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19 July 2018 - "Find Your Inner Peace"

Written by Tetyana Benzeroual

Ego says, “Once everything falls into place, I'll feel peace.”

Spirit says, “Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.”

These quotes exemplify one of the most fundamental struggles of human life, and on our journeys, many of us can lose sight of how to keep these two tendencies in balance. Vassia Sarantopoulou of Anti-Loneliness has been thinking about these issues for her entire professional career, and she joined us at our latest workshop to share her insights with a full house of attendees. Vassia went over six important steps to build more inner peace - and we say "build" because it's a process and not a final destination. 

What a sheer joy it was to see so many interested and engaged faces at our first workshop on July 19, 2018. Huge thanks to Vassia from AntiLoneliness for doing this incredibly informative and motivational workshop. We cannot wait to hear more of her wisdom when Vassia joins us as the keynote speaker at the Mix & Match networking event on November 14, 2018. Please see below the recap of the skills and books discussed at the workshop.

Six skills to build more Inner Peace 

Skill #1: tolerate & accept uncertainty 

Skill #2: let go of perfectionism 

Skill #3: stop caring about what other people think of you

Skill #4: recognise your Self Talk  

Skill #5: accept uncomfortable feelings   

Skill #6: defend your story  

Book Suggestions 

1.The Gifts of Imperfection (Brene Brown)

2.Self Compassion (Kristin Neff)

3.When things fall apart (Pema Chodron)

4.Emotional First Aid (Guy Winch)

5.I thought it was just me (Brene Brown)

6.The Gift of Nothing (Patrick McDonnell)

About the Presenter

Vassia Sarantopoulou is a counselor-psychologist, founder of AntiLoneliness. She has studied Psychology in Athens, Greece, and she has completed two Master courses, one in Counseling and Career Guidance (Athens), and one in Psychology (Leiden University, Netherlands). Vassia keeps expanding her professional skills by participating in trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Grief Counseling. She has been the lecturer in seminars and workshops concerning Career Counselling, Stress Management, Parenting, Self-Awareness, and also the main speaker at various conferences and presentations on leadership, empowerment and relationships.

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