How To Be Serene

Calm has a deep and natural appeal. Most of us long to be more patient, unruffled, at ease and capable of reacting with quiet good humour to life’s setbacks and irritants. But if calm is an ocean, most of us are still in the shallows.

How to Be Serene teaches us the art of responding with greater serenity to our challenges. It teaches us a toolkit for how to mine our distress for wisdom and reframe our responses, and by so doing, to triumph over free-floating or intense anxiety.

We will explore ideas such as:

  • Many of the things we fret about are neither random nor vain.
  • The things we worry about are obscure yet critical signals about what may be amiss in our lives.
  • We should not to try to deny or neuter anxiety, but learn to interpret it more skilfully.
  • Different ways of thinking can help us to reframe and manage times of anger and stress.
  • We should decode the valuable shards of information that our moments of panic are attempting to transmit to us.

This class invites us to look more carefully and slowly at our own agitation, with the aim of clarifying our underlying concerns and providing options for how we might respond differently.

TIMETABLE

6.15 pm     Drinks & welcome in our classroom
6.30 pm     Class begins (short break included)
9.30 pm     Class finishes
 

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‘Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom’.

– Soren Kierkegaard

Facilitator

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Sophi Bruce is a learning designer, facilitator, coach and social researcher. She joined TSOL Sydney as a core faculty member in 2015 and teaches across the public and business curriculums.  Sophi currently holds senior roles with the University of Technology Sydney and Adaptive Leadership Australia working with a range of people and contexts that focus on thinking differently, leadership impact and adapting to change.  She has enjoyed a varied life and career across two sides of the globe and has a First Class Honours degree and Masters in Communication. Sophi is inspired by the wisdom and progress that comes from purposeful and stimulating interactions.  She teaches ethics to primary school children, sings in a local community choir and has a penchant for travel and music festivals.  She has authored a range of research reports on leadership, social impact and digital futures and regularly contributes to articles and forums on resilience, self-care and purpose.  She remains proud of her teenage-self coming first in a short story competition judged by Roald Dahl.

Buy tickets for
How To Be Serene

$80

What:
Class
When and where:
  • Tue 29 Oct 2019 6.30pm – 9.30pm
  • Tue 3 Dec 2019 6.30pm – 9.30pm
    Spaces: Ground Floor/111 Flinders St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Class starts at 6.30pm sharp and runs for three hours including a short break. Drinks and nibbles from 6.15pm.

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Ticketing:

Full price: $80
Concession: $60
+ booking fee 

Concessions:
Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current Student Cards.

Refunds:
Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 10 days cancellation notice before the original class date. If you require a refund please contact us as per below. 

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