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Surviving to Thriving
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Tue 21Jul
Fri 31Jul

Transforming mind states and habits to shift from a surviving to a thriving mindset

Facilitator: Sarah King

We can’t always choose our environment, or what life throws at us, but we can choose how to respond.  Our world has recently been turned upside down.  We are all surviving with uncertainty, fear for the future, and keeping ourselves, our friends and families safe. As we begin to emerge what may be a bumpy journey out of a pandemic, we need to shift our mindsets to be able to fully embrace a new future.


Event time: Tue 21st Jul 2020 at 12:30pm - Fri 31st Jul 2020 at 1:30pm

At a glance

This is a 4 session journey over 2 weeks exploring how we can mentally shift from;

  • Anxiety to calm
  • Uncertainty to clarity
  • Distraction to focus
  • Fear to compassion

Times & Dates

All sessions start at 12.30pm BST and finish at 13.30pm BST.

Tuesday 21, Friday 24, Tuesday 28 and Friday 31 July.

What participants will gain

  • Greater awareness of habitual reactions
  • Deeper curiosity of body-mind connection
  • Consciousness of judgements that hold us back
  • Reframing of behaviour patterns towards flourishing and thriving

For the first time in human history we’re all going through the same experience at the same time. Either in lockdown, or emerging in and out of lockdown, we all have the same anxieties and fears about how we navigate through this. How will we re-constitute on the other side?

We need to support ourselves to have clear and open minds, a clear path going forward, with less worry and greater resilience. Supporting a thriving mindset is about enabling us to survive in the best way we can now. Furthermore it encourages a healthy mindset for emerging from what may well be a bumpy journey out of this pandemic.

As part of the Hawkwood Online Programme, Sarah King runs four sessions where participants will explore the personal transformational process SNORC (Stillness, Noticing, Open Curiosity, Reframe, Compassionate choice). This will bring greater consciousness to habits and mindsets that are supporting a ‘survival brain’ state.  We will explore with openness, curiosity and empathy, to realise more compassionate choices that are available to support a ‘thriving brain’ state.

A thriving mindset that will support moving out of a pandemic with renewed resilience, creativity and openness to future possibilities.

After each session there will be home practice of between 10-30 minutes per day, for the 2 weeks running.

Price Options

£50 Standard
£65 Support Hawkwood


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Practical Information

The course will be held in real time with the tutors via the Zoom platform. Sign up to this platform is free. You will need a laptop, computer, tablet or a smartphone – with an in-built camera and microphone – and a reliable internet connection. We will provide more information and joining instructions in advance of the first session. Attendance at all 4 sessions is required.

Recordings will be available for 30 days after course close as a way to support all participants in receiving the information.

The course is the same for both prices; please choose the level you can afford. Know that each booking you make is financially supporting our charity and facilitators and tutors, most of which have had to cancel all of their upcoming work. Thank you!

Sarah King

Sarah has many years experience in the field of people development, in many different industries and sectors, including small charities, SME’s, education, local government, retail and multinational financial services corporations, in the UK and overseas.

Sarah’s passion has always been for people to feel valued and thriving at work. She has won awards in the corporate world for being brave, courageous, and innovative in pursuit of that.

A main theme in Sarah’s work is connecting people with their own personal purpose, and that of the organisation they work for. Something that appeared strongly in her time as Head of HR for Triodos Bank. Sarah’s approach focuses on inner development for outer impact, and she is intrigued by the potential from cultivating compassion and love in the world, starting with ourselves.

Sarah is a member of the CIPD, Fellow of the RSA, and is a qualified executive coach, yoga teacher and mindfulness teacher.

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“Sarah truly practices what she preaches”

“Sarah created an open and supportive environment where I felt confident to be me”

“I felt in safe hands!”

“Very intuitive and understanding, really listens to what we have to say”