Our thinking process can either be destructive or empowering. It validates our existing knowledge which can manifest itself in emotions. Our thought process enables the exploration of perceptions and possibilities too.

I should, I must – with this negative thought pattern, people tend to find themselves constantly falling short of their own expectations – however realistic or unrealistic they may be “I must go to the gym more”, “I should be doing spending more time with the kids”. This style of thinking can lead to a lot of guilt & unhappiness. Instead we could say “I aim to exercise whenever I can” and “I make the time I spend with the kids really enjoyable”. This removes the pressure we would otherwise be applying to ourselves.

Black & White – It’s rare that a situation is completely bad or completely good or that there’s only one right solution to a problem. This can cause you to miss the nuance of the situation, only seeing it in terms of extremes rather than being able to neutrally evaluate all the possible solutions.

Emotional reasoning – We create our thoughts and emotions – they are not facts. When we use emotional reasoning, we’re interpreting a situation based on how we feel at that given moment. For Example if you feel nervous, you may interpret the situation as dangerous and one to escape from – even when that is not the case.

Mental filtering – Our brains are anything but impartial. It tends to pick out information that suits our own perspective or even liking an idea more because it’s our own – so we see the world in a biased way.

With mental filtering we often ignore the positive things or flip side to an argument in favour of information that confirms how we already feel or what we belief. This then creates a body of evidence that convinces us we are right. Being aware of this allows for us to be more open to other ideas and suggestions that may not be ours.

Catastrophising or Awfulising – This is when we see a situation and jump to the worse case scenario. This worry style means we end up using our energy thinking about unlikely and extreme scenarios and allowing our worry to grow and grow. When catastrophising becomes a habit it can lead to being in a constant state of worry about everyday situations and a constant feeling of being nervous. To put things into context, ask yourself on a scale of 1 – 10 (where 10 is death) how bad is this situation.

OVERGENERALISATION – Sometimes our past experiences, or perceptions have a big impact on how we think about our current situation. Overgeneralising is when we use one small experience or piece of evidence to make a very broad assumption. For example, you made a small mistake the last time you were doing a presentation at work, & say to yourself “I’ll do a terrible job again this time, I’m awful at presenting, maybe I shouldn’t be doing this job and perhaps I should leave”. The alternative thought process maybe what can I learn from my first experience of presenting, or is there anyone I can ask for some support.

If we can recognise which of these thinking processes we are using, we can then start to consider whether is it having a negative and destructive impact instead of being helpful and serving us in a positive manner. If we can identify how we are feeling, we can work towards reframing our thoughts.


MAD (Making A Difference) about Mental Health at work

This session is targeted at Senior Leaders, Managers & Team Supervisors, in fact anyone with responsibility for staff.    Through this session we explore why mental health is important, and gain awareness of the impact on an individual suffering with mental health issues.  Managers will feel more confident about how to start a conversation and what they can say, how to say it and what NOT to say. 

Press Pause, Live Well.

Recognise what causes us to feel stressed and learn more about the signs and symptoms to understand the impact on our health.   Gain self-help tips to manage stress in order to achieve a greater balance in life.  Develop an awareness of Havening Techniques® to relax and build longer lasting resilience.

How to achieve a calmer life & cope with challenges.

Explore what hinders us from feeling calm and why, and gain an insight into the 4 C’s of mental wealth, Chaos, Control, Choice & Calm.   Gain a true understanding of the benefits of remaining calm.  Learn self-help techniques and top tips to achieve a sense of calm in your life and address challenges in a positive manner.

Positively Manage Worr-ease

Did you know 97% of what we worry about never even happens?  Consider the negative affects fear and worry have on us emotionally and mentally, as well as identify types of worry.   Learn new strategies to manage our worrying thoughts in an empowering way, along with controlling some of our self-talk to enable us to feel positive.

Sleep Well, Feel Great.

On average we spend 33 years in bed – but how much of that is good quality sleep?  The benefits of sleeping well ensure greater concentration and focus, high energy levels and improved health.  Gain an understanding of the science of sleep, what cause disruption to our sleep pattern and gain strategies to promote a better quality sleep.   Finish off with a short guided mindfulness session.

Spring Clean Your Thinking

Explore how our negative thinking impacts on us in this fun session.  Discover ways of demolishing and re-setting some of our old thinking patterns which may no longer serve us any purpose.  Achieve more confidence and empowerment by making some simple changes to our thought process

Manage Your Emotions

Based on The Sedona Method, learn a unique way for making positive changes and gain an insight to the simple process of releasing underlying emotions that hold you back.  Become a master of your mind and emotions, then develop the art of the “release technique” or letting go.  Simple, fast & effective in order to achieve calmness. 

Less Stress, More Success

Do you find there are not enough hours in the day, frustrated that we never get to the bottom of our ‘To Do’ list?  With 80% of employees feeling stressed at work, explore and recognise the causes of stress.  Gain take-away tools to improve your time management skills, plan your day with ease and learn how and when to say No!

Dreams do come True

Ever wondered why 92% of people do not achieve their goals?  Join the 8% that are achievers by exploring, in this fun session, how goals can be achieved through combining various Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques in goal setting accompanied with visualisation and the creation of a Vision Board.  All of which will get you what you want in life.

The Impact of Words – Mind Your Language!

Our language holds massive power to manifest change. Words can either be empowering and encouraging or destructive and damaging.  Gain a deeper understanding of just how powerful our “language” is and the impact of the words we use with our self-talk and when speaking to others.   With an understanding of the latest neuroscience delegates will learn techniques that will help them get the best out of themselves as well as build engaging and positive relationships with others.

The Power of Visualisation

Visualisation – seeing the goal as already complete in your mind’s eye – is a core technique used by the world’s most successful people. Visualisation is effective because it harnesses the power of our subconscious mind, activating the creative powers of the subconscious mind, motivating it to work harder at creating solutions. You’ll also notice new levels of motivation and find yourself doing things that normally you would avoid, but that will take you closer to success.

I’m Possible verses Impossible

Beliefs are nothing more than a thought – often holding us back.  This belief change session provides 6 simple steps to greater self- fulfilment and success.  Our beliefs can either destroy or enrich our life.  Unhelpful beliefs hinder our ability to achieve our desires and goals.  These simple steps help you tap into your resourcefulness, to shine and flourish in life.

Digital Detox

Are we losing our ability to know who we are and what’s important to us?  Understand the addictive affects over exposure to the digital world has on our health, and explore techniques to make better choices in managing information overload.  Make smart choices that enable us to take control of our lives in a healthier way.

Pause & Relax

Say thank you to your staff and give them an hour to experience and learn anti-stress & relaxation techniques.  Understand the importance of taking time out for ourselves, still the mind, relax the body and learn how this can be achieved through breathe work, visualisation, Havening Techniques® and guided mindfulness.  All of which can be self-applied after the session and have great health benefits.

Mindfulness – a mental spa break

Experience a half hour guided mindfulness session to still the traffic in our minds.  This ancient practise is known to improve sleep, relieve stress and regulate our emotions.   It also increases mental clarity, improves concentration and boosts our working memory.  Along with smoothing gentle music this session creates and promotes a sense of wellbeing.

Powerful Thinking Everyday

Gain an awareness of our most powerful tool in the world – our brain.  Learn the difference between the conscious and the subconscious mind, how to unlock the brain’s hidden power and how use this to our advantage.   Not only will this assist in encouraging more positive thinking, you will can more focus and reduce stress.