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Conscious Cafe is for anyone who enjoys thoughtful, conscious conversations about how you want to live your life, what your values are and what you can do to help create a better world for everyone. You will be interested in exploring other people’s points of view and in connecting with others at a heartfelt level. Welcoming, monthly gatherings since June 2017. Other groups in the UK. http://www.consciouscafe.org

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When Willpower is not enough: How to Re-wire Your Brain

Avalon Wellbeing Centre

Have you ever found yourself stuck? Maybe feeling unable to move forward in life and held back by past issues or worried about the future? Sometimes we are not even sure why …. we feel we 'should' be able to overcome these obstacles, but it’s just not happening. Willpower doesn't seem to be enough. There is a reason for this: Yorkshire-based Psychotherapist John Taylor says we are probably fighting against the patterns we have formed in life and sometimes, try as we might, it is difficult to change those. There’s a new field of neuropsychotherapy which combines the understanding of how the brain and body work with psychotherapeutic approaches. John is going to join us to talk how the brain 'rewires' itself constantly and how it keeps reacting to patterns that we have already formed. Understanding more about how our brain really works can release us from so many stressful triggers. Knowledge is power! This evening you might get clarity on: why you can't stop yourself doing certain things why you have been limiting yourself from getting on with life why you might have given up on something without even trying properly Why some situations 'trigger' uncomfortable feelings, even though you have no idea why. Therapy doesn't always work in clearing up these issues. John is going to show us some exercises and explain more about this brand new field of BWRT - BrainWorking Recursive Therapy - which was developed by leading UK psychotherapist Terence Watts in 2011. It has been proving very helpful for changing behaviours and habits and is successful for many cases of PTSD, panic and anxiety as well as anxiety and phobias. Our speaker John Taylor is a founder member of the British Brainworking Research Society and a member of the Institute of BrainWorking Recursive Therapy. He works extensively with clients in Skipton, Northallerton and worldwide via Skype. November 4th is the first day of International Stress Awareness week and we thought that understanding more about how our brains work, and how they can be changed, would be very helpful in reducing stress. This will be a thought-provoking and enlightening evening. This will be a full event so please book as follows: 1 Register your place here on Meetup 2 Pay in advance for your ticket via Eventbrite. Tickets cost £7 + fees in advance or choose to pay £10 cash on the door. Payment Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/when-willpower-is-not-enough-how-to-re-wire-your-brain-tickets-74188346341 Sometimes this Meetup listing only registers a few people as attending and yet we can have 30-40 folks on the night :-) Join us on Monday 4th November for a lively and interesting evening; all discussions take place in a very safe environment, welcoming environment. Conscious Cafe events are fun, informative and you make new friends.... it's all about connection The evening format: 5.45pm Come a bit earlier if you would like a pre-event tour of the beautiful Avalon venue if you have not been before. 6pm Welcome tea & home-made cake, networking 6.30pm Opening & Introductions Presentation & discussion, Q&A, sharing feedback. 9pm Formal close with group photo. Find our Facebook Page Conscious Cafe Skipton

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Compassionate Leadership

Avalon Wellbeing Centre


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