they can be liberating or limiting.

In this month’s EFT Café there is a double bill – learning how to use the Identity Relief process and then finding and using it on our blocks to success commonly know as procrastination or self sabotage.

In the first part of the evening event you will learn how to use the Identity relief process a new way of tapping to simply dissolve the powerful identity beliefs that hold us in place

The EFT Café will be at St Oswald’s Hospice Teaching Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne on October 13th between 7pm and 9pm.

The cost is just £10

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EFT Level 1 Training in Newcastle on December 4th

The tapping points

Very well explained and demonstrated – lots of humour (great) – The opportunity to practice often was really useful. Also Andy’s hands on presence during practice sessions brilliant. Lots of guidance and help

On Saturday December 4th I am running an AAMET Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Level 1 training for just £45

EFT is a simple, yet very effective, healing process that uses your body’s built in stress relief system.

By tapping with the fingertips on the ends of acupuncture meridians you can reduce, or eliminate, all types of negative emotions including fears, anger, phobias, grief, traumatic memories, stress and anxiety.

EFT can also relieve many physical conditions that may have an emotional component, such as headaches, muscle stiffness, pain, food cravings, smoking, itching and nail biting.

Here are what some trainees said when they were asked what they found helpful about my EFT Level 1 Training.

Working in pairs – tapping together. It was really useful that the group had a varying background and different motivations for attending
– Lesley Wingfield

Excellent day. Very interactive with lots of practice. Will highly recommend this to colleagues.
– Christine Brock

Really enjoyed practising technique with people haven’t met before. Didn’t really know very much about EFT – very impressed with simplicity and results
– Caroline Cogdon.

The simplicity of it. How Andy explains it in such a down to earth, practical yet humorous way. I got to release loads, so easily and quickly, thanks.
– Paula McCormackAAMET

To find out more about what EFT can do for your emotional well being, or to book a place on the course, click here

P.S. If you want to use EFT as part of your therapy coaching practice you need an EFT Level 1 as a precursor to the EFT Level 2 / AAMET EFT Practitioner certificate.

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