“What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit… “Real isn’t how you are made… It’s a thing that happens to you… You become…”
This workshop adopts an attachment lens to untangle the many versions of self that we present to the world in our everyday lives. As colleague, a neighbour and a friend we are all changelings and wear many masks woven in different fabrics for every occasion and event. These relationship-based mental models are blueprints of what we value and expect from others and ourselves in relationships. For most, these emotionally driven behavioural patterns operate outside the periphery of consciousness awareness and activate most forcefully under conditions of stress, define the nature and quality of relationships. In a time of accelerated change, this workshop is designed to examine our relational values, why we may feel blocked in the pursuit of self actualization. This workshop explores attachment styles and encourages participants to immerse themselves in a self inquiry to confront the true self with appreciation and acceptance.
The insights that have informed this workshop are based on ten years of academic research and applied interventions with clinical foundations centered around self discovery and realization as the first step towards change and self-actualization. This is a simple, yet effective method that participants can adopt to understand how to help one’s self, and others, navigate through stressful and changing circumstances.
Key themes explored: Attachment dynamics, Attachment styles, Change Resiliency Values, Expectations of Self / Other, Psychological Safety, Psychological Contract, Trust, Exploration.
Remember – You’re braver that you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think…
Rachel Kidney, Ph.D. is a Management Consultant at MNP LLP specializing in organizational change management, technology driven transformations, and relationship dynamics in the workplace. The breadth and pace of technological change is having a profound impact on the the way we work. Though goal is simplification; the journey there is paved with great complexity for people. Transformation is not just about technology and process improvement,, Rachel focuses on changing mindsets, harnessing the power of relationships to build resiliency and unlock the creativity of people at work. Rachel designs change management strategies and plans with surgical precision taking their unique needs, situations, and goals into account and emphasizes empathy, psychological safety, and wellness in the deployment of change tactics and interventions across her client organizations. Rachel has published her research on leadership development and entrepreneurship in peer-reviewed and industry magazines. Her doctorate research in attachment theory and organizational relationship dynamics was awarded a medal for furthering industry innovation in Human Resource Development and Organizational Behaviour.
Dimple Don-Liyanage is an inspiring and learning orientated organizational consultant with over 10 years of experience practicing and teaching techniques that help our mind, body and spirit. Her empathic coaching style that enables her to inspire commitment to change. Dimple has years of experienceguiding and teaching others how to create new paths of self-discovery and how to form new, productive habits. Through intensive meditation, research and education, Dimple found a way of being that not only brought her to a place of contentment, fulfillment and health, it also started to positively affect those around her. Now, Rachel and Dimple bring their insights and learnings together to help people thrive through transition periods in life and work.