Training and events
Practical mobility session to help you stretch and move your back. A session to empower the individual to move and mobilise there back easing aches and pains and tightness. Led by Kelly who works with athletes and the general public on a daily basis.
Positive Thinking is about having a good look at the most important person in your life -YOU! Tools will be given to help look at our thoughts, words and actions, so we develop a more positive approach to life.
1st session: Exploring the Mind and the different types of Thoughts
2nd session: Recognising the Influences on our Thinking
- Looking at ways to create positive thoughts and change negative thought patterns.
- Develop understanding into the effects negativity has on our mind, body, and our relationships.
- Gain tools to handle challenges and ways to focus on the solution to best deal with situations.
- Exploring our thoughts and how they influence our words and behaviour. When we think positively it greatly enhances the quality and efficiency of our work life and home life - as they both impact each other.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
- Understand our mind and our thoughts and how to change thought patterns
- Improve concentration levels with positivity
- Develop new skills to handle challenging situations and people
Natalie Steel's varied careers include working in banking, television and social services. Specialised in working with people with learning disabilities and employment. For the past 10 years I have been a Chaplain at Loughborough University. I teach self-development courses and meditation with the Brahma Kumaris in Leicestershire.
How we think and respond to everyday situations has a direct impact on our level of happiness.
This workshop will explore through interactive exercise and reflection how we care for ourselves, not only on a physical level but in terms of managing our emotions, thoughts and responses.
Learn simple techniques on how to manage yourselves from the inside out.
Carolyn Vetter is a retired accountant with experience in many business sectors from ships and trains, through bingo to fashion. Carolyn has been a student of the Brahma Kumaris for over 20 years and now facilitates courses and workshops focusing on personal development.
Doctoral Researchers are, by nature, intelligent, intellectually motivated individuals. My work with Mensa has allowed me to explore the nature of intelligence, and the challenges that can appear for individuals with a high-IQ. A life spent in fitness & exercise has also equipped me to understand the fascinating interplay between why the maximization of our physical health carries significant cognitive benefits, too.
Evolutionary science and physiology both paint a fascinating story of how a higher IQ can heighten one’s vulnerability to stress and anxiety. Both also tell us clearly that we cannot be fully cognitively efficient (in terms of mental acuity, focus, decision-making & creativity) without an investment in some exercise, time spent in nature, sleep, and stress hormone-reducing activity. This workshop subsequently introduces you to the basic science behind these fascinating concepts, including immediately applicable, pragmatic interventions that you can start using in your daily life to become the best version of yourself as you can be.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
- The basic science behind high IQ & a potentially higher vulnerability to stress and anxiety;
- How physical fitness directly impacts cognitive health & performance;
- The impact of sleep, stimulants & diet on cognitive performance & emotional health;
- The crucial role of nature (green and blue spaces);
- How the (sometimes) solitary life of the doctoral researcher can impact us cognitively and what you can do to mediate it;
- Clear pragmatic ‘hacks’ that you can insert into your own life, immediately, to maximise your cognitive, emotional & physical health.
Dr Elesa Zehndorfer is a visiting lecturer at the University of Roehampton Business School, Research Officer for British Mensa and a freelance writer. Her latest title, Leadership: Performance Beyond Expectations (Zehndorfer, 2020) was published by Routledge alongside four other titles; Evolution, Politics & Charisma: Why Do Populists Win? (Routledge, 2019), The Physiology of Emotional & Irrational Investing (Routledge, 2017), Charismatic Leadership (Routledge, 2015) and Leadership: A Critical Introduction (Routledge, 2014). Dr. Zehndorfer is a two-time Quora Top Writer and has contributed to a wide range of mainstream publications as an expert in her field. She graduated from Loughborough University’s Institute of Sport & Leisure Policy in 2006. She is also a qualified Pilates 1-to-1 and matwork instructor & a personal trainer.