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Do you want more confidence, self worth and resilience?

Are you your No 1 fan? Or do other people’s opinion of you count more to you? The second option can potentially be a route to diminished self-worth. Why is this? Well, we all have values that are important to us and the combination of important values varies for each person …so someone else’s opinion [...]

Do you feel fulfilled?

  Or do you feel that something is missing? The answer often depends on whether …and how often, we choose to stay in our Comfort Zone or whether to take a challenge and Grow. Most people need to be achieving personal growth in some way in order to feel fulfilment …..but how often do we [...]

Do you have a challenging teenager?

Do you have a challenging teenager? Do you have a very, very challenging teenager who you are watching make decisions that are damaging to him or her and whatever approach you take to try and encourage them on to a better path, nothing seems to be working? It can be the most testing, stressful, [...]

Do your brain’s predictions help or hinder you?

I recently read a very interesting article by Dr Lisa Feldman Barrett, a psychologist and neuroscientist and author of How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life Of The Brain. After discussion of research around the subject of how emotions are made, she states that, as many may know, your brain’s primary function is to [...]

Are you following your path to happiness and fulfilment?

Are you doing what you want with your life? Are you following your path to happiness and fulfilment? If the answer is “no” and you ask yourself “why not” then your likely answer has some fear attached…. is it be a fear of failure? …or fear of the consequences of change?  …. or the fear [...]

How to protect yourself from criticism.

Do you feel sensitive to criticism? Do you sometimes find yourself needing to justify and defend against someone’s unfair criticism? Some people seem to like making critical judgements of others, often with no grounds to do so. Perhaps it makes them feel better about themselves or maybe they get some sort of pleasure from [...]

How can a Life Coach help you to have a better life?

Do you go to a Hairdresser when your hair needs cutting? Employ a Decorator when your house needs painting? Do you consult a Doctor if you feel unwell? When your life doesn’t feel like you want it to feel, would you consult a Life Coach? Some people are familiar with what working with a coach [...]

Does your life look like what you want it to?

It looks how you choose to see it. And what you see depends on what you choose to focus on. Have you ever played that game while on a car journey when you look out for a particular colour of car, say, yellow. You focus on seeking out the yellow car, seeing any that appear in [...]

Do you want to be able to discuss things better in your relationship?

Do you wonder how a fairly low key relationship ‘discussion’ can sometimes escalate in to a major issue? You mention something to your partner that isn’t feeling so good for you within the relationship, you could be a bit fed up with doing most of the cooking and 20 minutes later, what you hoped [...]

An Insight for Eating Disorder Awareness Week 26th February -4th March

People with disordered eating are frequently misunderstood. The control or unhealthy use of food and weight management are coping mechanisms. These coping mechanisms can be very effective in helping the person to survive their emotional trauma or anguish. There are negative consequences, which can (when extreme) threaten their life. This is very frightening for everyone: [...]