Getting enough sleep is a perennial problem for some, and I sympathise. I’ve had two stress-related periods of exceptionally poor sleep in my life, and as a result, I began to dig deep into the science to help myself and others get a better night’s sleep. Here is what I found. Tips for a good […]
This relaxation script is based on a cleansing practice in yoga. It works with the different layers of the human energy field. Within yoga, the physical body is seen just as the densest part of your being. The other component parts are: The energy body emotional body mental body and the bliss body or spiritual body. And […]
This is the last of this current series of Feel Good With Jo, your Friday guide to leading a happy and healthy life. These are my thoughts on how to look after yourself and manage the busy stressful lives that we all seem to lead. What I’d like to talk about is getting a balance […]
Today we will talk about how to feel more confident, more powerful, centred and whole. In the last two meditation classes, we have been exploring the concept of “magnetising yourself”. It helped us focus on how to make life more fun and manageable. We leave parts of ourselves in the activities and emotions of our day. […]
In our yoga classes this week we’ve been discussing the idea of emotional resilience and self-containment. What it means to be able to contain our energy, our thoughts, our emotions, our actions. So, we can look after ourselves and we look after the people around us. What does it mean to contain oneself? Colloquially we […]
When I was training as a coach, we were invited to see our clients as naturally being resourceful, creative and whole. Whatever the client might feel, whatever evidence of stuckness, we were to regard the person as a whole; as capable of finding their own solution; as endlessly creative and able to generate new possibilities […]
It’s a golden oldie in the positive psychology world, but I still swear by Dr Martin Seligman’s process on how to turn a pessimist into an optimist (check out his book Learned Optimism). The founding idea is that pessimism is escapable if you know how. Dr Seligman points out a simple causal relationship between what we think […]
Mindset is one of those terms that people bandy about but actually, what is a mindset and why should we care? A mindset is an established set of attitudes. Or: A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person’s responses to and interpretations of situations.