Monday, March 23, 2009

New Philosophy and Personal Development Courses this summer in Guildford

Courses on Practical Philosophy and Happiness
To book, * Tel: 01483 562142 * Email:
Location: Ward Street, Guildford GU1 4LH (5 minutes walk from Guildford
train station)

*An Introduction to Practical Philosophy*

Tim LeBon MA (Oxon) M.Phil

/ / Monday 11 May to 8 June (No meeting on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May)
4 meetings 10.00am to 12.00pm £40, Concessions £36

Reap the benefits of the great thinkers without ploughing through all
their books. Local author and philosopher Tim LeBon will be your gentle
and stimulating guide to how philosophers, ancient and modern, can be of
practical value in your life. Socrates, Aristotle, The Existentialists
and the Stoics will be amongst the philosophers discussed. No previous
knowledge of philosophy required.

Please bring a pen and it might also be worth purchasing a folder to
keep together all the handouts and your own notes from the course. It is
advisable, but not essential, to purchase and start reading Alain de
Botton's The Consolations of Philosophy before the course begins.

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Tim LeBon MA (Oxon) M.Phil

Tuesday 16 June
1 Meeting 7.30pm to 9.30pm £11, Concessions £10

Happiness is often said to be one of the most important things in life,
but what actually is it - and what can we do to become happier?
Philosopher and life coach Tim LeBon will be your guide to the latest
research from positive psychology as well as age-old wisdom from
Aristotle and Bertrand Russell among others.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Guardian special on How to Understand People

Very interestng Guardian/Observer guide- How to  Understand People out today.

Highlights include
Can you decode these emotions?
Test created by Paul Eckman  - part of emotional intelligence
Personality test
Test created by Daniel Nettle -are you neurotic, or an extravert?
What is your personality type?
Take the Myers-Brigg test
Find a therapy that suits your needs
Different types of therapy explained
Recommended resources
Books and organisations

On a personal note, it was gratifying to see Wise Therapy recommended
This is what The Guardian said about Wise Therapy

Wise Therapy: Tim LeBon(Sage, £18.99)

A practical guide to using philosophy as therapy. LeBon encourages counsellors and psychotherapy practitioners to use philosophy with their patients to help them make better decisions.