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Turn Your Inner Critic Into Your Inner Champion
Investment: €10 Changing “If Only I could” to “How Can I?” using your current skills and resources​. Do you spend a lot of time thinking about what you could do “if only” things were different? If you were younger/older/thinner/richer or had more time would you do the things that really matter to you? Do you worry that time is passing you by whilst the things you always wanted to try are going to be out of your reach soon? Join Anne McDonald for an interactive talk on how to tackle the fears and thinking that can leave you feeling left out, left behind and afraid of never reaching your creative potential. ● Learn simple tools to use to access your natural courage without worrying about the end result. ● Understand that to honour your natural gifts is as much a part of living responsibly as it is to give your best efforts to your employer/ company or family. ● Develop a simple plan for incorporating things that really matter to you into your current life and career so that you can give to others without leaving yourself short. Note from Anne McDonald, Writer, Coach, Facilitator & Trainer. Having worked for many years in areas of self care and personal development, the older I get, the more I understand that to be overweight/overworked/overtired/over stressed or to find you are making poor decisions, is very often linked to being under creative. Whether we want to write Haikus or play the tambourine, paint portraits or make earrings, bake pies or make cheese, the very process of beginning and creating something that did not exist before you made it gives our mind a chance to rest and awakens our natural ability to find creative solutions to everyday problems. So if you are reading this and have an itchy scratchy feeling that there might be something more out there for you than you are doing at the moment, join us on the 28th September to meet like minded individuals, get inspired to get creative and recover the energy you need to embrace the things that really matter to you. YOUR SPEAKER Anne McDonald has been providing creative solutions to overworked and overstressed groups and teams, using coaching principles since 2002. She qualified as a coach with Results Coaching Systems in London and then as a trainer and facilitator. She has developed a series of workshops and courses that combine the work of Julia Cameron and her own ideas to provide vibrant sessions that look at using creativity to take care of ourselves and finding authentic approaches to organisational and individual growth. She also opened and ran The Little Shop of Books in Howth and the Scarecrow Book & Gift Emporium which was a lifelong goal whilst studying for a full time in Trinity College Dublin, completing a B.A. in 2015.. She worked with BBC N.Ireland on Tern Televisions production of The Last Resort as the life coach working with people with various addictions, in the beautiful setting of Ballywalter Estate in Co. Antrim and as life coach for Woman's Way magazine as they embarked on a readers fitness bootcamp in time for summer. She has been shortlisted for the Francis Macmanus Short Story competition in 2017 and has been long listed for the Fish Flash competition in 2018. She has had poetry published in Hot Press, Electric Acorn, The Blue Nib and various anthologies and periodicals. She also participates in spoken word events most recently in Roscommon in June of this year and at the 72 Hour Wake in Cavan in 2017.

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