The need to have control of our lives, and the need to be ‘master of our own destiny’, is a core basic human need. As children grow and learn, they work from dependence to greater and greater independence as the years progress. It is an essential part of the survival of any species that its young be able to fly the nest and be individuals in their own right. Perhaps this is the reason that a loss of control or autonomy in our lives has been found to lead to symptoms of panic, anxiety and depression.
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Tuesday 4 February 2020
Café Rouge, Haywards Heath
In this 2 hour workshop, NLP Master Practitioner, Robert Sanders will work with you to explore anxiety, stress and low mood in you or your loved ones. He will then show you how adding some simple habits to your daily routines. These can help you overcome symptoms of
anxiety, stress and depression.
Some of the habits demonstrated will be:
- basic psychological needs
- worry time
- assessing feelings
You will get a chance to try these methods yourself, using his recent book, ‘The Anxiety Habits Journal’ to help create a practical daily and weekly routine that encourages you towards positive change.
TEA OR COFFEE INCLUDED
Booking is essential.
Tickets are available at
A copy of the book will be provided
to all attendees.
In general, we all have a basic need to have connection with others. While there are a few exceptions, such as those on the autistic spectrum, the need for intimacy on some level is vital to our mental, emotional and physical well-being. This is why, for most people, solitary confinement or exclusion are such painful and cruel punishments.
If you are not fulfilling your need for intimacy, you are highly likely to experience some level of depression and anxiety.
How do I fulfill my need for intimacy?
Many of us are lucky enough to have a partner or a spouse, with whom we can share intimate moments. From a gentle touch on the arm, to kissing and sexual intercourse, we are fortunate to be able to deeply fulfill our need for intimacy. This may seem the ideal, but even if you live alone, it is still possible to improve this area of your life. It is also true to say that relationships with a loved one may not always be running at their best, and the intimacy that once was there, may now be less.
It can be hard enough focusing on doing the work and making sure you are revising thoroughly enough. For many, though there is the stress, anxiety and worry of the exams themselves.
Exams, by definition, can be very stressful. By their very nature they ‘high stakes’ and can feel like your whole future depends on them. Added to this, they frequently take place in an alien environment that is nothing like the normal learning space. Students can feel isolated and exposed in a hall of desk upon desk.
It is no wonder that many students can experience varying symptoms. Ranging from butterflies, lack of sleep and even occasionally all-out panic attack both before and during the exams.
I am one of Vinings’ Life Coaches and a Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming. I have worked with many teenagers and older students, both in schools and one-to-one. By changing the way they experience the exams and employing some techniques, I have found that they can often feel significantly better.
Feeling better can also mean that students perform better and can be more focused on their work.
Exam Confidence Workshop
That is why I have planned this one-off exam confidence session on Tuesday 30 April at Cafe Rouge in Haywards Heath.
The session is aimed at students and a parent or parents. I will talk about the causes and effects of exam stress and then teach some techniques and approaches that can help students cope better over the period. The presence of parents ensures that there is someone else who is familiar with the techniques who can support them to consciously use the techniques going forward.
If you are interested in attending this event, numbers are limited to 22 and some places are already allocated so please do sign up soon. You can purchase tickets on my website, or make your booking directly over the phone on 07877074053.