Bird on peach blossom, West Lake 西湖 (West of Shanghai, China)

Developing Gratitude – 3 little techniques I use for myself and clients – part 3

Practice changing your thinking. Yes, there are things in life that we just get frustrated and want to vent! Understand that ultimately, the longer these stressful emotions linger the more damage it is doing to you. Continue reading Developing Gratitude – 3 little techniques I use for myself and clients – part 3

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Modelling Success Quick Tip 1: It Can Be Very Simple!

It is not the “Success” you are modelling, it is the behaviour/s or habits that make them the success that you are modelling!…So far I have had a few ups and downs, but getting better every day and the rewards are worth it! I am sure if I can see what is happening in my brain, the new habit is overwriting my old habit and the more I do it, the stronger the new habit becomes… Continue reading Modelling Success Quick Tip 1: It Can Be Very Simple!

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How much sleep do you need? Your sleep pattern

By Mark Spencer, ITA Certified New Code and Classic Code NLP Trainer and Change Agent

In NLP we often focus on how to assist individuals and groups to perform at their best.Sleepy manOne thing that NLP doesn’t usually explicitly mention is that to perform well, you need to be in a state of readiness, which includes every aspect of your well-being.

One of the most important factors that will be impacting on your “State of Readiness” and flexibility is sleep. Identify your own sleeping pattern and ensuring you get the sleep you need is something that everyone can do to increase their capabilities. This article contains sections on Sleep debt, iPhone apps, and the recommendations from the National Sleep Foundation and what you can do and finally, Our opinion and what we might do as an NLP Practitioner which also contains some practical tips for you.
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[quote style=”1″]Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds. ~ JoJo Jensen, Dirt Farmer Wisdom, 2002[/quote]

Insomnia

Lack of sleep ‘linked to early death’ from the BBC.

Not too little sleep, yet not too much, the experts advise in the BBC Article cited below.
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Getting less than six hours sleep a night can lead to an early grave, UK and Italian researchers have warned. They said people regularly having such little sleep were 12% more likely to die over a 25-year period than those who got an “ideal” six to eight hours. They also found an association between sleeping for more than nine hours and early death, although that much sleep may merely be a marker of ill health.[/box]

Sleep journal reports the findings, based on 1.5m people in 16 studies.
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Oprah Winfrey talks to Dan Pink about A Whole New Mind

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” — Albert Einstein The context is a review of the book A Whole New Mind. Oprah and Dan talk about the move from Left Brain (Logical, Analytical, Fact Based, Detailed, Past/Present, Rational Mind – rational mind is a faithful servant) to Right Brained (Intuition, Feelings, Now/Present, Emotions, – intuitive mind is a sacred gift). Oprah Winfrey talks to Dan Pink about A Whole New Mind, Part 1 from Daniel Pink on … Continue reading Oprah Winfrey talks to Dan Pink about A Whole New Mind

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Creating Happy Relationships: I am so in love and keeping it! Part 1

by Sonya Yeh Spencer, ITANLP Certified NLP Trainer, Advanced NLP Coach It is good for you, good for our children and the world There have been quite a few couples and individuals through our doors of late, on a quest to mend, re-build or enhance their relationship with their loved ones. I often think how wonderful it is that these clients really want to cultivate their relationships and treasure their connections with one another. It is miraculous that two people, who might be from different backgrounds, from different parts of the world and circumstances, somehow find a way, amongst the … Continue reading Creating Happy Relationships: I am so in love and keeping it! Part 1

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21st century enlightenment

Matthew Taylor explores the meaning of 21st century enlightenment, how the idea might help us meet the challenges we face today, and the role that can be played by organisations such as the RSA. View Matthew Taylor’s lecture at the RSA Notes and keywords from the talk: Cultural psychotherapy, thinking differently, powerful new insights into human nature. We are very very bad at predicting what will make us happy and we are even bad at describing what made us happy in the past. Fostering empathetic capacity is just as important to achieving a world of citizens at peace with each … Continue reading 21st century enlightenment

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