stress

Revision – 6 tips to help children

Revision isn’t just a chance for children to get ready for exams – it’s a chance for them to learn how to cope with pressure, and to develop their emotional resilience. So how can you help them best?

Exploding Head Syndrome

Exploding Head Syndrome is a rather fearsome but memorable title for the phenomenon of some people hearing loud bangs or crashes as they fall asleep.

Become more productive – 7 ways how

Most of us would like to be more productive.  Even if you don’t want to get more done, then having more free time is still attractive.  No life-hacks, no gimmicks – here are 7 steps to becoming more productive.

Ditch the to do lists – 7 reasons why

To do lists are very common.  Three out of five of us keep to do lists, even if we hate them, and many end up thinking that they would be lost without their lists.  But would they?

I always finish Christmas feeling ill

Why do people finish Christmas feeling ill? If it doesn’t affect yourself you’ll probably have one friend or relative who it does.  As soon as Christmas Day or Boxing Day are over they come down with a bug – normally an awful cold or upset stomach.  But why would that be?

Dealing with passive aggressive people

Passive aggressive people can be very frustrating to deal with. They say everything is “fine” or that “nothing’s the matter”, but everything they do tells you the opposite. So how do you recognise and deal with them?

5 ways to tackle stress at work

Stress at work is unavoidable – in fact some stress is necessary to prompt us to perform at our best. But when we’re stressed because we feel our work demands more from us than we can have to give then workplace stress becomes a real problem.

5 signs you’re in a toxic workplace

With the children back at school and the summer holiday just a happy memory it’s the time of year when we return to work, and settle in for what can seem like a long haul towards Christmas. But how can you tell if it’s just back to work blues or if something worse is going on at work?

Can the didgeridoo help your sleep?

Would you like a quick blast of my didgeridoo?  That isn’t a euphemism, is it?

A level of confidence – exam nerves

Toby* came to see me because his parents asked if I could help him with his nervousness about his upcoming A level exams.  However, the cause turned out to be something they hadn’t expected.