Join us on 21st October from 10.00 to 12.00 BST on Zoom for a powerful values-driven exploration of who we really are, in a workshop jointly organised by the Brahma Kumaris and the UK Values Alliance.
This event aims to recreate the powerful, peaceful and empowering atmosphere of the annual day retreat which we held on World Values Day in previous years. It is an opportunity to take time out to reflect on and explore our inner self, so that we can connect with ourselves and others in more authentic and meaningful ways.
John McConnel is a stress management trainer and former prison governor and social worker. He has a strong interest in the practical application of spiritual principles and insights in daily life and runs courses, workshops and retreats designed to empower people. He is the editor of Living Our Values: an inside-out approach to change your life for the better (2013) and the author of Breaking Through the Darkness – how to defeat, depression, anxiety and stress (2020).
Georgeanne Lamont worked on the art of transformation for 31 years, transforming classrooms, staffrooms, workplaces, businesses and care homes by using a dynamic cycle of transformation, and developing spiritual and global awareness. She founded Values and Visions Project 1989, co-authored Values and Visions 1995, The Spirited Business 2002, Values and Visions, Engaging Students and Refreshing Teachers 2019, has studied Raja Yoga for 11 years, and is a Mindfulness teacher.
Charles Fowler FRSA chairs the Human Values Foundation, which uses positive values to promote young people’s social and emotional development, helps run the UK Values Alliance, and is project partner of the Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice for Health and Social Care at Oxford University. He is the Coordinator of World Values Day.
Samantha Fraser is a primary school teacher who spent 20 years working in different countries of Africa including Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Botswana. She was actively involved in the Living Values educational programme that was initiated in 1995 in New York and has conducted various trainings in different countries. As a teacher with the Brahma Kumaris, she runs meditation sessions and a variety of self-development courses in schools, hospitals and other organisations.
Lindsay West is a successful coach, trainer and business owner, with a drive for values-based results and a passion for people development. Founder of Values Coach UK www.valuescoach.co.uk, owner and coach at www.careercoachlondon.com and author of Amazon bestselling book ‘Coaching with Values’, Lindsay is committed to putting values at the heart of coaching practice.
Jayanti Kirpalani is European and Middle East Director of Brahma Kumaris and their NGO Representative to the United Nations, Geneva. As an emissary for peace for over 50 years, she is a highly regarded spiritual teacher and leader who brings great clarity and wisdom to the issues of our times. In particular, she sees the erosion of spiritual values as the underlying cause of the crises that the world is facing today.