Change can be hard; change can be overwhelming; change can be exciting. Or it can be a combination. It depends on our outlook. The one thing we do know, however, is that change happens. I’d never been good with change…until I learned about NLP. I remember waking up...
Summer’s finally arrived and you may have lots of plans. But don’t forget it’s the simple mindful moments that add up to leave you feeling revitalised. Here are some of my top tips to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life these holidays and beyond: VISITING THE...
We all experience stress in different ways. Some people may experience migraines as a result of stress, whilst others experience muscular tension or an upset stomach. The factors that trigger your stress (such as work or finances, or a particular person or event in...
Quick tip for your child: I’ve been working with several year 10 and 11 students who are so frozen by their fear of failure that they’re hardly writing anything in their classwork and exam papers. Some of them fear that they don’t know anything about the subject...
This term I’ve worked with several students struggling with stress and nerves in the run up to GCSE exams. The thing that struck me is how the fear of failure and not being good enough was almost paralysing them from taking any action at all. Their desire to be...
Procrastination is the thief of time (proverb)Are you a procrastinator? Have you ever had to do homework/revision/tidy your room/something else less-than-exhilarating but kept on putting it off? Did you feel better in the short term but feel that your stress levels...
Working with a student recently who was extremely worried about her upcoming mock exams, we discussed the outcomes she wanted to achieve. At first she couldn’t quite grasp the concept of visualising success. After several coaching questions, I asked her what...
I was working with a really anxious student the other day and, understandably, she couldn’t focus on her work, so I taught her some breathing techniques and did a NLP process with her. As we finished off our time together, I taught her a mindful hand massage technique...
When I looked out into my garden this morning and saw the autumn leaves strewn everywhere, I thought, “What a mess!” But less than a second later, I realised that this was a great opportunity to be in the moment:Use this season to pick up a leaf with your...
When I say Clean Language, I don’t mean as opposed to obscenities! Clean Language is a term coined by counselling psychologist David Grove, and is a simple yet powerful questioning technique which helps the person being coached explore their ideas without being...
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