The doctor and therapist Owen O’Kane, who described himself growing up in Northern Ireland as ‘Billy Elliot without the dance moves’, suggested that 60%-70% of our thoughts can be negative and that back in Neanderthal times it was helpful to have fearful thoughts which we now know as ‘negativity bias,’ for our safety. It is […]
The Ripple Effect
It really fascinates me how some people are so unaware of the impact they have on the people around them. I’m very lucky in that I spend most of my working life working with extraordinarily positive and happy people as a Leadership and NLP Trainer. Both my colleagues at qualityculture and the vast majority of […]
There are many workshops and articles that ‘teach’ you how to build resilience and many work at a ‘surface’ level by applying tools and techniques. BUT what if you discovered that you didn’t need to apply anything, that you are already resilient? What if you were born with an innate capacity for resilience and mental […]
Fear of heights?
I just wanted to share something a delegate sent to us today from our latest live online Certified NLP Practitioner course. Kath had a real fear of heights that was stopping her doing lots of things she wanted to do. Her phobia of heights meant that even climbing a small step ladder would start her […]
COVID-19 and all that!
I was enjoying a walk on the Bath Grounds in Ashby this morning with Smudge, our Cocker Spaniel, when I met a retired chap I know called John. John is a big Leicester City fan and they are doing very well at the moment. “Can you believe what’s happening?”, he said. I replied, “What, Leicester […]
On the Tuesday evening just before the official lockdown in the UK, I was sat at my friend’s kitchen table trying to comprehend what was happening in the world. It goes without saying that the surreal world in which we find ourselves will leave its mark on the landscape and the impact it will have […]
Wellbeing at work – how can hypnosis help?
So, what is hypnosis and how can it help with wellbeing at work? Essentially, trance is a naturally occurring deeply relaxed state that we all experience which can help alleviate stress and enhance wellbeing in the workplace. Have you ever been in your car and missed a junction on the motorway? Chances are, you missed […]