Monday, 27 January 2014

Groundhog Day!

February 2nd is Groundhog Day. The day when, for some strange reason, the world becomes obsessed with the reaction of a particular rodent to his own shadow. The day achieved it's worldwide fame courtesy of the 1993 comedy film of the same name starring Bill Murray as a TV weatherman who gets stuck in a time loop, and is forced to live the same day over and over again.

The situation provided some classic comedy moments for the cinema audience, but I suspect none of the viewers would care to experience the phenomenon for themselves. It certainly is more fun to watch that it appears to be to actually be Bill Murray's character. Many people, however, do know what it feels like. I wonder if you are one of them? Do you ever get the feeling your are in a repeating loop? Are you like a hamster in a wheel, working hard to go nowhere? Perhaps you are stuck in a boring job, or maybe stuck with a habit you'd like to break free from? Or is it a state of mind or a way of thinking you'd like to change?

NLP coaching is the rapid way to break the cycle and start living the life you want to live, feeling the way that you want to feel. So if you don't want every day to be Groundhog Day, pick up the phone and contact me now.
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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Give me time!

Time is the ultimate finite resource. You are given only a certain amount of it to spend in your life, and you never know how much you have been given. The only certainty is that you can only spend that time once. There are no refunds. Perhaps now is the time to consider a budget for your time, so that you get the best value for your investment.

We are living in an age of time poverty. Despite the technological advances of recent decades, people find that the amount of discretionary time available to them seems to be under ever increasing pressure. This is without doubt one of the commonest causes of stress that I deal with every day as a therapist and coach. It seems everyone is making demands on our time – the boss, the kids, the parents, friends, e-mail, and even Facebook. Finding the way to balance these demands is vital to reducing stress, getting things done, achieving goals, and finding that precious quality time to recharge the batteries!

Time management coaching gives you back the power to control your own life; your own time. You will learn simple techniques to manage the demands placed on you, so that you always feel in control. You will find yourself doing the things that are important – doing them in a planned way. This leaves plenty of flexibility to handle a crisis if it occurs – without ever feeling overwhelmed. It also makes time for the good stuff in life, enabling you to enjoy yourself without feeling guilty about what you think you “should” be doing.

You will also learn how to identify what is really important to you – your values in life. When you really understand your values and start living your life and managing your time around them you are on the fast track to happiness and fulfillment. If this idea appeals to you (and why wouldn't it?), call me on 021 487 6072 or visit to find out more.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

What are you looking forward to?

January is a time for reflection on the year past and for looking forward to planning the year ahead. The month derives its name from the Roman deity Janus, who was depicted as having two faces - on which looked back to the old year and one which was looking ahead to the new!

Of course, it can be a good thing to reflect on the past - what we learned there is, after all, what brought us to where we are today. If you want to be in a different place than you are today, however, a forward looking aspect is much more appropriate. After all, you can drive a car perfectly well by looking only in the rear view mirror - provided the road ahead is exactly the same as the road behind! But the mirror is essential to check for anything behind you which may have the potential to overtake you and become a problem in the future.

That is what therapy for. Putting things from the past where they belong. Behind you. Permanently. But it is even more important to have a destination in mind - unless you are happy to just drift along aimlessly through life. And isn't that why we make New Year resolutions any way? To have a purpose, a direction, a goal? To be fulfilled and happy?

As a therapist I can help you to leave the past behind and as a coach I can show you how to program your goals and resolutions into the SatNav of your mind so that as you drive forward you find those resolutions are easy to focus on and easy and enjoyable to keep.

Now, isn't that something to look forward to?

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