Monday, 17 June 2019

Simple ways to improve your coping skills

Have you ever thought, “I can’t cope,” or “I don’t have the strength to deal with this,” or something along those lines? Many of us, at times, feel that stress or worry are overwhelming, and start believing we’re incapable of dealing with them. But it’s important to give yourself the benefit of the doubt! With a bit of thought and a few basic skills, you can definitely cope better.

Monday, 20 May 2019

5 top tips for keeping exam stress under control

May and June are ‘exam season’ and many of you might be facing GCSE, A level or University exams. It’s a nerve-wracking time for some but it doesn’t have to be. As they say, if you must have butterflies at least get them flying in formation! To train your ‘butterflies' follow our handy guide to getting exam nerves under control.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Assertiveness techniques to use every day

Assertiveness is a vital ability in dealing with others and it is not to be confused with aggression. Aggression is an attempt to win, to get your own way even at the expense of others, whereas assertiveness is a way to find balance and a good solution for all concerned. To be assertive, you need to confidently express your own preferences at the same time as  respecting those of others.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Reslience - what it is and how to get more of it

I said in my last blog that resilience was the amount of 'bounce back' you have when you’re under pressure. In very simplistic terms, the more resilient you are, the better you cope. So is resilience something you’re born with or can it be learned?