Who am I in the presence of all this?

I have been wanting to write to you all for sometime, but for once words have failed me.. I am sure like me you have been bombarded with so called advice on how to cope, strategies to try to reduce anxiety, stress and fear in what has become and continues to be the...

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Internal Locus of Control

As I See It - The Art of Being In Control 1. The Birth of ILOC - Internal Locus Of Control When a baby is born it is itself. It is vulnerable, helpless and totally dependent on its caregivers to meet its needs. When its body needs food. It cries. When it needs sleep....

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Self-Esteem

Self-Esteem

6 Practical Tips on How to Increase Self-Esteem Sharon Salzberg: “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” Self-Esteem vs. Self-Confidence Self-esteem is not self-confidence; self-confidence is about your trust in...

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Beliefs Part 3

Beliefs Part 3

Guilty as charged, my beliefs sometimes keep me stuck.. So here's what I practice: We hold ourselves back from doing a lot of things. We like to blame our circumstances and other people, but we hold ourselves back more than we might like to admit or even realise. If...

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Beliefs Part 2

Beliefs Part 2

Did you hold the thought 'we are often the only obstacle in achieving our dreams'... False beliefs become an issue when they are held as true. For example, perhaps you assume that every thought that enters your mind is true and maybe that, once they enter your mind,...

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Beliefs Part 1

Beliefs Part 1

Our belief system is the bases of our world view. We have beliefs grounded in fact, and beliefs grounded in emotion and life experience. These belief systems shape our world view, since: “we learn our belief systems as very little children, and then we move through...

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Self Confidence

Self Confidence

Not even I was born with an abundant supply of self- confidence. Recently someone asked me where I got my energy and abundant supply of confidence from. It got me thinking as clearly what people see on the outside clearly isn’t what I always feel on the inside. So...

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Reasons why we don’t invest in ourselves.

Reasons why we don’t invest in ourselves.

Reasons why we don’t invest in ourselves and stay stuck.. Over the past five years I have made significant investment in myself, from retraining and qualifying as a Therapist and Coach to continued development in sub specialisms - whether it is the finances needed to...

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Fear of Flying?

Fear of Flying?

Is this what your in-flight table looks like as soon as the bar is open after take off? Bottles of fear numbing alcohol and a tight grip on your seat belt, feet firmly planted on the floor, constantly looking around at the in - flight attendants, dry mouth,...

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Exam Stress

Exam Stress

Exam Stress It’s been 30 years since the GCSE was introduced, I think from memory my own year group were the second group of pupils to sit the new style exam. A combination of course work and final year exams, and yes I know, I don't look old enough. Perhaps it’s my...

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