life skills

Where I am doesn’t have to change in order for my emotional journey to begin…

Many of my clients find themselves “stuck” in a place that they don’t want to be in life. That “place” could be a mental or emotional place (like anxiety or depression) or an actual place – like a job they…

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Certainty vs Trust

It would seem to me that we human beings have some dichotomies (opposites) that we really struggle with. Some examples are pain vs pleasure, love vs hate, joy vs sadness. However, there is one that is less obvious and which…

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Getting what you really want

There is no doubt in my mind that there is immense power in visualising what you want to happen in your life. When I first heard about the concept that you can actually create your own reality, I thought it…

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Failure cannot cope with persistence.

Commitment to any given activity is a must for the successful person. You should give yourself 100 percent towards any particular task or activity you are engaged in. Whether it’s work, a hobby, or being with friends. You must concentrate…

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If you don’t have a few good people around you…go and find them!

One of the most critical protective factors which is very well known to help people who are struggling with life is the amount of social support and connection they have in their lives. Or to put it another way, the amount and quality of relationships that they have to others is very important to emotional resiliency in all of our lives.

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Lesson 7: Life is a Journey, not a Destination

You’ve heard it all before, life is about being in the moment. And you may be thinking: “Blah blah blah, and if one more person says ‘stop and the smell the roses’ to me I’m going to shoot them –…

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Lesson 4: Where there is smoke there is (usually) fire. 

Twenty year old Sheri Dyer walked into her apartment sobbing. She threw down her back pack and ran into her bedroom, slamming the door closed. Layla, her older sister by 5 years, looked up from the book she was reading…

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Lesson 3: You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink!

“I’m really worried about my friend Amy, I think she is getting more and more depressed and doesn’t seem to realise what’s going on.”, said Gwen. Her school counsellor, Mrs. Wright looked at her with some concern and asked, “What…

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Lesson 2: Let’s cross that bridge when we get to it

Reece wandered into his psychology 101 class, looked around at the theatre like room with the hundred or so chairs leading upwards to the ceiling and smiled as he reflected for the umpteenth time how much the room looked much…

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Lesson 1: Don’t Cry Over Spilt Milk

A class of teenagers are all waiting patiently early one Monday morning for their biology teacher to arrive for the morning’s lesson to see him walk in wearing his customary lab coat with a glass bottle of milk. He walks…

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