Coaching

What causes nervous system dis-regulation?

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Our bodies exist in three nervous states.   The parasympathetic, sympathetic and parasympathetic withdrawal (rarely discussed).     Parasympathetic (Zone of tolerance) Sympathetic (Hyper-arousal/high alert) Parasympathetic Withdrawal (Hypo-arousal/flop) Known as the ‘rest and digest’ Calm and relaxed Breathing easily Body feels relaxed Able to communicate Process information easily Able to tune into environment Feels good […]

Coaching

The irony of ‘I don’t have enough time’

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When I ask people what is the biggest barrier to overcoming overwhelm?  Is it money, you don’t know how, you don’t have the tools, you don’t have the time or something else…. Almost every single person says… I don’t have time. Time or lack of time IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST ISSUES WE ARE COMPETING WITH […]

Coaching

Life is your creation

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I recently wrote a post about working with your future self.  The task was to help you think about life without any of the day to day symptoms that you might feel (anxiety, bored, overwhelmed, stressed out, procrastinating).  Part of the exercise was to start identifying how that future you was different to you today. […]

EFT

Juggling chaos – keeping calm in the storm

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The last week has been fairly chaotic for us and without a doubt has really pushed us with all the various elements that parenting can bring and…. norovirus can bring.  Added in to that was birthdays, back to school for us and my increased working hours.  It ended up that the norovirus timed itself perfectly […]

EFT

Can you name your feelings?

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Last Tuesday I went to see psychotherapist and author Philippa Perry as part of the Edinburgh Book festival. I don’t know if you’ve read her book, “The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and your children will be glad that you did)”?  It’s probably one of the only parenting books I recommend at the […]

EFT

The spectrum of emotions of motherhood

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I’ve been reflecting the last few weeks about how challenging mothering is at times and it’s something that feels like such a taboo to talk about.  There’s no other role that I know of in the world where we are pushed to our limits as much as being mums.  It’s the spectrum of emotions we […]

EFT

Compassion and motherhood – where does your compassion go?

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Who’s your biggest critic?   We are so hard on ourselves. We are our own worst critics. We really like to chastise ourselves whenever we haven’t managed the situation in the way that we wanted to. Every time we have: snapped our children had an outburst with our partners not handled the situation very well […]

EFT

Affirmations – getting them to work for you

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Affirmations are really potent, positive, powerful ways that we can change our lives and our mindset. And I really believe that affirmations are a really helpful way to create change in our lives and create what it is that we want. Affirmations are intention setters, they really can help us to manifest any outcome that […]

EFT

Power up with power naps

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Anyone that knows me, knows how much I love to nap and how essential I feel naps (and sleep) are.  I am so passionate about sleep and encouraging everyone to nap and rest, especially mums. I’m currently running a community group for mums who are feeling overwhelmed, Overcome the Overload. The purpose of that group […]