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4 ways that life coaching can help you make a career change

Posted August 12th, 2019
What's your dream job? Phrase handwritten on chalkboard Are you contemplating a career change? Fed up with the corporate world and tempted to strike out on your own? You may be brimful with excitement at the prospect of starting your own business, but perhaps also understandably worried about the risk of failure. This is where life coaching can be extremely useful. With the right coach by your side, you can build confidence, overcome blocks to success, achieve goals and improve your life. In fact, you will have the best possible support ...

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Filled Under: Life Coaching

How to recognise Chronic Fatigue and what to do about it

Posted June 28th, 2019
Mental health. Young woman lying on the floor It is estimated that approximately 250,000 people across the UK suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Despite this number, not many people know how to recognise CFS and are often unaware of the symptoms, or what to do if they are suffering from it. Unfortunately, CFS often has a major impact on your well-being and day to day life, making it difficult to cope with. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and can also be unpredictable. If you would like ...

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Filled Under: Counselling

Four ways social media negatively impacts mental health

Posted May 8th, 2019
Social media concept image We all do it. Whenever you’re out for dinner or drinks with friends, chatting away and catching up on old times, where’s your phone? That’s right – it’s either in your hand already or sitting face up on the table, waiting to spark into life when that next social media notification comes in. While social media can be a great thing, as success stories like the ALS #IceBucketChallenge prove, it can also be problematic – especially when it comes to our mental health. We ...

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Filled Under: Anxiety, Depression

Are you over-stressed?

Posted April 10th, 2019
worried businesswoman sitting on bench in park According to the Mental Health Foundation a UK-wide stress survey found that 74 per cent of UK citizens have felt stressed, overwhelmed or unable to cope at some point in the past year. Stress is significant factor in anxiety and depression and other mental health problems. Stress is also linked to physical health conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, insomnia, diabetes, obesity and other digestive problems. While a certain amount of stress in everyday life is normal, frequently feeling ...

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5 top tips for dealing with rejection

Posted March 22nd, 2019
man with thumb down Have you ever experienced rejection? Whether it’s in love, with friends or at work, it sure feels bad. Didn’t get that promotion you thought was as good as in the bag? Had the ‘it’s just not working’ conversation with your other half? Not getting what you want can leave you feeling hurt and hollowed out and wondering if there’s something wrong with you. But isn’t rejection part of normal life? Everyone gets turned down at some point for something or other. While you may feel disheartened at the ...

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4 key questions about life coaching

Posted March 2nd, 2019
You’ve no doubt heard the term ‘Life Coaching’ being bandied about, but do you really understand what it is, and how it can help you? Let’s take a closer look at Life Coaching and the 4 key questions you should be asking.

1 - What is a Life Coach?

In a nutshell, a Life Coach is someone who can help you build confidence, overcome blocks to success and help you achieve your personal and/or professional goals and improve the quality of your life. This can include being more successful at ...

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Filled Under: Life Coaching

Be friendly in February

Posted February 5th, 2019
Friendly February 2019 - Action Calendar image Did you know that being friendly can make a profound difference to the well-being of others and ourselves? One of the most fundamental human needs is connection. Being friendly supports this and more, making people feel appreciated and respected. Acts of kindness actually have a positive physiological effect on the body. As the late poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou, once said, "People forget what you said and what you did. But they never forget how you made them feel."

What is Be friendly ...

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Filled Under: Happiness

Five helpful tips to make 2019 a happy New Year

Posted January 4th, 2019
New year 2019 written in sand. The New Year has begun! Whether you’ve planned your resolutions for 2019, or don’t have anything in mind, the start of the year is a great time to start thinking about the year ahead. Finding something new to try in the New Year can not only help you relax, but can also help to improve your mental health. Learn a new skill, or find a new way to relax – focusing on something new can help make positive changes that can help make 2019 a happy ...

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Counting down to Christmas

Posted December 14th, 2018
Fir tree with Christmas decorations With Christmas in the air, December can be the most magical time. But rather than getting caught up in wish lists and the annual Christmas shopping frenzy, how about making this year a truly meaningful Christmas? Gifts don’t have to come wrapped and lying under the tree – it’s not about the money, it’s the thought that counts. We posted a heartfelt blog about this last year here. And who says you have to wait until Christmas Day to give a present? Advent Calendars are a ...

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Using CBT to help with thinking errors and cognitive distortions

Posted December 7th, 2018
Do you have trouble controlling your negative thoughts? Are you feeling anxious or depressed and wish you could switch off those thoughts? Sometimes, it’s those thoughts rather than a particular situation or incident that can be causing anxiety or depression. Thinking errors happen when your thoughts and reality don’t match up, often without you even realising. Also called ‘cognitive distortions’ by professionals, they’re faulty patterns of thinking that are self-defeating, meaning it’s possible to get caught in a loop of negative thinking that can end up becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. Here’s an example of someone who thinks he ...

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Filled Under: CBT

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