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Dreaming and the REM state

People have always been fascinated and mystified by dreaming and relatively recent groundbreaking research by the psychologist Joe Griffin has shed an interesting light on the purpose of dreaming.

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Metaphorically Speaking

Thinking, speaking, writing and of course dreaming in metaphors is something we all regularly do, and yet we rarely give a moment’s pause for our choice of metaphors and the importance they play. ‘I am up to my eyes in stress’, ‘Work is such a nightmare’, ‘It’s like I’m walking on air’, ‘My life’s got direction’…

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Manage Anxiety And Panic- My Five Top Tips

My ‘Top five’ list to overcome and manage anxiety are simple and effective and although not in any specific order of importance they are all used by me with success and often have been well documented by others.

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New Year Goal Setting

New Year new start; Give yourself the best chance to make your plans happen! Many people start the new year with a renewed focus or goal whether that be in relation to their health, work life, relationships or something else. We remind ourselves how great it is going to be when we achieve that goal…

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The Art of Building Empathy and Rapport

“To walk in someone else’s shoes” is probably one of the most common metaphors used when we think about what it’s like being someone else.  This simple skill, to be able to have complete empathy and understanding of someone’s situation and how they are feeling is a valuable tool to have and use in all areas…

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Anchoring; The Sensory Feel Good Factor

As I sit here typing, feeling the keys on my keyboard, it is easy to see just how I take my sense of touch for granted. Yet I can hardly imagine what my life would be like if I didn’t have it. We are so reliant on our senses, the way they play a part in everything we…

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Understanding and Changing Beliefs

In this post I’m going to talk about our beliefs, how they are formed, and changing beliefs that are not very helpful anymore. Beliefs are, for most of us, powerful reminders for what makes us stand out as being unique and different from others. They are usually tied in to the values that we hold,…

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Switching Off Internal Conflict

Quite often when we want to make a positive change in an area of our life there can be another part of us that stands in the way, stopping us from fulfilling what we sometimes really want. As if we are purposely making it harder for ourselves, which can be very frustrating!

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NLP Logical Levels

When looking to make a change and move away from something you don’t want, towards something you do, it can sometimes seem difficult to know where to start and where the changes need to be made. The NLP model Logical Levels is used for organising our thinking, gathering information and communicating and is very adaptable to different…

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Emotional Completion- A Stress Management Exercise

This stress management exercise is related to that frustrating feeling we get when we forget the name of somebody and have that “it’s on the tip of our tongue” feeling. There is a sense of relief and achievement when we remember the name and quite often it’s not even that important anymore! There is a…

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