Forthcoming Courses with Alex Klokkaris  2018

 

My training style is focused on each group as a unique entity and  I create friendly, safe and fun environments. Explore, share and gain individual insights to take you to your next level.

 

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The Universal Law of Attraction

A practical and inspirational workshop 

 Saturday 21st April  2018 10 -1.30 pm

at the beautiful Tree Room in Colchester, Essex

Do we really create our own reality? If so, how can we change things that are not working for us and move towards what we really want?

Learn practical strategies on how you can we use the principles in the Law of Attraction to start creating the results you want.

  • Identify what you really want, in your heart of hearts
  • Learn how to apply the main principles in the Law of Attraction to draw these into your life
  • Gain insights into how you stop yourself for having or being what you want
  • Identify your individual blocks and learn tools on how to release them
  • Learn ways of raising your vibration so you can match more of what you want… and less of what you don’t!
  • Gain tips and strategies on how to manifest new realities in whichever area of your life you want

 

We will be going through a process with a small group of like-minded individuals. You will have the opportunity to work on your own challenges and release some blockages to your way forward.

Refreshments provided.

Venue: The Tree Room Centre, 12 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JR

Cost: £40

To book your place. Please email Alex on alex@changinglifecourse.com or text/ call her on 07436 113033. Limited places so please book early.

 

Introduction to Coaching Principles and Techniques

Starts Thursday 19th April 2018   7 - 9 pm for 6 weeks,

Venue: Colchester Institute, Essex

 

An overview of the life coaching model and ways it can be applied in both personal and professional development in the workplace.

You will gain a range of practical  tools and techniques based on coaching methodology for facilitating effective communication and to improve personal and professional performance.

What you will gain:

  • An understanding of the basic principles of coaching
  • An awareness of what coaching is and what it is not
  • Knowledge of the approach and mindset of a coach
  • Ability to use simple coaching processes on yourself or with others
  • Learning effective listening and rapport building techniques
  • An awareness of coaching questioning techniques
  • Practical application of range of practical coaching tools
"Very interesting, a concise and clear introduction, thank you"
"Enlightening"   "Inspiring"
"Well presented, plenty of options for group discussion, great!"
"Thank you, Very insightful, learnt many new principles to put into action."
"A really useful introduction to principles of coaching"
"Enjoying learning new perspectives, looking forward to more"
"Enjoyed the mix of information from the trainer and participation exercises. Very valuable course."

For further information and bookings please visit Colchester Institute website https://www.colchester.ac.uk/course/life-coaching-principles-techniques/

Cost: £80 

Free parking available

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New dates! Managing Anxiety – Taking Back Control 

Starting Tuesday 17th April 2018 

From 1.00-3.30 pm  for 6 weeks

CCG Funded and therefore free of charge . Limited places so please enroll early.

 

  • Identify your triggers of stress, anxiety and depression
  • Tools to help you be in control of your own state of mind
  • Strategies for dealing better with stresses of daily life
  • Techniques to help you through change and transition
  • Gain tools to help you deal with negative thinking
  • Learn how to stay focused and get your mojo back!

Friendly, professional and supportive environment, small group classes.  Do something different! What have you got to lose?

To enrol please visit the ACL website www.aclessex.com or  click directly on course link https://courses.aclessex.com/CourseDetailsView.asp?ID1=9000&ID2=239906&ID3=1 or call 0345 603 7635 or visit the college in person. 

Venue: Adult Community Learning, Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester, CO1 2LR    Free parking, bus and train routes nearby

 

“I have gained brilliant insight into my motivations and the way I sabotage myself. I have learned useful tools to take control. This has been a really useful course.”

 

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ACL Lecture Series

Connecting the Dots - Creating Meaning and Fulfilment in your Life and Career

Wednesday May 2nd 2018 7 - 8.30 pm

Now more than ever, we are faced with an accelerated pace of change, often outside our control. Traditional structures such as ‘a job for life’ are no longer viable, and we are being challenged to discover new ways of managing the complexities of life and finding personal meaning and fulfilment.

How do we go about navigating this maze and find our way around this ever-changing landscape?

 

Do we find our purpose or create it? If so how?

 

To what extent do we have control over creating the changes we want in our own career and direction, and how do we go about this?

Some of us have an idea of what perhaps we would like, but dare not begin, some are lost altogether; Swamped by life’s demands, too many obstacles, not enough time or money, lack of clarity … Result:  Life passes us by, and our unsung song lies dormant beneath layers of self-doubt and dissatisfaction.

 

What if we each had a unique contribution to make in this life and therein lies our true fulfilment and bigger purpose? How would we know what that is, and how could we go about expressing it?

 

These and more questions will be explored through reference to an extensive body of work on the topic of purpose and direction, and illustrated throughout with anecdotes of the speaker’s  own journey and search for meaning and fulfilment.

 

This thought-provoking interactive lecture is designed to stimulate insights into your unique path and offers the opportunity for you to gain clues to your own Bigger Picture. The lecture will end with some practical tips on how to map out your own path and begin to bring your own unique vision into reality.

Venue: ACL Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2LR

Ticket price: £12.75

Complimentary coffee and pastries, Free parking

To book: Call the college 0345 603 7635   or book online here:  ACL Information and Bookings

 

 

ACL Lecture Series:

Demystifying ‘The Secret’ – Abundance and the Law of Attraction

Wednesday 21st February 2018 at 7 pm

Do we really create our own reality? If so how, and what are the implications?

The cutting edge theory of The Universal Law of Attraction, as highlighted in the best-selling book ‘The Secret’, has caused a stir in the personal development field and sceptics alike in recent years. Does it work, and how do CBT, quantum physics and positive psychology relate to these theories?

What if, the reality we each experience was a reflection of the sum total result of everything we think, say and do?

 

Is it really possible to attract the ideal home, partner, money or the job of our dreams? Do we manifest what we focus on, or are more complex factors involved? What conditions are required for the principles of this concept to work? How do we stop ourselves from having, being or doing what we truly want? What if we could have the essence of what we want right now?

 

An evening designed to inspire and empower you, to take greater control of your thinking, attitude and actions, so that you can ultimately influence your destiny in the direction of your dreams.

 

In this thought-provoking lecture, Alex will present and illustrate some of the basic concepts involved in the Law of Attraction.

Learn about the principles and universal laws involved, and how these are backed up by the latest research in quantum physics.

Gain a greater understanding of how we attract events and circumstances in our life and how we block ourselves from moving forward.

 

Take a glimpse at personal insights into your own patterns and learn how to create and activate powerful blueprints for your new creations!

 

Your take away: A set of practical tools and strategies ready for immediate application, to start creating the life results you want! 

 

Date: Wed 21st Feb 2018 at 7 pm

Venue: ACL Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2LR

Ticket price: £12.75

Complimentary coffee and pastries, Free parking

To book: Call the college 0345 603 7635   or book online  https://courses.aclessex.com/CourseDetailsView.asp?ID1=9000&ID2=239658&ID3=1

 

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“Lifestyles”

A free course about becoming a happier, calmer and a more fulfilled version of YOU! This course is made possible by local Clinical Commissioning Group funding for the ACL and this makes it accesible to all in the community.

Starts:

Monday 26th  February 2018 for six weeks.  10-12.30     Limited places so please enrol early to avoid disappointment

 

By the end of the course you will:

Feel more in control of your daily life and a daily sense of achievement
Build helpful structures and routines that work for you
Strategies on de-cluttering. What in your life do you need to let go of to make room for the new?


Create new networks of positive like-minded people and support
Gain useful tools for Time Management and getting organised
Explore your relationship to money and learn tips to be more in control

Choose to work towards creating a better version of you!

 

Friendly, professional and supportive environment, small group classes. 

To enrol please visit the ACL https://courses.aclessex.com/CourseDetailsView.asp?ID1=9000&ID2=239907&ID3=1

To enrol or call 0345 603 7635 or visit the college in person. Ask for the ‘Lifestyles’ course.  Venue: Adult Community Learning, Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester, CO1 2LR  

     See you there! 

 

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Letting go of 2017 –

Out with the old, In with the New! 

A unique opportunity to review your year and get a dose of inspiration… Ready for 2018!

 

Sunday December 3rd, 10.00 am – 1.30 pm

Tree Room, 12 Trinity Street, CO1 1JN

 

What are you holding on to that is no longer serving you?

What’s weighing you down? What do you need to release? What’s not working and what challenges are you avoiding?

 

 An insightful and inspirational workshop with practical strategies to apply to your own life and journey to clear the way and move forward in the direction of your dreams

 

  • Checking in: knowing where you’ve been, what you’ve learnt and where you’re heading!
  • Identify your highlights, challenges, gifts and lessons of the year
  • Find what you want to let go of and what you want to take forward
  • Discover what you want to develop both inside and out
  • Gain clarity on what needs to be put in place first before mapping out your goals for the year
  • Rediscover your priorities and build foundations for 2018

 

Small group, complimentary resources and refreshments, all you have to do is turn up and tune in! Limited places, so book now, payment in advance.

 

Fee:  £35 per person (half price for one of you, if you bring a friend). To book email alex@changinglifecourse.com or call me on 074361 13033

 

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Changing  Direction in Career or Life – Developing Your New Vision

A thought-provoking and powerful workshop 

Saturday 28th October 2017       From 11.00 am to 2.30 pm

Venue:  The Tree Room Centre,  12 Trinity St, Colchester CO1 1JR

 

Dissatisfied with aspects of your life or career? Not sure where to start from to make changes? 

Are you wanting to make a change but not sure how to go about it, too many blocks?

What is holding you back?        

This workshop will help you get clear about where you are now and what your priorities are. We will explore what stops us from gaining momentum to go forward. You will have the chance to begin to map out your vision with some simple steps to prepare for change.

              Take stock of where you are at now

            Explore your passions, natural gifts and dreams

           Identify the elements of what’s important to you now

           Start creating a vision that reflects WHO YOU ARE NOW            Techniques to deal with sabotaging thoughts and fea

Fully connect to your emerging vision

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin

Fees for investing in yourself: £30.00. Discount for low earners. Complimentary refreshments provided.

To book: email me, Alex on alex@ChangingLifecourse.com or callr on 074361 13033. Last day for bookings Wed 25th Oct.

“I loved Alex’s workshop, it gave me a great chance to stand back and re-evaluate with a small like-minded group of people. I am so much clearer about where I am heading for and look forward to implementing my first steps.” 

 

Places limited so book now. If you’re ready for a change, I look forward to seeing you there and beginning your new journey together. – Alex K.

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Re-writing Your Life Script

Tuesday 26th September

as part of the ACL Lecture Series

 
Discover how our interpretations of life’s experiences influence our present and future direction, through the meanings we attach to life events.
Gain insights into how our individual perceptions and ‘map of the world’, guide and shape the way we lead our life.
Do we have a choice in the matter?
If so, how can we begin to turn things around for optimum performance and wellbeing, both in our personal and professional lives? 

This is an interactive lecture with tips and strategies on how we could become the author of our own great masterpiece and director of our life script. 

Lecture includes complimentary tea and coffee. 

Code: EPR2C02Y17 

Starting: Tuesday 26 September 2017 

Location: ACL Colchester - CO1 2LR  

Duration: 1 sessions over 1 week(s)

Time: 19:00 

Cost: £12.75  

 
or call 0345 603 7635
 
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Building Self Confidence

A series of free courses for anyone who could do with a confidence boost! Due to popular demand new courses are now available.

New Dates: Monday 18th September 2017, 1.00 - 3.30 pm for six weeks

           or 

Tuesday 19th September 2017 10.00 - 12.30 for 6 weeks

  • Learn how to increase your confidence staring from where you are now
  • Identify the areas where you feel least confident
  • Identify your own personal achievements and learn to value yourself
  • Tools to take your communication skills to the next level
  • Techniques to help you through change and transition
  • Gain tools to help you set personal goals for yourself that you choose
  • Strategies on how to stay focused, get motivation and stay on track!

This course is free of charge, funded by Essex County Council

To enrol please visit the ACL website www.aclessex.com or call 0345 603 7635 or visit the college in person

Venue: Wilson Marriage College, Barrack Street, Colchester CO1 2LR

 

“I found this course amazingly helpful. It’s hard to put into words how empowering gaining assertiveness skills and confidence can be." 

"This course is absolutely inspirational. I would say everyone would benefit. Gaining self-reflections, skills in communication and assertiveness tools for everyday life." 

“I feel more confident in myself, more sure that I can do things that were always out of my reach. I am learning to be true to myself.”

 

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Living your Life Purpose

 

A workshop on Sunday 4th June 2017

10.30 a.m.  to 3.30 p.m. in Colchester

 

An opportunity to step back and discover or consolidate your direction and life purpose with a small group of like-minded people.

 

Gain a deeper understanding about who you are, where you’ve been and where you’re going

 

Discover how everything that shows up in your life is pointing you in the direction you are searching for –despite outward appearances and habitual-thinking interpretations

 

Give some space to what is lying dormant within you waiting for the opportunity to be activated

 

Begin to give shape to your new emerging vision and your new perspectives

 

Come away with clarity about what your authentic self is showing you and map out your next steps towards a greater sense of  fulfilment

 

Venue: The Tree Room Centre, 12 Trinity St, Colchester CO1 1JR

Date: Sunday 4th June, 10.30 -3.30

Fee: £55 (includes refreshments and light lunch)

To book: Call me on 074361 13033, or email alex@changinglifecourse.com

 

 

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Workshops 2016

Workshop Saturday 11th June 2016                              Accessing Your Intuition and Inner Wisdom for your Own Best Advice on ... anything! 

“At times you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.” - Alan Alda

 

Do you sometimes get the feeling of knowing something without knowing how you know? An urge that doesn’t particularly make sense or a gut feeling that if acted upon brings us positive results?

 

What if there was a part of you that you could access at any time to give you wisdom and guidance through life, from the smallest to the biggest decisions, directions and dilemmas?

 

And what if we all had our own answers and all the resources within us right now?

 Through some simple practices, you can train yourself to tune in to the infinite intelligence and have answers revealed step by step for a lifetime of guidance.

 

Learn techniques for getting in touch with your own internal compass and accessing your intuition.

 

In this workshop we will:

  • Learn how to tap into this wonderful resource that we so often overlook.
  • Explore where intuition comes from
  • Identify ways in which we sometimes block this inner wisdom
  • Learn how to recongise the whispers and signs of our intuition
  • Gain tools and techniques on accessing intuition and inner guidance

 

Venue: The Tree Room, Courtyard Studio, 12 Trinity Street, Colchester.

Times: 10.30 - 1.00

Fee: £25 per person, half price for one of you if you bring a friend

To book: Please email me at alex@ChangingLifecourse.com or drop me a text/call 074361 13033

Complimentary refreshments and resources to take away, plus guidance email sent to you before the workshop to help you get in the right frame of mind!

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Learning to Love Ourselves - Developing Self-Acceptance and Self-Validation                                                               A Workshop on Saturday 28th May 2016                                                           

" Your task is not to seek Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." - Rumi, 13th Century Sufi poet

 

Do you get the feeling that we you are ‘never enough’ – good enough, clever enough, accomplished enough?

 

How do you think your experience of life would change, if you really knew and accepted yourself, with all your faults and imperfections?

 

Most of us grew up not being shown our own self-worth, and have gone through a lifetime of feeling ‘less than’ or ‘not good enough’.  

 

Somewhere along the line we have picked up parental and cultural messages and influences that say that being hard on yourself and self-criticism are good because they keep you in line, and that being compassionate to yourself is self-indulgent!

 

We internalise these messages and perpetuate them through the generations.

 

Discover the ways in which we sabotage ourselves, seek approval and put ourselves down. Learn how to replace them with new self-affirming beliefs and healthy self-love. Gain powerful insights & practical strategies to make peace with yourself, gain self-acceptance and begin to enjoy being you!

 

  • Identify your own barriers to self-acceptance and self-worth
  • Identify the voice and patterns of your Inner Critic
  • Learn strategies on healing and forgiving yourself for the past
  • Identify people, habits and patterns that drain you
  • Learn how to keep connection with yourself and honour your needs
  • Confirm your boundaries and assertiveness as part of self-care
  • Ways of living to your values and being true to yourself
  • Your very own intensive self-care toolkit to take away and incorporate!

Venue: The Tree Room, Courtyard Studio, 12 Trinity Street, Colchester, CO1 1JN

Time: 10.30 am to 1.00 pm

Complimentary refreshments and resources provided

Fee: £25 per person, half price for one of you if you bring a friend!

To book: please email me alex@changinglifecourse.com or call/text 074361 13033

 

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Transferable Skills - A workshop, with Alex Klokkaris on Wednesday 1st June 2016

If you weren’t struggling with worrying about future or ruminating in the past, what would you channel your time and energy into doing?

 Explore, discover and begin to set your agenda for meaningful goals for yourself. An inspirational workshop to explore your emerging vision and set compelling goals to guide you forward

Uncover your deepest values and explore how we can incorporate them not in some future life when ‘the conditions are right’ but NOW!

  • Take stock of where you are
  • Explore strengths, skills, natural gifts, passions and interests
  • Identify your current work and life values
  • Start creating a vision that reflects WHO YOU ARE NOW
  • Deal effectively with sabotaging thoughts and patterns
  • Fully connect to your vision and set your intention and commitment
  • Learn the secrets of successful goal setting
  • Staying focused and on track
  • Successfully dealing with resistance, self-doubt and setbacks
  • Motivational techniques to stay on track

Learn skills and techniques for all the above in a series of interactive exercises.

Come along with a pad and pen and an open mind. Venue: Courtyard Studio, The Tree Room, 12 Trinity Street, Colchester,CO1 1JN

Refreshments provided.   Cost £25 per person

(Half price for one of you if you bring a friend)

To book your place call or text Alex on 07436 113033

Or email alex@changinglifecourse.com

 

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Could you do with a boost for applying for jobs or volunteer work? Do you lack confidence in how to put yourself across more confidently?

Come along to a free half-day workshop at CVST on Wednesday 1st June 12.30 to 4.30. Learn how to:

 - Identify your very own unique skills set

 - Get clarity on exactly what you’re aiming for

 - Learn how to ‘package’ and ‘sell’ your skills to employers or for new volunteering opportunities

 - Get plenty of inspiration boost your confidence

 - Small group, welcoming and friendly environment

 - Personal guidance by an experienced professional Careers Coach

 

Venue: Imperial House, Rosemary Road, Clacton, CO15 1NZ

This is a funded course and therefore FREE if you are over 19 and have less than 5 GCSE's grade C or below. You are still welcome if you do not fit the funding criteria, for a fee of £25

 

To book please call Richard Perkins, Training Manager at CVST on 01255 425692 or email me alex@changinglifecourse.com

 

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Changing Direction  - A free one-day workshop in Clacton Thursday 23rd June 2016

Are you considering a change in career or lifestyle direction?

 Do you want to make a change but don’t know where to start? What is holding you back?

 You have your vision. You have an idea of where you would like to go. Or perhaps you have a vague idea but need some clarity and motivation. Now is the time to start to give it shape. This inspirational workshop is designed to guide you through the process of getting started.

  • Take stock of where you are at now
  • Explore your passions, natural gifts and dreams
  • Identify the elements of your Life’s Work
  • Start creating a vision that reflects WHO YOU ARE NOW
  • Deal with sabotaging thoughts and fear
  • Successful goal setting and techniques to stay on track
  • Preparation and groundwork
  • Make a plan that works for you and get the support you need

Date and Times: Thursday 23rd June, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Venue: CVS Tendring, Imperial House, 20 -22 Rosemary Road, Clacton on Sea, CO15 1NZ

Trainer: Professional Trainer and Careers Coach Alex Klokkaris www.ChangingLifecourse.com

 Bookings: Please call Richard Perkins at CVS Tendring on 01255 425692

Fees: If you are over 19, out of work and have LESS than 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, the course is funded and therefore free.   (Fee is £25 for those not eligible.)  Promises to be fun, informative and inspirational!  Friendly and supportive atmosphere. Book now as places are limited.

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Befriending Your Shadow
                       A workshop on Saturday 14th May 2016

 Whether we admit it or not, we all have it! The shadow is the part of us that is largely disowned. If not acknowledged and recognized it can cause self-sabotage, keep us ‘safe’ but static, play unconscious games and ‘fool’ us into a false sense of security. Find out how to recognize these aspects of ourselves and how we can make shadow our friend.

We are dualistic by nature. We all have parts of us that we repress, reject or deny; self-judgement, low self-esteem, negativity, lack of authenticity,, addictive behaviours, judgement of others, the list goes on.

Carl Jung  described the shadow as ‘the person you would rather not be.’The shadow part of us is not something scary, it is simply made up of the parts of us that we refuse to acknowledge. They usually live in the subconscious, affect our behaviours and reactions and sabotage our best-laid plans and intentions.

The nature of our shadow is to hide and remain outside our awareness. From there it can do its work. Thinking it’s protecting us, it often sabotages us, or keeps us in a safe place in our comfort zone, builds defences and stops us from moving forward. The shadow itself is not a problem, but our failure to accept and acknowledge it is.
 
 Your individual shadow has a function. How helpful is it? How much is it hindering you and stopping you from having a better and more fulfilling life for yourself?
What does it have to teach you? What can it show you?
In this workshop you will:

  • Identify the ways in which you sabotage yourself
  • Discover patterns and characteristics of your own shadow
  • Learn how you can begin to re-engage with your shadow and listen to its truth
  • Dialogue with those parts of you, what do they have to say?
  • Identify the neglected parts of you crying out for attention
  • Learn how to begin making peace with your shadow
  • Discover the gifts your shadow holds for you
  • Techniques for transforming and integrating the shadow

When: Saturday May 14th, 10.30 a.m. - 1.00 pm
Where? Courtyard Studio, The Tree Room, Colchester, 12 Trinity Street, Essex
Cost: £25 per person, half price for one of you if you bring a friend.
Price includes pre-workshop preparation via email and free resources 
Warm welcome and complimentary refreshments

Small, safe group environment, share as much or as little as you wish.

To book: email me Alex at alex@changinglifecourse.com or call/text on074361 13033
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Money and YOU!                                                                   The workshop you never knew you needed until now!  Saturday 30th April, Colchester

A fun and revealing workshop on Saturday 30th April  

Venue: Tree Room, Courtyard Studio, 12Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex

 

What’s your relationship to money?

Do you see the glass full or half empty?

Does it feel like a struggle to make or attract money?

Are you worried it’s going to run out?

Deep down, do you respect it, fear it or love it?

 

Explore your relationship to and perception of money. Is your attitude towards it attracting or keeping it away? Together we will uncover your unconscious emotions and beliefs around money and discover how you are stopping yourself from attracting more of it!

Gain tools on how to change your money mindset and increase abundance in your life!

  • Discover meanings you attach to money
  • Play the Money Game to reveal your deepest relationship with money!
  • What messages have you internalised from parents, culture etc. and are currently unconsciously playing out?
  • Develop an awareness of your own patterns with money
  • Scarcity and prosperity consciousness - what are they - how can they be changed to increase the flow of money into your life?
  • Learn to change unhelpful beliefs about money
  • Develop actions to implement your new perceptions
  • Tips and strategies on how to start attracting greater abundance!

Promises to be fun, inspiring and insightful!

 

 

Time: 10.30 – 1.00

Cost: £25 per person, half price for one of you if you bring a friend

Book early as places are limited. Please bring along £2 in small change for the money game!

 

To reserve your place, please email Alex Klokkaris on alex@ChangingLifecourse.com or phone/text 074361 13033

 

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Resilience and Managing Your negative thoughts

A Practical Workshop on Saturday 16th April, 10.30 - 1.00, Colchester, Essex

Our non stop chattering mind is constantly obsessing about the past or the worrying about the future... The question is, to what extent does this interfere with your daily wellbeing, your sense of peace, energy levels and life?

 

 What if there were ways of managing negative thoughts so that the mind can be used as the tool that it is and not the master we make it out to be?

 

* Gain insights into your own themes and negative patterns

*Learn tools and techniques for managing negative thoughts, worry and anxiety

* Learn strategies for bringing more lightness into your life and therefore having more energy for things that bring you more peace, joy and fulfilment

 

Methodologies taken from Positive Performance Coaching, CBT, Positive Psychology and other recent personal development tools.

 

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”William James- American Philosopher and Psychologist

 

- Strategies for developing emotional resilience

- Creating optimal states for dealing with challenging situations

- Developing greater levels of sustained focus

- Improving effectiveness in decision-making

- Developing realistic optimism and sense of wellbeing

 

Cup of tea and warm welcome

Time: 10.30 am – 1 pm

Price: £25 per person, half price for one of you if you bring a friend

Venue: The Courtyard Studio, Tree Room, 12 Trinity Street, Colchester

Contact me  on Alex Klokkaris alex@changinglifecourse.com or text/call on 074361 13033       

Book early as the groups are small

 

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Saturday March 19th 10.30 – 1.00

 

Take charge of your own Life Script!!

         

Discover how we get in our own way… and how to get out of it!

 

Do you find yourself getting stuck, procrastinating, doubting yourself frequently?

Are you expert at stopping yourself from moving forward?

 

We operate mostly on automatic through deeply ingrained patterns or scripts gathered over the years.

 ‘Beliefs’ are ideas (not facts!) we have formed about who we are, how the world around us works and how we fit into that. They predetermine our life experiences and mostly live in our subconscious.

 

Gain insights into your own self-sabotaging patterns and learn techniques for new self-supporting ways of thinking and being.

 

  • Identify your own self-defeating patterns
  • Discover the ways you are holding yourself back
  • Learn techniques on how to separate from your own critical voices
  •  Begin to dismantle your perceived limitations
  • Learn how to train your mind to deal with negative thinking
  • Gain tools and techniques to support yourself through positive change

 

Venue: Courtyard Studio, Tree Room   Cost: £25 including course notes and refreshments (Bring a friend and one of you gets half price)

To book please call Alex on 074361 13033 or email alex@ChangingLifecourse.com

 

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Give Yourself a Boost ready for the New Year!

Starting March 2016: Personal Development and Coaching Workshops at the Tree Room, Colchester

 

A series of workshops a place to check in, gain insights and share inspiration and support. Explore, discover and exchange in a small, safe group environment, with expert guidance and the wisdom of the group entity.

WORKSHOPS CAN BE BOOKED INDEPENDENTLY OR AS A PACKAGE AT A DISCOUNT FEE. Resources and activities for any sessions missed will be emailed.

 

Sessions take place at the Courtyard Studio, Tree Room on a Saturday morning, from 10.30 to 1.00

 

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March 19th. Limiting Beliefs: How we get in our own way and how to get out of it!

Exploring how we turn against ourselves, doubt our abilities, procrastinate and self-sabotage. Identify your own patterns and learn techniques on how to separate from your own critical voices and begin to dismantle your perceived limitations.

 What ideas do you have about yourself, others and the ‘way the world works’? How do these ideas help or hinder us in the way we lead our life?  We operate mostly on automatic through deeply ingrained scripts gathered from childhood onwards. Gain insight into your own patterns and learn how to develop new life-enhancing ways of thinking and being.

April 2nd. Creating Purpose, Direction and Meaningful Goals

In this session we will uncover our deepest values and explore how we can incorporate them not in some future life when ‘the conditions are right’ but NOW!  How do we find or create meaning in our lives? If you weren’t struggling with worrying about future or ruminating in the past, what would could you channel your time and energy into doing? Explore, discover and begin to set your agenda for meaningful goals for yourself. Gain tips for successful goal setting and you’re ready to go!

April 16th. Resilience and Managing Negative Thinking. What do you do when negative thoughts take you over? Learn tools and techniques for managing negative thinking, worry and anxiety more effectively and bringing more lightness into your life.

April 30th.  Money and You. What ideas about money have you picked up over the years, where did they come from and in what ways are you replaying these in your life? This session will offer a chance to stand back and re-evaluate your internalised messages about and relationship to money! Also some fun with the very revealing money game! Learn tips and strategies for developing an abundance mentality!

May 14th. Befriending our Shadow  Whether we admit it or not, we all have it! The shadow is the part of us that is largely disowned. If not acknowledged and recognised it can cause damage through self-sabotage, keeping us ‘safe’ but static, playing unconscious games and ‘fooling’ us into a false sense of security. Find out how to recognise these aspects of ourselves and how we can make shadow our friend.

May 28th. Learning to love ourselves -  Developing Self-Acceptance and Self-Validation

Learn how we can manage the voices of the Inner critic and the feeling that we are ‘never enough’ – good enough, clever enough, accomplished enough? Discover the ways in which we sabotage ourselves, seek approval and put ourselves down. Learn how to replace them with new self-affirming beliefs and healthy self-love. Gain powerful insights and practical strategies to make peace with yourself, develop self-acceptance and begin to enjoy being you!

June 11th. Intuition and Inner Wisdom  What if there was a part of you that you could learn to access at any time to give you wisdom and guidance? Learn how to get in touch with your own internal compass and how to access your intuition that contains all the guidance you need.

June 25th. The Law of Attraction in action! What if we really attracted events, people and circumstances in our lives through our own thinking and feeling process? How does that work? What do we need to adjust in order to attract more of what we want and less of what we don’t want? Learn tools, techniques and strategies which have been tried and tested.

Cost for the 8 weeks: £170 

Includes weekly preparation emails with resources, catch up email if you missed a session, and free refreshments on the day.

 

Workshops can also be booked individually for £25 per session

 

To book:  Please call Alex on 074361 13033 or email alex@changinglifecourse.com

 

Feedback from 2015 Personal Development and Coaching group:

“The group made me look at myself in a way I never thought possible. I enjoyed the sessions and looked forward to them each week. I enjoyed that I could add as much or as little to discussions as I felt comfortable with.”

"Enabled me to put past hurts away and move on."

“It was great working in a group as I was able to hear other perspectives and realise that we all have issues. It helped me to distract from the ‘poor me’ attitude. Also it has proved cheaper working in the group as opposed to one to one, which I would like but not in position to."

"The group helped me gain a better understanding of some of my patterns, especially unhelpful beliefs. Also able to look at things from a different angle and a greater sense of perspective."

“Alex provided us with a unique style of self-help, incorporating many tools to enable us to come up with our own solutions to our own problems. Would recommend to anyone.”

"Alex was super,compassionate and friendly, excellent email and communications in between sessions."

“I am still working on the tools you gave us in the sessions and at times feel so much more optimistic and in control of my life. I am practising self-acceptance also when things are not going right and the group made me realise that I am not alone on many things I am struggling with. Others seem to have different versions of what I struggle with.”

 

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2016 Goals Workshop - Learn the Art of Successful Goal Setting!
Saturday 9th January 2016,  1.00 pm to 3.30 pm

An inspiring Saturday afternoon in the centre of Colchester Town!

If you were really honest with yourself, what do you want to be different about 2016? What 3 things will help you be happier and more at peace with yourself and your life?

Time to set some goals that are doable, exciting (for you) and take you in the direction that is meaningful for you. Successful goal setting is a skill and even an art form. Come along to this workshop to work with a small group on getting the foundations down, ready for the launch of your new year!
  • Checking in: Name what you want to let go of and what you want to take forward
  • Discover what you want to develop in yourself, both internally and externally
  • Gain clarity on what you need to put in place first before mapping out your goals for the year
  • Rediscoveyour priorities and build foundations for 2016
  • An opportunity to define your goals and learn strategies for making them happen
  • Beat procrastination: learn tips and techniques for building up and sustaining motivation
  • Reminders and tools on how to be kind to yourself, deal with setbacks, yet keep moving forward

    Goals Workshop Venue: Courtyard Studio, the Tree Room, 12 Trinity Street, Colchester, CO1 1JN
    Date: Saturday January 9th 1 pm to 3.30 pm
    Fee: £20 (half price if you bring a friend)
    For bookings drop me an email alex@changinglifecourse.com or call 074361 13033
    Get inspired, focused and motivated on the things that matter to you!

     

Letting go of 2015 – Building Your Foundations for New Beginnings

A one-off pre Xmas workshop to pause, reflect, review!

 

Sunday December 13th  2015, 10.30 – 1.00pm Tree Room, Courtyard Studio 12 Trinity Street, CO1 1JN

 

What’s been good about 2015?  Or are you relieved it is coming to a close?

It’s so easy to let another year slip by with that niggling feeling of time acceleration, a vague feeling of dissatisfaction and anxiety, and then there is the pressure of Christmas……!!!

 

Get things into perspective and prepare for the New Year with new confidence

A unique opportunity to review your year and get a dose of inspiration…

 

Alex Klokkaris, experienced Life Coach and Trainer, offers you a space to stand back and evaluate, with expert guidance, all that the year has brought for you! Gain some insights into your year and add clarity to your way forward.

 

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Identify own unique highlights, challenges, gifts and lessons of the year
  • Recognise and celebrate your achievements both internal and external
  • Name what you want to let go of and what you want to take forward
  • Discover you want to develop in yourself, internally and externally
  • Gain clarity on what you need to put in place first before mapping out your goals for the year
  • Rediscover your priorities and build foundations for 2016
  • Checking in: knowing where you’ve been, what you’ve learnt and where you’re heading!

 

There will be interactive exercises where you will have a chance to review, explore and receive feedback, as well as gain your own insights.

 

Safe , supportive environment, small group, free refreshments provided, all you have to do is turn up and tune in! Limited places. (Bookings closing date is Wednesday 9th Dec.)

Fee:  £25 per person or half price if you bring a friend. To book email alex@changinglifecourse.com or call me on 074361 13033

 

See you there! – Alex 

 

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The Law of Attraction: What it's all about and how it works!

A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomesGandhi

 

From the Buddha, to Gandhi and from Plato to Jesus, to the great sages of all time, all seem to be giving us the same messages about how we create our own reality. The most recent developments in quantum physics also point to a similar direction regarding the nature of reality: 

Our thoughts and emotions are energy vibrating at certain frequencies which attract people, events and circumstances of similar frequencies.Like a radio station, we all have a pulsating vibration that broadcasts our individual signal and determines everything we attract to our life. The power of our most dominant thoughts plus the force of our most frequent and intense emotions produce the resonance of our personal energy field. In turn, we attract circumstances in our reality that match these. So how do we go about changing our energy to attract better things in our life?

Find out how:

  •  We create our own reality not only with our thoughts but also with our emotions.
  • By coming from a space of ‘needing’ something we may be actually repelling it
  • Change our emotional states to better feeling emotions and thoughts.
  • Gain a degree of control over these through learning to direct our thoughts
  • The role of visualisation and gratitude in helping to manifest something
  • How letting go of outcomes is a very powerful tool

Come with an open mind and a willingness to explore.
When? Saturday 28th November, 10.30 – 12.30
Where? The Courtyard Studio, over a cup of tea! Address 12 Trinity Street, Colchester, CO1 1JN
How much? Still introductory price of £15, half price if you bring a friend
How to book? Call me, Alex on 074361 13033 or drop me an email at alex@changinglifecourse.com

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Personal Development and Coaching Group

Oct - Nov 2015

 

Update 27/11/15:  Following this successful pilot group, another is now starting in January 2016, based in Colchester, Essex. Places are limited.  For the full programme please drop me a line or leave your email as a newsletter subscriber (see above)

 

An 8-week course for your weekly dose of inspiration, support, insight and who knows… some personal breakthroughs! Time: 10.30 – 12.30 on Saturdays Venue: 12 Trinity Street, Colchester

 

There will be a short presentation on each week’s topic,  introduction to a variety of tools and techniques, then it’s over to you: Individual, pair work, group discussion and feedback. We will be learning, exchanging and growing together! The aim is to enjoy the process and give you a weekly boost and methods to apply to your own life and challenges. Confidential, safe environment.

 

Week 1  10th October  (Courtyard Studio)

Limiting Beliefs – How we get in our own way

Exploring how we turn against ourselves, doubt our abilities, procrastinate and self-sabotage.

Identify your own patterns and learn techniques on how to separate from your own critical voices

 

Week 2  17th October  (Courtyard Studio)

Setting Yourself Meaningful Personal Goals

So often we make do with a level of personal dissatisfaction and stay in our comfort zone. Learn coaching techniques that you can apply to your own life to set yourself meaningful and doable goals

 

Week 3  24th October   (upstairs at the Green Room)

Developing Greater Confidence and Self-Love

Learn how we can begin to give ourselves first what we need. Pick up strategies to increase your self-esteem and self-confidence which you can begin to immediately apply to your own daily life.

 

Week 4     31st October (Courtyard Studio)

Questioning our Patterns. Your unconscious Life Script and Key Players.

As children we internalise a whole set of patterns which we unconsciously replay. Who were the key Influencers in your life and what did you pick up from them? We attract situations in our lives that present similar themes. Learn tools on how to turn around patterns of the past that are no longer working for you, and how to substitute them with life-enhancing new ways of thinking and being.

 

Week 5   7th November (Courtyard Studio)

Getting in Touch with Your Intuition and Higher Guidance

We all have our own inner Wise Self that can guide us through life, from the smallest to the biggest decisions, directions and dilemmas. Learn some techniques on how access and learn to trust your own intuition. Connect to your internal sat nav system that contains all the guidance you need.

 

Week 6    14th November (Courtyard Studio)

Relationships, Boundaries and Communication

Unfortunately there isn’t a ‘relationship bible’ with all the answers. In this session we will learn how to navigate relationships more successfully, be more authentic and how to encourage good communication, assertiveness and a free-er expression of your own truths without fear.

 

Week 7   21st November (Courtyard Studio)

Building Resilience and Inner Freedom

In this week’s workshop, we will look at ways of managing stress and anxiety more effectively so that it has less of an impact in your daily life. A number of tools and techniques will be discussed which you can try out and choose from, to bring more lightness in your daily life.

 

Week 8   28th November (Courtyard Studio)

Law of attraction. What is it all about? Do we really create our own reality, if so, how? How can we create a better reality for ourselves? There are a number of ways in which you can learn to do this and we will cover some of them today, including visualisation, affirmations and gratitude.

 

Your investment in yourself: £97 for the 8 weeks, paid in advance. No worries if any sessions are missed, you will receive the main points covered, plus exercises to do by email for that given week. I will also be available for any questions and feedback by email or telephone in between sessions.

 

Venue: The Tree Room, 12 Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JN

To book: Please email me on alex@ChangingLifecourse.com or call on 07436 113033

 

Personal Development & Coaching Group

A New Colchester Personal Development Group

FREE Taster Day Saturday 26th September
 

Could you do with somewhere to check in on a regular basis with like-minded people for inspiration, support and for your own development?
Come along to a FREE Taster Session for ‘Transitions’, a 
new personal development group in Colchester.

Each week we will focus on a different theme, with interactive presentations, group activities and sharing. Topics on the course will include letting go of old life scripts, finding your direction, accessing intuition, and Law of Attraction principles among others. 

Date for your diary
Saturday 26th September 2015

Venue: The Courtyard Studio at the Tree Room, 12 Trinity Street, Colchester, CO1 1JR

To book your place on this free taster session simply drop me a line alex@ChangingLifecourse.com or call me on 074361 13033  
Come along and find out more!

 

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Sunday 18th October 2015

 

Dealing with Negative Thinking

 

Practical techniques for rising above fear, anxiety and insecurity

One of the most common themes that emerge from my coaching practice with clients is dealing with negative thinking and emotions. This workshop aims to help you develop a ‘resilience mindset’ through identifying and learning to detach from negative thinking, while developing self-compassion and self-acceptance. That way, we can learn to rise above self-defeating thinking habits, separate unpleasant and unwelcome thoughts and develop more conscious choice about what’s going on in our heads!

In this experiential workshop we will explore the following:

  • Impact of negative thinking on our wellbeing based on neuroscience
  • Identify your own negative thinking voices and patterns
  • An overview of common ‘thinking errors’ – catastrophizing, tunnel vision, judging, blaming (self and others)
  • Techniques for developing the ability to ‘listen to your mind’ in neutral gear
  • Learn practical tools to dis-identify with thoughts that do not serve you
  • Methods for switching ‘negatives’ into better-feeling thoughts
  • Opportunity to learn and practice a range of visualisation techniques
  • Letting go of inaccurate ideas about ‘happiness’. Clarifying your values

Come along with an open mind and a view to looking at your own patterns and beliefs that may be holding you back. We will experiment with new ways of looking at old themes and you will come away with a set of practical tools and strategies to apply in your own daily life. A follow up email will be offered to each participant to find out and share how you are implementing your new strategies!

Time: 10.30 am -3.00 pm

Fees: £45 per person (concessions available for low-waged)

Emotional Resilience Workshop

September 15th 2015

 

Resilient people perform well under pressure and bounce back more quickly. This is a course to equip you with powerful and effective tools to deal with the fast pace of change and pressures in our working and living environments. A range of prevention and intervention skills will be given to help develop the ability to maintain focus, balance and well-being.

 

Topics covered include:

 

- Recognising early warning signs of stress and overwhelm

- The Fight or Flight syndrome and other stress management fundamentals

- Reframing negative beliefs to promote optimism and confidence

- Creating optimal states for dealing with challenging situations

- The Locus of Control, the Flow principle and other stress management tools

- Developing greater levels of sustained focus and concentration

- Challenging negative thinking and tools for retraining the mind

- Mindfulness techniques for wellbeing

- Improving effectiveness in decision-making

- Developing realistic optimism and sense of well-being

- Positive self-talk, priority identification and other principles

 

Course format:

Courses are highly interactive with a variety of activities, feedback and discussion. Designed to enable a practical understanding of the subject each participant will leave with a toolbox of skills and strategies ready to use immediately in a work and personal setting. 

Time: 10.00 - 3.00 pm

Fee: £45 per person (concessions available for low-waged)

 

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Monday 15th June 2015

 Changing Direction in Your Career

 ‘Then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk to blossom.’ Anais Nin

Are you considering a change in career or lifestyle direction?

 Do you have inklings and dreams that are waiting for permission to happen?

 What is holding you back?

 You have your vision. You have an idea of where you would like to go. Now is the time to start to give it shape. This inspirational workshop is designed to guide you through the process of grounding your ideas and begin the exciting process of bringing your vision into reality.

  • Take stock of where you are at now

  • Explore your passions, natural gifts and dreams

  • Identify the elements of your Life’s Work

  • Start creating a vision that reflects WHO YOU ARE NOW

  • Deal with sabotaging thoughts and fear

  • Successful goal setting and staying focused

  • Preparation and groundwork

  • Planning with the end in mind

Times: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

Venue:Summit House, 14 – 16 Orwell Road, CO15 1PP.

 Bookings: Please call Richard Perkins on 01255 425692

Fees: If you are over 19, out of work and below Level 2 qualifications, the course is funded and therefore free. If none of these apply it's £50

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ACCESS Cultural Awarness Workshops

A series of specialised workshops for social services professionals and anyone working within safeguarding

 

Facilitated by Alex Klokkaris and Rachel Walton

 

  • Wednesday 4th February 2015 First Site, Colchester
  • Wedesday 22nd April 2015 The Beehive,Thurrock
  • Thursday, 30th April 2015 Pavilion Cricket Ground,Chelmsford
  • Tuesday 5th May2015 St Helena's Training Centre,Colchester

 

Due to popular demand these workshops are being repeated in three additional locations. For details please click here

For further information contact Louise Gooch, Strategic Migration Partnership, East of England LGA, email: louise.gooch@eelga.gov.uk    telephone: 01284 758308

 

Delegate feedback from Feb. workshop:

 "It has strengthened my commitment to work collaboratively with the existing agencies to establish community trust." Feb 2015

 "I feel more passionate and mindful in going forward with my work with multi-cultural families." Feb 2015

 

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A New Colchester Personal Development Group

FREE Taster Day Wednesday 13th May 2015
 

Could you do with somewhere to check in on a regular basis with like-minded people for inspiration, support and for your own development?
Come along to a FREE Taster Session for ‘Transitions’,

a new personal development group in Colchester.

Each week we will focus on a different theme, with interactive presentations, group activities and sharing. Topics on the course will include letting go of old life scripts, finding your direction, accessing intuition, allowing yourself to becomre more of who you are, and Law of Resonance principles, among others. 

Date for your diary
Wednesday 13th May, 10.30 - 12.00

Venue: The Courtyard Studio at the Tree Room, 12 Trinity Street, Colchester, CO1 1JR

To book your place on this initial  free taster session simply drop me a line alex@ChangingLifecourse.com or call me on 074361 13033  
Come along and see how you feel, this may be the arena for exchange and personal growth you have been looking for!

 

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Wednesday 15th April 2015

Marketing Your Transferable Skills

A high impact short course to boost your confidence in and awareness of the skills set you possess and to show you how these can be transfered to other jobs and careers you may not have considered before.

  • Learn how to increase the chances of getting the job you want!
  • Complete a detailed skills analysis to identify current skills
  • How your skills can be an asset to a potential employer
  • Match your unique set of skills to jobs and careers
  • Recognise skills accrued from other areas of life
  • How to present your skills on CVs, application forms and interviews

Venue: CVS Tendring, Imperial House, 20 Rosemary Rd, Clacton on Sea,CO15 1NZ                                                                              

To book: Please call Richard Perkins on 01255  425692             Feedback from previous participants:

"I have discoverd in myself skills that I was not aware that I have!" M. Florea

"I am now able update my CV and go for an interview with full confidence."

 Tendei Marsters, Education professional

"It has made me aware of my full range of skills and how they can be transfered between jobs." Oana, ESL teacher

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Saturday 7th March 2015

You can do it! Getting Motivated Workshop

A high-impact workshop that will get you inspired and rearing to go!

Do you keep getting stuck or losing your focus?

Do you get swamped and overwhelmed by well… life?

Do you lose track of your goals and go round in circles?

Find out ways to improve and maintain your motivation

Gain tools, techniques and resources to get inspired and empowered so that you can MAKE YOUR MOVE!

We will look at:

  • How habits steer our actions
  • How to set effective goals that work for you
  • Techniques to help you stay on track
  • How to deal with distractions
  • Some secrets to successful time management!
  • Leave with a plan and a sense of purpose ready to
  • Find out about Goals Groups for regular motivation top-ups

FUN, INTERACTIVE AND INFORMATIVE

Times: 10 am to 1.00 pm, cost £25, Central Colchester venue

Small group so we can work on your individual challenges, limited places, book now

Email me Alex, at alex@ChangingLifecourse.com

or call on 07436 113033

Client Feedback:

"Gave me the opportunity to take a step back and look at things, plus got lots more clarity." Stuart, Accountant

"Great workshop. I feel I can tackle my clutter at last and be more organised."

Elaine Marie Buckley, Professional make-up Artist

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Workshops for 2014

Tuesday 5th November 2014

Open Dialogue Workshop

 

Facilitation of an Open Dialogue workshop, between representatives of public services and local women who have migrated to the East of England.

The aim of the workshop is to encourage dialogue and awareness of access to public services and barriers encountered, to build positive and lasting relations in the community and to identify sustainable service improvements.

The workshop is part of the ACCESS project, organised by the East of England Migration Partnership in conjunction with Tacmep.

Attendance is by invitation only. To register your interest please contact louise.gouche@eelga.gov.uk

Time: 9.30 - 12.30

Venue: First Site, Colchester, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1JH.

Refreshments and light lunch provided

Delegate feedback:

“Enjoyed workshop, found it thought-provoking, great discussions. Would like more opportunities such as this to increase my cultural competence and knowledge.”

“Opportunity to sort out and learn from migrant communities of issues/problems they have accessing services.”

“Excellent opportunity to meet representatives from local community and agencies, to hear real stories of life and the perspectives of those who count.”

 

 

Saturday 7th June 2014

Developing Emotional Resilience

The course is suitable for anyone interested in increasing their levels of confidence, clarity and in building a more positive self-image, while learning to deal with the stresses of life more effectively.

You will reach a better understanding of who you are and why you react and behave the way you do. More specifically, you will learn how to:

  • Develop a ‘can do’ attitude and turn problems into stepping stones

  • Examine how we see the world and our emotional and behavioural reaction to it

  • Understand the links between our thoughts, actions and emotions

  • Gain tools and techniques for developing the capacity for coping with challenges and setbacks

  • Learn how to tackle negative self-talk and self-criticism

  • Develop greater levels of focus, motivation and well-being

Venue: Maldon ACL, The Friary, Carmelite Way, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5FJ

Time: 9.15 a.m. - 4.00 pm

To book: Please enrol online at www.essex.gov.uk/adultlearning or telephone 01621 853337 

Tuesday April 22nd 2014

Community Development (Level 2 accredited course)

A course to help you develop the skills, knowledge and practice of community development and gain an accredited NOCN Level 2 qualification. This can open doors into other areas of employment to reflect your interests of work in the community.

The course is made up of 3 units:

Unit 1: Community development, values and purpose.

           Development of community groups

Unit 2: Diversity, inequality and strengths in the community

Unit 3: Working with community groups. The purpose and process of community   

           development.

A range of individual and teamwork activities will take place and building up a portfolio of work for assessment and NOCN accreditation.

Duration of course: 10 weeks, 3 hrs per session

Venue: Wilson Marriage Centre, Barrack Street, Colchester CO1 2LH

To book: Please enrol online at www.essex.gov.uk/adultlearning or telephone 0845 6037635

 

April 7th and 8th 2014

Community Ambassador Training

Update 10.03.14: This course is NOW FULLY BOOKED. For forthcoming Community Ambassador Courses please contact reception at telephone number below.

 

How much a part of your local community do you feel? Would you like the opportunity to build your confidence and have greater involvement in what happens in your locality?

This course will provide an introduction to the subject and help you achieve clarity as to what role you do want to play and preparing you with tools to take your first steps.

 Learn how to effectively have a voice in your community and how to help expand the potential of your own community.

A range of individual and teamwork activities will be covered to support, inform and inspire you into action!

The course will also offer an opportunity to move on to the next level to acquire an accredited qualification in Community Development later in the year.

Time:  11.30 am - 3.30 pm

Duration of course: 2 sessions

Venue: Adult community college, St Osyth Rd, Clacton on Sea

 

To book, please go online at www.essex.gov.uk/adultlearning or telephone the college on 0845 6037635 

" Exellent networking opportunities. new to the area and got to make many links and contacts." Angela H

" I have a list of actions as a result of the course. These actions will enable me to take my Residents' Forum into further development."

G.B. Chairperson of Pier Ward Residents Panel

"I have gained lots of confidence from the course, improved my networking and organisational skills." P.G.

 

 

Thursday 20th March 2014

The Art of Reframing

An interactive presentation on the skill of reframing.

I will be giving tools and tips on how we can change our experience of something through changing the meaning we attach to it.

Learn simple techniques on how you can change your response to events and situations by choosing different perspectives.

Learn how to notice automatic thinking and how to stop, question and reframe.

Venue:  Meeting House, 6, Church Street, Colchester, CO11NF Essex

Fees: Free event with additional presentations. Refreshments available.

Time: 7.30 pm

To book: Please email info@cejc.org.uk 

Saturday 8th March 2014

How to Set Clear Goals and Get Results!

Learn the art of successful goal setting, motivation and staying on track to get results.

A one-day course to equip you with a range of powerful and effective tools from the latest techniques in NLP and Life Coaching.

- The power of setting clear and compelling goals

- Maximising the use of SMART goal setting

- The significance of milestones for achieving results

- Motivational techniques using NLP

- Reframing and using obstacles as stepping stones

- The role of intuition and your Inner Guidance Stystem

- Who's in your Tribe? Establishing support networks

An interactive course with a range of tools and resources to take home and apply to get you moving towards your goals.

Venue: Maldon ACL, The Friary, Carmelite Way, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5FJ

Time: 9.15 a.m. - 4.00 pm

To book: Please enrol online at www.essex.gov.uk/adultlearning or telephone 01621 853337 

 

"The course gave me practical tools to help set goals. It has highlighted some of the barriers that I face. Lots to think through and apply." L.B. Administration Officer, Goal Setting workshop March 2013

Thursday 6th February, 7.15 pm

Effective Goal Setting and Keeping Motivated

An interactive presentation offered free of charge under the auspices of Career Serve, open to anyone looking to set compelling and effective goals, professional or personal.

I will be sharing top tips on successful goal setting and motivational techniques taken from NLP, Coaching and Motivational Development models.

Venue: The Meeting House, 6 Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF

Cost: Free of charge.Refreshments provided.

Bookings: Please register your interest at info@cejc.org.uk, Career Serve who are hosting the talk.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday 6th February 2014

Changing Direction in Your Job or Career

A one day course that will help you explore options, develop a vision for your next career move and set clear goals. A range of tools and techniques will be given to help you stay motivated and on track.

- Developing a vision and setting the intention

- Exploring skills, talents, passions and interests

- Identifying current work and life values

- Reframing limiting beliefs, self-empowerment strategy

-  Strategic techniques for building your bridge to your vision

- Setting short-term goals and milestones

- Motivational golden nuggets to help you stay on track

Venue: ACL, Clacton on Sea, St Osyth Rd, Essex, CO15 3BN

Time: 9.30 am - 3.00 pm

Please book through the college. You can enrol online at www.essex.gov/adultlearning  or by telephone 0845 6037635 or in person at at any of the ACL colleges in Essex. Course Ref: DCC4A44