It’s National Stress Awareness Day. Taking the theme literally made me wonder – is it helpful to be aware of stress? My conclusion: “It depends!” It depends on what you bring your awareness to, and how you do it. Say you’ve just been landed with an additional big project, or someone just said something cruel about […]
Do We Know Too Much?
There are so many different benefits of Mindfulness, I’m always interested to know what people are most interested in. So I was really pleased to hear from Julia, an L&D specialist for a large energy provider: A radio interview with Ruby Wax talking about mindfulness caught my ear a couple of years ago. She made a lot […]
How can 3 breaths make such a difference?
The simplest and quickest way I know to get a bit of relief from stress goes like this: Take 3 deep breaths. Each time, breathe in deeply (without forcing it), then breathe out slowly and smoothly. How can this be so effective? Well, it’s having a direct effect on two parts of the brain
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 […]
Before the Cabaret: Emma’s Experience of Rapid Stress Reduction
Emma woke in a state of panic. That evening she was to give her first ever live poetry performance. It was high profile too – tickets to the “Cambridge Creative Cabaret,” cost £18, and Emma was on the programme next to Britain’s Funniest Woman of 2012. No pressure! Emma was also starting to realise that her […]