How to make REAL friends with Roma Norriss and Alice Irving
Does friendship or socialising ever feel exhausting? Do you feel isolated, lonely, and like you’re missing out on a secret “everyone else” seems to know? Or like you have to be someone you’re not, just to have people close? Humans are wired for connection. However hard you find it, and however “different” you feel, the capacity to make friends - and keep them - is built deep into your physiology. This workshop will help you release hurts and fears around connecting with others. You’ll learn powerful techniques to make the process of meeting new people on terms which work for you - and keeping the ones you like in your life - less stressful. Because we just aren’t supposed to do this life alone.
About Roma and Alice
Roma has been working as a birthworker, mother of two, ritualkeeper, facilitator and Hand in Hand Parenting consultant since 2003. Roma is lit up by listening, connection, intimacy and community. Roma runs courses, workshops and retreats on parenting, birth, listening, intimacy and creativity. She is also a consultant for the acclaimed Arrigo Programme. Together with her colleague Alice Irving, Roma brings her unique approach to corporate wellness via Think Well at Work, to help organisations that want to integrate more connection-based practices.
Roma blogs and writes for publications like JUNO Magazine, The Practicing Midwife, Elephant Journal, Rebelle Society and Huffington Post. She consults internationally with individuals on parenting issues, birth preparation or resolution, and the impact of early trauma.
Alice Irving is a coach working on the link between embodiment, wellbeing and success. She explores how can we recover collectively from the industrialisation of learning and labour, and emerge into a new phase of playful sophistication. She believe we can unleash ourselves by harmonising who we must be externally with who we know ourselves to be internally. Emerging neuroscience gives us a doorway into uncharted levels of human excellence, while also bringing us home to the old wisdom of the body. It is her mission to help us connect: with ourselves, with each other, with the land we call home, and to build existence - commerce, polity, community and home - on the joy of being human.