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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 [...]

Glass half-full or glass half-empty? Optimism is an important skill!

  Some may say, whichever it is, it clearly needs topping up! Optimism and pessimism are states of mind. We have learned to be whichever we are by our own experiences, the influence of other people in our lives, and our beliefs. Despite this we can choose to change how we see things by [...]

World Mental Health Day 2017: Mental Health in the Workplace

Today, 10th October, is World Mental Health Day, a day which provides an opportunity for raising awareness of mental health and to progress ways to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide. This year’s theme is ‘Mental Health in the Workplace’. I recently trained to be a Mental Health First Aider for [...]

Do you doubt your own abilities?

Do you limit your own progress? Do you doubt your own abilities? Have you put off going for a promotion or applying for a job because you tell yourself you’re not good enough? These thoughts are known as ‘Limiting Beliefs’. ‘Limiting beliefs’ is a phrase that pops up in a variety of self help and [...]

By | 2017-03-30T15:21:48+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Business Coaching, Direction, Life Coaching, Personal development, Self esteem, Wellbeing|Comments Off on Do you doubt your own abilities?

Lost in Interpretation?

Will you interpret my words in the way I hope? And what do I mean? Do our emotions evolve from our thoughts which, in turn, are based on our interpretations? I recently watched a box set of The Affair  …..with my 23 year old son, which had a few moments bordering on uncomfortable but also [...]

By | 2017-03-30T15:21:57+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Business Coaching, Commumication, Interpretation, Life Coaching, Personal development, Relationships, Understanding, Wellbeing|Comments Off on Lost in Interpretation?

Creatures of habit

  Most of us are creatures of habit but why, and how do we break bad habits? Humans survive off habitual behaviour to create order in their lives and habit exists across time and society. Some serve us well and some don’t. There are habits we have that are beneficial to our lives and ones [...]

By | 2017-03-30T15:22:04+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Breaking habits, Business Coaching, Change, Habits, Life Coaching|Comments Off on Creatures of habit

Decisions, decisions

Some decisions can be hard to make. Usually the ones when it is difficult to predict the outcome of the decision or when the decision may mean giving up something we are not sure we want to give up. It may be a job move, a house move, a relationship issue, a parenting issue, a [...]

By | 2017-03-30T15:22:10+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Business Coaching, Decision making, Direction, Life Coaching, Relationships|Comments Off on Decisions, decisions

How to cope with a panic attack

A panic attack can be a terrifying experience If you, or someone you are with, has one, how can you help yourself or them? A panic attack is a scary experience even when we have had one before and know that we came through it OK …….but the first experience of a panic attack is [...]

By | 2017-03-30T15:22:16+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Anxiety, Business Coaching, Life Coaching, Panic attack|Comments Off on How to cope with a panic attack