What we're about


Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation.

Daring Greatly

is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”—

Theodore Roosevelt

Technology is wonderful... but it just doesn't compare to having a real conversation with a real person in real time and in real life... For real!! If you're over scrolling endlessly through other peoples experiences and want to get out and enjoy some of your own, then we'd love to have you on board!

Imagine yourself in a room. The company that surrounds you is new. The human chemistry and all its raw potential is intoxicating. The adrenalin, exciting. The smiles, warm. The eye contact, curious. Imagine already knowing that everyone around you has arrived with the same intent as you and is available to connect with in some way.

Discover & Enjoy London

LONDON is full of secrets. This meetup group aims to explore and enjoy just a few of those. We will go and see those 'unknown' gems that make London such a fascinating and intriguing city.

Come and build your social Friends- face to face!

Welcome to ESV Social, now the #1 most active group in London! Do you want more excitement in your life? Are you looking to make new friends and do fun stuff? Join us!

People of all levels of extroversion and introversion can be found in our group. Many of our members are not shy, and many more have largely overcome their shyness since joining our group. That being said, I know what it's like to be very shy and i know that signing up for your first meetup event can be scary and intimidating. Part of what this group is about is making that first step as easy for you as possible. Shyness is not something that anyone here will judge you poorly for. And if there's anything we can do to make it easier for you to attend your first event then please let me know by sending Ian a message.

You will enjoy a great evening of good food, and connecting. Come prepared with your best smile, a firm handshake, and a great personality.

We run Talks and health Relationship Events

Learn How to become Emotional Intelligent.

Meet Like minded people

It's okay if you have to come late and leave early. Feel free to drop in whenever you can. You can stay for 30 minutes or two hours.

Upcoming events (3)

A Day on the Self- A full day of talks exploring the science, psychology & Self.

We have lot of people coming from other Meetup & we have Limited Tickets- Click The Link to book- http://bit.ly/2LMnaKy A full day of talks exploring the science, psychology and evolution of the Self. Have you ever felt you went beyond your ordinary self and felt connected to something bigger than you? In a 2016 UK survey, over 84% of respondents (including atheists, agnostics, Christians, and Buddhists) said yes to this question. So what’s going on? In the complex web of modern life, we’re conditioned to embrace our rational minds and spend every second of our conscious hours in search of opportunities and threats. We are encouraged to get ahead, win friends, influence people, attract praise, avoid blame and generally focus on satisfying the individual everyday ego. Indeed, the idea of a “self”, as a unique and coherent individual, has existed ever since humans began to live in groups and become sociable. But is this egoic view of ourselves scientifically accurate? Or is there something more to the human experience? And could our most basic assumptions about who we are be wrong? In this series of talks, we explore the psychology of the ‘Self’, drawing on perspectives from Jungian psychology, neuroscience and the work of Aldous Huxley - to question our most basic assumptions about who we are, and our place in the world. We have lot of people coming from other Meetup & we have Limited Tickets- Click The Link to book- http://bit.ly/2LMnaKy Lectures & Speakers Aldous Huxley & Self Transcendence - Jules Evans Jules Evans is Policy Director at the Centre for the History of Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London and a leading researcher into ecstatic experience. He also runs the world’s biggest philosophy club, the London Philosophy Club, which has over 6,000 members. He has written for The Times, Financial Times, Guardian, Spectator and WIRED and is a BBC New Generation Thinker. Carl Jung & Individuation - Dr Kevin Lu Dr Kevin Lu, PhD, is Director of Graduate Studies and Director of the MA Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. Dr. Lu’s publications include articles and chapters on Jung’s relationship to the discipline of history, critical assessments of the theory of cultural complexes, and Jungian perspectives on graphic novels and their adaptation to film. The Evolution of the Self - Will Storr Will Storr is an award-winning writer. He’s the author of five critically acclaimed books, including the novel The Hunger and The Howling of Killian Lone. His journalism has appeared in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The New Yorker and The New York Times. His prizes include a National Press Club award for excellence and the AFM award for Best Investigative Journalism. His work on sexual violence against men earned the Amnesty International Award and a One World Press Award. He’s also been presented with the AIB Award for Best Investigative Documentary for his BBC radio series. Event Schedule 10:00am – 12:00pm: Aldous Huxley & Self Transcendence - Jules Evans 12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch break 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Carl Jung & Individuation - Dr Kevin Lu 3:00pm – 3:15pm: Afternoon break 3:15pm – 5:00pm: The Evolution of the Self - Will Storr 5:20pm – 7:00pm: Attendee Social & Networking (Optional) Who is this event for? You might be: A mental health practitioner; psychotherapist, counsellor or coach, attending for continuing professional development A psychology student seeking to broaden your knowledge in different areas of the subject Considering a transition into a career in psychology, but not sure exactly what route to take yet A member of the general public attending for the sheer joy of learning and exploring your curiosity. We have lot of people coming from other Meetup & we have Limited Tickets- Click The Link to book- http://bit.ly/2LMnaKy See You guys soon.

How To Create Deeper Conversation And Build Rapport Workshop

We have lot of people coming from other Meet up.Tickets online £15 online & on door £30 if any left. Click the Link to book your tickets- http://bit.ly/2ZjgnKB Do you want connect with people on a deeper level rather than just small talk? Do you want to learn to build rapport with anyone quickly? Do you want to learn some more advanced techniques for conversation? If you answered yes to any of these then this workshop run by the Learn This workshop will go through ways to create deeper conversation and connection with people and clever ways to build rapport quickly. It will give you the tools to make sure your conversations are more than just meaningless chit chat. Hope you can make it! The workshops are also a good way to meet new people and practice what you learnt as we will all socialise after. The Learn Social Dynamics team has over 20 years of collective experience helping people to improve their social skills quickly, thoroughly and in a healthy way. We run workshops regularly. We have lot of people coming from other Meet up.Tickets online £15 online & on door £30 if any left. Click the Link to book your tickets- http://bit.ly/2ZjgnKB See you guys soon

How to end self sabotage-From Fear & Phobias to Freedom-Limited Tickets

we tend to be impatient, and lost in the past or in the future instead of being present. We also tend to resist or react to things by denying, commenting, or judging them rather than being receptive and trying to understand them. This reaction creates more stress. Please Notice We have lot of people coming from other Meet up & We have Limited Tickets. Tickets online -8 pound and on door 15 pound if any Left. Please Click the Link to book- https://bit.ly/2KCnmHp Have you ever wanted to go from fear to total confidence, but you just find that something is stopping you? In this two hour talk, Harley Street therapist, Christopher Paul Jones will give you the life changing ‘mind tools’ that will help you understand how and why fear is stopping you, and give you the power to do something about it. Once you understand your fear, you will then be able to remove it. Christopher will teach you not only how to break through it, he will also equip you with the ‘take home tools’ that will allow you to really build your confidence, and totally change your mindset. A little about Christopher... Christopher is a Harley Street therapist and an internationally acclaimed expert in dealing with fears, phobias, stress and anxiety. Christopher combines his expertise and experience, with a deep, personal mission, and passion, that is to empower as many people as humanly possible. Having tackled his own phobias and anxiety, Christopher knows that it really is possible to live a life that is based around freedom. Christopher works with a global client base, including actors, models, musicians, presenters and celebrities. His expertise has been requested by TV & Radio and press he has been consulted/featured on the BBC TV, GQ, Grazia, Mail online and many more. Watch Christopher Cure a phobia on the BBC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZApM20mQcY&list=PL81wY21FMritILysyuY32N-sZQ3GDbkT0 You can find out more about Christopher by visiting www.christopherpauljones.net Testimonials “Since seeing Christopher, I can honestly say he has changed my life. My anxiety levels have been substantially reduced and I now have so many new thinking techniques that I use daily. I would encourage everyone to see Christopher because he has transformed my life.” Poppy Jamie – TV Presenter “Chris is always there when I need help, his methods have had a positive effect on my wellbeing.” Suki Waterhouse – Model, Actress, Celebrity I just want to take a couple of minutes to tell everybody your programme rocks and if you get the opportunity to check out Christopher then make it happen.” Joseph McClendon III – Motivational Speaker and #1 Coach for Tony Robbins “I used to be terrified of turbulence when flying, then I worked with Christopher and now I get so happy when there might be turbulence, I actually look forward to it. ” Arezoo Kaviani – Celebrity Beauty Therapist Tickets online -8 pound and on door 15 pound if any Left. Please Click the Link to book- https://bit.ly/2KCnmHp Look Forward to Meet you guys soon. Best Christopher

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