Category: Life coaches

Resistance to change is part of change: don’t knock it

17 July 2018

Being resistant to change is not a bad thing. Not that you would know this in some professional psychological circles. Being change resistant is often used as a subtle insult to people who are not conforming with the objectives of therapeutic interventions, often because those same interventions are ineffective, badly delivered or just plain rubbish.Read More

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Your Client′s Environment Matters

07 June 2018

Your clients want change and results but the change and results they are looking for do not take place in neutral environments. Our minds and brain are locked into an embrace with the world around them. As events take place and sensory inputs are registered so responses in us take place. These responses are determined by a complex history of past responses, captured in memories, that gave either reward, discomfort or even pain; both emotional and physical. Read More

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Get Moving to Change

01 May 2018

When your body moves, it′s fulfilling its purpose. The human body has evolved to ‘do’ things. We did not evolve into passive blobs slumped on a seashore or a rock, under a tree or in a hole in the ground. We evolved to move. We walked, ran, swung, swam, swayed and danced ourselves through our evolution. Read More

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Are your clients’ goals centred around fear?

22 July 2016

When goals are driven by fear or anxiety, lasting change is difficult to achieve. Here, Anthony Eldridge-Rogers explains how to help your clients attach positive emotions to their goals.Read More

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A model of relationship building - part two

23 May 2016

In part two, Gladeana completes the factors that clients need to be aware of when building friendships. Read More

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A model of relationship building - part one

22 May 2016

Gladeana McMahon discusses how coaches can help their clients establish and develop good friendships - can be one of the most important and rewarding areas of our lives.Read More

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Using cognitive behavioural coaching to deal with negative thinking

03 May 2016

The following article has been provided by Gladeana McMahon, a leading coach, therapist and author. Gladeana is one of the UK founders of Cognitive Behavioural Coaching.Read More

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Ego is not the enemy

29 April 2016

Trying to get rid of your ego is much like trying to get a particularly sticky bit of chewing gum off your shoe. The more you try to pick it off the more it seems to stick to everything. I spent quite a few years at one time in my life trying to get rid of my ego. I failed. I guess as I was doing it I had a hunch that I was going to fail but nevertheless I gave it a stab. Having an ego seems to have got a social judgement wrapped around it. We could insult someone perhaps by describing them as very egotistical. Very me me me. Read More

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Well-being: it’s not rocket science!

27 April 2016

When it comes to our attitudes and approaches to human well-being we could be accused of being very inconsistent. It is easy for us to become overwhelmed by the endless stream of information that comes to us from the medical, health and well-being constituencies out there.Read More

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Tough love? No thanks: it’s not love

25 April 2016

We hear a lot about the use of "tough love". I am not a fan of tough love. I have seen it used most by people looking for an excuse. Unwilling and unable to face up to their own complex feelings about their relationship with someone who has been struggling with behaviour problems, addiction, or inappropriate social behaviour, they resort to the use of tough love. Read More

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