What do you do when you fall down?

I think it is fair to say that on this journey of life we all get knocked down from time to time.  The question is, what do you do when you get knocked down?\r\n\r\nDo you choose to stay down? Complain and moan about the situation? Or do you get right back up again and keep on moving?\r\n\r\nCheck out this video showing Nicholi Rogatkin when he falls off his bike and down a 30 foot cliff. It’s impressive!

Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself


A one-day workshop designed to show you how to transform feelings of anxiety, hesitation and fear into self-confidence, excitement, fun and purposeful action

\r\nUsing a range of tools and techniques, as well as some challenges, you will get the opportunity to shift some personal, and perhaps long held limitations, in your personal or professional life. Maybe both!\r\n\r\nThrough practical experiences, group discussions and personal reflection, you will explore the inner workings of the human mind: how we think, how we develop our desires, goals and fears and how we motivate ourselves, make connections, and give meaning to our experiences. We will look and use a range of tools and techniques for quickly changing how we think, feel and act.\r\n\r\nIreland Retreat\r\n\r\nAgenda\r\n\r\nHow are you as we begin?\r\n\r\nWe meet in a training room on the edge of the Mourne Mountains with captivating views over the Irish Sea. Here we briefly map the structure of how you are thinking and feeling before heading out for the first challenge.\r\n\r\nThe first challenge\r\n\r\nWe like to keep this as a surprise\r\n\r\nHow are you now?\r\n\r\nOnce back in the training room we share the excitement and fun. We also map the structure of how you are thinking and feeling at this stage. We then teach you some techniques which will help you lock in all the important parts of your experience\r\n\r\nTransforming hesitation, anxiety and fear\r\n\r\nAfter lunch we will explore the inner landscapes of our internal experience. We show you how fear, anxiety and hesitation work. This alone gives you more control. We go further – we then teach you two techniques for changing such thoughts and feelings.\r\n\r\nA bigger challenge\r\n\r\nAgain, this is a surprise but the ante will be raised! We believe, that you will be much more in control of your internal processes and that you’ll have a completely different experience.\r\n\r\nHow are you now?\r\n\r\nWe once again share the excitement and fun. We also lock in all the important parts of this day’s special challenges.\r\n\r\nExperiences Transferred\r\n\r\nThis is where we feel that our event scores over others. We test that techniques which we have taught and that the changes you have made are still secure. We then show you how to transfer your new found skills and your significant coasteering triumphs.\r\n\r\nSpecifically, we show you how to generalise these to those other parts of your life where you experience anxiety, hesitation and fear. And in our very last piece of work we show you how to have all your newfound resources available to you in the future.\r\n\r\nSummary\r\n\r\nThis is a packed course. There is plenty going on – both at the physical and the mental levels. You will have had enormous fun. You will have met and enjoyed being with others. You will have celebrated success together. You will have learned some powerful techniques for managing thoughts and feelings. You will have pushed yourself outside your comfort zones. You’ll have learned really important lessons about yourself.\r\n\r\nMost of all however, we believe that you will have changed. And that means you will then be able to do those other things that you’ve been putting off.\r\n\r\nAnd that, we believe, will be the biggest benefit of all. Because that means that you will be able to have more success in those areas of your life where you most want it.\r\n\r\nEvent details\r\n\r\nEarly Bird Tickets available until 22nd April 2016\r\nCatering: Breakfast and lunch included\r\n\r\nFull joining instructions will be forwarded when you complete your booking including directions and what to bring.\r\nStandard Ticket\r\n\r\n

Date: 10th June 2016
Time: 08:00-18:00
Event: Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself
Venue: Greenhill YMCA
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Dealing With Reality – Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee and I were having dim sum, a traditional Chinese breakfast of meat-filled pastries, in a downtown Los Angeles restaurant after a lesson.  I seized on this opportunity to tell him that I was discouraged.  At forty-five, I felt I was too old and my body too stiff to achieve any real ability in Jeet Kune Do.\r\n\r\nBruce Lee\r\n“You will never learn anything new unless you are ready to accept yourself with your limitations,” Bruce answered.  “You must accept the fact that you are capable in some directions and limited in others, and you must develop your capabilities.”\r\n\r\n“But ten years ago I could easily kick over my head,” I said.  “Now I need an hour to limber up before I can do it.”\r\n\r\n

This short film was commissioned by Community Chest, Singapore.  Simply called “Gift”, it tells the story of a boy growing up and becoming a man.  He is disappointed with his Dad, who is always “poor”.  As the story unfolds, the young man realises that his Dad was richer than he could ever imagine.\r\n

“Being rich is not about how much we have, but how much we give.”

\r\nI like this film a lot and love how it challenges your belief about success.  Is success working in a job that gives you lots of money for flash cars, suits, fine dining and other extravagances?  Or, is success, using what you have for a greater good and finding your happiness there?\r\n\r\n

Question: What did you think of the film? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

The Fine Art of Not Being Offended

\r\n\r\nThere is an ancient and well-kept secret to happiness which the Great Ones have known for centuries. They rarely talk about it, but they use it all the time, and it is fundamental to good mental health.\r\n\r\nOffend\r\n\r\nThe secret is called The Fine Art of Not Being Offended.\r\n\r\nIn order to truly be a master of this art, one must be able to see that every statement, action and reaction of another human being is the sum result of their total life experience to date. In other words, the majority of people in our world say and do what they do from their own set of fears, conclusions, defences and attempts to survive. Most of it, even when aimed directly at us, has nothing to do with us. Usually, it has more to do with all the other times, and in particular the first few times, that this person experienced a similar situation, usually when they were young.\r\n\r\n

The Adventure of Silence is a three day retreat in rural Donegal.\r\n\r\nRetreat Ireland\r\n\r\nLife is busy. We live in a world where we are expected to be busy. Being busy is often viewed as a way of measuring how successful we are. Being busy means we don’t actually take time to breathe. We stop noticing the beauty around us and within us. We are plagued by emails, social media and a need to be available 247.\r\n\r\nWell now’s your chance to really unplug and get off the grid in a truly amazing location. You will be staying in a restored school house which is now modern while holding onto it’s original style. Accommodation will be shared in well appointed rooms and catering is included.\r\n\r\nThe Adventure of Silence is all about connecting with yourself and that means disconnecting from all of the distractions and pressures that you normally face. Every aspect of this retreat will be about realignment. You will get “head space” through the activities and “down time”.\r\n\r\nThis retreat will be a “real experience” that you will find both challenging and enjoyable. A lot of the time will be spent in silence but we will have designated times for sharing and discussing the learning that is taking place. We will use a number of experiences to enhance that learning and will include various meditations, mindful eating and an all night Fire Vision Quest.\r\n\r\nPlease note that mobile phones will not be allowed on this retreat. If you wish to take photos you will need to bring a camera. Note taking is recommended.\r\n\r\nThis retreat is limited to 16 people.

Date: 4th May 2016—6th May 2016
Time: 11:00am
Event: The Adventure of Silence
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
CS Lewis