Tag Archives: Psychology

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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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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Stay happy by switching your focus

  Earlier this week I had one of those days. Do you ever get them? I was trying to do a number of different tasks on my computer that involved uploading pictures and changing web pages. Nothing seemed to go … 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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The Triune Brain, how our brain has evolved so far

Firstly I would like to thank all of the lovely people who sent me such wonderful messages about taking care of myself and getting well soon. It is heart warming to read them. A couple of you asked about using … Continue reading

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A Layperson’s guide to basic brain structure!

Following on from last week I thought it would be useful to start with a basic look at the “geography” of the brain and what is currently thought of as an overview of function. I include here an image I … Continue reading

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What has neuro-science got to do with the coaching or NLP?

This week I am starting brand new blog. My intention is to share with you some of the current thinking about how neuro-science is beginning to provide links that support approaches in both coaching and NLP. Firstly let me be … Continue reading

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Using Mental Rehearsal to create your future

As promised here is a reminder about how to use mental rehearsal. So firstly a definition, mental rehearsal is the act of imagining yourself in a situation you normally find challenging and seeing yourself being successful. I wonder how many … 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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