Category Archives for "emotions"

Aug 11

Getting of the spectrum

By Robert Holmes | coaching

Getting off the (mental health) spectrum: the power of neuroplasticity This article will explore how: A mental health diagnosis is not a life sentence Pathologising is not the path out (cognitive redefinition is) Choice gives hope, hope can create a chance at freedom Dr Joseph Michaels, when visiting the facility where Hans Asperger was working […]

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Feb 25

The Psychology of Self Esteem

By Robert Holmes | coaching

Perhaps you know someone who is self sabotaging… experiencing a glass ceiling. Maybe you’ve tried a coaching approach and it hasn’t worked… your client appears to be stuck, or depressed and will not budge. You’re probably dealing with self esteem. As their coach, you might need to develop techniques and strategies for assisting them. Self […]

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May 14

Overstepping Empathy

By Robert Holmes | emotions

Everyone needs to learn to express more empathy. It’s good for business. When clients feel understood they come back, it improves their experience. It builds better relationships and if you’re in the coaching business – it is absolutely central to your survival. The ability to establish rapport with a client very often rests on your […]

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Nov 21

It’s a Shame Not to Deal with Shame

By Sue Hefren | emotions

Andrew tossed and turned, he couldn’t sleep. He felt like he had given it his best shot but lost the contract. It plagued him and kept playing on his mind. What had he done wrong? Was he really too bold, even arrogant? How could he have handled it differently? To make things worse, the lead […]

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Oct 30

Are You a “Soft Bipolar” Leader?

By Robert Holmes | business

Just exactly what makes an leader tick? Why are entrepreneurs more likely to take risk and therefore more likely to gain (or lose) it all? It is an underlying disposition, a mental frame of reference or a personality trait? Dr. Michael A. Freeman, a psychiatrist and venture capitalist says that many entrepreneurs and business leaders […]

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Sep 19

When Anxiety Can Be Good

By Sue Hefren | coaching

I woke up one morning and my stomach felt like it had been tied in knots. You know the feeling – the uncomfortable mass that sits there and just won’t go away. Anxiety manifests itself in other ways too… uneasiness, heart palpitations, sweaty outbreaks, sleeplessness, dizziness or nausea. Depending on the day that worrisome feeling […]

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Jul 23

Dealing with the Dark Days

By Sue Hefren | coaching

If you are anything like me, some days are tough. In fact, some weeks or even months can be tough. Things don’t work out like you hoped, planned or even strived for. You begin to feel down or, dare I say it, even a little depressed. We all want to be successful, or at the […]

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Jul 08

12 Simple Ways to Change Your State

By Robert Holmes | coaching

“We are not offering a treatment plan or a therapy. We are offering options, choice and the possibility of planning a different future” Dr. Ian Snape, on the Nature of Coaching In today’s wellness focused environment we see more working together between medical doctors, psychologists and life coaches. And that’s great. I have a client, […]

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Jul 04

Weight! Watch Your Mouth

By michellefreebody | coaching

When I tell you that your mouth and your weight are directly linked I bet you probably think I am stating the obvious. In fact, you may even feel a little offended. Either way, my guess is that you have assumed that I am referring to the impact of the food you are eating. While […]

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Jul 01

The Fault in Our Stars – Patrick Wanis

By Robert Holmes | coaching

The Top 5 Issues of Being a Celebrity Guest Blog By Patrick Wanis PhD Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior Expert Have you ever dreamed about being rich and famous – about being a celebrity? Imagine the glamorous parties, the red carpet, flying in your own private jet to exclusive islands, being showered with gifts, […]

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Jun 30

Brain Gender and Relationship Coaching

By Sue Hefren | coaching

If you follow our blog you may have seen a recent Coach Mentor Podcast episode where the host, Robert Holmes was guest interviewed by Relationship and Celebrity Coach, Patrick Wanis about the neurological differences between men’s and women’s brains. These differences have significant implications for relationships because it affects the way men and women experience […]

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Jun 12

Inner Narrative the Key to Destiny

By Robert Holmes | emotions

I’ve been reading a number of books on crime, psychology and forensics recently. Pat Brown wrote an excellent introduction to Criminal Profiling (not for the faint hearted). Maria Konnikova wrote an engaging dissertation on How to think like Sherlock. Jon Ronson wrote an absolutely hilarious book about the Psychopath test (developed by Bob Hare)… and […]

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Jun 06

Relationship Coaching: men and women are different – Robert Holmes

By Robert Holmes | emotions

Why do men and women seem to go through life, experiences, communication and even arguments differently? Part of the answer lies in the way our brains are constructed. Relationship and Celebrity Coach, Patrick Wanis plays guest host for this week’s interview as he and I discuss the implications for brain research indicating that male and female brains are in some ways quite different. He also asks me about the recent Relationship Retreat we had with 13 couples.

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