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5 Rules of Successful Habit Formation

Posted on 5 October, 2019 at 10:15 Comments comments (1)



You have decided that you want to change your life. You've got a goal in mind. What can you do to ensure that you achieve success? You know that you will need to adopt certain success habits. The following rules will help you ensure successful habit formation.


Plan

Success habits don't just happen by accident....

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Managing your mind: How to spot thinking errors

Posted on 29 April, 2019 at 11:00 Comments comments (0)

Our thoughts have a powerful effect on our emotions, body and behaviours, which cannot tell the difference between something we vividly imagine and true fact. It's so easy to jump from A-Z, missing out all the letters in between.

Just imagine you see a good friend walking on the opposite side of the road. You smile and wave but they ignore you. There a...

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Our mental health system is broken

Posted on 24 July, 2018 at 8:05 Comments comments (0)


How dare they call it 'Improved Access to Psychological Therapies' when desperate and suicidal people are being told the waiting list is 6-12 months?

Our mental health service is broken. Throwing more money at a broken system will not fix it. Change must happen. We need a new system not a patched up old one!

Problem: Those who are stressed and distressed are too often labelled and medicated without the underlying causes being addressed. They are sold a lie that their '...

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Our mental health system is broken

Posted on 24 July, 2018 at 8:05 Comments comments (0)


How dare they call it 'Improved Access to Psychological Therapies' when desperate and suicidal people are being told the waiting list is 6-12 months?

Our mental health service is broken. Throwing more money at a broken system will not fix it. Change must happen. We need a new system not a patched up old one!

Problem: Those who are stressed and distressed are too often labelled and medicated without the underlying causes being addressed. They are sold a lie that their '...

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The secret is out !

Posted on 12 February, 2018 at 15:05 Comments comments (0)

Coach-counsellor integration is no longer a guilty secret, thank goodness.

But, until the integrationists ‘came out’, there were many counsellors who felt judged by their supervisors or peers if they admitted to working in a goal-focused or solution-focused way. Just like the early CBT therapists, this was just a sticking plaster we were warned. Only ‘depth psychotherapy’ would have a lasting effect.

A few years later and things have moved on, as more and m...

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How mindfulness will help you stay strong

Posted on 12 February, 2018 at 15:00 Comments comments (0)

Are you able to deal with the stresses and strains of life?

Ups and downs are a normal and natural part being human. Life does not travel in a straight line; is not a plateau but a series of valleys and hills. But it can be tough, especially if you feel you’ve been stuck in the valley for too long. Sometimes we just have to stay strong and keep putting one foot in front of the other.

A little while ago, I wrote a guided meditation for Sally, a young woman who had lost touch ...

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The art of naked conversation

Posted on 5 February, 2018 at 14:55 Comments comments (0)

 

How often do we say exactly what we’re thinking?

‘How are you?’ is the only question to which no one really wants the answer, so how do we finally drop the mask and give ourselves permission to be more real? Let’s face it, there’s often much more power in what is not said than what is. No one particularly wants to hear about problems, but continually dodging the elephant in the room doesn’t mean the elephant isn’t there.

My 1...

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Fusion training can be a life changer

Posted on 31 January, 2018 at 13:55 Comments comments (0)

I had a Skype supervision session today with a Fusion Therapeutic Coach. I do quite a bit of supervision via Skype these days as diploma delegates come from all over the country and some from abroad too. For me, it’s a real privilege to observe careers evolve and confidence grow over many years.

I always start supervision sessions with the important question ‘how are you?’

As life coaches and mindfulness trainers, we need to be authentic and able to walk the talk...

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1 powerful way to raise self esteem

Posted on 19 January, 2018 at 4:35 Comments comments (1)

Quitters Friday followed by Blue Monday reflects the reality that January can be a challenge for many of us. Feeling low can make us negative about who we are, or rather who we think we are.

We beat ourselves up for not sticking to our New Year’s resolutions and our already fragile self esteem crashes through the floor. Low self esteem merely fuels the fires of low mood, and so the downward spiral continues.

Cutting into the loop

I was asked recently how to raise self ...

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New Association for Coaching accreditation for 2018

Posted on 9 January, 2018 at 8:20 Comments comments (1)

The start of a new professional year is always exciting for me. I like new projects, new ideas and new opportunities and it looks like there will be plenty of those in 2018.

There are 2 new venues for the Diploma and Trainer programmes. They will both be super-fast track over two weekends. Responding to previous feedback, many people tell me they like the idea of immersing themselves in a learning experience and , when you stay away, it also feels like a bit of a holiday, especially whe...

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