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Resilience In The Workplace

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It was Iain Dowie who first coined the phrase bouncebackability in 2004, when he was manager of Crystal Palace. He was using the term to describe his team’s ability to come back from defeat in their previous match, but the word has now entered…
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Living Well With A Disability: 5 Powerful Strategies To Combat Stress

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John came to see me for an appointment just after Christmas. It had been a tough holiday for him this year. 3 months earlier he had been diagnosed with a condition called chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) which causes extreme tiredness, muscle…
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Is Your Club Trying To Kill You?

Perhaps it was during a particular match that you finally realised it, or perhaps you worked it out over a longer, more drawn out period. Long, painful, trophy-free years….seasons filled with clueless managers, hopeless players and never-ending…
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Reduce Stress Today With These 25 Low Cost Ideas

With Wednesday 2nd November 2016 being National Stress Awareness Day I thought it would be a great time to look at some really useful ideas to help you better manage your stress. I have a phrase that I use with all my hypnotherapy clients who…
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Self-compassion: How Learning To Love Yourself Can Reduce Anxiety

Imagine that you approach a close friend with a problem. You’ve been struggling with a personal issue for some time and are struggling with negative thoughts and feelings about it. You tell them your story and they listen patiently. Once…