Personal Development

Positivity – The ultimate tool to improve every area of your life

This recording by Tom Fortes Mayer helps you to feel more relaxed and more positive. This is a great place to start exploring the power of your mind and how you can use it to make positive changes in your life. This program is designed…

The Tarot of the Cathars: A Brief introduction

Author John Matthews writes a brief introduction to The Cathar Tarot, a new tarot deck that brings you to a personal journey of discovery the world of the Cathars. The Cathar Tarot brings together two systems that at first seem far apart, but which in…

Crystal Mindfulness

Crystal expert Judy Hall shows how you can still your mind, calm your thoughts and focus your awareness with the help of crystals  This article first appeared in Watkins Mind Body Spirit, issue 48. Mindfulness. You probably think you’ve heard it all by now. Mindfulness…

Being Hardy: Battling Demons and Building Resilience

There’s an old saying, ‘Sticks and stones will break my bones but names can never hurt me.’ Anyone who has been on the receiving end of a verbal assault will know that this is not true. They may not break bones but words exert a…

Needs, Perspectives and Defences

A key part of unlocking confidence is about getting a better insight into what makes you tick, that is what pushes you forward and what holds you back. To learn more, see Dr. Gary Wood's book Unlock Your Confidence.  Self-Actualization Statements These statements represent key attitudes…

Attitudes, Values and Meaning

This extract is from the book of Dr. Gary Wood's called Unlock Your Confidence: Find The Keys To Lasting Change Through The Confidence Karma Method.  Assumptions about Human Nature Social psychologist Lawrence Wrightsman has conducted extensive research into attitudes about human nature and has highlighted…

All The World’s a Stage . . . Impression Management

To learn more, see Unlock Your Confidence: Find The Keys To Lasting Change Through The Confidence Karma Method by Dr Gary Wood.  Facial Expression In coaching (and counselling) training, the main emphasis is on matching the facial expression with the words and feelings. We don’t expect…

The Path of Wisdom

What is the meaning of life? What should I do with it? Haim Shapira invites us to challenge our perspectives on wisdom and happiness and provides us with alternative ways we may view what is important. The Russian existentialist Lev Shestov said that life is…

Body Wisdom – Let’s Get Physical

Check out  below a sample passage from Dr. Gary Wood's great book Unlock Your Confidence: Find The Keys To Lasting Change Through The Confidence Karma Method. Basic Stretching Stand up straight, close your eyes and stretch by reaching your hands up to the sky and standing…

Happiness Matters

We all want to be happy but what is happiness? Haim Shapira navigates the terrain of happiness, exploring and contemplating an eclectic range of theories and insights into the conflicts we face on our journey to creating our own happiness. Tetrapharmakos These are Epicurus’ four…