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Life happens. Sometimes good and sometimes not so good. This is an exploration of life and all that interests me. I am a therapist working in Norwich, Norfolk, UK. I'm fascinated in the world around me and how people deal with and relate to it. I like to further my knowledge of people, psychology and more. Please join me on my journey.

Wednesday 25 April 2012

Be true to yourself

It interests me how trends come and go in the workplace.  One of the most recent themes in personal development has been 'authenticity'. In other words, being true to your self so that others really 'get you'.   
What has been discovered after a recent study at Greenwich University, London is that authenticity is less important in the workplace than was first thought. So go on, put that cheesy grin on for your bosses jokes, it doesn't matter really....  you can still be professional whilst not being entirely true to yourself.  It will probably do you more good in the long run not to own up to hating their taste in jokes anyway!
It is of course far more important to be yourself when at home, with loved ones and friends. Be true to who you are as in those circumstances and you'll be loved for being genuinely you, not something you are trying to be.

Friday 13 April 2012

fountain of youth

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Angie can be contacted on 07773 610816, offering a free half hour initial consultation or 
call the Norfolk Clinic, 38-40 Magdalen Road, Norwich: 01603 660792
Angie also works at St Benedicts Street, Norwich.
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Wednesday 11 April 2012

National Stress Awareness Month

It's National Stress Awareness Month in April. I was wondering, what things cause you the most stress? Have you noticed a change in your or another person's behaviour or their reactions to things in recent times? The Mind (charity) guide to managing stress is full of practical and relevant tips.

The option of hypnotherapy, deep relaxation and mindful coaching can really support you too. Having someone outside of your usual network can offer a new perspective and give you some insight to help clear your mind. If you want to know more, why not give me a call on: 07773 610816, and you can book in for a half-hour free consultation. 

Saturday 7 April 2012

Acting on impulse

When you watch other people's reactions to something or see what they put in social network posts, you might be able to tell there are instinctive reactions going on. It sometimes seems that they are their own worst enemy or that they are not able to see the wood for the trees, right? It's their instinctive mechanism that protects them and it's been there a long time, doing just that, keeping them 'safe'.  

I remember an advert for 'impulse' perfume. The strapline was, 'men can't help reacting on impulse'.  What happens if we take some time to examine those impulsive ways we used to protect ourselves with? It might be  something that by the impact of our behaviour or thoughts, no longer gives us what we want. Perhaps stripping valuable friendships from us because of our hot-headed reactions, fear or resentment leaving us feeling low or isolated.

If you have been acting on impulse lately, maybe start to look at your reactions and begin with respecting your needs as they are now. It's not too late to make a change! It needs practice, as does all change, though you might be surprised at how good you feel. 


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