Category Archives: Positive Psychology

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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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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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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How do you know if you are happy?

I know I started a blog about neuroscience and the brain a few weeks ago and yet I’m not feeling the joy writing it. Why is that I wondered? Here is the thing, right now in my life I am … Continue reading

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Preparing for the future by visioning the outcome

There is an element used in all NLP techniques that also forms the basis of some complete processes. This element is called future pacing.  We can use this element to motivate us to achieve our goals, remind us of behaviours … Continue reading

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What you focus on is what you get!

When I first started working with people as a counsellor and more recently a coach I noticed that often my clients would have a really long list of things they didn’t want. For example, a single woman wanting a relationship … Continue reading

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Constructive Day Dreaming, bringing the future to life

So what is constructive day dreaming? Here’s my definition, taking yourself into the future in a way that is helpful and meaningful. For example, we have some building work starting here on Tuesday. The work is major structural changes to … Continue reading

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