Categories for Stress management techniques

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…

‘Happiness Habits’ course from Action for Happiness

I’d like to share a couple of things with you hereFirstly: 🪧 to promote/familiarise you with a great movement and charity I’ve recently signed up as a volunteer with: the Action for Happiness https://actionforhappiness.org/ and Secondly: 🪧to let you…

Your personal ‘life lessons’

Without wishing to add to your digital overload via your mobile phone😊, if you do have one, and you could do with an occasional or more regular reminder of your personal ‘life lessons’, or perhaps…

How to boost your self belief

If you’d like some ideas on how to boost your self belief and/or self confidence, try this journal I’ve put together that I know others have found helpful to achieve just that.  Some of the…

Box (or ‘Square’) breathing exercise

This Box (or ‘Square’) breathing exercise is a simple breathing technique for calming ourselves down if we’re becoming stressed or anxious and breathing from the chest, rather than from the diaphragm, where we divide our…

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…