Life is a journey, an adventure.
An adventure between the first and last breath.
Ours is a human story: an individual perception and sense of self; the people we share it, their personal experiences in exchange with ours and about the planet on which we live.
Living consciously and knowing your own personal story with an awareness of your attitudes, actions, behaviours, habits and patterns facilitates you in making the adventure a more connected, inspiring, colorful, creative and stimulating so that you live life with purpose and meaning.
How are you doing in the twists and turns of life? If you are considering participating in The Possible Self ‘Me Program’ workshop you might like to know what to expect.
There are men and women of various ages from thirty years upwards and from different backgrounds and industries: education, entertainment, media, art, music, home makers, technology, engineering, medical, law, finance, PR and marketing, civil service, corporate business etc.
Some people come because they are in transition: leaving or starting a new job; changing careers; retiring; losing their home, partner or business; starting a new relationship or business; going to live in a different county or country; having a mid-life crisis; children have left the nest; they are floundering from one event to the next; lost or stuck in their life and just can’t find a way to excite themselves about their life. There are those who are reasonably content with their lives and want to reflect on or evaluate their life to-date and see if there is any part that could do with a good spring-clean, development or change.
The reasons to come to a TPS workshop are many and personal to each person. One thing they all have in common is that they are very interested in their own lives and how they effect their own well-being, and that of their loved ones around them. All parts of their lives! They work out how to make the shifts and changes that will give them more purpose, peace, pleasure, personal and emotional security, joy and meaning in their lives. They get to know how they develop and manage that change through all the ups and downs of life as it continues around them.
There are never more than twelve people in a five-day workshop and up to 15 in a one-day introductory workshop. The one-day workshop is a mini version of the TPS process and the five day workshop is a residential complete immersion in the process.
The introductory one-day and or the five-day workshop is divided in five parts:
1. Sensory awareness and development
2. Knowing your story: the past -your life to-date from birth to now
3. Owning your story: the present -the now in your life
4. Directing your story: the future -your next chapter/s
5. Your personal life plan
In a studio space each person works alone on a long table that represents their life-line in a group of fellow travelers. Everyone in the group is doing the same work as you are, which creates a sense of camaraderie in the workshop. You use photographs of yourself that you have brought to the workshop to jog your memory, so that you can chart the various periods to-date. You photograph your work daily so you have a record of the various stages of progress.
You are facilitated through an innovative process over one-day or five-days to create a visual sense of your years to-date and your next chapter/s on your personal ‘Tree of Life’: the people; events; emotions; places; sensory memories; dreams and imaginings; nature and play experiences. Everyone in the group is sharing in that process of getting to know their own personal life story. Sharing common aspects of your story happens at various times during the workshop, formally and informally, which creates an atmosphere of a shared humanity. A series of exercises are used each day in the development of sensory awareness and expression which helps to create your ‘tree-of-life’ and get you in touch with how you respond to your inner and outer world of memories and everyday experiences.
In a one-day workshop you experience a very short version of that process and in a five-day workshop you have more time to spend on each stage of the process; the past, present and future of your life.
Everyone has ‘stuff’ good and bad that has been woven into the fabric of his or her life. In a TPS workshop of the ‘Me Programme’ you get to create it, see it and begin to understand how it got woven in that way with those colours, textures and threads as the cloth lengthens. Life is where it is now. You can’t change the past. You can learn from your years of past experiences when you know your own story and use it as your own personal library. Celebrate the experiences because they have taken you to where you are now good and bad, and you are still alive to tell the stories. You will know what you want in your life and you don’t, once you see your ‘tree of life’ to-date in front of you. As the weaver of your own destiny, you can now choose the colour and texture of the threads to weave the next part of your fabric of life based on what you have woven to-date; what you have come to know about yourself and what you now want to achieve in your life.
In conclusion you may not change anything about your life and you might do, but the essential part you can achieve is to become aware of and change your own attitudes, thoughts, behaviours, habits, patterns and self-talk that does not support the life you want to live and go after what does. Take the courage to know and start that process and the way you perceive life will change for yourself and those around you. When individuals make these changes they effect all those around them; the atmosphere, communication and relationships. It all begins and ends with our own self and that self always has the possible self there for us in every minute of our lives. What is it saying to you?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information, bookings and registration on upcoming workshops.
“Look for the opportunities in the difficulties, not the difficulties in the opportunities.” p
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” St. Francis of Assisi
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” T.S. Eliot, journey, adventure
“An optimist expects his dreams to come true; a pessimist expects his nightmares to.” Laurence J. Peter
“People get what they want in life when they reach the point at which they can see themselves having what they seek.” Thomas D. Willhite
“The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.” Brian Tracy
“The future is simply infinite possibility waiting to happen. What it waits on is human imagination to crystallize its possibility.” Leland Kaiser
“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.” Karen Ravn