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Our Compassionate Transitions Workshop will help you navigate the many changes we are all experiencing at the moment.  Compassionate Transitions will help make those changes feel more comfortable,  During the last few years you may have found some transitions easier to manage than others, but it can sometimes feel almost impossible to hold on to a sense of hope and possibility.  

With grace and tenderness, we can make transitions more bearable until we find a way through the changes to a place that feels safer.  

New dates for our next Wisborough Conscious Leadership Programme starting in April.  If you want to be a more self-aware leader who has the resilience and emotional intelligence to create the best conditions for your team go to Conscious Leadership and find out more about the Programme.  

What do you think about the idea of Being kind to yourself?   When we talk about self compassion we're talking about being kind to ourselves.  Recently we realised that many people think such kindness is simply self indulgent.  Let us show you why being kind to yourself is so much more than self indulgence! 

Our Spring Wisborough Positive & Powerful Leadership Programme will start in April.  It is a good blend of skills and knowledge that uses current work situations to develop more positive conversations and skilful leaders who can bring out the best in their teams.  It may be just what you are looking for to help you be the best you can be.

Our free leadership workshop is will be on 19th March 2024 in West Sussex.

As usual there is a reminder about our Wisborough Conscious Achievement Coaching and lastly in Musings Over Breakfast - Open Your Hearts to Life

What's in this "Latest News"?

·  Wisborough Workshop - 27th April - Compassionate Transitions

 ·  New dates for the Spring Wisborough Conscious Leadership Programme to help you be a more mindful and successful leader

·  Being kind to yourself is so much more than self indulgence!  

·  New dates for the Spring Wisborough Positive & Powerful Leadership Programme to help you motivate yourself and your team

.   Free leadership workshop in West Sussex 

·  Coaching How the Wisborough approach could help you be true to yourself and be the best that you can be

·   Musings over breakfast – Open Your Hearts to Life 

    why choose Wisborough?

Compassionate Transitions

The last couple of years have been a time of transition for all of us and have highlighted the way our lives are made up of many transitions.  

Some transitions are small changes we choose to make, others may be bigger ones that we can perhaps feel just happen to us unexpectedly, and these may be more difficult to navigate.  Times of transition can be anything from learning a new skill, moving house, changing job, going on a diet, or giving up alcohol, to having a serious illness or accident, being made redundant, or losing a partner.  We all deal with transitions in different ways, sometimes well, sometimes not so hopefully. 

During times of transition there is often loss to be managed and new paths to be found.  We may feel hurt, angry, scared, sad, unsure of ourselves and the way forward.  So, we’re interested in how we can make the transition easier by understanding what happens to us, by having self compassion and by being gentle on ourselves.  When we are able to do this the transition can be a time of growth and new beginnings.  

If you’d like to explore what you can do to ease transitions in your life do join us on this workshop on Saturday, 27th April from 9.30 – 4.00.  We’ll provide a light lunch, and comfortable, relaxed surroundings.  The numbers will be limited to give everyone time.  Free, but donations welcome. 

If you would like to find out more about the Compassionate Transitions workshop contact us or email or call us on (44) 01798 872 266.

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New dates for the Wisborough Conscious  Leadership Programme to help you be a more mindful and successful leader 

The Conscious Leadership Programme will help you question what is important to you as a leader.  It will increase your emotional intelligence, make your relationships easier and more effective, and help you be authentic as you use your values to deal with difficult situations with integrity. 

The Conscious Leadership Programme, run by Chrissie McGinn & Richard Hewitt, uses new concepts of leadership to develop successful leaders. This is a cutting edge programme for managers to discover their natural leadership qualities and to learn skills to enhance them. Each workshop is limited to six people to ensure maximum benefit to each delegate.

“The course offers a unique opportunity for deep and intense work in a small group of fellow professionals, and stresses both personal and professional development. It is a combination of theory, group dialogue, and experiential exercises, as much a deep and life-transforming experience as a training course.”

The new dates for the Conscious Leadership Programme

The Conscious Leadership Programme is divided into 3 modules to give you time to embed the learning in the workplace and see the results as you go along.  

Using your Emotions to Create Success – 21st & 22nd March 2024

Making & Maintaining Positive Relationships – 11th & 12th April 2024

Influencing with Integrity – 2nd & 3rd May 2024

The cost is £2200 or £1950 if booked six weeks before the first module.  If you think it’s time that you became not just a good leader, but a great one come on the Conscious Leadership Programme.  Go to contact us or email or call us on 44 (0)1798 872 266 to find out more or to book your place.  For more info click here 

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Being kind to yourself is so much more than self indulgence!

We were recently talking about the importance of being kind to yourself and someone said “I really don’t know what you mean when you say that!”  

She talked about it being indulgent and self-centred.  We knew that one of her  interests was playing the violin, and we said that we thought that when she was playing the violin, she was being kind to herself.  She looked doubtful and, said “that was just something she did.”

When asked what it would be like if she was told that she couldn’t play, she said “that would be awful.”  We talked further and it became apparent that playing the violin was an important expression of herself and her creativity.

Meeting your needs

It was, in fact, meeting her need to be creative and was a special part of her life and who she is.  If this expression of herself was stifled, or closed down, or not given time, she would not be able to give of her best in other areas of her life.

When we shut ourselves down in some way because we think we’re not supposed to do something for ourselves, or haven’t the time to do something that gives us pleasure, we’re often squashing an important aspect of ourselves.  When we start to shut down in one area, we may also find ourselves shutting down in another.  We may start to lose energy, our joy in our work, our relationships, in life itself.

Remembering what lifts your spirits

So, perhaps it’s time to remember what makes you feel good, lifts your spirits, or encourages your creativity.  Perhaps it's time to think how you could do this more often.  Hope that you can find many opportunities to be kind to yourself and enjoy life more.

If you would like to know more about Self compassion contact Chrissie or Richard about Compassionate Transition Workshops.  Call 44 (0)1798 872266 or contact us or e-mail 

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How the Spring Wisborough Positive & Powerful Leadership Programme could help motivate you and your team  - 18th & 19th April & 9th May 2024

 Leadership is about hearts and minds. It is about consciously helping people to really engage with their work and the success of the company. As a leader you need to have the resilience and interpersonal skills to create the right conditions to help your people build a better future.

The Wisborough Positive & Powerful Leadership Programme will give you the insights and skills you need to help everyone give their best performance, and achieve the results you want.  Every Programme is tailored to meet individual and organisational needs.  We’ve been running and developing this Programme for more than fifteen years now and people are always delighted with the results.

Benefits of the Wisborough Positive & Powerful Leadership Programme

Here are some comments from delegates about how the Wisborough Programme has transformed the way they work.  

 “It has got me thinking completely differently about myself, and my staff, and how I can manage them.”

“It takes the theoretical to the practical in the workplace.”

 “It has shown me that a lot of time we do know how people feel, but we don’t acknowledge it and so people think we don’t care.”

 “It has given us great skills to manage our own different situations at work.”

“It makes us be realistic about our feelings and how they affect our decisions and our behaviour.”

“This is thought provoking for everyone as it isn’t the way we usually work with people.  It develops a maturity with everyday actions in the organisation.”

How does this transformation happen?  

Day 1: will identify your leadership qualities, show you how to manage your emotions and build powerful relationships within your teams by communicating in ways that create real understanding and action. 

Day 2: will help you understand how to motivate your team to get the best long term results, and will give you time to practise your skills with your real issues. 

Then you will have a couple of weeks to practise your skills back at your workplace and see some great results ready for

Day 3: to show you how to take your team with you through times of change, how to resolve conflict, and how you can use your power to influence as you continue to develop your skills. 

The Programme uses the Wisborough Positive & Powerful Leadership model to help you create a harmonious and highly productive team and organisation.  After completing the Programme you will regularly review your progress with follow-up emails and questionnaires. 

Positive & Powerful Leadership Programme in Sussex The Positive & Powerful Leadership Programme in Coldwaltham, UK is on 18th & 19th April & 9th May.  If you would like to know more please give us a call on 44 (0)1798 872266 or contact us or e-mail headed "Positive & Powerful Leadership"

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    Free Conscious Leadership Skills Workshop in Sussex to help you manage conflict with ease is on 19th March 2024

    When times are difficult do you just react or can you be a Conscious Leader?  Can you maintain your integrity in difficult situations?  Do you want to feel more confident?

    If you want people to be motivated and to work together more positively and productively, and you want your relationships to work well for you, join us on the Wisborough Free 2 hour Conscious Leadership workshop in West Sussex on 8th March.

    “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” Dale Carnegie

    This seminar will help you to:

    -  Deal with difficult people and situations more easily so that you can have those  conversations you have been avoiding

    -  Manage your feelings when they get in the way

    -  Manage conflict

    -  Understand what is happening in your relationships

    - Use skills to improve your relationships and get the best out of people

    How to book your place on the Wisborough Free Conscious Leadership Skills Workshop 

    Book your free place with Chrissie McGinn & Richard Hewitt at Wisborough now.  Please phone 01798 872266 or go to contact us or email headed "Free Workshop"  

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      How our approach to coaching could help you be true to yourself and be the best that you can be

     Make the most of your coachWhat do you want from a good coach? Someone to encourage and support you? Someone to help you transform your negative perceptions of life? Someone to help you clarify your goals?

     How do you want your coach to work with you?  You probably want your coach to ask you questions, really listen and understand what you are trying to say.  Perhaps you would also like to do some visualisations to really embed some new ideas. 

    When do you want to work with your coach? Would you like to be able to meet,  chat on the phone, or zoom at a time to suit you, perhaps at the beginning or the end of the day?  Would you like to have time in between sessions to practise some new skills?  Would you like to have a set number of sessions, and then time to review the way forward?

    enjoying a coaching session

    "I wanted to thank you for your time today.  I have come away with some very useful tools which will help me improve my way of handling those difficult situations/ people.  I understood the model you used and can relate it to my own position in the lab. You were superb at explaining it all and I really felt that you understood my own situation.  I will start practicing and know that one day it will become more of a habit." 

    What do you want to focus on with your coach? Would you like to understand yourself better, learn some new skills, and be more confident?  Would you like to know how to get the best out of your relationships?  Would you like to solve some current problems, become less stressed, and be more successful?

    If all this sounds like you, and what you would like from your coach contact us or call 01798 872 266 or email headed "coaching" Looking forward to helping you be more positive and maintain that positivity throughout 2023.

    Musings Over Breakfast  - Open Your Hearts to Life 

    Eyes cannot see it

    It cannot be heard

    Hands cannot touch it

    It can’t be put into words

    It’s hidden by wanting

    It’s hidden by fear

    It’s not in the future or in the past

    It’s only now and here

    Open your heart

    Here it is … all you’ve ever wanted

    Open your heart

    Here and now … waiting … for you

    Life itself

    Open your heart to life itself    Tim Freke

     Do hope that you will feel expansive and enjoy life to the full! 

    Go well

    with love

    Chrissie & Richard

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