Why Aren’t We Happier?

With our living standards in general never being better I am often asked; why is it that mental health issues are now so common and on the increase? I believe the answer is actually quite simple: We are overloading our nervous systems to the point where the chemistry needed to help us feel happy, positive,…

Boost your Self Esteem and Confidence with Brain Training

Boost your self-esteem and confidence with this simple but powerful brain training exercise. “I am not good enough, I am unlikeable, ugly and I don’t belong”….I didn’t know it at the time but my mind was slowly being programmed with new poisonous brain patterns by the bullies I grew up with to believe that I…

Do you want to feel more Motivated?

“ I feel guilty if I sit down and do nothing,” is something quite a few clients tell me as they struggle with various forms of relaxing. Yet sitting down and relaxing is one of the most productive things we can do as it recharges our batteries. Without mental and physical energy we can overly…

Rebellion

It seems like we are always being told what to do. Parents, family and partners Teachers, bosses and peers Government, society, culture and religion Lay down some of rules we feel pressurised into obeying through the voice in our heads.  That inner critic, that inner moralist which not only can put us down with self…

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is simply switching your awareness from thoughts focusing on the past or future to what is happening in the present moment. You can become mindful in the present about feelings, emotions, thoughts, taste, touch, smell and what you can see and hear. For me mindfulness is liberating, not only is it incredibly easy to…

Wake Up to Self Sabotage

It’s that time of year for a life change as the New Year brings in a symbolic fresh slate yet most of you know that despite best intentions you will give up, not bother and simply avoid what you really would like to get done. Logically and frustratingly you should have no problem getting some…

Goal Setting Doesn’t Work

“You need goals,” we are all told if we want to achieve or be more successful in life. “Without goals you will fail.”   The answer to life seems to be goal setting but why are we so terrible at reaching our goals? Then logical reasoning suggests “you need more motivation, discipline and focus to…