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Mind-Body Balance


The mind-body connection is no secret and Working Well means taking time to check your ‘balance’ of thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Inside your brain, a ‘top-down’ cognitive approach to working well is generally understood: the quality of your thoughts affect the quality of your feelings, which in turn drives what you do/don’t do. 

What is often overlooked however, is the brain’s ‘bottom-up’ approach to working well: the adjustment of your physiology/neurology affects the resilience of your feelings, which in turn drives clarity of thinking. 
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In this short video clip I talk about this mind-body connection. Here, as I guide you through a simple physiological re-balance practice, is one simple skill that can re-set your working day.

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Bullies, Bullied, Bullying

What is Bullying?

I work with bullies and bullied.

Take a recent example of a teenager who was being publically humiliated on social media after posting a live singing performance at a local talent competition. 

The mum removed the post from social media citing ‘thumbs down and online judgements/jibes’ as evidence of bullying

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Thinking

Too many thoughts or too little attention?

It is said that we think an average of 70,000 thoughts a day, and most of them are simply habitual. 

Thoughts are the electro-chemical brain signals that make your brain:

* efficient – you don’t have to think about thinking.

* effective – you can select the most useful thoughts available to support your next move. 

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Copying Smartness

Discover how (rescue dog) Molly learned important skills by copying her new brother. Molly teaches us smart ways to improve in areas we are not yet good at. Great advice for 7 – 14 year olds who worry about being not good enough at something in particular.

Troubling Thoughts

Most people know what it’s like to feel afraid of pop up (intrusive) thoughts or even nightmares.


Glorious technicolour and surround sound mind-menacing tricks can loop inside our minds for what seems like an eternity. And because brains can’t distinguish between imagination and sensory based reality, we can easily react with survival-based brain chemistry. 

Time for Brain Buddies!

Brain Buddies help kids (and parents) edit their mind movies on purpose and change the feelings from troubling to tremendous.  

Find out more about your Happy Brain training opportunities to help children and teens build resilience through play and creativity. 

Next 2-day training course June 8-9 in Newcastle £295 includes certificate of attendance from Society of NLP as your introduction to or specialist application of NLP for working with children and teens. More dates announced soon.

Contact: HERE for more info and please share with those who may be interested.

Online blended learning programme launching this summer. 

Needing To Think

Listen here:

 

Read here:

She needed chocolate

He needed cake

They needed to think

Because bodies can overload.

 

She needed to smoke

He needed to drink

They needed to think

Because toxins harm cellular health, causing bodies to overload.

 

He needed to shout

She needed to punch

They needed to think

Because lasting anger creates fear, which is toxic to mental health, causing minds and bodies to overload.

 

Read more…

What is Bullying?

unrealised potential

I work with bullies and bullied.

Take a recent example of a teenager who was being publically humiliated on social media after posting a live singing performance at a local talent competition.

The mum removed said post from social media citing ‘thumbs down and online judgements/jibes’ as evidence of bullying.

 

What happens inside your mind when you hear the word ‘bullied’. What assumptions do you make and what is your default emotional reaction?

 

I think the word ‘bully’ is a powerful metaphor Read more…