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 […]

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? […]

Improve your self-confidence and emotional connections with others

Do you feel like your insecurities and negative self-talk are holding you back? Do you want to learn how you can improve your self-confidence and overall wellbeing? Building your self-confidence might sound scary if you’re not used to pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, but it doesn’t have to be. Self-confidence lays robust foundations […]

How your emotions hijack your brain

Have you ever felt heated during a meeting or conversation, but not sure why? Maybe you can’t seem to think straight and make a simple decision? Or, perhaps you’ve said the wrong thing in the heat of a moment and are left with regret? Well, it could be down to emotions hijacking your brain and […]

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 […]

Is working alone right for you?

As more of us work from home long term, many businesses are considering flexible working as a popular option in the future. Whilst making do with working from home during the coronavirus pandemic is something we’re all having to do – and it comes with the general understanding that everyone’s situations aren’t ideal – are […]

How to enjoy meaningful relationships

The connections we have with those near and dear to us have a positive impact on our overall mental health and wellbeing. As well as being a vital support network for us, our relationships play an important role in our learning and growth. It’s not just romantic relationships either – this applies to all relationships […]

Is stress the barrier to your success?

Not all stress is created equal. We all feel the pressure from time to time, whether we’re facing an uncertain situation or we’re interviewing for a new job. Stress can sometimes even help us to perform better, by giving us the adrenaline we need to feel motivated and overcome the obstacle that lies ahead. But […]

Are you heading for burnout?

With workplace stress on the rise, looking after our wellbeing has never been more important for managing stress and avoiding burnout. The Health and Safety Executive reported that 828,000 workers were suffering from work-related stress, depression, or anxiety (new or longstanding) in 2019/20, resulting in 17.9 million working days lost. In this blog, we’ll explain […]

What is body scanning?

The health benefits of meditation are well documented, but it can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin or which type of meditation will best suit you and your lifestyle. Meditation is used by many to improve clarity and emotional stability, and it’s been proven to reduce stress and increase calmness. In this […]