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Copy of Positive Life Courses

A series of short courses aimed at boosting life skills. The courses provide knowledge and practical tips towards having a Positive Life. Courses cover wellbeing, health, relationship skills and work skills. Each course explains the main issues, provide lots of possible solutions and helps you discover possibilities for change.

Positive Life is a life that is: uplifting, encouraging, wholesome, confident, optimistic, good, hopeful, upbeat, productive, useful, helpful, progressive, worthwhile, enthusiastic, supportive, pleasing, heartening, prudent and forward-looking.
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Courses and course materials are free. Venue: Purley Baptist Church, Qube Training Room. Sessions times: Mondays 7.30-9.30pm or Wednesdays 10am-12noon. Course descriptions are below, click here for upcoming course dates and times. 

The series of Positive Life Courses

WELLBEING COURSES HEALTH COURSES
  • Boosting the Benefits of Sleep
  • Eating & Drinking for Health
RELATIONSHIP SKILLS COURSES WORK SKILLS COURSES
  • Professional Writing
  • Presenting for High Impact
  • Meeting Management
  • One Minute Praising & Redirecting
  • Deadline Management & Progress Tracking
Register your interest for a course via the Church Office

#1 Boosting Life Skills: An Introduction

How to boost motivation & self-confidence, make effective decisions
How, in a highly effective way, to: 

  • approach problems
  • check we’re going in the right direction & manage time
  • get agreements, collaborate, listen.

Mainly based on books: Confidence Pocketbook, Gill Hasson; Personality Plus, Florence Littauer; Positive Personality Profiles, Robert Rohm; 365 Days of Positive Self-Talk, Shad Helmstetter; See You at the Top, Zig Ziglar

More details are in the Course SyllabusTo find out more or join the course, ring or email the course organiser: Nick Waters, or contact the Church Office.
#2 Boosting 7 Highly Effective Characteristics
How to be a highly effective person

How, in a highly effective way, to: 
  • approach problems
  • check we're going in the right direction and manage time
  • gets agreements, collaborate, listen
Based on the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.
More details are in the Course Syllabus. To find out more or join the course, ring or email the course organiser: Nick Waters, or contact the Church Office.

#3 Boosting Relationship Skills: an introduction 

How to understand people and establish a strong connection

How to boost top 20 skills needed to effectively relate with people, through:
  • listening & fully engaging in conversations
  • recognising & using body language
  • mastering assertiveness skills.
Mainly based on books: How to Start a Conversation & Make Friends, Don Gabor; How to be People-Smart, Les Giblin; The Definitive Book of Body Language, Allan & Barbara Pease; Assertiveness at Work, Ken & Kate Back; and a talk by Rick Warren entitled 10 Steps to De-escalate Conflict

More details are in the 
Course Syllabus. To find out more or join the course, ring or email the course organiser: Nick Waters, or contact the Church Office.

#4 Boosting Highly Effective Relationship Characteristics

How to be a highly effective relationship builder with all types of people

How to build all types of relationships by:
  • boosting characteristics key to all relationships
  • advancing listening skills
  • working with personality style differences.
Mainly based on books: Love As A Way of Life, Gary Chapman; The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman; The Marriage Book – How to build a lasting relationship, Nicky & Sila Lee; Personality Plus, Florence Littauer; Positive Personality Profiles, Robert A. Rohm

To find out more or join the course, ring or email the course organiser: Nick Waters, or contact the
 Church Office.

#5 Handling Conflict & Difficult People

How to cope with conflict & difficult people
 
How to:
  • de-escalate conflict
  • restore relationships
  • better handle anger & 21 types of ‘difficult people’.
Mainly based on the book Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Difficult People,  Renée Evenson; a Fred Pryor seminar entitled How to Handle Difficult People and a series of talks by Rick Warren entitled De-escalating and resolving conflict

More details are in the
 Course SyllabusTo find out more or join the course, ring or email the course organiser: Nick Waters, or contact the Church Office.

#6 Boosting the Benefits of Sleep

How to get a good night's sleep every night
  • Good sleep ‘hygiene’ & sleep strategies.
  • Tackling insomnia.
  • The impact of not getting enough sleep.
Based on the books: Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker and Sleep – Harness the power of sleep for Optimal health & wellbeing by Petra Hawker.

More details are in the 
Course Syllabus. To find out more or join the course, ring or email the course organiser: Nick Waters, or contact the Church Office.

#7 Eating & Drinking for Health


From the latest research, we:
  • de-mystify guidance on what food & drink will keep us healthy
  • learn about losing weight & keeping it off.
To be developed: will be based on the books The Fast 800 by Dr Michael Mosley; The Diet Myth by Dr Tim Spector; Eat More, Live Well by Dr Megan Rossi

To find out more or join the course, ring or email the course organiser: Nick Waters, or contact the
 Church Office.

#8 Professional Writing

How to write clearly, concisely and precisely so we can:   
  • have our messages quickly and easily understood
  • have a professional image
  • have error-free writing.
The course includes material produced by Lois Lightfoot, Sally James, PEF Associates (Penni Fromm); as well as material from the following web sites: dictionary.cambridge.org, grammar-monster.com, Wikipedia.org, universalclass.com, examples.yourdictionary.com and plainlanguage.gov

More details are in the
 Course Syllabus. To find out more or join the course, ring or email the course organiser: Nick Waters, or contact the Church Office.

#9 Presenting for High Impact

How to design & deliver effective presentations.
To be developed

#10 Meeting Management

How to organise, chair & participate in highly effective meetings.
To be developed

#11 One Minute Praising & Redirecting

Will be based on the book The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard & Spencer Johnson
To be developed

#12 Deadline Management & Progress Tracking

Course aim: To explore tools & techniques in these two important project management areas.
To be developed

 

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