I have a variety of tools in my tool box, and one of my favourites is EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique. What I love about this tool is that it is so simple and gentle and yet so powerful. It can be used on absolutely anything and it is a great self-help tool. It works
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We are creatures of habit! A habit is a pattern of behaviour which is usually done unconsciously. A lot of our habits serve a practical purpose such as how we lay the table, or reverse the car out of the drive, or the order we do things in the morning when we get ready for work.
But there are other habits such as nail biting, smoking, or pulling hair which serve no purpose at all, except to the subconscious! They usually develop as a means of distraction from a feeling of anxiety.
For example you may have changed jobs which involves going to regular meetings which you find particularly uncomfortable. As a result you start chewing your pencil to ease the anxiety. It then may turn into a habit as you find yourself doing it at home or in situations which are not stressful. It has then turned into an “empty” habit, as it now serves no purpose.
The first step in treatment is to become aware of the habit. Habits respond well to metaphor. If there is an underlying purpose to the habit, such as alleviating anxiety, then this also needs to be addressed otherwise the habit will simply be replaced by another habit.
Out of the blue, after 20yrs in the same job, there is a change in management and Jeff starts to feel anxious about going into work. There have been some recent changes and a few redundancies. He no longer feels secure in his job, and he is finding it difficult to keep up with the
You have come off the phone from a conversation with a friend and your internal voice is raging at you. “You did it again! Why? Why? Why? I thought you said you wouldn’t do that again.” You feel angry with yourself, disappointed maybe, or even ashamed. You had promised yourself you would never EVER behave
Do you toss and turn at night? Unable to sleep because you can’t switch your mind off? This is a very common problem, especially if lives have become busy or work is stressful. A very simple activity to help with this is to write a journal last thing at night prior to going to sleep.
It was so embarrassing. I was sure it was Judy, this morning in town. I saw this woman in the queue in the post office as I was leaving. I was so pleased, because I hadn’t seen her for ages, and we get on really well. She had her back to me, but when I
We all know that getting a good night’s sleep is important, and we have all experienced what it feels like after a bad night. And if I were to ask you why this is important you would probably say it is to recharge our batteries. But what does “recharging our batteries” actually mean? There are