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4 Types of Stress and How to Manage Them

We all experience stress from day to day, it's something we can't avoid! But to have any chance of handling your stress, it helps to be able to first identify it.

Though stress can be experienced in different ways, having a basic understanding of the various types of stress that impact you, can give you a head start in learning to manage your relationship with stress more effectively.

In this video, I share four common types of stress identified by Dr. Karl Albrecht, and suggest some simple and practical tips for managing each of them.

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Self-Discipline & Mindset: A Conversation With a Gym Owner & Strength Coach

In this episode, I talk with Gym Owner and Strength Coach, Dan Frammingham. Dan has worked within the fitness, wellbeing and educational space for well over a decade, and has been on his own journey of fitness since his early teens.

During our conversation, we talk about the challenges of navigating personal and professional ambitions alongside family life, and the importance of personal discipline, self-control and mindset.

We also discuss some of the shifts the fitness industry has seen over the last two decades, and the role social media has played in shaping people's attitudes, behaviour and relationships within gym spaces.

Thoughts are also shared about the benefits of small wins when working towards fitness goals, the unhelpful effects of comparison, and where competing with yourself can be a powerful approach to making progress.

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Can Increasing Confidence Be This Easy?

We all struggle with moments of self-doubt or of not feeling like we're good enough from time to time. Though this can be the result of various things, at some level, it's usually tied to self-confidence.

Growing to be more confident doesn't need to be hard. By following some practical steps you can increase your confidence, and in doing so, improve your wellbeing, relationships and chances of success.

In this video, I share three things you can start doing right away, that with practice and patience are guaranteed to help you become more confident.

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Demystifying Sex Therapy: A Candid Conversation With a Psychotherapist

Have you ever considered what happens in sex therapy? Maybe you have, maybe you haven't. However, in my experience as a therapist, there are varying ideas people have about the nature of a sex therapist's work.

Similarly, over recent years there's been lots of discourse about race, racism, power and white privilege. Yet, though ideas about these issues are being heard in political arenas, how many people are speaking about them in safe spaces?

As a therapist, I find myself having conversations with clients about these issues on a fairly regular basis. In some cases they express feelings of guilt or shame. Why? For various reasons, which relate to their own experience and worldview.

I also have these discussions as a trainer where I've known people express frustration, anger and fatigue at having unfair assumptions and judgments placed on them because of the colour of their skin or gender.

In either context, I think it's helpful to invite and engage in open discussion...

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3 Easy Tips to Beat Imposter Syndrome

Do you ever struggle with imposter syndrome? If you do you're no different to some genuine heavy hitters, including prizewinning author Maya Angelou, and Hollywood star, Tom Hanks.

Imposter syndrome affects people from all walks of life. Business owners, teachers, pastors, students, parents and high-achievers, can all struggle with a nagging sense of not being good enough.

In this video, I share three tips that can help you win your struggle with imposter syndrome and start feeling more confident to improve your life and achieve your goals.

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5 Benefits of Journal Writing

If you want to increase self-awareness, get better at managing stress, and becoming a better problem solver, journalling could be for you.

Additionally, if you want to improve your emotional and mental health, and the chances of accomplishing your goals, journal writing can be an effective and low-cost practice to help you on your way.

In this video, I share five benefits of journal writing that have the potential to help you improve the quality of your life and see lasting change.

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4 Disciplines for Achieving More in Life

You’ve probably experienced the frustration that comes with not getting as much done as you’d like from day to day. And if you have, you wouldn't be alone.

But what if you could put into practice a fail-proof method for consistently getting things done and performing at a high level in all areas of your life? Well, you can!

In this video, I share four practical steps that can help you to accomplish more from day to day and have greater impact in your life.

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4 Steps to Beating Your Limiting Beliefs

Limiting beliefs have the power to hinder your progress and prevent you from reaching your goals, aspirations, and potential.

They come in different forms and can affect us all. When left unchecked, your limiting beliefs can stop you in your tracks. They can also negatively affect your relationship with yourself, others, and the world around you.

But you know what? They can be beaten!

In this video, I share four steps to checking where your beliefs may be impacting your ability to live a meaningful life, and how you can develop healthier and more empowering ones. 

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Growth Mindset Strategies to Help You Succeed in Life

If you've not yet managed to read, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Dr. Carol Dweck, I'd highly recommend getting your hands on a copy as soon as you can.

Throughout it's pages, Dweck, a Stanford University psychologist, defines two types of mindset; a fixed mindset and a growth mindset.

By her definition, if you have a fixed mindset, you'll believe your abilities are fixed, innate and unchangeable. In contrast, with a growth mindset, you'll believe you're able to improve your abilities with hard work and effort.

Whether in a personal or professional capacity, with these two definitions, it'd be fair to say we'd all benefit from developing a growth mindset if we want to have any chance of succeeding and achieving our goals.

If unsure about whether you lean towards the fixed or growth end of mindset, consider for a moment if you're someone who embraces mistakes as part of your learning, or someone who avoids them at all costs.


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5 Habits to Improve Your Decision Making

An ability to make good decisions will save you lots of frustration. From what to eat, where to live, or who to give your energy to - good decisions can change your life for the better.

But decision making isn’t always easy. And because of this, being faced with lots of decisions can become tiring, and in some cases, lead to you experiencing unwanted stress and anxiety.

In this video, I share five habits that can (1), help you make decisions faster, and (2), leave you feeling more confident with the decisions you make.

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