A few weeks after completing an 8 week Resilient Mindfulness course, Matthew emailed me to say he’d just run a half marathon, and achieved a personal best (1 hour 21, exactly a minute off his previous PB). What’s remarkable about that? He’d done no focussed training! He found that “amazing, and hard to explain.” So what was […]
Ann’s Perfect Storm of Change – and how Mindfulness Helped
One of my readers, let’s call her Ann, emailed me about her “perfect storm of change.” She wrote about changes at work: regular messages on the intranet announcing “more change, more people losing their jobs, more of the surviving jobs being made unmanageable, more service being eroded, more things I value being destroyed ….” She wrote about […]
Dawood had been imprisoned and tortured in Iraq. He’d successfully escaped and made his way to Australia, but his problems were far from over. His social worker identified him as suffering from sleep problems, debt, gambling, relationship difficulties, a highly chaotic lifestyle and possibly depression. “Avoidance Mode” thinking would have him investigate each of these […]
Achieve more by doing 20% less!
Jane spends her life on the road – covering 26,000 miles per year selling technical services products to companies around the UK. With so much ground to cover, she’s always been a rush, driving as fast as she can get away with. Caught in slow traffic? She would “Drive up close behind the car in […]
Is Mindfulness changing Politics?
Mindfulness is really catching on the UK – even at government level. Last week I found myself in the Houses of Parliament, at a “round table” meeting on the future of Mindfulness in the workplace. We heard evidence, case studies and success stories from Cranfield University, CaptialOne, GlaxoSmithKline and others. I was particularly pleased to hear about the […]
Burnout – back from the brink
Stewart had been pushing himself for years – achieving great results, but at a price. He’d got used to being stressed, but now something very strange was happening. He felt like he’d gone into a vague cloudy world in which nothing really mattered. He’d completely lost his edge. Then he came for coaching – just […]
How Niklas resolved a 2 year deadlock in 5 minutes
As CEO of an IT consultancy, Niklas knows how crucial security is to his customers. Yet there was one potential issue he and his team had been grappling with for over 2 years. Despite 20 or 30 attempts, they hadn’t even been able to define the problem. Then he changed tack, and within 5 minutes […]
How Claire brought her love of nature to the office
Claire has a real love of nature – so much so that she’s made it her profession. She manages multiple projects for Bird Life International, from their head office in Cambridge. Unfortunately, this means spending a lot of time in the world of planning and spreadsheets – so much so that she sometimes finds herself […]