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Learning How to Wobble and not Fall Down

Back in the 1970s when I was growing up, before the era of touch screens and computer games, Weebles were all the rage. These little egg-shaped toys were perfectly balanced, earning themselves the strap line: “Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down”. And it was true, they didn’t. Whether their tree house had been struck Read more about Learning How to Wobble and not Fall Down[…]

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The Top 5 Benefits of Self Compassion

When I am working with clients to help them thrive, one of the many areas that we work on is self-compassion. Almost without exception, clients discover that they are being hard, judgemental and often unkind to themselves on a daily basis. This is because we can develop a belief that unless we treat ourselves like Read more about The Top 5 Benefits of Self Compassion[…]

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One Simple (but Effective) Tip to Break that Low-Self-Esteem-Cycle

  Self-esteem is perhaps the most under-valued part of what makes up our mental health. At worst, it can lead you to do things you’d never normally consider doing – poor relationship choice, drinking heavily and substance abuse are classic symptoms of low self-esteem – but at best it can propel you to achievements and Read more about One Simple (but Effective) Tip to Break that Low-Self-Esteem-Cycle[…]

Beyond Resilience: Why Bounce Back When You Can Bounce Forwards?

Resilience is a word that we hear and read a lot about at the moment. It can be defined as the capacity to recover quickly from set-backs, difficulties or life changes. Whilst the ability to bounce back from challenging situations is clearly a step in the right direction and much better than struggling to cope, Read more about Beyond Resilience: Why Bounce Back When You Can Bounce Forwards?[…]

Do you pay attention to everything your mind tells you? by Fiona Brown – THRIVE | Rob Kelly

Do you pay attention to everything your mind tells you? Our minds can take us on a wild goose ride with all the “What if’s” and “I should have’s.” The mind is the main cause of the “Worrier” in us and is the culprit for our automatic tendency to “beat ourselves up” at the first Read more about Do you pay attention to everything your mind tells you? by Fiona Brown – THRIVE | Rob Kelly[…]

7 Steps to build resilient children who aren’t afraid to fail

Parents sometimes fall into the trap of choreographing their child’s success. Source: 7 Steps to Build Resilient Children Who Aren’t Afraid to Fail: Resilience is the ability to bounce back from and cope well with challenges. I work with teenagers to help them develop resilience using the Thrive for Teenagers Programme. This programme helps develop self-awareness, Read more about 7 Steps to build resilient children who aren’t afraid to fail[…]

Down with the Kids

If you are a teenager, life can sometimes feel pretty dramatic: like a rollercoaster ride, full of ups and downs. It is totally possible, though, to enjoy your teenage years by learning how to: Deal effectively with life’s challenges  Understand your fluctuating moods and how your thinking affects them Effectively manage your many emotions and Read more about Down with the Kids[…]