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Are you an Undercover Multitasker?

Are you an Undercover Multitasker?

I discovered the concept of undercover multitasking during an operation to de-clutter my office. In my mind, ‘de-clutter office’ equated to one job and I approached the job as I had always approached re-organisation jobs – with gusto! Cupboards and drawers were emptied out, books were loosely allocated to various piles around the room and […]

Breakfast for the Mind

What do you have for your breakfast, to nourish and prepare your body for the day ahead? Porridge? Full English? Continental? Egg and soldiers? Most of us start the day by ‘fuelling’ the body with some kind of breakfast, although of course the nutritional value may vary depending on our choices! But how many of […]

The self-seeding cycle of stress

If you’ve ever experienced excessive stress (and who hasn’t?), you’ll be familiar with many of its symptoms; the tight muscles, tiredness, irritability, aches and pains, sense of overwhelm and the inability to switch off. Stress just doesn’t feel good and we don’t like it. The problem is, our aversive reaction to stress and the situations […]

Building resilience: In support of your wellbeing

We all experience difficulties from time to time. It’s part of being human. However, building our resilience now can make it easier to deal with difficulty later, supporting our longer term wellbeing. Resilience is the ability to adapt well to life’s challenges. Those with higher levels of resilience cope better during adversity, bounce back more […]

What is cognitive behavioural coaching for health and wellbeing?

Cognitive behavioural health and wellbeing coaching is a form of coaching which empowers individuals to achieve their health and wellbeing goals through a process of self-examination and self-discovery. Underpinning the approach is an understanding that our individual values, beliefs and resulting thought patterns can influence feelings about change, which in turn affect behaviour and have a knock-on effect on our ability to achieve goals.

Loneliness: A spiritual approach to a 21st century epidemic

Loneliness: A spiritual approach to a 21st century epidemic loneliness and spirituality

Abstract of presentation given at the Spirituality and Wellbeing Conference 14/11/15.

Loneliness has been hitting the headlines recently with the announcement that this potentially chronic problem is as detrimental to our health as obesity or smoking. Research over recent years has revealed that loneliness causes not only emotional and psychological ill effects, but also has a physiological impact that accelerates ageing and shortens life expectancy. And, at least for the foreseeable future, the problem is not going away.