Change of Venue!! We're back at the Abbey Community Centre as of May 2013. 34 Great Smith Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3BU, UK.
Our weekly workshops have been inspiring life changes since 2004. Life Clubs was founded by Nina Grunfeld, former Daily Telegraph (Get A Life) columnist.
Life Clubs provide weekly practical, fun and inspirational workshops which act as affordable expert guides to self-confidence and improvement. Life Clubs are a great way of gaining useful tools to aid you in getting more of what you want!
Each workshop have been specifically designed to help you gain self-knowledge on everything from relationships to reaching your goals. Come every week or just whenever you fancy the workshop!
£17.50 per workshop online.
(Please note that if you have bought a package of 10 workshops, please could you let us know of you attendance in advance of each workshop you attend. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Upcoming workshops - click here for full 2013 list
Wednesday 15th May 2013
What About Me?: Saying Yes to Saying No
A ‘no’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
- Endlessly juggling the demands of your work and family, friends and colleagues?
- Being pulled in too many directions at once?
- Forgotten when you last did something that was just for you?
If so, you’re probably suffering from the common inability of not being able to say ‘no’.
Research from psychologist William Fleeson shows that we can be happier simply by being more assertive and voicing our opinion. This workshop will help you realise why Fleeson got these results and how you too can be happier.
As Life Clubs is totally tailor made, What About Me? is all about finding when it is appropriate for you to say ‘no’ in your life. You’ll discover who or what and which thoughts are draining all your energy and when to spend more time on yourself. We will also introduce you to flexible and practical saying ‘no’ techniques that you can use day after day.
Saying yes to saying no will leave you feel refreshed, less stressed and more clear headed - just like Gandhi.
Wednesday 22nd May 2013
Choosing Your Perspective: Enjoy the views
- Always thinking 'that's just the way it is'?
- Stuck in your old habits?
- Want a fresh perspective?
From her research on almost 8,000 participants, Psychology Professor, Dolores Albarracin, found that people actively avoid information that contradicts their pre-existing views. As this suggests, on the whole we don’t enjoy knowing things that don’t agree with the viewpoint of others.
Yet intellectually we all know that we acquire a vast amount of our knowledge from asking others and considering their points of view. And we all know how important that is as research from Leung & Chiu confirms when they found that multicultural experiences increase our receptiveness to ideas and our creativity, whilst staying in the realm of what we already know decreases it.
Our Choosing Your Perspective workshop will provide you with a tool for not only solving your problems, but also creating an inspiring future, by engaging your imagination and encouraging you to regard situations from different perspectives. By considering the viewpoints of others, it will offer you alternatives to your existing thinking and an appreciation for how each perspective has it’s own benefits and downfalls.
Why not enjoy the views that come with Choosing Your Perspective.
Wednesday 29th May
Is It What You Really Want? : What Are You Overdoing?
Breaking Bad Habits
During much of our waking lives we act according to our habits, from the time we rise and go through our morning routines until we fall asleep after evening routines.
Dr Ann Graybiel, MIT Institute Professor
- Wasting time on things you no longer enjoy?
- Have your habits taken over your life?
- Living on autopilot?
Our habits (worrying, exercising, sleeping, eating, drinking etc) dominate most of our time without us even realising it. This is manageable until our habits start becoming excessive.
Excessive behaviour impacts on our daily lives. It may begin with an enjoyment of something, but ends with us retreating to the safety of these habits to escape our negative inner feelings. Finally it obscures what we really want from life, diminishes our energy and productivity and keeps us idling in our comfort zone.
This workshop will firstly help you become aware of your habitual behaviour. It will then enable you to identify what it is that you really want and the habits you will need to adopt to get there. It will provide you with the tools to change and to lead a more successful, fulfilled and happy life.
So, come along and find What You Really Want….
Or maybe start by asking yourself… Is This What I Really Want?