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The Business & IP Centre at Exeter and Barnstaple Libraries host a range of events and workshops to suit start-ups, entrepreneurs or businesses looking to learn new skills or research their industry.

Webinars run weekly on a variety of subjects and are a great way to get an overview of a new topic, or a refresher which can help you to look at your business plan in a new light. Whether you’re just starting out or an established business looking to grow, our webinars are useful, inspiring and informative.

One-to-ones are useful for enquiring about how you can access business information and support, to discuss a problem or question you have in a specific area of your business, or to find out more about Intellectual Property. Find out more information on our 1-to-1s page.

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Understanding Emotions, & Developing Self-Care @ Okehampton Library

February 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

In this session, we will cover tips and tools for managing emotions to break stress cycles and avoid burnout.

Understanding emotions, managing fear & developing self-care

A fundamental cause of overwhelm, stress and burnout today is not taking responsibility for our own actions, thoughts and feelings. We may have a multitude of avoidance techniques to numb and distract us, but just like that beachball held beneath the water, negative emotions and repetitive thoughts will always eventually pop back up again, demanding to be looked at.

Nobody teaches us how to confront fear, manage anxiety or deal with rejection and failure. None of us are naturally skilled in the art of putting our own ‘oxygen mask’ on first, either, by developing that much-needed time and space for self-compassion (self-care). During part 3, we share several useful mindset tools needed to help support you through those challenging and unpredictable times.

Strengthening our courage, developing greater resilience (or bounce-back) and knowing how to push through our fears, (rather than running away from them) is all down to how we foster self-belief. We can only build confidence once we get to grips with our ‘inner critic’, that nagging self-talk which can plague our daily lives. In this session, we share journal tools to not only help to identify this negative self-talk which can hold you back. We also share practices on how to:

  • Slay People – Pleasing & FOOPO (Fear of Other People’s Opinions).
  • Release Unexpressed Emotion – that sits trapped in the physical body.
  • Develop More Self-Care – so you have more energy and vitality.
  • Letting Go – Be it anger, resentment, or shame…we all need to let go.

About Your Hosts

Will and Jayne Murtha are leadership, mindset and transformation coaches supporting Individuals, Leaders, Influencers, MPs, TV Stars, Young Mums, Entrepreneurs and Sports Elite to live their best lives.

At different times of their lives, they have both had near-death experiences which ultimately inspired them in the work they now do. Their joint passion is helping people to uncover their creative potential, so they can go on to live fulfilling and purposeful lives.

Will has published three books, the latest being, Create Your Own Life Story, which this 4-part series is based around. Passionate believers in the power of personal journaling, as an essential tool for self-development, together with Nutrition and Wellbeing Expert, Carey Davis-Munro, they have founded Be Well and Thrive UK. Offering businesses 1-2-1 coaching and practical tools to help their people flourish and thrive, they also offer workshops and live events to promote the power that coaching brings to people’s lives.

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February 20, 2023
10:00 am - 11:15 am
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Okehampton Library
4 North Street, Okehampton, EX20 1AR
Okehampton, EX20 1AR GB
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