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Find your inner peace workshop

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.

"Ego says, “Once everything falls into place, I'll feel peace.”
Spirit says, “Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.”

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)

Vassia Sarantopoulou is a counselor-psychologist, founder ofAntiLoneliness. 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). She keeps expanding her professional skills by participating in trainings in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), and Grief Couneling. 

She has been supporting her clients through hard times, especially when they are dealing with: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loss, transition, fears, self-sabotage, loneliness, procrastination, perfectionism, anger, divorce, etc. Moreover, she has been the lecturer in seminars and workshops concerning Career Counselling, Stress Management, Parenting, Self-Awareness, and also the main speaker to various conferences and presentations, talking about leadership, empowerment and relationships.There's an ongoing research on Loneliness and its effect in the Netherlands, which Vassia conducts with the help of her AntiLoneliness team.