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Frances Masters • Manage Stress • 10 Comments

5 Tips for Spotting and Stopping a Nervous Breakdown Early

That which doesn't kill us makes us stronger - Friedrich Nietzsche

How many times have you heard the words ‘heading for a nervous breakdown’? Ever wondered what a breakdown actually is: what it looks like, what it feels like? And how would you recognise the signs and symptoms of breakdown? Nervous exhaustion When Lindsey had to take time off work due to ‘nervous exhaustion’, nobody knew […]

Frances Masters • Confidence Boosters • 2 Comments

Top Tips to Improve Nonverbal Communication

It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities - J K Rowling

The trouble with Paula was, she was always worrying. She worried what people thought of her; worried about what she was wearing. She worried about being too fat….. being different….. not knowing the right thing to say. These inner worries were etched all over her face. Now, even when she felt happy, she seemed to […]

Frances Masters • Be Proactive • No Comments

Achieve your Goals the Easy Way

Inspiration exists, but it must find you woking - Pablo Picasso

Rachel came to see me with a problem which was both specific and general. ‘I’ve never really been that organized’ she said. ‘I consider myself a creative person. I’m a writer but I’m not doing enough writing to earn a living. I just can’t seem to achieve goals.’ ‘What gets in the way of your […]

Frances Masters • Be Proactive, Get Healthy • No Comments

7 Steps to Super Motivation: Use your Powerful Mind to Get Your Body Moving

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life - Steve Jobs

We all do it, don’t we? Any of this sound familiar? ‘I’ll start running….tomorrow.’ ‘I’ll take up swimming again….soon.’ ‘I’ll get back down the gym….when I have the time.’ There’s always a reason to put it off. There’s a project at work that’s taking all your time. The kids haven’t gone back to school yet […]

Frances Masters • Beat Depression • No Comments

How to Handle Depression by ‘Looking Through a New Lens’

The mind is everything. What you think you become - Buddha

Jill was a writer. She wrote poetry and fictional short stories. She had had M.E. for two years and, when she found her way to me, had panic attacks so severe they would throw her to the floor. The final straw had been when a well meaning bereavement counsellor had told her she was undergoing […]

Frances Masters • Mental Health • 1 Comment

29 Ways to Recognise Asperger Syndrome

Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see - Confucius

Who can forget the moment when Susan Boyle first entered the public consciousness? One fateful Saturday evening in April 2009, saw a self conscious, plainly dressed, middle aged woman step into the spotlight in front of the clearly bemused panel of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judges. Simon Cowell exchanged a knowing glance with Amanda Holden. Piers […]

Verity Lewis • Manage Stress • No Comments

Use this Simple Strategy to Prevent Burnout in Times of Stress

Do what you can, where you are, with what you can - Teddy Roosevelt

Does the following sound familiar? Inbox bursting with unread emails, many looming deadlines; mobile phone ringing; texts buzzing; longer hours at work; shorter hours at play; never-ending demands on your bank account. It’s an all too familiar description and it can leave us feeling stressed and anxious. But if feeling stressed has become our normal […]

Frances Masters • Be Proactive • No Comments

Tips on Succeeding from 4 Famous Failures

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take - Wayne Gretzky

Do you allow yourself to dream about how you would live your life if failure was simply not an option? Scary, isn’t it? But there’s something reassuring about never leaving your comfort zone. So, you hate your job, but won’t leave because it’s secure. You’re bored out of your brains every Monday morning on the […]

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