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The Art of Small Talk

There is nothing small about small talk. Discover the skills of great conversationalists as you learn why small talk is so important and practical ways to initiate and maintain engaging conversations. In this practical workshop you will learn: Why the ability to make small talk is so important? How to approach others – Initiating conversation with strangers Make yourself approachable Prepare topics points Make – and keep the person comfortable Observe – Listen – Compliment –... [More]

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Assertive Communication

Learning the skills of assertiveness is a wonderful way to become much more effective and at ease in personal and work situations. As you cover a variety of communication skills and relationship issues, you will learn new skills and attitudes to build confidence, self-esteem and clarity for better communication with others. This friendly small group atmosphere provides an opportunity to practice skills in exercises designed to prepare for real life issues in personal and... [More]

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Building Resilience

With increasing pressures around us, it is more important than ever to be equipped with a diverse repertoire of strategies to build and maintain resilience. In this one day course you will be introduced to a range of strategies, put them into practice and share your thoughts, ideas and feedback. Topics include: Positive Psychology Principles (the importance of flexibility and gratitude) Anxiety Reduction Strategies Visualisation and Acceptance Techniques Reframing tools Healthy... [More]

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Cultivating Compassion

Learn about the worldwide compassion movement and how cultivating your own compassion benefits your community. Waverly Council was the first city to join the Charter for Compassion Australia – this course gives you the skills and practices to embrace the compassion revolution. Develop and cultivate habits and practices that lead to good health and good humanity. The course will enable you to bring a more kind-hearted attitude and compassionate presence to yourself and others and to... [More]

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Personal Style & Image

Develop your own signature style as you learn to dress with confidence whatever the occasion. Identify your unique style based on your personality, lifestyle, profession, budget, body type and colouring. In this comprehensive workshop you will learn how to: • select the most flattering styles for your body shape and features, • explore how to wear pattern and colour, • achieve a perfect fit when buying clothes, • define what designs and accessories suit you, • understand the dress... [More]

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Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation is designed to teach you skills and techniques to help you find stillness, peace and calm within yourself, no matter what is going on around you...to be OK. This class is perfect for beginners as well as anyone looking to 'refresh their meditation skills The method taught is based on “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction” which was developed by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn (USA) and modified by Dr Ian Gawler (Victoria). Methods are “mainstream” with no religious... [More]

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