TQT Events

A Day of Mindfulness and Reflection

Escape from the stress of everyday living and give yourself a break. Take time out to experience the power of mindfulness and focusing on what’s really important.

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Rookhow Centre – Rusland Valley

Friday 27th October 2017 10am – 4pm

Join Mindfulness expert Ondy Willson and Coaching specialist Zoe Dawes for a very special day in the country.

Ondy and Zoe Rookhow Cumbria

During the day you will:

  • understand what Mindfulness is and how it benefits your life
  • learn simple techniques to practice mindfulness to improved concentration and mental clarity
  • identify ways to manage your time more effectively and increase creativity
  • experience Walk n Talk Coaching to help develop practical solutions to everyday issues
  • feel more relaxed and better able to deal with life and work issues more effectively

Morning with Ondy

In the morning, we’ll spend some time finding out more about mindfulness process and how we can use it to let go of anxieties and worries to find clarity and insight. We’ll learn simple yet profound meditations and exercises that will enable us to achieve more emotional and mental stability, leading to a deeper understanding of the influences that affect our wellbeing. With this mindful approach, we will then be prepared to consider actions necessary for personal growth and development.

Afternoon with Zoë

After lunch we’ll reflect on this morning’s experience and what impact it’s had on us. We’ll do some practical activities, including coaching, to clarify our learning and explore what simple changes we can make to be happier, manage our time and become more focused. Weather-permitting we’ll go for a walk in the nearby woods and discuss what we can do next to introduce more balance into our daily lives. (We’ll do that indoors if it’s pouring with rain!) You’ll leave feeling relaxed and much more focused, ready to face the world renewed.

Rookhow path through woods

Rookhow Woods

Cost: £70 including refreshments and light lunch – limited places

BOOK your place here

Ondy and I are very much looking forward to sharing this special day with you.


Dalton Literature Festival

Writing About Place with Karen Lloyd and Zoë Dawes

November 4th 12 noon – 1:30pm

The Muse, Dowdales School, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AH

Dalton Literary Festival Writing about Place - Zoe Dawes and Karen Lloyd

Writing About Place with Karen Lloyd and Zoë Dawes

We live in a beautiful area that has inspired many writers whereas other people travel the world and record their impressions in diaries or blogs. Dalton LitFest has brought together one from each of these categories: Karen Lloyd from Kendal writes both poetry and a wonderful account of traveling around Morecambe Bay, whereas Zoe Dawes [aka The Quirky Traveller] has written reviews and blog entries about her many trips abroad.

On November 4 at 12 noon they are going to be interviewed in a session called Writing About Place and share their stories and writing tips with opportunities for questions from the audience.

Tickets: £5 – limited places so book early. Click here to book your place.

Dalton Literary Festival Cumbria

Dalton Literature Festival brings published local authors together in Dalton to showcase their talents and help other locals improve their own writing. It will also combine poetry, story-telling and various genres of writing in workshops, interviews and performances, some free and some ticketed, around Dalton. More details on Dalton LitFest here