Understanding your psychology

Chit Chat

Back in November… I wrote about ‘negotiating’ and promised you a model of communication that might be useful. Indeed, it’s the most useful communications model I know, and I find it extremely helpful in everyday conversations/discussions and negotiation. It comes from a therapeutic approach called Transactional Analysis. The bit I use from this approach is… Read More Chit Chat

Understanding your psychology

New Year

Happy New Year! How are your New Year’s Resolutions coming along? Mine ‘collapsed’ at the weekend as ‘dry January’ turned into a bit of a shower. So, I’m altering my rules to make it ‘dry during the week and allow myself a drizzle at the weekends’! Then I don’t feel disappointed and it makes the… Read More New Year

Compassion

Values in action

When are you at your best? This takes some thinking about. On the whole, we are at our best if the way we are living our lives aligns with our values. Values are the things that you believe in, they are essential to the way you live and work. They are not the same as… Read More Values in action

Compassion

Being thankful

Following our positive psychology and positive emotions direction, it’s time to enhance this through deliberate and conscious practice. There’s research to suggest that gratitude is highly associated with wellbeing. Keeping a Gratitude Journal has been a strategy suggested by therapists to their clients for years. This journal practice suggests that you write a few things… Read More Being thankful