The week-end of Friday 7th July was one I had been looking forward to; it was the date we ran our first residential programme. We have many people to thank for their ideas, good wishes and support in bringing that initial idea into a reality.
I’d like to pause briefly to share some of the highlights of the week-end and celebrate the success we had, before life becomes ‘business as usual’ and the vivid images and feeling about that special event fade with time.
Here are a few of the highlights
It was a pleasure to be supported in the design and co-delivery of the workshop by Shamshad (Khan), my Associate at Trainsform. A real treat for us all as she brought her blend of creativity, professional and personal experience to the sessions.
Some delegates said they ‘felt cocooned’ in the environment. We had prepared our self-contained venue with personal touches for each of our delegates. It’s true, simple, kind gestures have a big impact on our sense of well-being.
Our resources table displayed self-development materials to whet imagination and creativity.
Throughout the workshop delegates focused on the practical actions they would take to create more of the life they wanted at work and home. Delegates engaged in the activities and all worked beautifully together, in an atmosphere of mutual support.
These were professionals from a range of sectors all connecting at a human, emotional level as well a professional level.
Our guest speaker, Rosalind Bubb, delivered a session on the ‘Simple Tapping’ technique which complimented the practical tools we used in building our resilience and well-being to the next level.
All delegates had attended either the 1-day Resilience Skills workshop or the online programme before coming to this residential.
It was a packed weekend of self-care that we, as busy people, rarely afford ourselves.
We were able to use the outdoor space for a few of the sessions too; luckily we had glorious weather.
Taking time to celebrate
What we’ve achieve in life is something I encourage my clients to do, I also try to remember to do it myself.
We’re proud of having delivered our first residential. But as smoothly as things went, we are aware of improvements (through reflection and delegate feedback) that will make next year’s residential an even more effective experience for all.
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