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The Power of Not Yet…

Carol Qweck’s compelling talk explains the vital importance of believing we can improve, and gives pointers on helping those we influence to do the same.

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Therapy Myths – Good Reasons for Avoiding Therapy?

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If you have ever given half a thought to getting professional help with something that is affecting your wellbeing, but decided against it, it may be time to do something different now.

Remember that sometimes the best idea is the first idea, not the ones that come along later, especially if they keep you stuck where you are.

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The Power of Apology

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We can all think of festering grudges that have tarnished or completely destroyed relationships, and most of us can probably think of a time when we could have said sorry but didn’t.

An apology can be a powerful first step to remedy a troubled relationship, but we generally have a range of reasons for not offering it.

Apologising with sincerity is an act of maturity which takes courage as well as a degree of self-awareness. Here are some Dos and Dont’s

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Listening: Not for the Faint-Hearted

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How good is your listening?

Listening (as opposed to just hearing), is a dynamic activity, not a passive way to pass the time. It takes effort, focus and skill. It also means putting ourselves aside and fully paying attention to those we would listen to.

Listening is not for the faint-heated, but the benefits are worth the effort.

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I’m Wrong About Most Things, At Some Point

We shroud ourselves in beliefs that help us feel secure. One of these is that things tomorrow will be the same as they were yesterday. But the idea that things don’t change is a delusion, that is all.

Nothing wrong with that, but it is best to recognise it, and to keep an open mind about what will happen next. The greater our need to keep things the way they are, the greater the risk of disappointment and even neurosis.

Trying to control the uncontrollable is unpleasant for us, and those around us.

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