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Travel Mindset – Workshop for Coaching Outreach Group

The Art of Adventure Travel

Travel coaching for self-exploration and break-through

[…]travelling is a fantastic way to meet new people, experience new cultures and broaden your perspectives. It’s also a time to break-through self-limiting social and personal limitations and explore new dimensions of your authentic self.

Conscious adventure travelling, done right, leads to a happier,more confident and successful meaningful life.


  • See the mental processes that happen when you travel, learning how to use them for deeper insight and better results
  • Create strategies to break-through your personal and cultural limitations and see out of the box
  • Explore techniques to discover your real authentic-self, uninhibited by social expectations
  • Discover tactics to help you to cope more effectively with the unexpected, unwanted and undeserved which happen when travelling
  • the benefits of getting off the beaten track

“In search for a greater meaning: Why things happen to us?” – Methodist Church Support Group

I was asked to facilitate a support group meeting at Methodist Church.  I took a liberty and suggested a Big topic, every existential. Lots of thinking, analyzing, a bit of a headache, but we entered a new level of understanding our faith and reasons for things happening to us.

Plus at the end, very practical life and parenting tips based on my clinical counselling experience. It’s always good to think big, but being well grounded, capable of handling everyday struggles is also essential.

“In search for a greater meaning: Why things happen to us?”

– law of Karma (Christian understanding based on Lazariev)

– HeartMath theory (how we affect others and our environment)

– how our thoughts and core beliefs are acting as self-fulfilling prophecies

– new understanding of emotions

– changing your language, will change your world


“What happens in our minds when we travel on our own?- Island School ESF, HK


I was honoured to give a speech on behalf of St. John’s Counselling Service,  for senior students from Island School, one of the top Hong Kong international School. The assembly hall was full of enthusiastic students, asking many questions, deeply engaged. Lots of laugh, fun but also good insight and change!

Take a look at fragments of school magazine review

“[…]Matt Biegala came to Island School and delivered an amazing presentation for students in Year 12 about the psychology of travel. […]

Matt explained that travelling is all about freedom, spontaneity, and being who you want to be. […] After this period of self-exploration, we can move on to pursue the activities that engage us, and maybe even set new life goals for ourselves!

[…]He tells us that our knowledge is brought on through past experiences and our memories, and also from what we are told. However, our beliefs and our own values are sometimes clouded by someone else’s thought. Therefore, when travelling on our own, we first have to put down our “backpack” full of labels and opinions, and look at the world with a fresh new pair of eyes. We also have to think critically about the things we hear and see.   When we are willing to trust our own intuition and think independently, the world will be completely different to us – we will be seeing the world in our own perspective, will be able to think independently![…]

At the end of his presentation, all of the Year 12s understood that the purpose of travel is to explore yourself, and become the person you want to be. After this Speaker’s Hour session, we understood that we have to think critically when travelling, and also learn from all of these wonderful experiences. I am sure that all of us came out of Speaker’s Hour with a new mindset for travelling! Hopefully we can use the things we learnt from Matt today when we go on our Quest Week Trips in November!”

Psychological Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Freelancers- Barcamp, PolyU, HK

“Need more power? Psychological Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Freelancers”

I was invited by organisers of Barcamp Conference hosted at PolyU, to provide psychological workshop for mostly IT startup freelancers and Entrepreneurs.

Being a business owner and freelancer myself, I could combine by professional knowledge in the area of stress management with my own experience