Positive Self Image Day

Positive Self-Image Day

Saturday 6th October 2012

with guest speaker Professor Paul Matts (see below for more information and biography)

Venue: 6 Highfield Oval, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 4BX

Cost:    £20 per person (please bring a packed lunch)

‘Revival in the UK will not happen until every Christian believes they have something to contribute’

It is hard when opening a newspaper not to see articles that relate to the crisis of self worth and self image that we have in our nation today. So many people from so many different backgrounds have in one way or another been affected, and in their heads is a ‘script’, a sense that they don’t have gifts and capacities and that somehow or other they are not of value.

Not only does this problem affect us as a nation, it is a major issue for the church.

The church is an organism that is designed to be a body, each part being important and having a function. It has been said that revival in this country will not happen until every Christian believes that they have a ministry, a role and a part to play in God’s work and for many they cannot play their part because the message in their soul, in their head, is that they do not having anything to contribute.

Romans 12:2 tells us not to be conformed to this world, but in this area we have been and are being conformed, and those individuals affected need to hear some simple principles that can help give us a new sense of value and identity. As leaders we need to know how to deal with this issue and to create environments where people can find wholeness and value and be released in their talents and gifts.

On Saturday 6th October, Cell UK is holding a day of teaching on this subject, where Laurence Singlehurst and others who have been involved in this area will seek to give some practical answers – firstly on recognising the problem, and more importantly some practical steps to a new outlook.

Areas covered will include:

  • A negative self image – where does it come from?
  • The biblical view that every Christian is of value and has gifts
  • Dealing with a negative script and building new habit patterns of self worth
  • Developing our gifts and moving forward

Click here to watch a 3 minute video of Laurence talking about this day.

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Guest speaker:

Paul will bring a broad perspective about how our culture has shaped us and how we see ourselves, our value, and therefore what contribution we can make.

He will tackle subjects such as how our physical imperfections, however small, can have a disproportionate effect on our perception of who we are.  Also how body and mind work together, and how each affects the other.

He will bring a Christian perspective to this whole area, and how it is particularly relevant in our modern culture, with its obsession with body image.

Biog: Professor Paul Matts has been with Procter & Gamble since 1988, and has spent the majority of his career in research and development within the Skin Care division, conducting fundamental research for brand names such as Olay, Max Factor, SKII, Wella and others. One of his many areas of expertise is in the psychology of the perception of skin.

Paul is a regulator Keynote speaker and contributor to a wide variety of external academic and industry conferences and meetings, both within the UK and internationally. He is Visiting Professor to the University College London School of Pharmacy and to the London College of Fashion, the Chair of the COLIPA (European Trade Association) Sun Protection Measurement Task Force and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

He is involved in and highly passionate about several projects in Africa related to skin disease and its prevention and treatment using low-cost, sustainable materials. Paul is married with three children and, when he has time, a fanatic UK SCUBA diver and BSAC instructor. Paul is a member of Jubilee Church, Chertsey.