I picked up my new instrument at the weekend. A handpan.
It is the most beautiful and exquisite thing ever!
As I sat to play for the very first time, I noticed I was getting more and more agitated.
Trying to keep the beat. Aiming to hit certain notes and missing.
I was getting in my own way.
Then Paula came in the room and we started to chat.
All of a sudden I could play the tune I was aiming to play, note perfect, holding the timing beautifully.
The minute I got out of the way, I played from my heart. Not my head.
I let go. I surrendered.
Here is the link to an article I wrote recently about letting go and surrendering.
It was picked up by leading mainstream magazines and online newspapers.
Letting go and surrendering made a huge difference in my moment of learning.
Need Support With LGBT+ Issues In Your Organisation?
I work with organisations around LGBT+ issues.
- How to Support A Trans Co-Worker – tips and strategies to support a transgender co-worker – before, during and after transitioning.
- Bringing Your Whole Self To Work: focusing on how to be authentic and bringing all of your true self to work.
- Supporting Non-Binary Employees: tips and strategies to support non-binary employees at work.
These are one hour workshops for your team/organisation, delivered in-house. £200 + expenses.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with suggested dates for delivery.
- Specialist Support: I work with you to support individuals who are/have come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and non-binary at work, their teams and the HR department during transition (making sure they have policies in place to support etc).
Please contact me to discuss your specific requirements.
About Gina Battye
Working with clients (both through 121 support and through group training and workshops) Gina, the leading voice for LGBT self help, is on a mission to help more of the LGBT community live their authentic lives.