Feedback by David Parker
Having worked out that our first URBAN LIFECLASS workshop didn’t fall on a Bank Holiday Weekend, we failed to notice it was Mothering Sunday on March 30th, so a proportion of interest around our first group needed to decline in order to put Mum first – and quite right too! On the day, the sun came out to beam at 18 degrees, a miracle in March, so we also expected some dropouts – but no-one did, and on top of this we went beyond our participant target, so thanks ALL for attending and making our birth such a pleasure.
At 11.30am before we started at 12.30 pm over half of us had BRUNCH at The Chelsea Bun, just across the road from our venue, the Chelsea Theatre, with most people not knowing each other, so by the time we had swallowed down poached egg varieties, healthy ( and not so healthy enormous trucker breakfasts : ) the group had already started connecting, infusing and breaking down any fears. Come and join us next time.
Throwing the room together by the team in less than 10 minutes we proceeded to start the group headed by myself & Dickie Beau, and from then on 4 hours flew by, with written exercises, sharing with a small group of 3, and some interventions by myself on aspects of Rebirthing and what I call the 4 P’s : People Pleasing, Perfectionism, Procrastination and Projection. Mastering these 4 beasts will stand you in good stead, and all of these will detract you from getting the best result from your creative enterprises.
Some of you reading this may never have been in any personal development group or workshop, so here are a few truths. You don’t have to speak in front of the group, unless you want to, neither do you need to unload personal information that you wish to keep to yourself. It is simply a space for you to listen, perhaps identify with others, realise that you are not alone with your negative thinking or behaviours. We all have them – welcome to the club. By being more aware of your personal blocks, you are halfway to releasing them, and as you can see from the group photo here, many did, and all have booked to return for our second workshop Sunday April 27th.
Most participants had never experience breath work before, and judging by their reactions during and at the end, I doubt whether they will ever forget it. When can we do MORE? . . .was the question as we completed the session. Well, the answer is here :
SPRING BREATHE : Sunday’s APRIL 27th, MAY 18th 2014 ___________________________________________________
Each Single SUNDAY 4 hour session 12.30 -4.30pm including Group Rebirthing costs £45. Bring a blanket, yoga mat, or sleeping bag to lie on and a cushion if you can. The Chelsea Theatre Cafe is open on Sunday for teas, coffee, juices and cakes.
BRUNCH BEFORE GROUP-WORK join us from 11.30am across the road from Chelsea Theatre @ The Chelsea Bun for a hearty brunch if you wish, meet members if you are new, EAT before BREATHWORK and pay for what you eat.
CONCESSION SAVER : If you are focused on Personal Development, or in 12 Step Recovery, AND in financial difficulty and have a strong desire to participate, then contact us, as some places are available each Sunday workshop – with payment time to suit. (£30 per group session )
BOOKING : 020 7388 3109 email : firstname.lastname@example.org 15 places only. Advance booking and payment required to secure a space. PAYPAL available.
David Parker was made an Honorary Member of The Australian Academy Of Rebirthing & Breathwork in 2010, accredited to the Australian Government Body, in recognition of his work as a Rebirther Trainer with over two decades of service. He has led Groupwork in Australia, Sweden, Morocco, Estonia, Venezuela, Austria, Canada, Spain and Goa in India and has remained clean of all drugs, including alcohol, since 1982.
Individual 3 hour REBIRTHING/COACHING Sessions cost between £120/150 fortnightly/monthly.