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23 April 2008

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Good Questions Are The Key To Happiness

If you ever catch yourself during the day feeling a bit fed-up (I sometimes hear myself making those exhalation-of-air noises associated with the feeling) then the time is ripe to ask yourself one of the following questions.

09 April 2008

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Archimedes’ Wife has a Brain Wave

Famous for his “EUREKA!” moment, Archimedes shouldn’t really take the credit. His wife, fed up with him hanging around all day, thinking, told him to take a break and have a bath. That was the moment of genius.

21 March 2008

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Happiness For Life and Vulnerable Young People

Can happiness, positive psychology and life coaching techniques help young people at risk of addiction and crime? Embody’s course Happiness For Life is at the centre of an exciting project to put that question to the test.

28 February 2008

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Happiness For Work

The successes of embody’s Happiness For Life courses are coming to the workplace. Crafting your job to be an activity that provides you with pleasure, meaning and flow isn’t rocket science.

28 February 2008

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Action Learning Sets

Action Learning Sets are a bit like group coaching. You meet with a set of people over a period of time – meeting every couple of months – and use the set meeting to reflect on action taken and learning through those changes.

28 February 2008

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Wise Traveller Happiness Book

These (little book of) Wise Traveller books were launched at Greenbelt last year. I contributed to the book on Happiness and the book on Relationships. I'm one of a number of other writers to each, including Steve Hollinghurst and Kester Brewin. These are available at Amazon.

27 February 2008

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Life Coaching

Leadership and Life Coaching have been a core element of embody’s work for four years now. That includes one-on-one coaching but also involves product development, writing, group work and organisational development. The classic coaching work incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy and positive psychology. That combination is developing into the exciting field of Quality of Life Coaching.

26 February 2008

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Happiness For Life

This 8 week, experiential evening course, helps you discover and implement your own path to more happiness and meaning. Stated side effects include – higher motivation, creativity, laughter, calmness and engagement with life; more proactive, positive, clear thinking and you’re more likely to be kind, energised, sleep better and dance for no particular reason in the kitchen.

26 February 2007

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Pre Flight Questions For Plans and Changes

Are you contemplating a new direction in life like replacing a bad habit with a good one or starting a business or perhaps adopting a spiritual discipline of some sort? How are you going to ensure that the change sticks? Perhaps you can learn something from the airplane production line – how exactly is changing your life like making an airplane?

17 February 2007

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Five Rules For Surviving Outside Your Comfort Zone

I’m starting this post with a confession/apology to any client who I’ve glibly encouraged to step outside of their comfort zone. Three weeks ago I sat part way down a vertical sheet of ice thwacking it with my ski pole. I then broke down in frustration and tears vowing to end my 2 day old experiment with the ‘fun’ of skiing. I was way outside my comfort zone – which is, incidentally, the only place that change takes place.

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