Sunday, August 31, 2003

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.

I am running a course over the next few months and thought I would share the sort of thing it is.................. this is an out take of the text.......

The Road Less Travelled
A three evening course on Personal Management

including Awareness Training, Assertiveness Training, Communication and Group Work Skills led by Pip Wilson, author and Group Worker.

The objectiveis to spend three evenings together actively exploring communication. No experience necessary– only a willingness to participate at a level decided by yourself and the group. It will be interactive – meaning non-threatening discussion led and guided to provide a whole new experience of communication – body mind and spirit. It will be enjoyable and life affirming.

The Group Leader is Pip Wilson who has had thirty years experience of leading teams and groups of all ages. He is author of 4 books, which include many exercises for groups – now used world-wide. He will lead the group into enjoyable, stimulating, stretching experiences which are not easy to describe on paper. The new skills and awareness will equip each person, differently, to enable them to realise their own potential and help to realise that in others.

Join us on the journey.
The Road Less Travelled.

A THOUGHT ........
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas and dreams before the crowd is to risk their love.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.

But the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The one who risks nothing does nothing and has nothing - and finally is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow.
But he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love.
Chained by certitude, he is a slave and has forfeited freedom.

Only one who risk is free!

A STORY...............
As the old man walked along the beach at dawn, he noticed a young woman ahead of him picking up starfish and flinging them into the sea. Finally catching up with the young woman, he asked her why she was doing this. The answer was that the stranded starfish would die if left until the morning. “But the beach goes on for miles and there are millions of starfish”, countered the other. “How can your effort make any difference?” The young woman looked at the starfish in her hand and then threw it to safety in the waves. “It makes a difference to this one”, she said.

Listening skills, communications skills, spiritual awareness, assertiveness training, observation skills, self-awareness, affirmation, managing feelings and giving and receiving from a special group of people – AND GOOD FUN.