(balance) What's Covered? 

Week 
Topic  
Pre work  
Session plan + tools/ exercises  
Outcomes  
Post work 
1 
What is balance? 
Time journal & Life Pie Chart 
Welcome (TOF) & Introductions – who, what, why I am here? First record. 
Programme overview. 
What is balance? What does it mean to you? - Iceberg set up – we are all individuals. 
Time journals – share in pairs. What did you discover? What lightbulbs went off? 
Getting to know each other. Finding out more about the programme. Get some awareness about our current levels of balance. 
‘What’s in or out of balance’ self-assessment. 
2 
What do I care about? 
‘What’s in or out of balance’ self-assessment. 
Getting clear on what we care about. 
What are big rocks? - Do the big rocks demonstration or film it in advance. - What are your big rocks now? Are you creating time for them? 
Importance and urgency matrix. - Pairs coaching. - The concept of choice. 
Get clear on what is important to me and what gets in the way. Get even clearer on how we are spending our time. 
‘How do I Feel?’ self-reflection. How do I feel at the moment? How would I like to feel? 
Barriers to balance 
‘How do I Feel?’ self-assessment. 
What are your biggest barriers to balance? TIME, CONTROL, FEAR. 
Revisit - U&I matrix. 
What did we learn? 
Actions? - The concept of choice. What you do & how you feel (Case studies) - You can have it all – can you? 
Get clear on what are our personal barriers to balance. How do these barriers connect to how we are choosing to spend our time? 
“What needs to change?” Journaling Exercise – capture when I am behaving in a way that undermines my balance. 
Learning to say ‘no’, ‘not now’, ‘not me’. 
“What needs to change?” journaling exercise 
What did you learn from the homework? Pairs exercise and debrief. 
How do we feel about saying “no”? How about “not now?” “Not me?” Tie back to iceberg – what does this say about us and our identity. 
What can we let go of? - Support networks for resilience & balance – we all need help. 
Link back to our identity and how this is instrumental to our balance. The art of saying no or sharing the burden. Understanding of the importance of support network. 
“My support network”. Do I have people to help me? People to talk to? Partners who are supportive? Conversations that I need to have? 
Vision & action 
‘My support network?’ self-assessment. 
Creating a vision for my balance - Visualisation exercise - Group share - Having SMART goals to support my vision. 
Create a vision for balance & say it out loud. Learn how to write SMART goals. Start thinking about what goals are. 
Create a set of simple SMART goals that support your balance vision 
(2 weeks later) 
Progress check-in 
SMART Goals 
Share our goals, progress and set backs. How can we help each other? 
Accountability check-in. 
 

Better Balance - Dates 

Week 1 / 06 October 
7.00pm - 8.30pm 
 
Week 2 / 13 October 
7.00pm - 8.30pm 
 
Week 3 / 20 October 
7.00pm - 8.30pm 
Week 4 / 27 October 
7.00pm - 8.30pm 
 
Week 5 / 03 November 
7.00pm - 8.30pm 
 
Week 6 / 10 November 
7.00pm - 8.30pm 

What's Covered? 

Week 
Topic  
Pre work  
Session plan + tools/ exercises  
Outcomes  
Post work 
1 
What’s my story?  How did I get here?  
Life journal/ timeline  
Welcome (TOF) & Introductions – who, what, why I am here?  First record. 
Programme overview. 
Pairs exercise to share stories so far.  What themes can you identify 
Limiting Beliefs – what are they?  What are the impacts? Imposter syndrome.  
Getting to know each other. Finding out more about the programme. Reconnecting with your life journey so far. Start to think about limiting beliefs that they have  
Limiting beliefs – what beliefs are getting in the way of me moving forward?  Do a belief busting exercise.  Could you Facebook group to post learnings.  FB lives or written posts. 
Life Assessment – how am I doing? 
Limiting Belief buster from week 1 
Check-in and feedback from limiting beliefs buster exercise. - Introduce and set up the wheel of life. Step through the process whilst learners complete it. 
Pairs exercise to share results. - SMART goals set up & post-work assignment 
Completed life assessment and reflection about goals that arise out of it. Understanding what we mean by SMART goals. 
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My Big Rocks – what is important to me? 
SMART Goals v1 
Iceberg - What are big rocks? - Do the big rocks demonstration or film it in advance. - What are your big rocks now? Are you creating time for them? 
Importance and urgency matrix. - Pairs coaching. - The concept of choice. 
Get clear on what is important to me and what gets in the way. 
Choices exercise (utilising what has come out of big rocks and urgent/importance matrix to create an action plan about where you spend your time.) 
Strengths – what am I good at? 
Choices exercise 
What are strengths? - Do we know what our strengths are? - Do we know what weaknesses are? Why do we spend longer on these? - Amplifying your strengths and minimising your weaknesses. - X strengths assessment 
Clarity about strengths and the importance of working on these 
My Best self-feedback exercise – outcome Reflected Best Self statement 
Courage to take action 
Reflected best self 
Share best self- statements. - Resilience & support networks. - Pairs exercise. - Fear – what happens if you don’t take action? What happens if you do? 
Support network plan. Clear view of next steps 
Creating a support & resilience strategy 
Create and step into your vision 
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Visualise your positive future (guided visualisation) - Creating a vision statement – set up and pairs development. - Group share 
Clear vision for the future 
SMART Goals – V2 – share with the group 
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