Are your kids getting a bit down? Moody?
How can we help them?
What is it they are up to when they are at their best? What are they doing when they don’t feel they have all the cares in the world pressing on them? When we explore what their ‘happy thing’ is, then we can encourage them to do more of it.read more
My friend said ‘How come my teenage daughter is nervous about going to the supermarket to get me some shopping, but not scared about her big trip to Australia?’
Well, it’s all about what we IMAGINE: When she thinks about the supermarket she thinks about x,y,z, (queues / germs / whatever). Australia? Well, that’s sunshine, new friends, freedom.read more
Research shows that although we all breathe every moment of our life with no conscious input (after all, if we had to remember to do it we wouldn’t last long, would we), practicing some simple conscious breath techniques can be very helpful.
One very simple exercise that can instantly calm you down is what I call rectangle breathingread more
In a nutshell: We can’t control events that are happening out there in the world, but we can control our thinking about them.
How does this work? I can help you to re-order your responses, the way you interpret events. Events happen, and maybe you could look at them in a different way. A way that causes you to be less stressed.read more
Our friendships do more than make us happy; they give us stronger hearts and immune systems, and contribute to our longevity.How can we get better at friendship? As well as making new friends, how can we strengthen bonds with the friends we already have? According to...read more
If we want life to get better (who doesn’t?), it’s helpful to imagine what life will be like when it is better.
Not majorly different, just a normal day going really well.read more
On the week of World Mental Health Day….
- Relax – Set a bit of time for relaxing yourself each day.
- Whatever you focus on, you amplify. Be aware of your thinking, when it’s positive, when it’s negative.
- Positive expectancy – Focus on how you want to be.
The way I approach clients is ‘I’m here to help you help yourself’.
I ask questions like ’What’s already working?’
When we discover what we are already doing that helps, or what we have done in the past to get ourselves out of a hole, then we can amplify that. Doing more of what we are already doing that is helpful, that isn’t complicated. I can help you to identify when you are being the very best version of yourself, and that’s a terrific place for going forward.read more
If you’re feeling anxious or down, or suffering from low self-esteem, how important is it to find the cause of feeling like that?Will finding where the feelings spring from help to make it better?Well, the answer is, quite likely it won’t help to make it any better.So...read more
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