Pondero: Exercise your mind

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Pondero talks will keep you learning and developing new networks during a career break. Whether you want to keep abreast of developments in your own field, or explore other subjects, this is a unique opportunity to keep your mind active every week during term time. Attendance certificates are issued at the end of each series, useful for your CPD records.

Pondero Online Series - Spring 2021

11:00 - 12:30 Wednesday 10th March

"Sustainable Consumption and Investing"

11:00 - 12:30 Wednesday 17th March

How to Avoid Menopausal Symptoms

9:45 - 12:15 Wednesday 24th March

What About the Children? Conference Webinar - Stephen Biddulph, author of "Raising Boys" and Naomi Stadlen author of "What Mothers Do"

11:00 - 12:30 Wednesday 31st March

"Improving Sleep and Wellbeing"

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Sustainable Consumption and Investing

11:00 - 12:30 Wednesday 10th March 2021

Sustainable Consumption and Investing

With today's focus on Climate Change, we need to be wary of the steps that our own Carbon Footprints are taking. In this talk Sarah Lavers and Ronnie Cloke Browne will consider our impact as consumers in terms of ethical or sustainable investing.

Sarah Lavers has 20 years of experience as an international equity investor and is the founder of My Financial Voice. She is passionate about demystifying financial jargon to enable people to successfully navigate the often baffling and stressful world of money and better understand the fundamental building blocks of finance.

Ronnie Cloke Browne is a Chemical Engineer and Fellow of the Energy Institute. She is keen to translate rhetoric about Climate Change and Carbon Footprints into tangible actions people can make in their own lives.

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How to Avoid Menopausal Symptoms

11:00 - 12:30 Wednesday 17th March 2021

Find out how you can achieve a smoother journey through the menopause.

Whether you are entering, or riding out the throws of the storm, or simply wish to smoothly navigate this right of passage, some simple practical steps for a smooth transition.

Dr Annie Wright trained as a Chiropractor after retiring from the Army following a debilitating knee injury. Annie, and her chronic pain patients found that by addressing diet, activity, and mindset, alongside other treatments, there could be substantial improvement not only in a patient's pain, but also in associated lifestyle disease (hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular, etc), and in what Annie terms the symptoms of “poor body efficiency”, namely fatigue, lethargy, and lack of clarity, or focus. This led Annie, at the request of some patients, to provide associated support. Annie now helps business leaders regain their vitality, “by turning themselves from being the biggest handbrake on their achievement whether at work, in their business, or sport, into their greatest asset”. By regaining their vitality they have boundless energy, absolute clarity of mind, the ability to look and feel their best, and are able to do what they want to do, no matter what their age.

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What About the Children? Conference Webinar

9.45am - 12.15pm Wednesday 24th March

What Lasts a Lifetime?

Steve Biddulph "Being Human"

Naomi Stadlen "Mothering During the Pandemic"

Research confirms that the earliest years, from conception to three, impact on us, continuing to do so, throughout our lives. Our Conference Speakers, Naomi Stadlen and Steve Biddulph, explore how early experiences and the role of the family influence us. Naomi will talk about mothering at this critical time, whilst Steve will consider how research and therapy have converged to challenge us as human beings, and how our actions can support our children throughout their lifetime.

WATCh? is a charity speaking out for the emotional needs of children too young to speak for themselves

Delegate fee only £10. Book your place from their Booking form

There will be a Pondero WhatsApp group running for this event, email ronnie@careerbreakpeople.co.uk if you would like to be involved.

Improving Sleep and Wellbeing

11:00 - 12:30 Wednesday 31st March 2021

Improving Sleep and Wellbeing

Dr Browning will discuss why sleep is important for your wellbeing, how much sleep you need, what can go wrong with your sleep and what you can do to improve your sleep.

Dr Lindsay Browning is a Chartered Psychologist, neuroscientist and sleep expert. She has a doctorate from the University of Oxford where she investigated the relationship between worry and insomnia. Dr Browning is passionate about helping people to improve their sleep, since sleep is vital for so many aspects of our health and wellbeing. When you don’t get enough sleep and feel tired you won’t be the best version of you.

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Pondero Online Series - Autumn 2020

11:00 - 12:30 Wednesday 11th November

What About the Children? Research into Children's Brain Development

11:00 - 12:30 Wednesday 18th November

The Gorilla in your living room Is your home technology safe?

11:00 - 12:30 Wednesday 25th November

The World in Numbers Become more financially savvy

11:00 - 12:30 Wednesday 2nd December

Anger in the time of Coronavirus Tips for managing frustration

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Anger in the time of Coronavirus: Tips for Managing Frustration

11:00 - 12:30 Wednesday 2nd December

Understanding Frustration

These Covid times have changed our everyday lives as we’ve known them. The majority of adults and children will have been affected by feelings of frustration or anger during these turbulent times. The impact has triggered one of our major sources of anger: Loss. Come and hear how to manage this better.

Linda Bolland is an alumna and associate of the British Association of Anger Management and has 20 years' experience in the anger and stress management field.

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What About the Children? Research into Children's Brain Development

11:00 - 12:30 Wednesday 11th November

We never stop learning: Babies are born ready to learn and communicate.

Parents have a vital role in brain building, learning from their baby to develop a strong infant parent attachment to build the baby's brain. Science confirms that appropriately responsive, loving emotional connections actively promote the development of the brain.

'Few things make the life of a parent more rewarding and sweet as successful children' Nelson Mandela

Lydia Keyte and Cath Armstrong - What About the Children? Trustees

http://www.whataboutthechildren.org.uk/  

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The Gorilla in your Living Room: Is your home technology safe?

11:00 - 12:30 Wednesday 18th November

Cyber risk is a real threat to Everyone

The talk will look at cyber attacks and consider why people don’t think they will affect them. It will also look at ways to protect your own systems.

Lewis Shepherd formed Shepherd Services to bring his experience in security, including sensitive government establishments and major police forces, to small businesses and the home.

Chris Cloke Browne is an insurance expert and a founder of MRSL Enterprise Ltd; he is currently addressing the increased cyber and data risk of businesses and people moving to home working.

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The World in Numbers: Become more financially savvy

11:00 - 12:30 Wednesday 25th November

Does it Pay to Invest?

The talk includes practical exercises and will look at different assets classes, historical returns and how to create a diversified portfolio. It will demystify the jargon around bonds and equities.

Sarah Lavers shares with you twenty years of experience as an institutional investor to help you navigate the world of finance with confidence.

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Pondero, Exercise your mind



Pondero, Exercise your mind, is a series of interesting and wide-ranging talks that are held during the day.

Pondero means I consider, weigh up or reflect; which is exactly what the series encourages us to do.

Like you would keep fit with weekly pilates or tennis, also keep your knowledge up to date.

In today’s busy world it is often difficult to take a day out to travel to talks or presentations, so the talks are held locally. If you would like a Pondero series in your area please contact ronnie@careerbreakpeople.co.uk

In 2017 we passed a milestone of 50 Pondero talks, the full list can be found here Pondero - the first 50 talks.

Pondero, Exercise your mind, talks are enjoyable, if you would like to be involved or run a series please contact ronnie@careerbreakpeople.co.uk

We welcome new speakers, if you would like to give a talk please contact ronnie@careerbreakpeople.co.uk

Developing your skills whilst raising the next generation

11:00 - 12:30 Wednesday 11th January 2021

Non-technical skills

non-tech skills family group

This talk is tailored for members of Mothers At Home Matter and will explore the range of non-technical skills that are developed whilst on career breaks for family reasons, how they can be incorporated into a CV and what opportunities exist to develop new skills during this time.

Tickets available only through MAHM at: https://www.mothersathomematter.com/events

Spring Series 2020


22nd January "Living in Sweden: Experiences and Inspiration from Somewhere Totally Different"
29th January "Using Humour in Speaking"
5th February "Climate Change: Carbon Offsetting"
12th February "Come Out of Hiding"
26th February "The Wayfinders: The First People of Polynesia"
4th March "Why Digital Marketing Matters and How to Do It Well"
11th March "What's Hiding in My Washbag?"
18th March "Conference: What About the Children?"

For more information seePondero Series - Winchester - Spring Term2020

Autumn Series 2019


18th September "Coffee & Connect, Bugle Inn Twyford"
25th September "Coffee & Connect, Bugle Inn Twyford"
2nd October "The Menopause Explained"
9th October "Colour, Human Experience and Cyborgism"
16th October "The Great Mutinees of 1797"
6th November "Extraordinary Women from Winchester's Past"
13th November "Mistakes Happen: Dealing with Shame"
20th November "Climate Change - Do I really make a difference?"

For more information seePondero Series - Winchester - Autumn Term2019 revised

Summer Series 2019


1st May "Energy, Climate Change and Me"
8th May Ending Water Poverty
22nd May "What Am I Feeling?"
5th June "The Menopause"

For more information seePondero Series - Winchester - Summer Term2019