How to change your Emotional State

One of the greatest daily challenges we all face is how to manage our own internal emotional state…especially in difficult situations.

How do you currently deal with challenges?

  • Do you feel the anger rise and boil?
  • Do you follow this with a verbal or physical outburst?
  • Do you have an emotional melt down?
  • Do you throw yourself into activity to stop you thinking about the difficult situation?

Within Neuro linguistic Programming (NLP) there is no such thing as an un-resourceful person, just an un-resourceful state. By being able to manage your state so that you are able to remain resourceful, even in the most challenging situations it is clearly of huge value and benefit whatever you do, wherever you are, both personally and professionally.

All states are caused by the interaction between your thinking patterns, your physiology and your neurochemicals so by changing these you change your state.

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How to deal with Challenges

One of the greatest challenges we all face is managing our own internal emotional state, especially in difficult situations. How do you deal with challenges? Do you like your friends to console you? Do you feel the boil of anger rise followed by a verbal or physical outburst or do you throw yourself head first into activity to stop you from thinking about the difficult situation?

In NLP, there is no such thing as an un-resourceful person, just an un-resourceful state. Being able to manage your state so that you are able to remain resourceful even in the most challenging situations is clearly something that is of huge value wherever you work, whatever you do and whoever you are!

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The workplace is a Bear pit

The workplace today is a bear pit! Targets, procedures, policies and that’s before you start with the human expectation – productivity, performance &presence.  All contribute to the impact work has on our being, our state. As human beings we constantly process and deal with the pressures and stresses created in our life and take them with us to work and vice versa. Back and forth – back and forth!

Continued stress knocks us out of balance so our state slides into the negative where we slip into the danger zone-more so if we remain there for chunks of time. We know stress can enhance performance, it can be healthy but only when it’s managed, in small chunks interspersed with harmony brought about by rest, relaxation and the ability to switch off to re-balance the levels.

What can we do to maintain the balance?

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5 Tips to being Happy every day!


5 Tips to being Happy every day!

It’s very easy to get stuck in a rut. Behaviours quickly become patterns, if we maintain a pattern of negative thinking and only focus on the things that could go wrong then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. We only notice the bad things as that’s all we’re looking at. The good news is that if we are in control of how we feel we have the ability to change our state from low to uplifted.

  1. Body Language

Have you noticed that when you look up, walk tall and smile you feel better. Try striding out, really moving to boost your heart rate. Movement also alters the mood to an upbeat state and increases confidence.

  1. Plan for the day

Have a plan for the day…be clear on what you want to achieve. Know what’s important and what’s urgent-some may… Read More

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What If I you think you can?

I’m a great believer in self-help but I also know that if we seek support and help then often the solution we arrive at is more powerful than if we had merely relied on self alone. It stands to reason really that as individuals we are not able to challenge ourselves in a balanced manner… for me it tends to be all or nothing!

I am an avid supporter of the premise that if you can’t change the situation then change your attitude. In order to challenge your mind-set to enable the stress around the situation to be relived we need a few tricks up our sleeve. By asking ourselves empowering questions we give ourselves the power and permission to overcome an obstacle. However, what generally happens to people when life presents an obstacle, challenge, difficulty or problem is that they usually start… Read More

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What’s your purpose?

Coaching differs in so many ways from counselling, mentoring or consulting although many of the skills are similar.  We ask questions, we listen, we ask more questions and we build rapport. We don’t judge, advise or coerce.

As coaches, we focus on the future and empower our clients to discover their own answers through our intuitive questioning. We measure this activity through encouraging the client to establish goals for themselves, based on their own reality, define and work towards actions to achieve the goal and a sense of personal achievement!

But what if the goal lacks purpose? What if it’s a short term goal and delivers a short term hit? Do you need more of them to feel the same level of achievement and fulfilment?

To sustain motivation, engagement and fulfilment the goal needs to be bigger, higher risk…Right?


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Life is too short!

How many times have you heard the comment “life is too short”?

Well it can be! I’m not talking about living today as if it is your last; Blowing the mortgage on a holiday of a life time, weekends spent in luxurious spa’s around the world or a spending spree on beautiful clothes to fill your wardrobe. What I’m talking about is being in the moment. Noticing the things around you…bird song in the morning before you get up and welcome the day in…stunning sunsets, the first snowdrops, bulbs pushing through ground and  the language you use. By framing things in the positive it makes you more positive and upbeat. It changes your body language and how you hold yourself.

I met someone I’d not seen in months and was genuinely delighted to see them.  I asked the usual question “How are you”? And… Read More

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What will Brexit do for your Career?

What will Brexit do for your career?

According to the CIPD The Resourcing and Talent Planning 2017 survey  revealed that in light of Brexit, organisations are placing greater emphasis on developing existing staff, increasing communications and opportunities to listen to employees.

Meanwhile, the Spring 2017 Labour Market Outlook  highlighted a strong, continuing demand for labour against a backdrop of diminishing supply… and if the gap is going to continue or worsen as the Brexit process continues, it will be essential for organisations to invest in building the skills they need and improving their talent pipeline for the future.

The 2017 Resource and Talent Planning survey says that organisations are now most likely to reduce recruitment difficulties by upskilling existing employees to fill hard-to-recruit-for positions.

So in the light of these statements there has never been a better time to re-think, plan and manage… Read More

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Sound familiar… stagnating, drifting or worse burning out? What do you dream of doing or being? How often do you ask yourself “is this it”? Changing career direction can be risky. You may be considering surrendering your current job, income and security to try something new.

What happens if you don’t succeed, or if your new career turns out to be a disappointment? You may also face resistance from family and friends who are concerned that you are making a mistake.

You’ll also have to overcome obstacles in the job market including those nagging self-doubts that go something like this…

“You don’t have any experience.”
“Why do you think you can succeed in this?”
“Why on earth do you want to change career now?”

Self-sabotage is all too common and often the reason for not following the dream.

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What’s important to you?

What’s important to you?

I read a story recently which stopped me in my tracks and made me think…yes really think about why we as human beings, with the gift of language, readily accept and mirror words  of our peers, parents and politicians with little thought or challenge.

In today’s crazy world it is critical that we are able to develop our own view of our environment; to be informed so that we can determine our own path without hesitation; to be comfortable with our choices and to stay true to them. Only then can we truly say we understand our own values.

The story that stopped and made me think went something like this… a class of 10 year old students were asked to list the 7 Wonders of the World which created some lively debate  and it soon became clear that  some students… Read More

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