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It's All About State

How do you set up your most resourceful state – ahead of the time you need it? Or do you succumb to the whirlwinds of old feelings and behaviours?

What if we simply taught kids how to choose their emotional state ahead of time in order to get the best results – like at school or college? Because we can. It’s easy when you know how, so discover the secret of driving a Happy Brain!

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.

What Can’t You Do?

How do you expand your child’s capacity for a ‘can do’ attitude?

Why is this important? Because when your child or teen says “I can’t…(eat that/do that/learn that)” it prevents them exploring what they can do.

Hearing someone declare a limitation ahead of real time capability-testing can be frustrating because it’s a sloppy recall of a failure-memory rather than imagineering-success. If you believe their ‘can’t’ you accept their limitation. Yet trying to persuade them that they ‘can’ do it (they ARE capable after all) so often engages a battle that sends them into the justification corner.

Helping children and young people experience more in life, not less, means they get to expand their mental map of what they can do with their brain.

This example from our Happy Brain programme, coaches a 10 year old child through an experience of high value to them. Gaming is the child’s value.  We’ll call the child Joseph.

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Percy Manages Metaphor

Percy explained that he had been getting angry with people at work.

As manager of a team, he needed his people to follow instruction and deliver results. The trigger to his getting angry was people not doing what he had asked of them which led to increasing frustration, which then led to anger. Underpinning his anger was something of high value to him – feeling understood.

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More Simple Motivation

Good quality thinking generates good feelings which bring choices in what you do.

When you feel you have choice you are more likely to feel motivated.

Let’s look at what happens when you focus on long-term goals and feeling good when planning (e.g. being a strong, healthy sportsperson, or having many study choices at university) keeps your motivation steady, which enables you to take feedback from the past performances to feed forward and make adjustments for the next time. We call this continual improvement.

 

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Chamomile Breathing

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Chamomile Breathing – A guide for children, yet perfect for all!

Chamomile breathing is a simple technique that is proven to help you feel calmer and more relaxed. It’s so easy to learn, you’ll be able to do it at home or at school, or whenever, wherever, you want to feel relaxed.

Here’s how to do it:

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Teaching Excellence

I’m beyond excited to announce the launch of an outstanding book Teaching Excellence – the definitive guide to NLP for teaching and learning.

Not only is it packed with the wisdom and experience of its author Kate Benson (International Director of Education for the Society of NLP) and the co-founder of NLP Dr Richard Bandler, it is wonderfully unique in its usefulness to anyone interested in fast-tracking both teaching and learning. Of anything. Anywhere.

Yes I’m biased – I’m part of Kate’s education team and have been privy to the development of this book.

Yes it’s exciting – this book’s potential to impact the education world is mind blowing.

Yes this is short – straight to the point so you can check out the link for yourself.

Hard back copy is a limited edition – click here for more