29th Nov 2018: Mind Management Workshop; Learn and Explore the Realistic Benefits of Mindfulness, Meditation and Self Hypnosis for Managing Your Mind by Leon Paterson

Come along to Cabaret Voltaire (36-38 Blair St, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR), doors open at 6.30pm and the talk starts from 7pm. Come along for a bite of food, a chance to socialise and get involved in a discussion on psychology and behaviour modelling…


Title of talk:

Mind management workshop – Learn and explore the realistic benefits of mindfulness, meditation and self hypnosis for managing your mind.



Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:

On this workshop we will explore –

  • Create effective daily mind management practice
  • How to improve focus and concentration
  • How to develop daily relaxation practice
  • A range of meditation practices and what they are useful for
  • The limitations of commonly taught mindfulness practices
  • Introduction into self hypnosis
  • Understanding unrealistic fear responses
  • The difference between conscious, unconscious and the biological mind


A few paragraphs on your subject:

According to research we are exposed to over 5000 adverts a day – social media, billboards, 24 hour news all compete for our attention. Many people’s thoughts are passively following where their attention leads. This is because they have learned to respond almost automatically to the world.
Yet most people are able to concentrate their attention effortlessly in situations that demand it. What enables this to be achieved is party down to the context. A working environment for example will activate you into becoming focused on what’s important… your work! What is more challenging is managing your attention independently.
We have incredible purposeful minds that alert us to things that seem important. They just might not be important at that particular moment. Going over and over an argument you had, or repeatedly replaying something you regret doing. Are examples of unwanted thoughts that can seem automatic.
Research demonstrates people who are better able to manage their thoughts and attention have a better quality of life, are more in control of their emotions, and have a range of ways to view the same situation. The good news is these are skills that everybody can learn and develop. And in this highly practical introduction you will learn how to apply mind management skills for your own personal development.

A few paragraphs about you:

Leon is a specialist in applying behavioural modelling to personal and professional skill development and learning. He helps people reach their peak performance and achieve extraordinary, measurable results. He is currently lead personal consultant and systemic psychotherapist at Changease. An organisation that has already helped hundreds of people go beyond their expectations and transform their lives.
Having spent many years of his adult life battling leukaemia. He is also committed to helping people overcome their problems and difficulties through applying state of the art behavioural science. Coming from deep empathy and compassion. He helps people quickly identify the psychological resources (unique to their situation) needed to create lasting change.
From overcoming difficult emotions and past traumas, to excelling in performance to get outstanding results. Leon helps you achieve the most effective and consistent results through targeting specific changes in your thinking, behaviour and interactions.

What free internet knowledge resources would you recommend to others if they wish to explore your chosen theme further?

Does meditation work? by Freddie W, USA, Friend of Aeon
New directions in hypnosis research: strategies for advancing the cognitive and clinical neuroscience of hypnosis by Mark P Jensen Graham A Jamieson Antoine Lutz Giuliana Mazzoni William J McGeown Enrica L Santarcangelo Athena Demertzi Vilfredo De Pascalis Éva I Bányai Christian Rominger Patrik Vuilleumier Marie-Elisabeth Faymonville Devin B Terhune
What Are the Benefits of Mindfulness? A Practice Review of Psychotherapy-Related Research Daphne M. Davis and Jeffrey A. Hayes
The Effect of Mindfulness-Based Therapy on Anxiety and Depression: A Meta-Analytic Review Stefan G. Hofmann, Alice T. Sawyer, Ashley A. Witt, and Diana Oh

What are your weblinks?

Website – changease.co.uk
Facebook – www.facebook.com/leonpatersonchangease.co.uk/
Public Email – [email protected]