Monday, 14 December 2015

21 top tips for a stress-free Christmas

  1. To misquote Abraham Lincoln, you cannot please all of the people all of the time. Don't try to achieve the impossible, but aim to have something for each individual (or age group if you have a very social Christmas) over the holiday period.
  2. Plan ahead. Wrap presents as you buy them, pre-prepare and store food which will keep in the cupboard or freezer.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Can hypnotherapy help you get a better job?

It's not easy to move your career forward if you find it difficult to promote yourself. Although I write about stress management on this blog, I'm also an Advanced level hypnotherapist, and I'm going to look at how including hypnotherapy in your stress management programme could help you achieve more in your career.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Coping with stress in companies

It's typically said that stress doesn't care who you are, and when it comes to the workplace, stress can impact on workers at every level. In the following paragraphs we explain how stress management training can be very useful in combating workplace stress.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Second Hand Stress

Most of us know about second hand smoking, which refers to breathing in the smoke exhaled by those around us who smoke, or the smoke coming from their cigarettes, but did you know about second hand stress? Those symptoms you’re feeling may not be yours at all, you might be the victim of a kind of emotional 'pass the parcel' where the stress of those around you is the cause of the problem.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Ten top tips for stress free summer holidays

We all love our kids and families but if we don't think ahead about how to make the most of it, filling the time over the summer can be stressful. So this month I'm going to give tips about keeping calm and relaxed so you make the most of the summer holidays. And read on for the offer of a free printable giving 45 ideas for activities your children can do over the summer.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Getting motivated

When we are stressed we often find that we lack motivation, so this month I'm going to talk about how to get things done, even when your "get up and go" has got up and gone!

Motivation is the emotional or psychological force that encourages us to do something. How motivated we are pretty much dictates how much effort we'll put in to any of our goals.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Stress and Carers

Carers are among the most relied upon members of our society but not always the most appreciated. Whether caring is your chosen career or you care for a family member, you can be vulnerable to high levels of stress. This article aims to give you some ideas about how to cope better.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

How to cope with anger - part two

In part one of this article I looked at what anger is, how it relates to stress, and how recognising unhelpful thinking patterns can help you to interrupt your anger before it really gets the upper hand. Here in part two, I'm going to look at some coping strategies that will help you get the better of your anger, and include some links to useful free resources. 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

How to cope with anger

We all get angry from time to time and that's OK. In the right place anger can help motivate us to defend ourselves or others, or to intervene in an unfair situation. But sometimes anger can feel out of control, and in the wrong place it can lose us friends, jobs and relationships, and cause us to act in ways we later regret.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Tips to Get a Good Night's Sleep

It might surprise you to learn that when you are sitting up and wide awake at 3 am you are not alone, as around a third of people in the UK suffer insomnia. This article is here to help you get a good night's sleep and feel good when you wake in the morning.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Simple and Effective Time Management Tips

Clients often tell me that they get stressed when they don’t have enough time to do everything they want to do, or feel they should do. This can lead to them feeling discouraged, anxious or just plain overwhelmed.
We all have just 24 hours in a day, and the difference between those who get everything done and those who don’t is often the way they use their time. Time management is something everyone can learn and use, so I'm about to show you some ways to do just that.