Workshop: Zen and the Art of Happiness

By Andy Whittle

Brussels: 9 November 2016

We all live in a world that is increasingly stressful. Instead of the promised Utopia, we have less free time, less spendable income, less secure contracts, more tempting consumables, more technology than we can handle, more distractions, more choices, more division with less humanity and a distinct lack of hope for some of us. What we could all do with is a touch more Zen and a spark of Happiness in our lives.

The aim, therefore, of this workshop is to show you a path to Zen and Happiness, maybe only a few fleeting moments among the stresses and strains of our daily lives, but Zen and Happiness nonetheless. This may help you survive the struggles we all go through and can even make a difference to the lives of those around you.

This is an experimental workshop, never before delivered in front of a human audience. Andy claims that his cats do however seem to be a lot happier than they were previously.

About Andy Whittle

Andy’s passion and motivation in life is to build a kinder and happier world. Through workshops and seminars he shares life-hacks and life-tools that enable people be more creative as well as to learn life-skills necessary to be better connected to themselves and the world around them.

Andy is also part of the PTPI-Hub Social Community which helps people connect and get more out of life as well as the co-founder and co-host of the Brussels Imagination Club  which runs regular experimental workshops on all aspects of personal and professional self-improvement and wellbeing.

Meet Andy at:
Life: Andy Whittle – Unboxed – Support: PTPI Hub – Work: Transforma bxl

Practical Information

When?
Wednesday, 9 November 2016 from 18h45-21h00

Where?
Timesmore
Boulevard St Michel 47, 1040 Brussels

Public transport: Metro: Montgomery; Tram: Boileau

See map here

How much?
A contribution of €12 to cover expenses including materials, drinks, snacks, etc.

Event web page:
http://www.imaginationclub.org/brussels/zen_and_the_art_of_happiness.php

Check out the Facebook group for more details:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationclubbrussels/

Twitter: @imaginationclub

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Workshop: Courage, the Joy of Living Dangerously

By Barbara van Wijnendaele

Brussels: 15 November 2016

We all sometimes wish we had a little more courage: the courage to take a difficult decision; to love and trust; to get in or to get out of a relationship; to hold on; to let go; to speak or shut up…. To be courageous is in no way easy or comfortable, yet it is indispensable for living a fulfilling, blissful life: Courage comes first, all the rest follows.

During this interactive workshop, Barbara explores the concept of courage: what it is, how it feels like, why we need it, and how it can be reinforced.  Barbara works with creative methods such as visualisations, meditations, body work and solution focussed coaching techniques.  The workshop is meant to encourage you to be your most courageous self and give you an initial idea of what can be your next step.

About Barbara van Wijnendaele

Barbara is studying a four-year course in solution focussed coaching at the the Korzibksy Institute.  Prior to that, she studied anthropology and she holds a PhD in Human Geography from London.  Barbara has worked for many years in different countries such as Nepal, Romania, Nicaragua and El Salvador. She most recently moved to Brussels and is now living with her son of eight in Leuven. She currently works part-time as a coach and teacher at the University College Leuven-Limburg. She gives lectures and workshops on courage, authenticity, freedom and the transforming capacities of female energy. Learn more about Barbara and her work at her website.

Practical Information

When?
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 from 18h45-21h00

Where?
Timesmore
Boulevard St Michel 47, 1040 Brussels
Public transport: Metro: Montgomery; Tram: Boileau

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How much?
A contribution of €12 to cover expenses including materials, drinks, snacks, etc.

Event web page
http://www.imaginationclub.org/brussels/courage_the_joy_of_living_dangerously.php

Check out the Facebook group for more details:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationclubbrussels/

Twitter: @imaginationclub

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Workshop: Conflict Management

By Georges Melides

Brussels: 23 November 2016

Almost no one enjoys conflict. Everyone tries to avoid it. In fact, we work hard to master conflict avoidance skills. We teach our kids in school not to get into fights, avoid disagreements, walk away, give in or give up. We socialize young girls and adult women to value the relationship above their own personal interests or needs.

As a result we are an intimacy starved culture. We raise children who do not know how to manage their anger, or productively deal with conflict. Where do our children learn how to fight, when to fight and what is worth fighting for? I may be the calmest most peaceful person on the planet, but that does not mean those around me are. Where do I learn the skills to handle their confrontation of me?

In this workshop you will gain an understanding of how to:

  • Identify your own preferred mode of dealing with conflict and how it affects conflict outcomes.
  • Identify other people’s preferred mode of handling conflict and adapting your own to facilitate conflict resolution.
  • Reduce wasted time and prevent the damage caused by conflict to working relationships.
  • Identify actionable strategies that can prevent conflict from escalating and becoming more serious.
  • Transform conflict from being wasteful and damaging to being useful and constructive.

Join us!

About Georges Melides

Georges Melides’ corporate career started with IBM in Europe and the US. After leaving IBM he started and developed two strategic businesses in Europe in the field of software publishing. More recently he has been helping international non-profit associations in the health sector navigate the stormy waters of the business world. Throughout his career, and like most of us, he has been confronted with conflicts in his professional and personal life and as a consequence of being victimized by it, he decided a few years ago to become more cognizant in this vast and complex field.

Georges is a conflict management certified practitioner who is hired to enter into contexts of conflict to provide direction, clarity, and opportunities for resolution.

About Conflict Management

Conflict management consists of three different skill sets: communication skills, negotiation skills, and resolution skills. All three are necessary and indispensable elements for effective conflict management. Conflict in the workplace and in our personal lives is a fact of life and is usually regarded as being counterproductive. However, if the positive energy associated with conflict can be harnessed, it may then be directed towards problem solving, creativity, organizational improvement and mutually rewarding relationships.

Practical Information

When?
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 from 18h45-21h00

Where? Timesmore Boulevard St Michel 47, 1040 Brussels
Public transport: Metro: Montgomery; Tram: Boileau

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How much?
A contribution of €12 to cover expenses including materials, drinks, snacks, etc.

Event web page
http://www.imaginationclub.org/brussels/conflict_management.php

Check out the Facebook group for more details:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationclubbrussels/

Twitter: @imaginationclub

 

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