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How is that working for you??

working for you

  Helpful thinking I attended a CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) workshop led by Steve Hollon at Surrey University a while ago. He was inspirational and one of his catch phrases that he used with clients is “how is that working for you?” I love this sentence as it helps clients focus on behaviour that generally isn’t helpful. When they break …

trauma as an adult

The face of trauma as an adult

Experiencing trauma as an adult has many similarities when comparing how adults behave after experiencing childhood trauma. This post identifies the typical patterns that emerge from childhood trauma. The experience is related to trauma lived by a female, however many adult males are affected by trauma during their adult lives as well. What is trauma? Trauma is a powerful and …

motivation

Six Ways to “Make it Happen”

We all have goals and wishes. We hope for a new job or want to ask someone out but we often procrastinate.  Fear of failure and rejection often stop us from moving forward in life. Ask yourself what the costs to you are of delaying progress. No one wants to look back on their lives when they are older and …

What is your method of escape?

  What is your method of escape? We learn ways to escape from a young age. When the stress/distress becomes too much, we seek ways to release the pressure. Sometimes these methods of escape are positive and healthy but more often than not, they aren’t effective in the long run. Having a method of escape acts as a comfort and …

dieting and dating

Similarities between dieting and dating

Dieting and dating There are many similarities between dieting and dating although it may not seem obvious at first. Let me explain … Some foods are great for healthy functioning. Foods such as fruit and vegetables, low-fat dairy, and lean protein all contribute to a body that functions well and produces energy. If your body is functioning well, your mind …

self-limiting beliefs

How self-limiting beliefs hold you back

“Whether you think you can or can’t, you are probably right” – Henry Ford Abundance is everywhere…we create limitations to this abundance. It’s time to examine your thinking to find out whether you have self-limiting beliefs that close off opportunities in your life. Many people don’t even realise they are limiting themselves, it’s just the way they have always thought …

self sabotage

Why are you self sabotaging?

We often have a vision of how we would like to be. Many of us would be quite happy being healthy, not too overweight, doing exercise perhaps, eating healthily etc The reality though is that we often fail to live up to our ideals. We can know what we want to do but doing it can be something else. So …

emotional well being

How To Boost Your Emotional Well-Being

Your emotional well-being is just as important as being physically healthy. Since your mind and your body are connected in many ways, it is crucial to keep both working as well as possible, but for many people, it is the physical symptoms that are treated and the mental problems are ignored or brushed to one side. This needs to change to give you complete emotional well-being, and here are some ways …

top ten personal fails

Top Ten Personal Fails

Top Ten Personal Fails Let me count the ways that we let ourselves down… Self sabotage, negative self talk, procrastination, comparing to others..the list goes on. Being aware of these ‘personal fails’ is the first step in challenging them and learning to help yourself rather than hinder your chances in life. Here are the top ten personal fails that I …

too much pretending

Too much pretending

Too Much Pretending   It worries me, it really really worries me. We go about our daily routines with a heavy load in our minds. It might be to do with losing weight, getting older, being lonely, family dilemmas, stagnant career progression, debt problems or any one of a myriad of troubles that life lands in our “deal with this …