Several years ago I attended a Humour Seminar in Wellington with my friend Rosalind. Australians Patricia Cameron-Hill and Shane Yates presented and thoroughly convinced me, if I needed convincing, that humour has such an important part to play in contributing to our health and wellbeing.
Shane and Cameron are still around and last year published the video below. It is summarised as follows:
A positive attitude is too important to be left to chance. That’s because everything you do can be easier and more enjoyable when you’re in a good mood. Being in a good mood can improve relationships, enhance learning, make hard work easier, prevent accidents and reduce stress. There is also a strong connection between positive emotions and good health.
Please enjoy this offering. You may also appreciate surfing through Patricia's Shane's website http://www.chy.com.au/
SEMINAR POSTPOSED UNTIL LATE 2015
Perhaps this video and their website will be motivators for you to attend my Wellington Humour Seminars in August?
Because U Matter has completed two recent training seminars with Victim Support in Rotorua (March) and New Plymouth (May), on behalf of Skylight. These seminars have addressed issues of grief, loss and bereavement with a focus on issues arising from suicide. BUM's Margaret Alve - a professional counsellor and supervisor - specialises in working with individuals and groups facing issues of bereavement, grief, loss and change.
in association with Victim Support and Skylight
Because U Matter Counselling and Supervision
Look for the 'Duck' Image on P.8 of CanTalk Winter 2012
Margaret has an article in the Winter 2012 edition of CanTalk - The Wellington Cancer Society newsletter. You can read it on page 8 adjacent the duck image - see left.
The article begins, "When people get diagnosed with cancer they naturally want to turn to those they love and are familiar with. They want to be able to share and depend on them, feel their love and support. It can be very hard to take when this support fails to occur...."
Interested in reading more?
Sometimes we lack motivation. Even thinking about motivation and making positive change can be difficult. Taking small steps can be the way forward. Taking one step at a time can bring about significant change.
Getting started can be so hard. External influences may influence being de-motivated, or changed circumstances may be getting in the way.
Here are 12 motivational tips that others have found helpful when they have applied them.
I Enjoy Working with Groups
I am available to work with groups seeking assistance around a number of issues. These may include:
Chronic & serious illness in the workplace, organisation or community
Engaging with change
Loss & grief issues
The challenge of self-care for people helpers....
Team building and group dynamics are among issues I have addressed with groups. I currently co-facilitate the "Heartsong" Wellington Bereaved Parents support Group. A particular passion is helping groups appreciate how 'rituals' help people to make meaning out of their life experiences.
My group work fees are $120+ per hour for businesses; $100+ per hour for NGO and Community groups.
Contact me to discuss possibilities for your business or organisation.
Because U Matter was launched as a website and blog today.
Naturally, this is a big move as I further develop my counselling services and resources. I'd love to know what you think. How can I improve my web presence? What other 'things' could helpfully be added?
Why not make a blog post here...?