Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses. It can affect people regardless of their age or circumstances. Reported increases in depression worldwide cannot be due to a reduction in the stigma associated with mental illness. It seems more likely that it is a...

Just as a sports coach can help you improve your game on the field, personal and business coaching can enhance your performance in life. One of the reasons that coaching works is that people learn best when they work on real-life issues, combining existing know-how wit...

With Christmas approaching, busy-ness is gathering pace. Despite looking forward to the holiday season, many people can find this time of year stressful. Expectations about how Christmas should be can place pressure on us, which can feel overwhelming. It’s easy to make...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common problems seen by medical practitioners, accounting for roughly 12% of visits to GP’s.  IBS can affect children and adults.  Because IBS has no clear medical cause, it is regarded as a functional gastrointestinal...

Continuing our series on resilience, this article looks at the skill of tenacity. This is one of six skills that build resilience.

Vision – Like a compass, providing purpose and direction 
Composure – Managing emotions related to stress 
Reasoning – Problem-solving 
Ten...

This article continues our series on resilience and looks at the skill of reasoning. As a recap, the six skills areas that help build and maintain resilience are:

Vision – Like a compass, providing purpose and direction 
Composure – Managing emotions related to stress...

In the last issue, I discussed how resilience helps us to bounce back from the inevitable setbacks and challenges of life, creating positive memories for facing future challenges. I proposed that resilience is not just an aspect of personality (something you either hav...

In the last issue, I discussed the relationship between stress and performance. I suggested that stress can be both positive and negative. Positive stress helps to motivate us to seek direction and pursuits in life, and this results in positive feelings of satisfaction...

Most organisations operate in a very competitive environment where there is constant pressure to achieve more with less. There can be times when working smarter is no longer enough, and many people find themselves working harder and feeling stressed.


Even in organisati...

In the April issue, we discussed the link between emotional intelligence and personal effectiveness. This article explores how being aware of emotions can help us at work, helping to enhance our resilience and enjoyment of work.


Work means different things to different...

Emotions play a huge role in our life. They impact our sense of wellbeing and motivation. They affect the decisions we make and how we respond to situations and challenges. They also play a huge role in relationships. There is now wide recognition that our skill with e...

The results of a recent study provide interesting reading. The study reported on rising levels of perfectionism in adults (18-25 years) across the United States, Britain and Canada. It observed generational changes in perfectionism over a 27-year period from 1989 to 20...

The new year is often a time when people think about the year ahead and what is important, including personal wellbeing. If you have spent some time recently reflecting on your goals for wellbeing, have you thought about sleep? If your answer is in the negative, you ar...

Wikipedia defines self-esteem as an emotional judgement that a person makes about their own worth. A google search of self-esteem reveals 65 million hits, suggesting how widespread interest in this concept is. However, how people feel about themselves wasn’t considered...

The September issue explored how the human brain relies on two primary systems for making decisions. System 1 is fast, automatic and intuitive, seeking immediate pay-off, whereas system 2 is slower, more deliberate, focusing more on longer-term consequences. When the e...

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