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Response to Covid-19

Response to Covid-19

What was your first response to Covid-19? Hide under the duvet and hope it all goes away My first response to Covid-19 was disbelief, mingled with fear. I wished it would go away and never reach me, but it did. Read on to learn about what we've been doing during...

What is NLP?

What is NLP?

I'm often asked: "What Is NLP?" Neuro-Linguistic Programming or NLP is a set of amazing life-skills to help you be the best you can be, in each and every aspect of your life. The name NLP sounds like jargon, but it’s actually quite simple: Neuro is all about your...

Me and my shadow

Me and my shadow

I often get asked if everything is sweetness and light now that I have learnt NLP. Well I have to be honest here. No it isn't. And at the same time, nor do I want it to be. You see, just like the moon we are only complete when we have a dark side as well as a light...

Try New Beliefs

Try New Beliefs

A belief is not necessarily a fact. A belief is just an idea that that you are holding on to as if it were true. You then act in a way that is consistent with this belief, and cease to question whether it is true. Beliefs can empower you, or limit you. Self-limiting...

What Are Beliefs

What Are Beliefs

What are beliefs? And why do they matter? Beliefs are neither true, nor untrue. They are simply thoughts that we hold, and then we act as if they are true. Our beliefs strongly guide and direct all our choices and behaviours. Here is just one example: Some people...

Self Limiting Beliefs

Self Limiting Beliefs

Beliefs are important There are lots of inspirational reminders about the importance of self-empowering beliefs. - President Roosevelt said “Believe you can, and you’re half-way there.” - Venus Williams said “Believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you...

Top tips for telling stories that have an impact 

Top tips for telling stories that have an impact 

As I learned NLP, I heard many stories being told. At first, I just used to sit and listen, and not really understand why my teachers were telling stories. I didn’t understand how stories could have a significant impact on the listener.  As I became more aware of how...

Take a leap into your future

Take a leap into your future

Even a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. So why not make that first step an investment in your own future? Join us for 4 life-changing days at the NLP Diploma in Edinburgh on Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th August. Take a leap into your future, and...

One Small Change A Day

One Small Change A Day

One Small Change A Day I think it was Einstein who said "Change is inevitable, change is constant". That's why I so often focus on change - in fact I've even made a video series called "Change Your Life for the Better". But changes don't have to be massive life...

I Don’t Really Know Who I Am

I Don’t Really Know Who I Am

Let me tell you a bit about Poppy. Poppy had worked for 25 years for the same large organisation. She loved her job, and had been proud to work for the bank, but she and hundreds of her colleagues were being made redundant. As part of her package, Poppy was given...

What’s Stopping You?

What’s Stopping You?

Is there something that you've been meaning to do, but you never quite get round to it? What's stopping you? Four great questions I’ve got a great set of 4 questions that really help when I’m putting something off like this: 1. What WILL happen if I DO it? 2. What...

How To Receive Feedback

How To Receive Feedback

What are you like at receiving feedback? Whatever people are saying to you about your change, it can be tempting to hear it through a self-critical filter. Even when someone compliments you, you may instinctively feel that "They're just saying that to be nice". No!...

10 Practical Ways To Help Someone Who Has Been Bereaved

10 Practical Ways To Help Someone Who Has Been Bereaved

Here are my 10 practical ways for you to help someone who is bereaved. Everyone always says “If there’s anything I can do, please let me know” and they truly mean it. The trouble is, after a bereavement, it can take all your effort just to get through the day. It’s...

How To Talk About Death

How To Talk About Death

Talk about death, or talking to someone who has been bereaved, is potentially a very difficult conversation. Or you can make it productive instead. I like to say that all difficult conversations can be turn into productive conversations if you go about them the right...

The language of dying

The language of dying

I’m going to talk about something that people don’t much like to talk about. I’m going to talk about death. And in particular, I'm going to talk about the language of dying. Death with a capital D The word “death” sounds like a noun. A noun is a name of something,...

Change your beliefs

Change your beliefs

I used to believe that I couldn't ride a bike, because I didn't learn as a child. Then when I was in my 20s a friend invited me on a cycling holiday in France. I said "yes" before I realised that I wouldn't be able to go unless I learn to ride a bike. For the first...

What Caber Tossing has taught me about NLP

What Caber Tossing has taught me about NLP

Caber Tossing is a unique and iconic sport found at every Scottish Highland Games. Basically, heavyweight athletes take turns to throw a tree. Yes ... Throw. A. Tree. It may surprise you that this is a proper sport, with its own governing body and regulations. And it...