Vision Learning Journal July 2018 

Welcome to our latest learning journal.  

In this edition we look at a new tool in anxiety management and the latest research on self-compassion for learning and living well. Plus, upcoming courses and opportunities. 

Your latest articles:

  1. Anxiety Meets its Nemesis – Proven, fast, effective relief or another fad?  
  2. Kindfulness – Mindfulness gets an upgrade? Fact or Fiction? 

Upcoming course opportunities: 

Summer offers on courses: 

One Day Personal Retreat – 15th September 2018 – Malvern at the beautiful Fold –RELAX, SPACE FOR PERSONAL REFLECTION AND LEARN MEDITATION 


Accredited Learn Mindfulness and Kindfulness Online – Starts 10th September – 8 week evening online course – Certificate in Mindfulness and Kindfulness Programme –  attend live or listen to recording – LEARN MINDFULNESS AND KINDFULNESS FOR YOUR AND OTHERS’ BENEFIT 

Summer 121 Breakthrough Coaching – TIME TO WORK ON THAT ISSUE YOU’VE BEEN PUTTING OFF DEALING WITH? Work on a specific issue with integrated coaching combining life coaching, hypnotherapy, EFT, NLP and Timeline Therapy with Will Thomas this summer. 20% Summer discount on Breakthrough Days and Extended 6 or 12 week coaching packages.  Email for more information LIMITED TO TEN PLACES IN JULY AND AUGUST 2018  

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Thank you for reading! 

Will Thomas MA, BSc(Hons), PGCE 

Managing Director, Vision for Learning 

Award-winning Author  

Registered Hypnotherapist (GHR) 

Qualified Coach 

Anxiety Meets its Nemesis – Proven, fast, effective relief or another fad?

With soaring rates of mental ill health amongst the population and magnified in schools, learning simple effective tools you can use yourself or teach to others is a real bonus.  

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has over 100 research papers now rating it’s effectiveness as an intervention for anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and pain management.   

It started out life being described as a a Meridian Energy Therapy, and aligned with acupuncture. Acupuncture has been recognised as an effective intervention by the NHS now for many years.

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Kindfulness – Mindfulness gets an upgrade? Fact or Fiction?

Since the 1960’s when Jon Kabat-Zinn first secularised meditation, developing the now well known art and science of MINDFULNESS, there has been a groundswell of interest in the practice, and the benefits of this practice. 

Throughout the last 50 years, some have loved it and some have found it too difficult.  Recent research is suggesting that some of the vital elements of the practice of cultivating stillness and quietness within, were stripped out of the mindfulness approach that Kabat-Zinn and colleagues developed. 

These missing elements relate firstly to the methods of mindfulness meditation and secondly to the dumbing down of the importance of Kindfulness and Self Compassion in meditation practice. 

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