A very approachable character with a very important message to give, I felt Mark Newey explored and explained the topics of anxiety and depression brilliantly.
Through his own experiences and particularly through the section on values, he gave me a new way of looking at what is really important to me in life - I wish I'd had this knowledge earlier! A very interesting take on anxiety/depression and I think having this seminar in the school curriculum would benefit young pupils greatly for later life.
I feel the seminar would be suited to a wide range of people. In my opinion young adults would really benefit, in particular those who might be struggling to adjust to 'adult life' after university. The course gives an insight into what is really important to you rather than what society believes should be important.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Mark Newey Liberation seminar. I was interested - also slightly sceptical - but determined to attend with an open mind. His presentation style is amusing and engaging and I was interested to hear his personal experiences which I felt gave his words more impact rather than quoting text books.
Mark’s approach and theories struck a huge chord with me and gave me lots of things to consider; in particular the review of values hit home and allowed me to understand some of my own reactions in the past and even in the couple of weeks since, to adapt my reactions to situations. It isn’t going to be an overnight change, but there are definitely changes to be made.
After years of counselling and various courses I was interested to see if Mark Newey had something new to say. When he began talking about values it was as though he was talking to me. I have previously been made to feel anxious and self-doubting about my values, but am now working through the homework given and evaluating what was said, seeing how this can help me.
Mark has a way of getting to the heart of the cause of anxiety and depression and the process to take control. He has a step by step process of the elements that effect our mental health and well-being. He has a warm, approachable style of presenting which puts you at ease and enables you to access the information.
The seminar should be a must in the school curriculum as it gives children/young adults the tools to manage their own mental health and the transition through to adulthood. If this was available in schools it would positively impact on the well-being of the next generation.