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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

What is NLP?

NLP stands for neuro-linguistic programming. A bit of a mouthful I know! For an introduction which explains the origins and some of the ideas of NLP click on the link below:

NLP

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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Is there a Better Career than Yours?

If you are having doubts about your career or the type of work you are doing, it can help to clear the fog if you complete a simple exercise listing your options and the pros and cons of each. Click on the link below to find out more:

Your Career Options

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Balancing Out Negative Thoughts

It's a while since I last highlighted the cognitive behavioural technique of using Balancing Statements (also called Balancing Thoughts) to keep negative thoughts in perspective. Here is a simple introduction to the topic:

Balancing Statements

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Can You Get Other People to Change their Behaviour?

People are responsible for their own behaviour and sometimes it doesn't make any difference what you do or say they will continue to act in a certain way. However, there are also times when the way that you act or express yourself towards them can help to persuade them to make changes.

Often what prevents people from requesting a change in the way someone esle is acting towards them is anxiety or fear about the consequences.Click on the link below to find a life coaching method to help you own your fears and select the best way for you to try to persuade another person to change their behaviour towards you in a reasonable way:

Owning Your Fears

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Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Fat But Fit Myth

Some of you may have seen features on the news a few weeks ago highlighting research indicating that if you are significantly overweight you are increasing your risk of heart disease, strokes and heart failure even if you are very fit. Now of course, I would still very much encourage people to exercise - it has lots of benefits, not least for your mental health - but if this research is correct, note that as well as exercising it's sensible to keep your weight within recommended limits.

For the view of eminent cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra  on this, please read the link below. As a side point it is worth noting that he also says what many other professionals have indicated for sometime but which some people are inclined to ignore, namely:

"Although exercise is very beneficial for health, weight loss is not one of those benefits."

Click on the link below to read more:

Fat But Fit Myth Busted

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