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‘A Path through the Jungle’ book review

I’ve been working through ‘A Path through the Jungle’ by the estimable Professor Steve Peters with several clients, and I’d like to recommend it here. Professor Peters is responsible for the best-selling ‘The Chimp Paradox’,…

Our ‘fight or flight’ stress responses

I wanted to share the enclosed as I’ve found it fascinating what our sympathetic nervous system – there to protect us – can do for us, and to us (or I suppose more precisely what…

Self-talk and self-compassion

I very much enjoyed running a training session on Monday last for a local mental health peer support group – Depression Xpression, based in Reading and Wokingham in Berkshire – entitled ‘Preventing and Managing Stress’,…

You and Your Stress: Stress symptoms exercise

This exercise is in the form of slides – on the Slideshare platform – just click on the pic to take a look. This exercise aims to enable us to ‘normalise’ the experience of stress…

How to manage your Chimp

I wanted to share with you here an exercise that my coachees and I have found very useful, as part of a coaching programme I run based on Prof Steve Peters’ ‘Chimp Management’ mind model. Below is…

A technique for dealing with social anxiety and shyness

I’m enclosing here a link to a 6-slide excerpt from a group training session I run, entitled ‘Understanding and Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness’. (It’s on the Slideshare platform). It suggests a simple and straightforward…

From stress to emotional intelligence

I wanted to share here a few ideas on the relationship between stress and emotional intelligence (EQ), and how we might be able to move from stress to emotional intelligence: being emotionally intelligent rather than…