Author Archives: Melody @ GWizlearning

About Melody @ GWizlearning

Melody spent fourteen years gathering experience of the business world working in banking, telecommunications and the public sector before co-founding The GWiz Learning Partnership in 1993. Melody has a Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology, a degree in Psychology and a diploma in Psychotherapy. She is an NLP Master Trainer which allows her to run NLP Practitioner, NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Trainer Training courses certified by the Positive School of Intrinsic Neuro-Linguistc Psychology. She is also a qualified Myers Briggs practitioner and EI practitioner and added to all this is five years Transactional Analysis training, meaning she is able to help organisations access the hidden potential in their staff. She is also in demand for her work in transforming average or even troubled teams into high performers. Melody is a visiting lecturer at University of East London, teaching "Wellbeing and Positive Psychology" to undergraduates. Additionally, she is a member of the CIPD and is ILM accredited. Melody's interests are many and varied. She has a keen interest in personal development, canine and wolf psychology, conservation, movies and running. She also enjoys western horse riding, walking the GWiz dogs, nature watching and stage combat (particularly sword fighting).

Reading past the headlines for a healthy life

This week I have decided to change direction for a while in my blog. I have been prompted by the continued misleading headlines in newspapers. Have you noticed how often we read things such as a particular food stuff being … Continue reading

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Releasing negative thoughts to make room for positive ones

  I wonder if you ever have the same experience as me around negative thinking. Sometimes something small can trigger me into thinking negatively. For example, Spam! There are a number of spam emails I receive regularly, some three or … Continue reading

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Take some time out for yourself, re-charge the batteries

Have you ever noticed how sometimes the universe conspires to support you in unusual ways? Well that is what happened to me this week. I had booked a day out for myself with my photography teacher, David Plummer on a … Continue reading

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Take time to notice the flowers, be happy!

This week I was reminded that sometimes when life is happening to us our focus can become very narrow. We lose sight of beauty and comfort around us. Whatever issue is consuming us grows so large that we forget notice … Continue reading

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Are you getting enough sleep?

I wonder if you have given any thought to your sleep patterns. Many people sleep very poorly and this can have enormous knock on effects to our health. It impacts on energy, concentration, our immune system and our ability to … Continue reading

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Looking after your well-being

What are you doing to look after your well-being? As a coach I regularly work with people who are running around feeling stressed. They are often working long hours, neglecting their relationships, their health and their own well-being. When challenged … Continue reading

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Finding purpose, following your mission

A topic often discussed in Positive Psychology is that of meaning. When we have meaning and purpose in our lives we tend to be happier. If we can find meaning out of obstacles and even tragedy we recover quicker. Last … Continue reading

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Becoming Wise, the reward for getting older

This week I thought it would be good to consider the good things that come with getting older. The topic of wisdom is one that we explored as part of my Msc in Applied Positive Psychology. In modern society there … Continue reading

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Are you appreciating and savouring what really matters?

This morning before sitting down to write this blog I took a few moments to sit with my two dogs, Buck and Remus. There were no distractions, just me and these two small living beings. As I stroked their coats … Continue reading

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What is being happy?

 The emotion of being happy is something we experience in the moment. Think about it for a moment. Emotion, and I mean all emotions are short lived bio-chemical reactions created by the focus of our thoughts in any moment. Consider … Continue reading

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