Why the power of gratitude raises your spirits

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus, Greek Stoic philosopher If you’re not currently practising gratitude in your daily routine, you’re missing out on the untapped potential that could make you happier and lift your spirits. It […]

Crippling self-doubt is holding you back Here’s why

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will” – Suzy Kassem Whether it’s the night before a job interview, gearing up to give a speech or prepping for an important project, it’s normal to feel doubts and worries. It’s something we all experience and to a certain extent it can be healthy – it helps […]

5 ways you can champion others with social anxiety

If you work alongside a colleague with social anxiety or manage someone who does, you might be wondering what you could do to support them. “You’ll be okay” or similar phrases are often the last thing an anxious person wants to hear – but how can you know what to say or what to do? […]

Regain your inner calm in five minutes a day

Do you feel like you’re constantly busy and rushed off your feet, with no space in your life to take time for yourself? Are you stressed and feeling like the day is running away from you? Do you want to regain control and find your inner calm? What if we told you that you only […]

3 ways to cope with fearfulness when returning to work after a bereavement

For some, the return to work after experiencing the loss of a loved one is a welcome distraction. But for others, going back to ‘normal’ can fill you with dread. Whether it’s the well-meaning questions from colleagues, lack of concentration or worries about being judged, it can be challenging to think about dealing with your […]

Ups and downs: The positives and negatives of neurotic personalities

Do you have trouble controlling your emotions? Are you prone to emotional outbursts? Are your intense feelings, like anxiety or anger, getting in the way of your connections and relationships with those close to you? Those with a neurotic personality commonly experience emotional instability, mood swings, insecurity and low-self esteem. You may feel anxious, pessimistic […]

How to challenge irrational thinking

If you’ve ever felt like your thoughts don’t align with your reality or you’re constantly thinking the worst will happen, you’re not alone. Whether it’s the doubts of your inner critic always assuming the worst of a situation, or fearing how you will perform in the future, it can stop you from reaching your goals. […]

How to overcome imposter syndrome

Experiencing doubt is completely normal, but sometimes it can get in the way of your goals. Worrying that you don’t deserve success, even though you can prove your accomplishments and qualifications, can hold you back from reaching your potential.  Want to make the most of new opportunities and banish your fear of not living up […]

Diminish critical thoughts by harnessing inner warmth and self-compassion

The voice inside our head that’s filled with doubts, criticism and negative thoughts can often plague our view on certain scenarios and experiences. Maybe we don’t go for a promotion because our inner critic doesn’t think we’re up to the challenge, or perhaps we ruminate on negative social experiences, constantly replaying what happened.  Self-criticism affects […]

Using visualisation to reach the success you deserve

Where do you see yourself in five years? Do you know how you will get there, or are there obstacles in your way that you can’t seem to push past?  Sometimes, it’s not through lack of trying – our mind plays a significant role in our ability to succeed. If we can’t see ourselves getting […]