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National Be Good To Yourself Day

Happy National Be Good To Yourself Day! Alright, hands-up, I made up this ‘National’ day, but if there were one, it might go something like this………. Today you are entitled/permitted/compelled/required etc to be good to…

Gratitude

What do you feel grateful for today? We may feel instinctively that gratitude as part of our mindset will be good for us, but there’s also a wealth of research that confirms that experiencing gratitude…

You and your Character Strengths

If you’re interested in building up your strengths, your Character Strengths that is, please read on! These strengths – amongst them Fairness, Forgiveness, Courage, Self-regulation, Perseverance, Kindness, Love, Hope, Leadership, Bravery – come from the…

Establishing rapport

I included this quote/pic of Maya Angelou in a session I ran recently on emotional intelligence (EQ). One of the key components of EQ as you’re no doubt aware is establishing rapport and connecting with…

We live in our own worlds

With reference to creating and living in our own worlds, I’d like to share a few ideas and suggestions on managing our emotions, and as a result making the most of ourselves. I delivered a…

You are not your thoughts

Herewith a few thoughts and ideas about a helpful ‘thinking skill’ to put into practice if we’re thinking our way into trouble more often than is good for us: changing our relationship with our thoughts.…

Emotional reasoning

I’d like to explore here what we mean by ‘emotional reasoning’, and to share some suggestions and ideas on how to do something about it if you recognise it in yourself or others, and your…

Challenging Thinking Errors

I’d like to share a few thoughts about ‘Thinking errors/Faulty thinking’ – and a copy of the accompanying questionnaire if you’d find it helpful – as a few people got in touch about it after…

Dealing with unhelpful thoughts

A coaching client of mine has started using this form as she’s having negative/unhelpful thoughts more often than she’d like, and it affects her mood, so she’s resolved to come up with a more helpful…

Our emotions, and being who we want to be

A client of mine told me recently that she was often negative in her thinking, and that she wanted to be a more positive person, have more enthusiasm and confidence, and be more motivated in…