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…and breathe…

(6 minute read) The word psychology originates from logos, meaning the study and use of, and psyche ie., “breath, energy, consciousness, soul or spirit” (Edwards, 2008, p. 132). Yet I was taught nothing about the breath on any of my psychology courses. However, I think quality breathing could be considered the most effective positive psychology … Continue reading …and breathe…

Coming to calm

(6 minute read) I recently completed a 5 week coming to calm course by the lovely Tamsin Hartley (author of The Listening Space, which is a useful model to work with metaphor and clean questions in a coaching session. See my blog post on The Listening Space). I don’t know why I decided to participate … Continue reading Coming to calm

PsychLOLogy

(6 minute read) Do you have much to laugh about these days? I don’t know if you have heard, but a pandemic has created a global economic and health crisis, and as of writing it has been almost one year since the first national lockdown in the UK. Happy Anniversary! Yet, it doesn’t seem like … Continue reading PsychLOLogy

Search for Meaning

(6 minute read) Search no more. I devoured Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning in one day. I highly recommend this book to anyone, but especially if you are finding this dystopian existence disheartening. Therein lies a message of hope that you do not need to be a victim of external circumstances, as Viktor Frankl explained … Continue reading Search for Meaning

The Listening Space

(6 minute read) I was impressed how Nancy Kline’s Thinking Space enriched my coaching practice and my personal relationships, so I was excited when a friend recommended The Listening Space by Tamsin Hartley. Based on clean language and incorporating mindfulness, it is a process of using metaphors on a path to personal discovery. I am … Continue reading The Listening Space

Cartesian questions

(6 minute read) Cartesian questions are accredited to Descartes, who was the “I think, therefore I am” chappy. He was also a notable polymath (can’t relate) and had a wide knowledge and expertise of soooo many subjects. He must have been either absolutely fascinating, or an utter bore, to listen to! He is also known … Continue reading Cartesian questions

How do we GROW?

(6 minute read) Growth is not always easy. Actually, plants make it look easy. But, personal development for us complex human creatures can sometimes be tricky. Well, we make it tricky. There were many times I chose to stay in my miserable but familiar rut, rather than leap into the great unknown. But, then staying … Continue reading How do we GROW?

What is coaching?

(6 minute read) Well, that’s an interesting question that has no simple answer. There is no standardised definition of coaching and it has myriad approaches and applications. From sports, business, health, life, grief…you name it, you can pretty much coach anyone through anything. Very simply put, coaching is an intentional conversational experience aimed at: “empowering … Continue reading What is coaching?

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