Personal Development

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…

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…

What Motivates You at Work?

Simple steps to fulfilling your potential. Over the last 20 years, I’ve asked thousands of people what motivates them and the reply – more often than not – is surprisingly vague. I find this curious because understanding motivations is a requirement for anyone who wants…

Unlock Your Confidence With The Help of Dr Gary Wood

This relaxation exercise is straight out of Dr Gary Wood's book Unlock Your Confidence: Find The Keys To Lasting Change Through The Confidence Karma Method.   Two-Minute Stress-Buster This is a favourite technique of mine. It was developed as a challenge to people who say…

10 Ways to Be Mindful at Work

Most of us will spend about 30 per cent of our lives – about 25–30 years – working. That’s a lot of time. Whether you love your job or dread heading to the office each day, work is an unavoidable part of life for most of…