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Issue 49 - November 2015
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Improving Life, Improving Experience                                 Issue 49, November 2015
Hove StressBusters
From  talks about the brain, emotions and behaviour to practical demonstrations of different approaches giving you tools to reduce your stress level, Hove StressBusters is a community programme dedicated to wellbeing and stress management. 
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Hove StressBusters Talks & Demonstrations

Last week's event was a real eye-opener (forgive the pun!), with two great speakers and fascinating topics. It was lovely to see so many new faces alongside some of the Hove StressBusters regulars - thank you all for being there, contributing to the discussions and participating in demonstrations. 

Clarity Coaching

Clarity Coaching with Sarah PhippOur guest speaker this month was Sarah Phipp, Nutritional Therapist and certified Clarity Coach and Trainer,
whose exciting professional and personal path began several years ago when she developed M.E. / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She feels that this journey from healing herself of M.E. with nutritional therapy to becoming the energy-filled person that she is today has given her so much knowledge and enlightenment, which she now wants to share along with her passion to improve the lives of others.

Discovering the principles of Clarity two years ago and working closely with the developer of this approach Jamie Smart, has had a major impact on Sarah's life and work. She suddenly had the most simple yet immensely powerful tool for transforming not just her own life, but the lives of others: her family, friends and clients. 

In this honest and
 heart warming talk Sarah introduced the basic principles behind Clarity, which is nothing more - nor less - than a new thinking paradigm. The core principle is that there is no reality, just an infinite number of subjective realities that each of us experiences. By learning to accept our thoughts as thoughts and not as facts, we are able to free ourselves from unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving, and to reconnect with ourselves and others in a new way. This mental de-cluttering enables us to see things more clearly (hence 'Clarity'!) and to get aligned with our authentic self, starting any change (relationships, work, etc) from within.

The best thing is that Clarity does not require any strategies, tools or techniques - once we understand the basic principles, our view of life and people around us is never the same again. 

The impact this learning has had on Sarah’s own life and that of her clients has been profound, with greater peace of mind and wellbeing in all areas of their lives. This talk really gave us a lot of food for thought... and inspiration to start thinking outside the box!

Rapid Eye Movement Induction Therapy
A familiar face at our events, Nikola Goranovic is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), and the first certified Wingwave coach in the UK. This month he was very excited to share with us a novel neuropsychological approach he co-created, the Rapid Eye Movement Induction Therapy (REMitâ„¢), and present the results of the randomized controlled study he was involved in. 

Nikola's work with one of the components of EMDR (the effective psychotherapeutic approach for treating post-traumatic stress disorder) culminated over two years ago in the development of REMit: a unique method which combines NLP, EMDR and hypnotherapy techniques. And, like EMDR and other related methods, this approach also revolves around inducing/simulating the REM phase of our sleep... but with a twist!

In his entertaining talk, Nikola explained the importance of REM sleep: this brief phase, which occurs at repeated intervals during our sleep, is the time when our brain re-processes the experiences of that day, effectively re-calibrating our emotional reactivity and taking the edge off our negative experiences. Unfortunately, many of the negative emotional experiences we have had during our lifetime are too overwhelming to be wiped out completely just by a good night's sleep and their effect accumulates over time. This results in mental blocks, limiting beliefs, fears and stress that can have a major impact on our everyday life, even when we can no longer remember the original experiences that caused them.

Rapid Eye Movement Induction Therapy (REMit) with Nikola GoranovicThis is where REMit comes in: by evoking these, often deeply hidden, negative emotional memories and simulating the REM phase in an awake state, such experiences are re-processed at a subconscious level and our negative emotional reactions to them are effectively wiped out. This makes us emotionally immune to the past, so that it can no longer have a negative impact on our present and future experiences. Hypnotic trance - which we had a chance to experience during Nikola's talk - mimics an additional element of our sleep, the non-REM phase, and opens the door to the subconscious, further facilitating and consolidating the therapeutic process.

The findings from the recently completed research study conducted in collaboration with the University of Sussex, confirm the effectiveness of REMit in resolving fears/phobias, mental blocks and limiting beliefs, with participants reporting significant improvements in their wellbeing even 3 months after the end of treatment. Very encouraging results - this is an approach worth exploring.

Special Offer

Discounted REMit Sessions
15% OFF a block of sessions
First session 2 hours, subsequent sessions 90 minutes each; 
Offer pricing: 
Block of 3 - £280 (standard price £330)
Block of 5 - £445 (standard price: £525)
Includes a FREE no-obligation 30 minute preliminary consultation.

Please contact Nikola directly for more information and booking:*
* To qualify for the discounts, sessions need to be paid for in advance by 30th November.
These offers cannot be used in conjunction with the Hove StressBusters Card discount.

Stress-Busting Library

Making Change Happen'So why do you put up with it?' asks your friend, with a slightly impatient shake of the head. 'You can do better than that. Pull yourself together! Just go and get yourself a new job...?' Or a new partner. Or a new home.
Those friends don't ever manage to inspire you, do they? As well as the implied unflattering comparison to themselves, there's blame nesting in their words, like an unfriendly hamster in a deceptively fluffy bed. Ask for advice and you end up feeling not just stuck and inadequate, but nursing a bitemark into the bargain. Teetering on the edge of leaving your job or your partner can feel like peeping over Beachy Head. So, to change or not to change? And when we decide to jump into a new future, how do we get the wings to carry us - or the courage to do it?... ... Read more
Hove StressBusters Classes & Workshops
Stress & Anxiety Support Group
Dr Perpetua Neo

Monday 16th November, 7.00-8.30pm
@ Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove
Is Your Health Making You Anxious? 

Session facilitator: Dr Perpetua Neo

Do you find yourself worrying a lot about your health. constantly checking for symptoms and going to the GP often? Or, do you find yourself surfing the internet and reading up on health issues you’re convinced you have but the medical tests are unable to detect. If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, and think that your health worries are getting in the way of your wellbeing and peace, you’re not alone. This month’s group was set up just for you.

This session will help you address the following issues:
· Learning to calm yourself down
· Learning to manage your fears around your health
· Worry about present health
· Nothing ever works!
· Worry about future health
· Seeking reassurance

                                  Admission: £10 * per session          

Max. 8 participants - BOOK NOW


Liz Sleeper

                       with Liz

Tuesday 24th November, 6.30-9.30pm
@ Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove
Sussex Constellations

Family Constellations workshop with Liz Sleeper 

Family Constellations workshops profoundly change the way we view ourselves and relate to others, and produce a lasting impact on all our personal relationships, attitudes to life, career etc. As one participant said, it's like 6 months of therapy in one day...

               Tickets: £20 *(on the door)                      More information & booking

***ADVANCE BOOKING: £15 per person*** 
Max. 15 participants - BOOK NOW

There are just 7 places left for this workshop - we advise you to book early to avoid disappointment!


Wendy Guest

                        with Wendy

Our world is a very stressful place and although we cannot get rid of stress completely - it is an intrinsic part of our lives -, we can learn to cope with it and to alleviate some of the acute physical symptoms of stress (the 'fight or flight' reaction) by focusing our attention on the place of inner calm using Mindfulness and meditation. ...

Workshops & courses run by the SMART-accredited instructor Wendy Guest

Mindfulness workshop (drop-in)Mindfulness Workshop
One more workshop in 2015:
Monday 30th November @ 7.45pm-9.15pm

@ Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove
                          Drop-in, £8 *
                         (suitable for all levels)                                      More information  

Coming up in 2016:
Mindfulness6 week Mindfulness Course
4th February - 10th March 2016
Thursdays @ 8.00pm-9.30pm

@ Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove
Course fee: £125 * / £77 conc.  
Max. 10 participants
*** Early bird booking: £110 ***                     More information & booking   

Philip Milburn

 Sound & Voice Playshop 
                        with Philip

Thursdays, 8.30-10.00pm
@ Studio iO, Brighton

Life Music

Weekly workshops led by Philip Milburn 

Express, release & relax with creative vocal improvisation, harmony singing and sounding! This playful, friendly group explores the voice as a tool for creative self-expression, connection & deep relaxation...

               Drop-in, £10 *, or £35 * for 4 sessions  
                             ***First session £5***
                             (suitable for all levels)                              More information


Em Burnett
                       with Em

Tuesdays, 8.15-9.15pm
@ Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove
Wellspring Internal Energy Arts

Qigong to Self-Heal classes with Em Burnett 

Boost your natural healing ability by learning to connect with and harmonise your Qi ('chee' ~ life-force energy)...

               Drop-in, £7 * / £6 conc., or £27.50 * for 5 sessions  
               (suitable for all levels)                                 More information

     ***First class FREE if it's your first time learning with Em***


* 10% OFF all events with the Hove StressBusters Card

Stress-Busting Tip of the Month
Living in the 'Now'

How To Meditate In A Moment

Watch the video

Reduce stress, improve focus and find peace ... Learn to meditate in a moment with this animated video, based on Martin Boroson's book, One-Moment Meditation.
Next Event

Ayurveda with Julie Rawnsley
Matrix Reimprinting 
with Shirley Archibald

Wednesday,  2nd December @ 7.00 - 9.30pm
Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove


Keep spreading the word: the more people get involved in our community programme, the more diverse and interactive our events are going to be!
Hove StressBusters Card

Hove StressBusters Card - have you got yours yet?
The card is available for purchase at our monthly talk & demonstration evenings. The card costs £15 and is valid for 6 months from the day of purchase, during which time the card holder will be entitled to:
- 4 FREE talk & demonstration evenings
- 10% off all other HSB events (talk & demo evenings, classes, workshops)
10% off therapy sessions, classes, workshops with any of the
   practitioners listed in the StressBusters Directory

Wishing you all a stress-free month and looking forward to seeing you at our next event!

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