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Thinking our way into, and out of, trouble

You’ll probably be aware that the attached graphic demonstrates the process of ‘photosynthesis’ – and yes, I have cut and pasted the following definition from elsewhere😄 – ‘which is used by plants and other organisms to…

Why practice Gratitude? (video)

Why practice gratitude? We may well 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 is beneficial for both…

Developing Your Personal Characteristics (video)

I wanted to share here a brief exercise in this video on developing your personal characteristics – one or more that we may feel we’re lacking in, and we’d like to enhance in ourselves. It’s…

Write a letter to your future self (video)

I’m recommending here that you take a look at a website/app that can provide us with some motivation, to achieve an objective we might have or a bit of coaching towards a goal. You send…

Unhooking from our (unhelpful/negative) thoughts (video)

I looked in a previous video at how we can be affected physically, mentally, emotionally and behaviourally when we get stressed, and how the symptoms can feed into each other in a cyclical way. This…

How to manage stress responses (video)

This brief video looks at how we can respond when we’re stressed, our stress responses: how we can feel, how we respond emotionally, what we may do differently and how it can affect us physically.…

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: why it’s a good idea

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 – you and your character strengths that is – please read on! These strengths – amongst them Fairness, Forgiveness, Courage, Self-regulation, Perseverance, Kindness, Love, Hope, Leadership, Bravery…