Practical Self Management Workshop

Sustainable Solutions for Organisational Learning &
Practical Self Management
Presented by
Edel Perth
Ella Lopresti
Our intention
We draw knowledge from many fields
Teaching and learning
Mind body health
Nutrition and wellbeing
Neuro linguistic programming
Emotional freedom technique
Positive psychology
We share with you what we ourselves have tried
and tested and encourage you to explore
Te focus today is on YOU and how
is about YOU
you use this
is up to
• You are encouraged to choose a strategy
which you learned and commit to applying
it in your day to day life, share with
colleagues and clients.
• You will leave the workshop with a
written list of committed daily action
Personal Success
and Wellbeing
•What does success mean to you ?
•What does wellbeing mean to you?
•How does a successful day feel for you?
•How do you feel when your well?
Qualities of success
We observed that successful people tend to
have the following qualities
• Are self aware - know their strengths and their weaknesses
• Understand the importance of nutrition/lifestyle/wellbeing
• Are aware of how they think and feel and take responsibility
for their life
• Know their worth and know that there is something they are
good at (big or small) and they seek to make the most of their
• Are open to learning new ways of self improvement
Qualities cont.
• Tend to focus on what they do want rather than
what they don’t want
• Thoughts focus on solutions
• Focus on their strengths
• Manage their emotions
• Have good positive support networks
• Are committed to daily actions
• Generally know what they want for their life
– Why they want it
– How to action it
It all begins with Self Awareness
To know and understand ourselves
Our body and what it needs
Why we do what we do
Our thoughts and feelings
Our relationships and a sense of belonging
Our daily habits
Personal Wellbeing
Questions for you to think about
1. How many chemicals have we used today?
2. How much sleep did you get last night?
Is this more or less then usual?
3. How much water have you had today?
4. What did you eat for lunch, how are your energy
levels at the moment?
Reduce Toxicity
Drink Water
The Brain Works at Three Levels .
• Conscious
• Sub conscious
• Unconscious
We see and judge the world through our past experiences
– lenses of distortion.
We are influenced by our past experiences (especially
trauma), culture, religion, education, family, TV, facebook,
Thoughts/Emotions connection
Stress Cycle
Be aware of your thoughts when you feel stressed
There is no feeling without a thought
Thoughts create meanings
Creating new meanings
Replace your thought – give the situation another meaning
Using paradoxical intention
Using sub conscious before sleep
Exercise/demonstration: Emotional Freedom Technique
• Practice Emotional Freedom Technique daily if you feel
comfortable with the technique.
Supportive positive relationships
Harnessing the Power of Thought and
We are who we declare ourselves to be – power of thought and language.
We are our 'word' .
We become what we think about all day long.
We can either be victims of our life or we can create our life (beginning
with creating our day), in big and small ways.
We have the ability to choose our emotions.
We can choose who our friends are and how we relate with family,
teachers and friends.
We can create the future we want to live into, we begin by imagining it.
We can choose what we do each day to help us achieve our goals
Four Levels of Creating
• Everything begins with a thought
• Try to imagine what you want by playing it like a movie in your
• Tell a friend what you plan to do
• Just do it – one small thing at a time. EVERY ACTION COUNTS, BIG
Get clear on your higher purpose,
vision, mission
Getting clear about own values and life purpose will help us determine
our goal, help us stay motivated and stimulates our awareness about
what's important for our life.
• Be absolutely clear about what you want, why you want it, when
you want it and what you are will to do [or give up] to get it.
• Ask yourself:
Where am I now?
Where do I want to be?
What's my vision for work, for my career, for my life?
What do I really want? Why do I want it? What will I be when I achieve
• Create a mission statement for your work, your life. Read it each
• Create a goal statement
Strategic Visioning
This creates a space for learning
Our brain works in pictures and words
WE create;
• first by thinking (in words and pictures)
• then we speak it (we declare it in our words),
• most powerful of all we do it (take action).
Daily Action Plan
Additional Resources
Kabat- Zinn, Jon, Mindfulness Practice
Enneagram Institute free on-line personality test
Holford, Patrick (2007) Optimum Nutrition for the Mind, Piatkus Books Ltd. UK
Dr Wilson, J (2010) Adrenal Fatigue, the 21st Century Stress Syndrome
Colquhoun, J; Bosch, L Food Matters (DVD) See also ttp://
Alkaline Eating:
Boutenko, Lescher, A list of easy recipes
for your to try. All in moderation! 15 Green Smoothies in 3 Minutes
Additional Resources
Earthing. Connecting with the ground barefoot good for health and wellbeing
Dr Mercola Health Blogs, free subscription
Canfield, J (2005) The Success Principle Harper Collins, US
Church, Dawson Introducing Emotional Freedom Technique
The Tapping Solution, Using Meridian tapping/Emotional Freedom Technique: (VIDEO/DVD)
Tracy, B. (2004) Eat That Frog Get More of the Important Things Done - Today Hodder and Stroughton Ltd, London
Day, Phillip , Author, Researcher, Speaker Simple Changes Your 100 ways to a Happier, Healthier Life Credence
Publications 2006
Gore, Amanda, Author, Speaker Founder of 'The Joy Project' See also
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