Notes from the Couch

I hope you enjoy these ramblings

Do You Know Who’s Writing Your Story?

Do You Know Who’s Writing Your Story?

“I’m not telling you a story,” Claire said, “it’s the truth.” I often hear this from clients when I point out that they’re telling a story. Some are confused, and some are irritated. And some, like Claire, are disbelieving. Until they see that everything is a story....

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Are You Scared to Step on the Cracks?

Are You Scared to Step on the Cracks?

I remember walking along the pavement when I was young and getting my feet in a right old tangle. Why? Because I used to try to avoid stepping on the cracks on the floor, it’s harder than it looks to do this; you take a few mini steps and then have to take a huge...

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Are You Care-Full, Careless or Carefree?

Are You Care-Full, Careless or Carefree?

Would you say that you’re a caring person? And you might be, but remember, when someone tells you they have a particular trait, it’s often the opposite. After all, do you know anyone who tells you they’re laid back? I rest my case. I’ll say that I’m a caring person...

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Where Do You Get Your Best Ideas?

Where Do You Get Your Best Ideas?

A colleague of mine was presenting a two-day well-being programme to a group of high-level executives in a corporate company, and he asked the group where they got their best ideas. A few said they got their best ideas in the shower. Nothing unusual about this answer,...

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Six Instant Happiness Hacks

Six Instant Happiness Hacks

When I have a blue day, I know that if I look for reasons I feel blue, I’ll find them. Years ago, if I felt sad when I woke up in the morning, I would ask myself why and then run through a list of reasons that might make me sad. And then I’d wonder why I felt worse....

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