Festival of Lunchtimes

In 2015, Laneway Learning teamed up with Melbourne Central in April for a Festival of Lunchtimes. We were there with four bite-sized versions of some fun classes, including Bilbliotherapy, A Stuntman’s Guide to Overcoming Fear and Procrastination, and How to Have Difficult Conversations.

All the classes were in The Little Library, on Level 2 of Melbourne Central, near to Samsung. And all of them were free.

Bibliotherapy: A Journey of Self-exploration

“Good books make you re-read them. Great books make you re-examine your soul.”

Bibliotherapy, a fusion of the science of psychology and the art of literature, is having a comeback as a therapy. These stories capture your imagination sending you on a powerful journey of self-exploration, opening up your mind to new ideas and possibilities. And therein lies the transformative appeal of a great book. Come and learn more with Sonya Tsakalakis, a bibliotherapist and lifelong, ridiculously passionate reader, currently reading ‘The Satanic Verses’ by Salman Rushdie.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015
12:00pm to 12:30pm
The Little Library, Level 2, Melbourne Central

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
12:00pm to 12:30pm
The Little Library, Level 2, Melbourne Central

A man holding his fist towards the camera with the word 'fear' tattooed on his fingers

A Stuntman's Guide to Overcoming Fear and Procrastination

There is nothing quite as suffocating and restricting as fear but considering how common it appears in our lives it is very much misunderstood. Procrastination, the other common and dangerously inhibiting state of being, prevents us from completing the work we do and being our best.

What if the two were exactly the same at a root level and could even be treated as such? Learn more with Brett Solomano, ex stunt performer.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
12:00pm to 12:30pm
The Little Library, Level 2, Melbourne Central

How to Have Difficult Conversations

We have countless conversations everyday and some are difficult. The way we conduct ourselves during difficult conversations can make or break ideas, friendships, marriages and businesses. So much is riding on the quality of our communications and our relatedness, and yet as a community we spend little time reflecting on this.

In this session, Kylie Long and Onur Ekinci from Peer Academy, we’ll cover some basic frameworks that will guide you through different types of conversations. You’ll walk away thinking ‘why on earth haven’t I learnt this before!’

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
12:00pm to 12:30pm
The Little Library, Level 2, Melbourne Central

The featured image above is borrowed and edited, with thanks, from Aenneken under a Creative Commons Licence.

The three class images are borrowed and edited, with thanks, from Jorge RoyanFred – BmeTwitch and ReynerMedia. The first two under Creative Commons 3.0 Licence, and the third under a Creative Commons 2.0 Licence.