Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What happens in a taster class?
  Taster classes are designed so you can have a bite sized experience of what we offer here at re-source before possibly booking onto one of our foundation courses.  We will talk about our approach a little bit then we’ll invite you into some exercises in pairs to create some more relaxation in the group and in the second half of the class there is the opportunity to speak in front of the class a little bit. Sometimes there are topics and sometimes there are no topics, everyone is free to choose not to speak, there is no pressure at all.

Q: No topics? Then how do we know what to talk about?
 Here at re-source we teach something called relational presence, this is the core of our training methodology.  We are not teaching you to speak in front of an audience, we are teaching you to be relaxed in front of an audience and the words come naturally as we become more relaxed.

Q: That sounds scary, do I have to get up without knowing what I am going to talk about in advance?
No you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to.  If you feel like you need a topic to talk about and we haven’t given you one then you are free to choose a topic in advance, whatever helps you to feel more safe and comfortable to relax into the experience of the class or training.

Q: What happens on foundation trainings? What is being taught?
The core of our training involves the teaching and practice of relational presence.  Through small group and pair exercises we will help to increase your capacity to remain relaxed and present in relation to others.  We also show you how to do this in relation to an audience and give you the chance to practice this too.  We teach a module on the training called understanding trauma, as we believe that education is the key to overcoming any difficulty that has been holding you back from expressing yourself more openly.   We offer a module on anchoring and resourcing which will help you to develop tools for remaining present in stressful situations or when needing to give pressurised talks or presentations.  We offer a module on mindfulness in public speaking to help you to transform your anxiety so you can really begin enjoying the experience of speaking.   We also offer modules on the use of breath awareness and body language in Public Speaking.

Q: Trauma? That’s rather intimate, does that mean we have to talk about difficult past experiences on the training?
The understanding trauma segment of the training is theoretical and will help you understand yourself more deeply and yes we do some very gentle exercises within this module to help you move beyond anything that is holding you back from expressing yourself more fully but you are not required to talk about anything that you feel too uncomfortable to share.  We don’t believe in pushing, we believe in letting things happen naturally and focusing on just being present.

Q:  I have a lot of difficult symptoms around speaking in public, I suffer from stage fright, is the course suitable for me?
Yes. This work is for everyone from beginners and those who suffer from stage fright to seasoned public speakers looking for a fresh approach to speaking.  Our method has something for everyone.  Our head trainer is fully qualified in working with healing trauma which he weaves into the re-source curriculum so everyone is in safe hands.

Q:  I have done hundreds of Public Speaking courses and am a seasoned speaker across London, will your foundation training offer me anything new?
If you haven’t done our course before then definitely yes.  The whole basis of our methodology is founded upon the principles of authentic relating, mindfulness & trauma education which sets us apart from all other training providers.

Q: How do I book onto a course or class?
Go to our Calendar and Booking page and click on the date you wish to book, its that simple 😊

Q: What is the difference between the six week format and the two day format? Would you recommend one over the other?
Both formats have benefits asides from the way they fit into your schedule.  The Six week course gives you time to breath and integrate the experience of the foundation between modules.  The Two day workshop gives you a stronger immediate experience and can act as a powerful catalyst for change.  One is not better than the other, they are just different.

Q: Is it advisable to experience the foundation in both formats?
A: We would advise you to just take one step at a time and see how it goes but yes completing both formats is likely to have an even more positive and powerful effect on your presence and life in general.

Q:  I want to come on the weekend foundation but I have to leave an hour early on X day, would that be ok?
In service of creating a safe and smooth training for all participants we ask everyone to commit to the whole training from start to finish.

Q: I want to come to your taster but I can’t make until X time or have to leave at X time, can I still come along?
In service of creating a safe and smooth class for all participants we ask everyone to commit to the whole class from start to finish.

Q: I want to book onto your six week course but there are some weeks that I am not available, is there a minimum attendance requirement?
Yes in service of creating a safe and smooth training for all participants we ask everyone to commit to the whole training from start to finish but as a minimum we require a commitment to 5 sessions and you must be able to attend the first and last weeks of the course.

Q: The course fee is too high for me, do you offer concessions?
We wish to be accessible so yes we do.  We would ask you to write to us by email and tell us in detail why you need a concessionary place baring in mind that each training there are only a limited number of concessions available so by taking one of those places they become unavailable for others, so we ask you to seriously consider if you really need one before contacting us about it.