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ELI Assesment Talk
Apr
30
10:00 AM10:00

ELI Assesment Talk

There are no limits as to the potential growth that you can achieve. Once you realise that
your level of consciousness is directly related to your actions, you can move from
functioning effectively to functioning optimally.  
iPEC.

Rated by Forbes Magazine as a Top Ten assessment to help individuals understand why they respond or react the way they do,  the Energy Leadership Index (ELI) is an attitudinal assessment created by Bruce D Schneider.

Core Energy coach and Master Practitioner Sofia Jafar will shed light  on the specific filters we develop over our lifetime, how these filters influence all our decisions in life, career and business and how the ELI can help.

Because attitude is subjective, it can be altered. The ELI is a tool that opens the door of awareness for us to identify what is not working and accordingly adjust our attitude, engaged energy and subsequent actions from a suppressive space to a inspiring building space.

All are welcome! 

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The Art of Mindfulness - a Talk with Melanie Sarginson
Apr
16
10:00 AM10:00

The Art of Mindfulness - a Talk with Melanie Sarginson

Join us for a talk on Mindfulness with transformational coach Melanie Sarginson.

Melanie will be teaching simple exercises that can be applied to our everyday life, so that Mindfulness becomes a way of living.  To be Mindful is to be fully present; in the now. Being aware of where we are and what we are doing, and not reacting  or becoming overwhelmed by what is going on around us, it is  a way of improving one’s work/life balance and can help cope with anxiety, depression and stress.  

Melanie has lived in Bahrain for over 30 years and has been helping people reach their highest potential on many levels for the past 15 years.  She is certified in many modalities, namely
Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy, Counseling and Thought Field Therapy. Her areas of expertise are Anxiety, Depression, Low self-esteem and Stress Management to name but a few.

All are welcome! 

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Twin Hearts Talk & Meditation
Mar
6
10:00 AM10:00

Twin Hearts Talk & Meditation

Feeling tired and stressed? Would you like to experience calmness and stillness?

Join Muneera Obaidli and Maria Liasides of the Pranic Healing & Arhatic Yoga Center, Bahrain, for a free talk on the benefits of meditation and breathing. They will introduce a simple yet effective system of energy healing called pranic healing, using prana or life force to balance, harmonize and transform the body’s energy processes. The talk will be followed by a short meditation on twin hearts for peace and illumination. 

All are welcome!

www.instagram.com/pranichealingbahrain/

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Green Talk with Haya Al Doseri
Feb
13
10:00 AM10:00

Green Talk with Haya Al Doseri

Join us for a free talk with Haya Al Doseri as she shares tips on how to create a healthy, green home by by learning how to:

  • Recycle and Reuse
  • Avoid hidden chemicals in your homes
  • Ensure the air and water in your house are clean
  • Make your own safe cleaning products
  • Ensure your child's toys are green and safe
  • And more!

Haya is an environmental advocate who works to spread awareness on various environmental and health issues. She graduated from The American University with a degree in Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Biology and Ecosystems as well as a degree in Psychology.  Haya has been working as an Environmental Specialist since 2008 in both the private and public sectors.

All are welcome!

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My Rights Are Divine
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

My Rights Are Divine

A closer look at children's rights in the Muslim Arab world with Dr Nina Abdul Razzak

Dr Nina Abdul Razzak, author of My Rights Are Divine: A closer look at children's rights in the Muslim Arab World, will talk about a number of important topics related to children’s rights in Islam and the status of those rights in the Muslim Arab World. She will touch upon the region’s position towards international children’s rights conventions; violations of children’s rights and abuse in the region; explanations of why such violations exist; causes and effects of child abuse in general; parental alienation; the relationship of mental illness to child abuse; and child protection and prevention.

 

 The talk will highlight some of the cultural factors hindering protection of children’s rights in the Muslim Arab World in light of the argument that the hope for child abuse victims becomes greater in the presence of a culture in which true or authentic Islamic values are rightly implemented.   

Dr. Abdul Razzak is currently working as an Academic Consultant with the Bahrain Education and Training Quality Authority (BQA). Previously, she was an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and Educational Leadership at the Bahrain Teachers’ College (BTC) of the University of Bahrain (UoB) where she had the chance to train thousands of school teachers and assistant principals.  

Dr. Abdul Razzak has a number of publications in international scientific journals and her research interests focus mainly on best practices in education, technology access and integration in schools, the effects of child maltreatment, and gender-related issues. She also has her own international scientific journal ‘The Journal of Teaching and Teacher Education” which she founded in 2012 under the sponsorship of the University of Bahrain.

All are welcome. 

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Grain of Sand - Documentary Crowdfunding
Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

Grain of Sand - Documentary Crowdfunding

Please join us in crowdfunding A Grain of Sand, a documentary on Bahraini pearl divers and their music, produced by Jason Carter.  Mirroring the fascinating dichotomy of cultural identity in the Arabian Gulf, from a heritage rich in the art of survival, to the dizzying heights of the 21st century where nothing is impossible, Jason will talk us through the process of making the documentary and may also treat us to a live sampling of the music he has shared with them.

Beneath the rapid growth of commercialism in the Gulf lies a strong musical heritage, which is vocalised through the stories and music of the pearl divers. Pearl diving was a simplistic but precarious way of life. Each diver had his own song, sung for him as he dived, the song lasting for as long as the diver could hold his breath. Songs about preparing the boats, about leaving loved ones behind and the vulnerability of life at sea.

The songs themselves are unique, but there are also lessons to be learned and wisdom to be passed down from the men who wrote them. This project aims to give them a voice and an audience. Older Gulf Arabs love to recall memories of standing on their respective beaches, watching the pearl divers prepare for the seas, listening to their songs drift out to sea, then months later, standing on the same shores, listening for the songs, as a sign that they were on their way home….

A Grain of Sand is an effort to provide a window into the culture, heritage and wisdom of these men, illustrated through their songs - the lives and struggles of the Pearl Divers is an amazing story that needs to be told.

All are welcome! (Recommended Donation BD 5)

https://www.aflamnah.com/en/grainofsand/

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The Desire Map with Rana Alamuddin
Jan
24
10:00 AM10:00

The Desire Map with Rana Alamuddin

10am OR 7pm

When I left Hollywood five years ago as an actress with a career, hot legs, a suitcase filled with stylish clothes and swapped it all for baby-making and rearing in Saudi Arabia, I never thought that at the end of the tunnel there would be this.

Me coming face to face with my Desire. Me coming face to face with my authentic self.

The Desire Map chose me. It turned my life upside down. It’s goal-setting and life-planning with soul. From the inside out. Holistic. Joyful. Empowered.


In our modern society, we have the procedures of happiness and achievement upside down. We go after the things we want to have, get, accomplish and experience outside of ourselves. And we hope and pray that we’ll be fulfilled once we get there. It’s backwards. It’s outside in. And it’s running us in circles.

The Desire Map is Danielle LaPorte’s response to seeing so many people -especially women - struggle, burn out, deplete, lose themselves or simply accept to live unfulfilled as they strive for balance, joy, self- expression, sense of purpose, love or success.

The Desire Map is a global movement helping us identify How We Want to Feel in every area of our life, discover our core desired feelings and create goals with soul. The Desire Map has sold over 300,000 copies and is translated into seven languages. There are over 1000 Desire Map facilitators, such as myself, leading workshops worldwide.

In this intro, we’ll explore the notions of desire, goals, achievement and fulfillment and identify How You Want to Feel in the various areas of your every day life. All in a safe, respectful and nurturing atmosphere.

You desire? I thought so. Meet me there. I look forward to having you.

All are welcome

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Intuitive Eating with Hadeel Kadi from Reach Wellbeing
Jan
23
10:00 AM10:00

Intuitive Eating with Hadeel Kadi from Reach Wellbeing

10am or 7pm

Hadeel Kadi from Reach Wellbeing is back this January.  She will give an introductory talk on how to move from being an emotional eater to becoming an intuitive eater.   Her approach to health and weight loss is very “wholistic.”  This will be a bigger and deeper conversation that goes beyond food and exercise. If you are ready for a different perspective, then come join us.   

Hadeel has been privately coaching clients since 2012 in her capacity as a transformation life coach and integrative health and nutrition practitioner.  With her sister Abeer, and through their company Reach Wellbeing, they have touched the lives of many people from the region and beyond.   


All are welcome.

For more information on Reach Wellbeing, please visit http://www.reachwellbeing.com/

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The Brand that is You
Jan
9
10:00 AM10:00

The Brand that is You

A Free Talk and Interactive Coaching focusing on You - the Brand

  • 10am OR 7pm

What is the most value that you can create for yourself and for others in your community?

The Brand that is You is a talk and interactive coaching by Rawia Beyhum that will help you to gain greater focus in your personal and professional desires, developing your bright ideas and aligning these to your core values and beliefs. You will discover new perspectives and possibilities in your personal and professional success. Rawia will do this through a heart-warming talk and interactive group coaching with select members from the audience.

Rawia is the founder of TalentFreeFlow Ltd. (TFF), supporting talent performance within the context of special interest projects. Rawia founded TFF in 2008 after attending theatre workshops and high performance leadership trainings in NYC and Germany. She commenced her coaching career co-creating and art directing a theatre performance Off -Broadway. Rawia coaches and co-creates with distinguished leaders and high performers, through:

  • One-to-One coaching 
  • Intensive group workshops 
  • Public Speaking
  • Applying business consultancy across various disciplines

Rawia studied Business and Marketing at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. She has a Masters in Art and Literature of the MENA region from SOAS, London, UK. She is certified in High Performance Leadership Training, through Wailea GmBh, Munich, Germany. Rawia was raised and lives in Bahrain with her husband and two children.

All are welcome!

 

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Talk with adventurer Maryam Abdulla
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Talk with adventurer Maryam Abdulla

Join Kuwaiti adventurer Maryam Abdullah as she talks about her travel adventures all over the world.  Listen as she divulges what she's learnt and experienced over the last 10 years about different people and cultures, from North Korea to Namibia as well as her latest adventure, bungee jumping into an active volcano in Chile. To Maryam, the world is a large museum, the countries are the rooms to visit.

All are welcome.  

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CoachMe Coaching Cards Talk with Dr Clare Beckett-McInroy
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

CoachMe Coaching Cards Talk with Dr Clare Beckett-McInroy

Learn how the CoachMe Coaching Cards can get you further ahead with organisational and executive coach, Dr Clare Beckett-McInroy.  

With over 150 questions, these CoachME Coaching Cards will enable your potential and support long-term, sustained impact. This resource provides limitless solutions that emerge through meaningful conversations and powerful questioning. The model is multifaceted and versatile, with research proving its benefits in life, career, family, business, executive and systems coaching. Aligned to the ICF, AC and EMCC Core Competencies andEthics, this innovative coaching tool can be used independently, one-on- one and with teams.

“Easy to use...” “...unique CoachME questioning approach...” “A core learning stimulus at your fingertips.”

“Break down limiting beliefs by discovering what you really want, when you want it, and ways to manage transition”.

Clare is an internationally qualified Organisational and Executive Coach, Trainer and Founder of BIZNET and BMC. As a Master Coach, Clare designed and delivers BMC’s own CoachME Programmes which are internationally accredited.  Her company, BMC, has worked with Governments, Fortune 500 and Blue Chip companies, Small and Medium Enterprises, ultra-high wealth families internationally, and across all sectors coaching, profiling, training and consulting. 

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GAPS Diet talk with Nadia Kawash
Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00

GAPS Diet talk with Nadia Kawash

Monday, November 14th, 10am OR 7pm

Do you or one of your loved ones have any any of the following?

  • Digestive problems: Gas, Bloating, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, IBS, Chronic Constipation or Diarrhea
  • An Autistic child or one that has been labeled ADHD and/or has hyperactive and has learning and social problems
  • Food Allergies or Asthma
  • Some form of depression and/or suffers from anxiety
  • An autoimmune disease; arthritis, fibromyalgia etc.
  • Hormone imbalances; PMS, PCOC, Thyroid and Adrenal fatigue
  • Skin conditions like Eczema and Psoriasis
  • Heart issues

If you answered yes to any one of these questions, then you really do not want to miss this talk by Nadia Kawash, Functional Medicine Health Coach and GAPS Practitioner. Nadia is the only practitioner in the Middle East and Gulf Region licensed by Dr. Natasha Campbell Mc-Bride, author of the The GAP’S Diet.  She can help you finally answer some of the questions that you have been wondering about and help you embark on a journey to heal your gut.  

All are welcome.

For more information on Nadia Kawash, please visit www.nadiahkawash.com

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Introduction to Four Lenses Personality Assessment
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Four Lenses Personality Assessment

Saturday, November 5th, 10am
OR
Tuesday, November 8th, 7pm


Join us for a free talk with Rosette Obedoza who will explain Four Lenses, a proven personality assessment that helps you learn more about your own unique temperament and the temperaments of others.

It's no secret that the degree of happiness and/or success we achieve in our lives depends heavily upon our ability to positively interact with others. In fact, almost everything we want in life must come to us through the hands of another. Our parents, teachers, family members, neighbors, clients, co-workers, and the rest of the human race are linked in this amazing way. Therefore, unless we plan on living in total isolation from the rest of the world, the more we know about ourselves and others, the more skilled we will become in accomplishing what matters most in life. 

Please join us for this fun and informative talk! All are welcome

www.zensavvymomma.com

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Emotional Eating and Yo-Yo Dieting
Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

Emotional Eating and Yo-Yo Dieting

Join us for a free talk with Hadeel Kadi from Reach Wellbeing and learn more about emotional eating and yo-yo dieting on Monday, October 24th at 10am.

With over 4 years of working with clients as a certified integrative nutrition practitioner and a certified transformational life coach, Hadeel started Reach Wellbeing with her sister Abeer as a coaching platform and a resource for people to achieve a better quality of life and health. Their Breaking Free Online Weight Loss Program is the first of its kind in the region and has helped many women from around the world transform their relationship with their body and food.

In her talk Hadeel will explore the wholistic approach to ending the struggle of emotional eating and the cycle of yo-yo dieting for anyone who is serious about a sustainable long-term approach to weight loss.

This promises to be an engaging talk packed full of practical information that you can start applying immediately to get on the right path to health. Please call us on 17690790 to sign up and plan on arriving at least 10 minutes early as seating is limited.

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Introductory Talk to Homeopathic Workshops with Mariette Carstens
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Introductory Talk to Homeopathic Workshops with Mariette Carstens

Join us for a free talk in which Homeopath and Holistic Behavior Therapist, Mariette Carstens, will introduce herself and the upcoming workshops she will run at Words.

Her workshops cover a wide variety of holistic health, healing and child behavior topics and will introduce us to Sequential Homeopathy and discuss how we can empower ourselves through this natural form of healing to deal with deep underlying issues that manifest in our lives every day. The workshops will cover homeopathic home kit remedies that deal with common health issues like colds, fevers, vomiting, diarrhea and runny noses. Deeper symptomatic expressions like Autism, AD/HD, allergies, eczema and other diseases will also be covered. Mariette is also passionate about using natural homemade remedies to deal with symptoms of ill health, including nausea, coughs, fevers, sore throats and candida, while avoiding harmful chemicals. Future workshops will focus on this natural approach to health through nutrition and how to use food as medicine.

Mariette is also a holistic behavior therapist who specializes in dealing with children in a positive and unique way that empowers parents with simple techniques. She will explain her understanding of the energetic relationships between parents/caregivers and children and the importance of these relationships to the development of all concerned. Future workshops will cover tantrums, fussy eaters and how to create harmony in the home.

Mariette has an Honours degree in Counseling Psychology that she obtained from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.  She furthered her studies with the Hahnemann College for Heilkunst and Homeopathy in Canada and has combined these two fields in a unique way to offer a comprehensive treatment and a deeper understanding of our children and ourselves. She has her own practice, Inner Connection Consulting, and offers private consultations and coaching sessions for families and children. Mariette also consults at various schools throughout Bahrain.

We hope you can join us!

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The Benefits Of Fasting and Purification with Dejana Subsol, Naturopath & Iridologist
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Benefits Of Fasting and Purification with Dejana Subsol, Naturopath & Iridologist

There are so many misconceptions about what is healthy and what is not.  Fasting is one of them.

Can the benefits of fasting really be so broad?  We are so much more than a physical body and fasting affects every part of our being.  In fact, fasting is one of our main health management tools.

With Ramadan approaching discover how and why we should fast.

Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself  ~ Rumi

This one hour talk will cover:

  • The history of fasting 
  • Understanding how we are designed 
  • The Physiology of Fasting
  • What happens when we fast
  • Physical benefits 
  • Mental and emotional benefits
  • Spiritual and religious benefits
  • Different types of fasting
  • Precautions for Fasting
  • Enhancing the benefits of fasting
  • Breaking a fast
  • The optimum timing for a fast
  • Health and Fasting
  • Fasting and Life Stage
  • Weight loss and fasting
  • Fasting to treat a disease
  • Altering your genetics with fasting
  • Fasting for longer life and staying young
  • Tips on how to make it through the fast

We hope you can join us for this very interesting and timely talk!

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Kick Start the New Year with Functional Medicine Practitioner and Bio-Energy Healer Nadia Ka'wash
Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

Kick Start the New Year with Functional Medicine Practitioner and Bio-Energy Healer Nadia Ka'wash

Join us for this informative session and make your health your Number One Priority this year by learning:

  • why the types of food that we eat and drink might be making us sick
  • why the aches and pains that we think of as signs of aging are really a sign that our bodies are in inflammation mode
  • that we hold the key to unlocking our destiny from the illnesses that we inherit from our parents and grandparents
  • that we can heal ourselves by looking for the root cause of our problem instead of addressing it with medication
  • that just changing our diet will only solve 50% of the problem, addressing stress, exercise, relationships and spirituality are just as important

This will be a free talk but please email us at info@wordsbookstorecafe.com so we know how many people to expect.

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The Adventure of Conscious Intimacy with Cyntha Gonzalez
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Adventure of Conscious Intimacy with Cyntha Gonzalez

Cyntha's talk will explore the adventurous journey we take when we enter into intimate partnership. Cyntha will discuss how to develop the art of maintaining a conscious relationship and how to heal the reactive patterns we play out in an unconscious one. She will also explore how both radical honesty and radical forgiveness deeply enliven our emotional and physical intimacy with another.

Cost: BD20 (payable to Words in advance)

To sign up, email info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number or reply to this email.

Cyntha Gonzalez is a Human Relations Coach, Seminar Leader, Speaker and Writer with 30 years of international experience, the last 17 years based in Dubai. Aside from her counseling and coaching practice with couples and individuals, she also has led workshops in conscious relationships for the last 12 years.

In addition, Cyntha has done Masters Studies in Transpersonal Psychology, is a Somatic Emotional Bodywork practitioner, a certified Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, a Reiki Master, an Art Therapist and leads Shamanic Vision Quests and various psycho-spiritual courses regularly. She lectures and blogs regularly on relationship, conscious eating and spirituality in politics. 

For Cyntha’s blogs, articles and podcasts on relationship please go to: www.cynthagonzalez.com

Cyntha is available for sessions with individuals and couples on October 17 and November 21.  For information on individual sessions and other workshops, please email Cyntha directly atcynthag@yahoo.com.

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