Is your child giving you a cause for concern? Have you noticed a change in them recently? Perhaps they are not talking about their achievements as much or shining as brightly as before.
It could be that they have developed a fear of failure - quite common in high achievers. They often have very high expectations of themselves and when things don't go to plan can punish themselves for getting things wrong.
Do you think this is happening to your child...?
1. They no longer speak up in class
2. They refuse to try out for sport squads
3. They compare themselves to others
4. They’d rather not say anything than risk being wrong
5. They have developed a need for perfection
6. They've stopped taking chances for fear of looking silly
7. They panic when things don’t...
‘Once in a lifetime, you will have the opportunity to be
amazing – take the moment.’
At the end of 2015, I had the absolute pleasure of watching guest speaker Bill Beswick talk to the children, staff & parents at my daughter’s secondary school in Dubai.
Bill is a sports psychologist (but began his career in the classroom) and has worked with a number of football teams (including Manchester United, England & USA Women’s), British Basketball, Swimming and Athletics and most recently with England in the rugby WC.
From the very start of his presentation, Bill had the audience captivated: from his warm, easy delivery perfectly pitched and directed at the children, to his fascinating anecdotes of working with elite athletes that had the whole audience inspired.
The children were spellbound for the whole session as Bill encouraged them to share their own stories, experiences,...
These are some of my favorite thought-provoking, emotion-stirring, intuition sparking and bottom of your stomach – gut-wrenching questions I ask clients when they come to me with big decisions to make.
As a coach, it is never my job to lead, pressure or influence. My job is to get to the bottom of what… YOU WANT TO HAPPEN.
At first maybe what you want is a foggy image lurking in the distance, maybe it’s something you only dream about when by yourself, perhaps fear is preventing you from creating even a vision, let alone saying it out loud.
However, YOU KNOW THE ANSWERS, they may be buried deep but they are there and you know exactly what to do and how & when to do it.
So, let’s get to it – grab a pen, some paper or open up your Evernote App and let’s get started.
1. What is possible? Sit quietly, close your eyes and dream… if you’re a...
I am always asked the same questions with regards to Hypnotherapy, so I thought I’d compile a list of frequently asked questions.
Absolutely NOT dangerous in the slightest – in fact, most of us are in a state of trance on and off throughout the day. Have you ever woken up just before your alarm and drifted dreamily…knowing you could be alert and wide awake if you wanted to yet enjoying the feeling of blissful relaxation so much you just want it to carry on? Have you ever been listening to someone, reading a book or watching television yet not taking anything in because you’re talking to your self about something completely different? Have you ever driven from one place to another and when you reached your destination couldn’t quite remember how you got there because you’d been on ‘autopilot?’ Do you daydream?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above – GREAT NEWS, you...
If you compete in sports at a professional level you no doubt already have a coach, nutritionist, and mentor. You invest time and money in pursuit of the ultimate goal: to win.
But what happens when you reach a plateau? What happens when those feelings of self-doubt creep in during the early hours or when you hear the whispers of self-sabotage and the dreaded guilt, shame and disapproval knock your confidence?
Athletes can spend a lot of time traveling to events around the world - often on your own when thoughts and mental dialogue can repeat on constant replay. Those feelings that can grip you into depths of despair and cast shadows over your ability need to be taken charge of before they do damage to your performance.
So what can you do?
1. Tell yourself to 'STOP' it takes 12 seconds for the amygdala part of the brain to release...