WEF 2017 London Conference and Beyond with Mary White

The latest WEF London conference was held from 31st January to 2nd February 2017 at the Bhavan Centre, Castletown Road, London W14 9HE. It was a very enlivened and interesting few days of fusion with women from around the world all gathered to support the theme for the conference this year “Awakening the Power Within : The Way Forward for UK”.

I was privileged to be able to partake and contribute on 1st February by leading a session titled “Mastering your Fear” and it was a very empowering session where I was asked to lead the group in meditation. Most of the delegates were keen to understand the principles of hypnotherapy in assisting sufferers to change their outlook through the hypnogogic state to a more meaningful and positive outlook which enables individuals to go forward with increased confidence and renewed enthusiasm.

Vinay Rai, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Dr. Satya Shah, Principal Lecturer at University of Greenwich, Mary White and Dr. Harbeen Arora, Global Chairperson of All Ladies League & WEF

Left to right : Vinay Rai, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Dr. Satya Shah, Principal Lecturer at University of Greenwich, Mary White and Dr. Harbeen Arora, Global Chairperson of All Ladies League & WEF

I will be returning to Delhi again on 8th May for two weeks. Firstly, to attend the Women Economic Forum 2017 conference at the Pullman Novotel Hotel in New Delhi that is this year focused on “Creating, innovating, understanding and driving the future”.

In my capacity as a Member of the Advisory Executive Council for Health and Wellbeing I am honoured to be able to contribute at three levels over the course of the week.

  • I will be partaking in a plenary to bring together the members and a discussion regarding our contributions towards innovating for health and wellness.
  • I will be leading a session on “Stress, anxiety and fear : breaking free through hypnotherapy” and sharing the stage with Subashis Baneri who is a leading businessman in India.
  • At the end of the conference I will be holding a round table discussion on Post Traumatic Stress : the problem of modern times.
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WEF UK Speaker in 2017

Following on from an inspiring week earlier this year at the Women’s Economic Forum 2016 in New Delhi I was thrilled to discover WEF are coming to London (WEF UK) for a smaller yet equally fascinating few days of lectures and debate. More information can be found by clicking here for the UK event and agenda.

This time I have been asked to speak on the subject of ‘Mastering Your Fear” that will take place between 11am and 12pm on Thursday 2nd February 2017 at The Bhavan in West Kensington, London. Location details are:

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

4a Castletown Road
West Kensington
London W14 9HE
United Kingdom
Email : info@bhavan.net
Phone : 020 7381 3086, 020 7381 4608
Fax : 020 7381 8758

Mary White of Cornelius Counselling in Kent speaks again at Women's Economic Forum UK 2017

Mary White of Cornelius Counselling in Kent speaks again at Women’s Economic Forum UK 2017

I will of course be sharing more information as the WEF UK event draws closer.

For more information contact:

MARY WHITE
Cornelius Counselling & Hypnotherapy
marywhite@corneliuscounselling.co.uk
01732 822 172 or 07990 981 004

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Goodwill to all…

For those of you who already experience stress in daily life, lurching from one week to the next in a frenzy of duties at work and at home, spiralling towards the prospect of Christmas can for some be a further addition to an already stressful existence.

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When you can’t see the wood for the Christmas trees

The extra work to make a memorable occasion for family and friends can sometimes dampen the peace and joy that we expect to feel on that magic day. Past memories play a part at this time as to attitudes towards what should be a time of warmth and love expressed to all, remembering those less fortunate and a time for giving.

“Christmastide: Goodwill to all men!”  An expression of positive anticipation we can all identify with.  Behind the surface merriment, as a new year dawns, is a natural time for self-reflection – looking back over the year and seeing what changes need to be made to nurture inner happiness and wellbeing for positive forward growth.

If it gets to the point of not being able to see the wood for Christmas trees please get in touch.

For more information contact:

MARY WHITE
Cornelius Counselling & Hypnotherapy
marywhite@corneliuscounselling.co.uk
01732 822 172 or 07990 981 004

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Meditation. Namibian style.

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I have an affinity with and desire to go to the desert periodically to soak up the space, expanse and experience being and introspection. This is akin to yearnings for the sea and its mesmerising effect for meditation. The silence of the vastness and stillness in the desert, which lives, yet time stops in space as one connects with the inner self, realising in the solitude, how we are all connected in the  breadth of the universe.
Reflections of how this living desert diminishes the importance of material needs in the northern hemisphere and one’s spirit blends with its limitless boundary to find total peace and tranquillity washing over.
An opportunity to connect with the powerful energies in the desert by meditating that can be a fulfilling revelation of the peace that surpasses and travels beyond this dominion. Sossusvlei spans more than 55 kms and meets the Skeleton Coast in the west. The poignancy of the light and shade highlight the continuous evolution of darkness of the night into glorious light of the day – a true “yin and yang” experience!

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The Sossus Dune Lodge nestles in the expanse of nowhere with a soft backdrop of pink shaded mountains in the distance – a truly meditative place near the Sesriem Canyon (six ropes). The Deadvlei area is reached by jeep and a long walk ahead, to a breathtaking panorama that awaits the eye. Black tree trunk remains rise out of the caked mud – these are hundreds of years old to be witnessed and admired still, against the backdrop of the red iron sand that comes from the Orange River in the East and gives the river its name.

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The journey to Etosha Pan Game Park was long and took most of the day, but well worth the wait to witness the wealth of game easily found at the various natural and manmade waterholes across the 200km breadth of the pan. Winter is high season as the Pan is dry and therefore more opportunity to relish the beauty of the bush. A different, but equally nourishing experience that humbles; an opportunity to observe the behaviours of the various species together and study their sensitivities: how the graceful giraffe hesitates at the water’s edge before drinking, showing her vulnerability.

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The rhino family journey to join the herd of elephants – the reliance on the males to lead the family safely to the water’s edge. Herds of wildebeest mix with the trusting, spritely springboks and gemsboks. The Pan itself is white, flat caked mud and eclipses into the distance, no end in sight.

The limestone dust works its magic as it rises above passing jeeps and settled on the vegetation like snow in mid winter. A passing elephant receives the white dust coat, blending further into the environment.

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Sunrise and sunset: the dawning of the new day experienced from the top of a dune, or spied through the greyness of the trees is a magical dawning. As the bush rests we see the setting, westerly sun sink slowly behind a dune to reveal the glory of the star-filled, velvet sky.

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An experience not to be missed – “let me come again to wonder at the beauty of Africa and connect with mother nature, reach out to our universal consciousness and listen to the silence”.

For more information contact:

MARY WHITE
Cornelius Counselling & Hypnotherapy
marywhite@corneliuscounselling.co.uk
01732 822 172 or 07990 981 004

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A spirituality trip to Coonoor, South India

The journey to Coonoor was not without its problems, but once I arrived, after five hour delay at Chennai airport, in Coimbatore, there was a beautiful drive up into the lush Nilgiri mountains where the slopes are covered with tea estates.

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Mary White of Cornelius Counselling in the Nigiri Mountains, India

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Mary White of Cornelius Counselling and Surekha Kothari

I stayed on the Glendale Plantation at the home of Surekha Kothari together with other guests, Dr Newton Kondaveti and Dr Lakshmi of Life Research Academy, Hyderabad who would be giving a workshop on relationships, at the Coonoor Club on 15th September 2016.

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Left to right, Mary White of Cornelius Counselling, Surekha Kothari, Dr Newton Kondaveti and Dr Lakshmi in Canoor, India

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Left to right, Mary White of Cornelius Counselling, Dr Newton Kondaveti, Dr Lakshmi, Neerja Malik and Surekha Kothari at Coonoor, India

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High up in the mountains, where the air was fresh and clean, we assembled in a pergoda in the Sim Gardens which was a perfect, tranquil setting for meditation and I enjoyed the opportunity to fine tune meditation skills under the tutelage of Dr Newton.

The day of the workshop was attended by about thirty delegates and was a fascinating approach to developing and maintaining positivity in our kaleidoscope of life relationships.

Days were spent soaking up the peace and tranquillity of this place while planning and exchanging views on the spiritual journey and life’s meaning.

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The peace and tranquillity of the Nigiri Mountains, Coonoor, India

As we know, everything in our lives has a reason and this journey further clarified for me, direction, meaning and purpose for my work.  To sum up, the vision was clearly evident in our discussions, as follows :

“The purpose, on this spiritual path, is to impart knowledge of spirituality as opposed to man-made religions and rituals. These are, however, a very important part of our spirituality.  Each one has a soul encased in the body that is its temple, and is of prime importance.

It is about the discovery of meta physical phenomena and the eternity of the Soul, setting one free from external influences, developing contentment and enlightenment through a dedicated journey of growth and spiritual understanding; making our lives more meaningful: Imparting guidance on the path of life and the light that leads the way.  Therefore, offering practical knowledge and coping skills to implement it in daily lives; this can only happen if we try and apply the laws of the universe to ourselves.”

For more information contact:

MARY WHITE
Cornelius Counselling & Hypnotherapy
marywhite@corneliuscounselling.co.uk
01732 822 172 or 07990 981 004

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Soulseekers 2016 Early Bird Offer. Save 15%.

Book by 25th July 2016 and save 15% on our first Soulseekers Spiritual Retreat on 15th September 2016 in Coonoor in the Niligiris region of south India, near Coimbatore.

It will be a unique opportunity for spiritual learning and recreation.

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We have two renowned speakers,  Dr Newton Kondaveti and Dr Lakshmi from the Life Research Academy in Hyderabad,  who will be opening the retreat followed by a series of workshops hosted by international speakers over the four days.  It offers delegates the opportunity to develop their self -knowledge and partake in practical and independent activities as well as daily meditation practice, lifestyle awareness and the opportunity to detox the mind from external influences of the material world in this natural setting.

Dr Newton Kondaveti (India) : Radiant Relationships

Surekha Kothari (India) : Chakras (earth and divine)

Cynthia Gonzalez (Dubai) : Sacred Sexuality

Darlis Mayes (USA) : Akashic Record

Dr Mamta Trivedi (India) : Ayurvedic diet and yoga

Mary White (UK) : Harnessing Positivity and Mandala Art

Our intention is for this to become an annual event in various locations around the world.

There are only 48 places available and it is filling up rapidly.

Download the Soulseekers 2016 leaflet for more details:

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For more information contact:

MARY WHITE
Cornelius Counselling & Hypnotherapy
marywhite@corneliuscounselling.co.uk
01732 822 172 or 07990 981 004

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Soulseekers 2016 takes off

Mary White and Surekha Kothari launch their new venture #Soulseekers

Mary White and Surekha Kothari launch their new venture #Soulseekers

Download the Soulseekers 2016 leaflet for more details:

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I am very excited to announce that together with Surekha Kothari, a fellow hypnotherapist in Chennai, India, we are launching our first Soulseekers Spiritual Retreat on 15th September 2016 in Coonoor in the Niligiris region of south India, near Coimbatore.

We have two renowned speakers,  Dr Newton Kondaveti and Dr Lakshmi from the Life Research Academy in Hyderabad,  who will be opening the retreat followed by a series of workshops hosted by international speakers over the four days.  It offers delegates the opportunity to develop their self -knowledge and partake in practical and independent activities as well as daily meditation practice, lifestyle awareness and the opportunity to detox the mind from external influences of the material world in this natural setting.

Dr Newton Kondaveti (India) : Radiant Relationships

Surekha Kothari (India) : Chakras (earth and divine)

Cynthia Gonzalez (Dubai) : Sacred Sexuality

Darlis Mayes (USA) : Akashic Record

Dr Mamta Trivedi (India) : Ayurvedic diet and yoga

Mary White (UK) : Harnessing Positivity and Mandala Art

Our intention is for this to become an annual event in various locations around the world.

There are only 48 places available and it is filling up rapidly.

Download the Soulseekers 2016 leaflet for more details:

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For more information contact:

MARY WHITE
Cornelius Counselling & Hypnotherapy
marywhite@corneliuscounselling.co.uk
01732 822 172 or 07990 981 004

 

 

 

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Soulseekers Retreat, Coonoor, India

Mary White and Surekha Kothari discussing their new venture "Soulseekers" at WEF 2016.

Mary White and Surekha Kothari discussing their new venture “Soulseekers” at WEF 2016.

I am very excited to announce that  together with Surekha Kothari, a fellow hypnotherapist in Chennai, India, we are launching our first “Soulseekers” Spiritual Retreat on 15th September 2016 in Coonoor, which is in the Niligiris region of south India, near Coimbatore.  This is a very magical environment with hills and tea estates which is an ideal setting for the series of workshops planned.  Delegates will stay in the Hotel Taj Gateway and transportation will be provided from Coimbatore airport to the hillside hotel.

We have two renowned speakers,  Dr Newton Kondaveti and Dr Lakshmi from the Life Research Academy in Hyderabad,  who will be opening the retreat on the 15th  in the afternoon.   There will be a series of workshops by the following speakers over the four days.  It offers delegates the opportunity to develop their self -knowledge and partake in practical and independent activities as well as daily meditation practice, lifestyle awareness and the opportunity to detox the mind from external influences of the material world in this natural setting.  Counselling will also be offered where needed, on any personal issues.

Dr Newton Kondaveti (India) : Radiant Relationships

Surekha Kothari (India) : Chakras (earth and divine)

Cynthia Gonzalez (Dubai) : Sacred Sexuality

Darlis Mayes (USA) : Akashic Record

Dr Mamta Trivedi (India) : Ayurvedic diet and yoga

Mary White (UK) : Harnessing Positivity and Mandala Art

There will also be an excursion on Day 3 to see and enjoy the local environment….

This will be an annual event in different locations around the world.

Do let me know if you are interested in attending … there are only 48 places available and it is filling up rapidly……………More later ……..

For more information contact:

MARY WHITE
Cornelius Counselling & Hypnotherapy
marywhite@corneliuscounselling.co.uk
01732 822 172 or 07990 981 004

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WEF 2016 An Inspiring Week in Delhi

Following on from an inspiring week at the Women’s Economic Forum 2016 in New Delhi I thought I would share a few photos of the conference.

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For more information contact:

MARY WHITE
Cornelius Counselling & Hypnotherapy
marywhite@corneliuscounselling.co.uk
01732 822 172 or 07990 981 004

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WEF Conference 2016 in Delhi

The WEF 2016 conference in Delhi spanned six jam-packed days of fascinating workshops, presentations and networking opportunities and was very well attended by many women across about 109 nations.  It was a truly wonderful experience with a warmth and spiritual awareness embraced by all due to the exceptional  hospitality of our host, Harbeen Arora, Chancellor of the Rai University in India.

Mary White speaking on "Rewiring The Brain To Break Addiction" at WEF 2016 in New Delhi

Mary White speaking on “Rewiring The Brain To Break Addiction” at WEF 2016 in New Delhi

I was a key speaker on the first day; the topic was “Rewire the brain to break addiction” which was very well received by the audience and resulted in a good Q&A session where I met Surekha Kothari, one of the WEF organisers, who attended my talk. We have subsequently become partners in a new venture and are organising a Spiritual Retreat. You will read more about this under “Soulseekers” on this site as the venture progresses.

Mary White and Surekha Kothari discussing their new venture "Soulseekers" at WEF 2016.

Mary White and Surekha Kothari discussing their new venture “Soulseekers” at WEF 2016.

I was also fortunate to speak on two other occasions at WEF 2016 on topics surrounding emotional damage and finding one’s true self.

Mary White of Cornelius Counselling at WEF 2016

Mary White of Cornelius Counselling at WEF 2016

There was a lot of interest in these working sessions and engagement with delegates.

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Mary White of Cornelius Counselling receiving her “Iconic Women Inspring All” Award at WEF 2016

Towards the close of the WEF 2016 conference I was honoured to be chosen to receive an award as “Iconic Women Inspiring all”, presented to me after my final talk.

I was truly sorry to see the end of the conference as I have made some wonderful friends across the world, particularly from Canada, America, Dubai and India.

The final three days of the trip were spent learning more about this amazing country and a trip to Agra and the Taj Mahal were high on my agenda, along with visits to local temples around Delhi and of course a little local shopping.

For more information contact:

MARY WHITE
Cornelius Counselling & Hypnotherapy
marywhite@corneliuscounselling.co.uk
01732 822 172 or 07990 981 004

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