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Chatting to Your Darkside

  Let's face it, we all chat to ourselves in various ways with conversations within our heads. These conversations can be just mundane or they can be helpful, motivating, inspiring and energising. For the people coming to see me though they are having conversations within which are very unhelpful, berating, judgemental, teasing, sneering, angry and frustrated. Have you ever stopped to listen to your inner voice and how it can make you feel? Some clients are very surprised when they do this and how they can even actually visualise the owner ...

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Should We Forgive?

Reading another coaches view on forgiveness and why it is necessary, I put forward another perspective to them only to get an over reactive response which shows me that forgiveness is a hot topic and a volatile one at that. It would be easy to go down the "a better man forgives" route and in the therapy and self help world, forgiving someone is apparently the best way to let go of the past and move on with your future.It sounds like good advice and is even promoted in the spiritual ...

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Top Ten Self Worth Destroyers

Top Ten Self Worth Destroyers Believing you are the negatives from your past Creating a false negative future about yourself and believing it to be true Picking and nagging at yourself or others Being in a negative relationship which enforces the idea that there is something wrong with you Believing there is something wrong with you Being rejected by the people you are trying to force into believing your version of reality Being who others expect you to be and not being who you want to be Masking the pain of the past with unhealthy habits Fighting yourself and ...

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Why Such a Tense Neck?

Posted by Mark Claireux As an Alexander Technique practitioner in Brighton  we are trained to encourage our pupils to free their necks as poor posture can be traced to over tense neck muscles triggered by stress and emotional problems. Also a twisted posture can put a strain on the spine, restricting movements and breathing. However do we ask enough why they're tense in the first place? During Alexander lessons I never really understood an expression we use: 'Let your neck be free'.  I knew I wasn't actively tensing my neck. Oh yes I'm ...

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Insomnia, Distraction and Mind

We have never in our history been as distracted as we are now.  With lifestyles getting busier and busier and with the distractions we have all around us, there is something being ignored and the consequences for some are beginning to show. In Brighton and Hove, I work with the issues created by distraction, insomnia is one of them and can make someones life feel exhausting and like hell. Tim Tim is a top salesman and he has come to see me due to Insomnia issues.  His mind won't switch off at night.  ...

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Mental Food

Food changes our moods and if you play it right you can use food to improve your mental wellbeing.  Life is much harder then the mind is not functioning the way it should. Here is a list of foods which affect the mind in a positive way. Turkey and prawns are high in tryptophan which helps produce the feel good endorphin serotonin, look up food high in tryptophan and incorporate into your weekly diet Brown rice is a source of manganese, selenium and magnesium which help the body absorb tryptophan, quinoa is also ...

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Program your Mind for Success

The top mind conditions which affect your life and business which need to be reprogrammed are: Lack of confidence Anxiety Procrastination Motivation issues Negative thoughts about the future Lack of clarity and focus Stress and pressure Control issues Low self esteem / worth Negative behaviours Energy exhaustion These conditions are not your fault as they can be created in many ways especially during childhood and our teenage years.   These can really hold back your success in life as you spend a lot of time trying to avoid what you fear in an illusionary future.  Building up your self worth and confidence are ...

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Reality Bites

The world is your oyster,  it's at your feet, live your dreams, you are unlimited, you can have it now,  think positive thoughts and it's yours and there is nothing you cannot do or be. Like most people these are some of the things I was told throughout my life to encourage me to have a happy successful life.  I even have told people the same thing in the hope that they will be inspired too but there is a small problem with this and clients showed me the consequences of ...

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7 Reasons Your Body Matters

Posted by Guest blogger Mark Walsh We all have a body and it is a far greater resource than most people are aware of. It is also a much bigger part of who we are than is commonly known. Sadly in most parts of the world today the body has been reduced to a “cart to carry your head around on” - just a machine that we have to keep basically operational with minimal sleep, exercise and junk food, so we (as if we are separate) can get on with things. ...

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Low Self Belief Part 2

Low self belief affects life in so many ways which can make it so much harder. The way you see and experience the world is heavily influenced by your attitude towards life which of course comes from how you feel about yourself.  If you are creating barriers, too self conscious or nervous then your mind is processing the world as dangerous and therefore need to be on various levels of red alert in those situations.  The more situations you go on red alert the more you are drained of energy and ...

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