Tag Archives: confidence

Anxiety is no fun

Anxiety is no fun   Nearly everyone has suffered from some form of anxiety can suffer from anxiety but it is no fun and can stop us enjoying life.  Anxiety can bring with it a whole range of symptoms from the physical to the psychological; some of these symptoms are made worse if they are visible […]

Mental skills for sports performance

Whatever sport you play, your performance depends not only on your physical skills but also your mental skills.   Whilst you are in control of your preparation for the game, you can never predict how the game will play out.  Injury, the state of the pitch, the weather,  bad calls by the referee, superior fitness […]

Self-reflection: Part 2

In my previous blog about self-reflection I suggested keeping 3 lists over 7 days: What’s working well What’s not working so well What’s not working at all 1 What’s working well As you read through this list make a note of your personal strengths that you have drawn on which have contributed to the things […]

Your self-talk follows you everywhere

Our self-talk is probably one of the most important factors in our happiness and success – but it can also undermine the even the most talented and likeable people if they are  unaware of their self-talk or fail to understand its significance.  The reason why it is so important is because of the cycle it […]

Social Anxiety

Over the years I have seen many clients with social anxiety and have witnessed  how miserable it has made them.  Social anxiety is an intense fear of being negatively judged or even rejected by others.   Suffers often cope by avoiding certain situations, sometimes for years and yet whilst any avoidance strategy may bring relief, […]

Why we do the things we do – part 5 Growth & Making a Contribution

      The need for growth allows us to learn new skills and to fulfill our potential.  Without fulfilling this need some of us can feel as if our lives have stagnated or have reached a place where we feel bored with everything.   We don’t need to make huge changes in life to […]