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Introducing The Waffle Stage.


Brought to you by the Waffle Shop Podcast - Live from WOW Fest 2024!

This special area of the festival and live edition of the award winning podcast brings together a diverse lineup of speakers to engage in thought-provoking conversations. Join us to discover inspiring stories and delve into topics that matter, all fuelled by the warmth and authenticity that The Waffle Shop is known for.

(Free with ticket admission.)

Saturday 20th July


10:30 - 11:00

Thomas Dunning The Fight for Survival in the War Against Yourself

In this powerful talk, Thomas Dunning shares his journey from childhood to the present day, offering a candid exploration of the challenges he faced and the resilience that propelled him forward. From enduring daily assaults during his school years juxtaposed with the solace found at home, to the devastating loss of his brother and the subsequent decline in his mental health after completing his degree, Thomas navigates through the depths of despair. Entering a tumultuous battle against himself, Thomas recounts a year and a half consumed by relentless hallucinations and daily suicide attempts, leading to frequent visits to the A&E multiple times a day. The latter part of his talk heralds a tale of renewal and transformation. With unwavering support from his wife and family, Thomas embarks on a journey of rebuilding, reigniting the "embers of his life" and finding solace in running and ongoing therapy. As he reflects on his current endeavors, Thomas defies expectations, balancing his role as a mechanical engineer with a diverse array of pursuits. From being a published best-selling author to a firefighter, sponsored athlete, and international keynote speaker, Thomas exemplifies resilience and determination. He concludes by sharing his life mantras, emphasising the importance of compassion, perseverance, and the journey from suffering to survival in the realm of mental health.


11:15 - 11:45

Archana Patel

The Health Domino Effect

Unlock the transformative potential of small, simple habit changes with Archana Patel, Health, Nutrition, and Alcohol-Reduction Coach. Join her for an illuminating talk titled "The Health Domino Effect: Tweak Your Habits and Ignite a Chain Reaction Towards a Happier, Healthier You." In this engaging presentation, Archana explores the profound impact that subtle adjustments in eating, drinking, exercise, and mindset can have on your everyday mental health, energy levels, and confidence. Drawing from her expertise, she will guide you through practical strategies to cultivate healthier habits and break free from limiting patterns. Discover how making mindful choices in your daily routines can create a domino effect, leading to enhanced well-being and vitality. From nourishing your body with wholesome foods to embracing a positive mindset towards exercise and self-care, Archana empowers you to take charge of your health journey.

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12:00 - 12:30

Beata Dzwigol

Elevate Your Spirit, Embrace Transformation

Join Beata Dzwigol, a beacon of spiritual insight and transformation, on a journey of radiant renewal and profound spiritual growth. As an Inter- Dimensional Therapist, Intuitive Spiritual Coach, Dancing Goddess, and Akashic Records Practitioner, Beata brings over two decades of spiritual wisdom and celestial connection to guide you toward profound transformation. From her earliest days, Beata has been attuned to the energies and mysteries of the cosmos, serving as a conduit for Ascension frequencies and soul wisdom. Through personalized 1:1 Akashic Records Reading and Healing sessions, Beata empowers individuals to unravel the mysteries of their souls and transcend obstacles hindering their growth. Specialising in empowering women through Goddess Workshops, Beata helps them reclaim their divine essence and embrace their innate power. Drawing from her own journey of spiritual evolution and guided by her Spiritual Guides, Beata offers profound insights and transformative practices to help you clear your spiritual path and unlock new levels of enlightenment. Embark on this journey of radiant spiritual renewal with Beata Dzwigol and discover the boundless potential of your soul. Join her for a transformative conversation and step into a realm of limitless possibilities. "Elevate Your Spirit, Embrace Transformation" with Beata Dzwigol.

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12:45 - 13:45

Sophie Beresford Setting Boundaries,

Self Awareness & Self Sabotage

Join Sophie Beresford for an empowering talk on Setting Boundaries, Self Awareness, and Self Sabotage. It took many years for Soph to realise just how much of a detrimental impact people pleasing was having on her self esteem and her mental health. Now she’s learned how valuable setting boundaries can be, she’s determined to inspire others to do the same so they can be the happiest and most confident version of themselves.

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14:00 - 14:30

Marcus Kain Can an Anti-Diet Approach to Wellness Work?

Globally recognised Meditation Expert, Motivational Speaker, Founder, Coach and Author, specialising in making meditation and its life changing benefits accessible to all. Recently featuring on the BBC. Maude was an actor best known for playing Helga in the hit TV show Vikings before becoming a leading wellness practitioner, founder of the meditation company EnergyRise and co-founder of the wellbeing consultancy company Home of Connection

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14:45 - 15:15

Suzy Cashman

Manifesting Mastery

Join Suzy Cashman for an empowering talk on "Manifesting Mastery: How to Manifest Your Dreams and Create a Life You Love." Are you feeling lost and unsure of where to start in pursuing your dreams? Suzy will guide you through practical steps to tap into your intuition and inner wisdom, helping you uncover your true heart's desires and unique path. Discover how to infuse joy into your daily life through simple rituals that cultivate fulfillment, ease, and flow. Suzy will share insights on enjoying the journey while pursuing your dreams, allowing you to connect more deeply with yourself and improve all relationships along the way. Through this transformative talk, you'll learn how to uncover your passions, purpose, and gifts, empowering you to be of real service to the world through the power of healing. Don't miss this opportunity to unlock your manifesting mastery and create a life that aligns with your deepest desires.

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15:30 - 16:00

Jane Tarrant Every Breath you Take - Why to Retrain your Habits

Join Jane Tarrant for an illuminating talk titled "Every Breath You Take: Why To Retrain Your Habits." In this engaging presentation, Jane will delve into the fascinating world of breathing habits, shedding light on the impact of over-breathing and the importance of retraining our breath for optimal health and well-being. Through easy-to-visualize language and relatable analogies such as red buses and actresses to explain complex concepts like haemoglobin and oxygen, Jane will demystify the science behind how over-breathing reduces oxygen delivery to our cells. Discover the profound impact of long-term over-breathing habits on our physical and mental health, from heightened stress and anxiety to poor sleep, fatigue, and increased susceptibility to illness. Jane will elucidate the connection between over-breathing and a range of common ailments, including panic attacks, snoring, and slow recovery times. But fear not, as Jane will equip you with three simple yet powerful techniques to retrain your breathing habits, providing actionable steps that can be implemented immediately. Whether you're seeking relief from anxiety, improved sleep, or enhanced overall well-being, Jane's insights and practical strategies will empower you to take control of your breath and unlock a healthier, more vibrant life.

Sunday 21st July

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10:30 - 11:00

Claire Tamplin

Empowering & Evolving our Emotional Health

Join Claire Tamplin, Mother, Founder, and CEO of The Mindful Movement Coach, for a captivating talk that aims to empower, inspire, and create transformation for all who attend. As a former Lead Secondary School Teacher and the youngest in the UK to receive certification of a National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership at IOE, University of London, Claire's journey has been one of remarkable achievements and profound insights. Graded 'outstanding' by Ofsted for her sheer vibrancy, Claire's perspective shifted after witnessing the mental health decline of young people and colleagues around her, coupled with a traumatic personal loss. This pivotal moment led her to focus on evolving emotional health and empowering awareness around emotional intelligence. Now, an award-winning Educational Innovator, Claire delivers her Mindful Movement Method across various sectors and age ranges, locally and globally. Recognised for her pioneering work, Claire has received accolades such as The Inspirational Women of Portsmouth 'Role Model' Award and endorsements from notable figures like Joe Wicks The Body Coach. Claire's talk is a beacon of inspiration, meeting audiences where they are and gently guiding them to explore the power of getting out of their heads and into their bodies. Through her Mindful Movement Method, Claire empowers individuals to release stress, embrace their emotions, and ignite positive change in their lives.

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11:15 - 12:00

Rob Hosking

Lessons from a Former Police Officer

Join Rob Hosking for an enlightening talk titled "Life Lessons from a Former Police Officer." In this captivating journey, we will explore the profound impact of change on our lives and how we can harness its transformative power to uncover our true selves and find our paths to happiness. Change often evokes uncertainty and apprehension, but Rob shows us how these feelings can be the catalysts for self-exploration and personal growth. Drawing from his experiences as a former police officer, Rob shares engaging anecdotes and relatable experiences to illustrate how we can not only adapt to change but thrive amidst it. Through actionable insights and strategies, Rob guides us on navigating the uncharted territories of our lives with curiosity and optimism. By embracing change as a tool for self-reflection and personal evolution, we can transform it from a stumbling block into a steppingstone towards our unique happiness.

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12:15 - 12:45

Jackie Lynch

Nutrition for a Happy Menopause

Join nutritionist Jackie Lynch for an insightful talk on managing menopausal symptoms through diet and lifestyle adjustments. In this presentation, Jackie will share a holistic approach to alleviate the impact of hot flushes, anxiety, insomnia, and other common symptoms associated with menopause. Drawing from her expertise in nutrition and wellness, Jackie will provide practical tips and strategies that can make a tangible difference to your long-term health and well-being. Whether you're experiencing mild discomfort or more severe symptoms, Jackie's approach offers a tailored solution to help you navigate this transformative stage of life with greater ease and vitality.

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13:00 - 14:00

Fabian & Julius Cowdrey

How to Live Better

Join us for an enlightening talk with the founders of SafeSpace Global, Fabian and Julius Cowdrey, as they share insights on How to Live Better. In this transformative talk, they'll unveil the secrets to living better by making world-class coaching accessible to all. Discover how SafeSpace delivers free and paid coaching communities right to your fingertips, offering support and guidance to help you unlock your full potential, find inner peace, improve relationships, and upgrade your life. Join us and learn how to thrive in a supportive environment where you can truly flourish.

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14:15 - 14:45

Cat Googe

Laughter is THE Medicine

Join Cat Googe for an engaging talk titled "Laughter is THE Medicine." When was the last time you experienced pure, unfiltered laughter that transported you to another world? Whether you can recall it vividly or it feels like a distant memory, Cat reminds us that laughter is innate within us, yet often held back or limited. In this delightful dive into the wonders of laughter, Cat explores why we don't laugh enough and why we forget those moments of pure joy. Through personal anecdotes and insightful reflections, she invites you to rediscover the joy of laughter and embrace its transformative power. Join Cat as she shares how being intentional with our laughter can unlock the gateway to joy. Don't miss this opportunity to laugh, learn, and embrace the magic of laughter as the ultimate medicine for the soul.


15:00 - 15:45

Annie Breen

ADHD Beyond Limits

Join Annie Breen for an enlightening and unfiltered talk: ADHD Beyond Limits. In this empowering presentation, Annie will share her perspective and roadmap to thriving beyond labels, empowering you to feel safe in being yourself. Discover the tools for unapologetic living, where your ADHD becomes a liberating catalyst for embracing your authenticity. Annie will guide you on a journey to embrace your unique traits and create a life that speaks your truth.

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16:00 - 16:30

Rash Rattu

Modern Day Feng Shui

Unlock the secrets of modern-day Feng Shui with Rash Rattu as she explores how the energy system in our homes shapes our daily lives. Delve into the nine areas of life defined by Feng Shui, from career to health, each with its own compass-based location and impact on our wellbeing. Discover the power of decluttering and the strategic placement of plants, crystals, and furniture to harmonise your home's energy. Explore practical techniques for creating a happier home, from optimising entryways and lighting to understanding the subtle influences of furniture arrangement. Rash also sheds light on common misconceptions, such as the myth of the wealth area and the importance of adapting Feng Shui principles to non-standard home shapes. Through Rash's unique approach, rooted in the flying stars system and reminiscent of astrology, you'll uncover the deeper layers of Feng Shui, including how to create a natal chart for your home based on its construction date and location. Discover how aligning your home's energy with your inner work can unlock new levels of manifestation and fulfillment in your life.

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