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2016

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What’s Christmas all about?

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In my live Facebook broadcast earlier this week I mentioned how I hadn’t been feeling festive, and how the Christmas Spirit hadn’t quite found me … There were a number of reasons for this, the main one being : I am an “empty nester” and don’t really need to go to all the effort of decorating the house; which in previous years has resembled Santa’s Grotto. Having grown up kids, denies you the luxury of nativity plays, letters to Santa,…

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AMH & Christmas Bauble

Have an Action Mental Healthy Christmas!

By | 2016, Action Mental Health, charity, Christmas, justgiving, mental health | No Comments

  Dear Family and Friends   As in previous years, we have decided not to send Christmas Cards. We have opted to give to charity instead – and this year our donation is being made to Action Mental Health. My work brings me into contact with many people who have mental health issues – and as a result I see how this affects their lives and their family’s lives on a daily basis. When one person in the family is struggling…

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Worried about your Teen?

20 things to AVOID when you’re Parenting a Teenager

By | 2016, Adolescence, Parenting, Teenage Advice, Teenager, Tweens | 2 Comments

As our children grow up everything starts to change. No sooner do we start feeling confident that we have this ‘parenting-lark’ sussed – that the goalposts start changing. Here are some pointers that will help you embark on the next stage, ( as your child embarks upon adolescence, ) with less trepidation. 1. Avoid All The Negative Hype : What irritates me beyond belief is all the negative press that teenagers seem to get. “They are rude, selfish, self-absorbed’ individuals.”…

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Child, Bullying, Parenting, Adolescence, Child, Teen, Teenager, Self-Esteem, Mindset, Motivation, Positive Thinking, Coping Strategies, Help, Support, Younger Self, NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy, Northern Ireland, Life Coach, Breakthrough Coach, The Mind Model, Self Esteem, Self Confidence

36 Tips for my Younger Self

By | 2016, Adolescence, Teenage Advice | No Comments

I regularly talk about my feelings of inadequacy that often plagued me during the years whilst I was a teenager. In fact many of these feelings carried on through to my adult life. But let’s face it – I am not alone. Many people are unable to resolve those old childhood emotions of low self worth. Do not mistake the fact that just because many of us feel bad about ourselves, that we must have had a tortuous childhood. This…

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Bullying, Parenting, Adolescence, Child, Teen, Teenager, Self-Esteem, Mindset, Motivation, Positive Thinking, Coping Strategies, Help, Support, Warning Signs, NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy, Northern Ireland, Life Coach, Breakthrough Coach, The Mind Model, Self Esteem, Self Confidence

Is your Child being bullied?

By | 2016, Adolescence, Bullying, Parenting, Teenager | No Comments

October is Bullying Prevention Month. “1 out 4 kids is bullied.” “43% fear harassment in the school changing rooms / toilets.” “80% of the time an argument with a bully ends up with a physical fight.” What is Bullying? If your child is being made to feel sad and miserable by someone else – then I believe that’s bullying. Whether it’s physical, verbal or cyber-bullying – I believe strongly that something needs to be done to stop this intimidation. In…

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Self-Esteem, Mindset, Motivation, Positive Thinking, Coping Strategies, Help, Support, Step by Step, NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy, Northern Ireland, Life Coach, Breakthrough Coach, The Mind Model, Self Esteem, Self Confidence

3 steps to improve your Self-Esteem

By | 2016, Coping Strategies, self esteem | No Comments

Ever felt like a fraud and that you don’t belong ? Perhaps you feel that you’re not clever enough / funny enough / knowledgeable enough / old enough … Blah – Blah – Blah. Basically, these fears are self-doubt; which is a lack of self-esteem. The good news is, that if this is causing you problems – then you can fix it. What is Self-Esteem ? Many, confuse self-esteem with self-confidence; but it is way more than just confidence. Confidence…

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Depression, Mindset, Motivation, Positive Thinking, Stress, Jack Canfield, Coping Strategies, Help, Support, Step by Step, NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy, Northern Ireland, Life Coach, Breakthrough Coach, The Mind Model, Goal Setting, Habits, The Black Dog,

Depression does not define you

By | 2016, Depression, Uncategorized | No Comments

A friend of mine was hosting a number of young people recently who were visiting for a 21st birthday party. At breakfast the following day, the students were openly chatting about hangovers, relationships and many topics relevant to their generation. Eventually the conversation moved towards their state of mind. What truly shocked and saddened me when I heard this recount, was that a vast majority of these party-goers were currently being prescribed anti-depressants. When I mentioned this in a later…

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Mindset, Motivation, Positive Thinking, Stress, pomodoro, Jack Canfield, Overwhelm, Coping Strategies, Help, Support, Step by Step, NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy, Northern Ireland, Life Coach, Breakthrough Coach, The Mind Model, Goal Setting, Habits,

3 Steps to Reduce Overwhelm

By | 2016, Overwhelm, Positive Change, Positive Thinking | No Comments

We live in a chaotic world. Deadlines are short and there are so many demands on our time, our attention and our sanity. Sometimes expectations are so high that we don’t know which way to turn. Many of us feel that if we don’t keep up – then we will get left behind. Oftentimes we become so accustomed to these demands that we keep going until we reach breaking point. I call this OVERWHELM. What’s so bad about Overwhelm? If…

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How to deal with conflicting viewpoints

By | 2016, Better conversations, better relationships, NLP, Relationships | No Comments

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you know that a relationship needs to change – but for one reason or another, the other party does not share the same viewpoint? This could apply to a working relationship, a romantic partnership or even a friendship that is on a slide. If you can relate to this situation, the question is – what do you do next, to avoid the awkwardness and possible fall-out? “Just because someone’s opinion is different…

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Relaxation, Techniques, Social Anxiety, Anxiety, Anxiety Management, Mindset, Motivation, Northern Ireland Life coach, NLP, Mindset Coach, Positive Thinking, Embarrassment, Stress, Anxiety Problems, Anxiety Tips

10 tips to deal with Social Anxiety.

By | 2016, Anxiety, Coping Strategies, social anxiety | No Comments

Everyone has their own challenges and part of our journey through personal development is learning how to successfully navigate them. Sometimes, when we are a bit unsure of ourselves, it’s easy to believe that everyone else has their act together and they are coping so much better than we are. How come some people seem to have it all sussed out whilst others feel totally out of control? The more the mind feeds these feelings of inadequacy, the greater the…

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