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A moment of reflection

A moment of reflection

I have often written and spoken about the fact that there are many ways to live in the moment than using formal mindfulness techniques. Yesterday found another, indirectly. I was in the middle of delivering an online training course with a colleague. They and all of...

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Maslow, the Pandemic, and the Cost of Living Crisis

Maslow, the Pandemic, and the Cost of Living Crisis

In 2014 I took a year out and went back to University to complete my studies in psychology. I was by far the oldest person in my cohort, the majority of whom had come straight onto the master’s programme from graduating with a bachelor’s degree. One thing that struck...

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Two Simple Relaxation Exercises

Two Simple Relaxation Exercises

One of the more positive things for me about working from home during the pandemic was that that I finally had to have that long-promised clear-out of the office. I got rid of a lot of clutter and rediscovered some useful things that I had forgotten I had. Amongst...

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Language That Might Indicate a Person is Struggling

Language That Might Indicate a Person is Struggling

The language people use can be an indicator that they are beginning to struggle with our mental health and wellbeing. Taking a little time to investigate the meaning behind their words can often be a good idea. Here are 10 bullet points about the kinds of words people...

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The SCARF Model in the Workplace

The SCARF Model in the Workplace

David Rock’s SCARF model relates to what he sees as the 5 domains that influence our behaviour in social interactions. These are: StatusCertaintyAutonomyRelatednessFairness An effective understanding of the model can improve communication in the workplace, based on...

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Changing Culture to Promote Wellbeing at Work

Changing Culture to Promote Wellbeing at Work

In the UK it is estimated that 1 in 4 people will experience a diagnosable mental health problem in any given year. That equates to a cost to UK businesses of £45 billion per year and has risen by 16% (£6 billion) since 2016. Further research has indicated that as...

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Management Styles and Corporate Narcissism

Management Styles and Corporate Narcissism

Since 2007/8 the media has portrayed the banking crisis as the responsibility of a handful of people with serious personality flaws. The poster boy in this blame game was Fred Goodwin, whose grandiose and sometimes bizarre behaviour whilst CEO of Royal Bank of...

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Seize The Chance To Be In The Moment.

Seize The Chance To Be In The Moment.

Back in the middle of 2019, I took a call from a friend and business colleague who I hadn’t seen for a couple of years. I have known this person for a long time, and I know that they work incredibly hard in stressful circumstances, so it was great to hear that,...

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