16 Guidelines for Life Workshops

The next 16 Guidelines for Life Training in Scotland will be held on 2324 June 2018.
Learn how to: 
Increase emotional resilience and confidence
Improve relationships
Achieve a greater sense of well-being and purposeThe 16 Guidelines for Life:
How we think -How we act – How we relate to others – How we find meaning in lifePractical tools inspired by Buddhist philosophy for making life better whether your greatest challenges exist at home, work, community or the world beyond. The 16G workshop is suitable for people of all ages, beliefs and cultural traditions.
Venue: Number One, Banchory, Scotland, UK
Time: 9.30am – 5pm
Cost: £135 pp
Concession: £125 pp
Facilitator: Claudia van Zuiden
www.solutionways.com
Bookings by Email:
solutionways@hotmail.co.uk
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For bookings:
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Accredited facilitator by FDCW: Claudia van Zuiden, CEO Solution Ways

For bookings and further: solutionways@hotmail.co.uk

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WHAT ARE THE 16 GUIDELINES?

The 16G are a practical tool for making life better. They provide a simple, robust framework for reflecting on how we think, speak and act, and for creating causes to experience lasting happiness and meaning.

The 16 Guidelines programme provides a simple, robust and flexible framework for developing empathy, compassion and resilience in daily life, suitable for both educational curricula and for personal and professional development.

The programme offers a range of practical tools and resources designed to promote reflection on the way we think, speak, act, and find meaning in life, presented through a mixture of exercises, group work and discussion. Benefits include:

  • increased emotional resilience
  • better relationships, at work and at home
  • a greater capacity for insight and personal reflection
  • a greater sense of well-being, confidence and purpose

Discoveries in neuroscience suggest that each of us has the potential to continue developing and transforming our minds, from birth until death. The 16G can help us to do this in a way that will benefit both ourselves and others. If you change your mind, you change your life.

The 16G were inspired by the 16 Human Dharmas, an ethical code written by King Songsten Gampo in 7th century Tibet to guide his citizens. The code played a crucial part in the transformation of Tibet from a warlike nation into a civilisation renowned for its peace and serenity. So the 16G are a contemporary presentation of ancient wisdom. They are decep- tively simple words which appear in all of the spiritual, religious and philosophical traditions of the world – even if they aren’t always put into practice. If we learn to apply them to real-life situations, they demonstrate a capacity to transform our relationships, help us to make wise decisions, and bring us peace of mind in difficult of circumstances.

Claudia is an accredited facilitator in the 16 Guidelines training pathway. If you are interested in becoming an accredited 16 Guidelines facilitator; please get in touch to find out about the training pathway and access a range of resources for different age groups and audiences.

About the two-day workshop:

The Level 1 is a two-day course that introduces participants to the 16G and the framework of the four Wisdom Themes. Using interactive and experiential methodologies it gives inspiration and skills to apply the 16G in everyday life.

Participants are guided in personal explorations using the Guidelines as frames to analyse the way they relate to their experiences. The programme offers a range of practical tools and resources designed to promote reflection on the way we think, speak, act, and find meaning in life, presented through a mixture of exercises, group work and discussion. The skill of mindfulness is fundamental to all applications of the 16G so instruction and practice in mindfulness are included.

Benefits include:
• increased emotional resilience
• better relationships, at work and at home
• a greater capacity for insight and personal reflection
• a greater sense of well-being, confidence and purpose

“The minute you live in the Guidelines, your life will change.”

Lama Zopa, Honorary President of Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom

About FDCW and UECW 

The Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (FDCW) is an international non-profit organization established in 2005 with the aim of creating and disseminating educational programmes and resources based on universal human values which enable positive, long-lasting, personal and social change. FDCW takes forward the vision of the late Lama Yeshe for Universal Education which enables people to develop to their full potential, addressing their totality as a human being.

Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom (UECW) is a secular approach to inner development that empowers people to lead a happy and meaningful life and to be of service to others. UECW is rooted in Buddhist philosophy and psychology and deeply influenced by contemporary science and the universal wisdom of the world’s philosophical, spiritual and belief traditions.

FDCW aims to bring together science and spirituality in a contemporary experiential style suitable for people of all ages, beliefs and cultural traditions. The Dalai Lama is the Patron and Lama Zopa is the Honorary President. FDCW is affiliated to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).

At the suggestion of Lama Zopa Rinpoche the first UECW programme developed by FDCW was the 16 Guidelines for Life (16G). Since the launch in Sydney in 2006, the 16G have been adopted by thousands of people in over 20 countries, and catalysed a wide range of activities in education, youth work, health and social care, prisons, business leadership, family support, and community activism. The 16G are an inspiration for taking action to benefit others and self, and they offer a simple, practical framework for doing this.

References and Resources:
www.16guidelines.org and www.compassionandwisdom.org

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Latest NEWS:

Will you join us for this informal evening at NumberOne Banchory, where you will have time to ask questions about the next 16Guidelines for Life Training, which will be held in Banchory, Aberdeenshire on 24th – 25th Feb?
I so look forward to seeing you there! ~ Claudia

 

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Join us for the Monthly “Wellbeing for Teenagers” sessions.

The First Session will be:
Monday 5th March 2018 Venue: #NumberOne Banchory
Time: 7 pm – 8pm

These Wellbeing Sessions are based on the ‘16 Guidelines for Life’, and will be with coach/trainer Claudia van Zuiden.

When teenagers view themselves and others as incapable of change, they may experience more emotional stress from the ups and downs of daily adolescent life. This stress can not only lead to negative feelings but also stressed-out bodies and poor school performance.

When we show evidence by giving opportunities in having practical experiences to teenagers, they become more aware that they have the capacity for change in every moment.

Claudia van Zuiden is the founder of Solution Ways, ‘A Holistic Solution Focused Well-being Practice, Coaching and Training’. She has completed the Level 3, facilitator training in the 16 Guidelines Training Pathway. During the ‘Wellbeing’ sessions, Claudia will share how the 16 Guidelines can be implemented in our daily lives. This session will include a mindfulness practice, a reflection practice and an introduction to using the cards that are one of the tools used in the 16 Guidelines programme.

Working with a solution focused approach, Claudia aims to help young people to identify their strengths and to consider the values that are most central to them. She will explore through the application of mindfulness, creative art, dialogue and reflection, how teenagers can find their life purpose and what tools they can use to help discover a personally meaningful direction in life.

These ‘Wellbeing’ sessions are being organised to support people of all ages, in this case particularly with teenagers, in their wellbeing. Throughout the sessions we will explore and practice tools for wellbeing, with a view for these tools to become embedded in how we live our lives.

Cost: £ 10 per session, concessions: £ 8 per person
Booking Essential: solutionways@hotmail.co.uk
www.solutionways.com

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