Change and transition

Change and transition

Just like January, September is often associated with change and new beginnings, especially for those effected by the academic year. Both my daughters have gone back to University, and I have a student lodger moving in. The weather has become autumnal and I am...
Less is More

Less is More

In my early days as a facilitator, I was obsessive in my preparation – turning up to team development sessions with an array of handouts, power point presentations and flip charts. Now I arrive with a few notes on one side of A4.   Why is this? I’ve learnt over...
Taking Time to Pause

Taking Time to Pause

What is pausing? Pausing is taking time to reflect, noticing what we are doing and/or feeling and allowing ourselves to be fully present. How can we pause? A month ago, in June along with my sister, and brother-in law we ran our first Mindfulness and Pilates holiday...
Mindfulness for Organisations

Mindfulness for Organisations

Mindful Leaders create stronger organisations The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) includes Mindful Leadership in their definition of “High Reliability Organisations’. These organisations adhere to the following practices: Bottom-up communication of bad news...
Mindfulness for Resilience Building

Mindfulness for Resilience Building

How mindfulness can help to improve your resilience in the workplace Resilience is our ability to deal with and bounce back from difficult and stressful times. Mindfulness is a technique which allows you to stay clear-headed, focused and effective. Today, I’d like to...
Eight ways to build your resilience

Eight ways to build your resilience

Every day I hear about suffering. It’s in the news and on the lips of my clients. I often wonder how DO people carry on? And yet they do – and some of them come back stronger than ever. They do so because they are resilient. Resilience is that ability to...