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Solving problems usually starts with identifying the problem. But it can be more productive to focus on the outcome you want, rather than trying to fix something.

In that case, starting with what you have (resources, strengths, commonalities), allows you to identify and build on strengths. An article is Positive News underlines this:

“Social movements, including those opposing globalisation, environmental destruction and racism, typically start with a problem; a sense that things aren’t right and that change is needed. Often, they are fed by anger at the injustice, the violence or the environmental destruction surrounding us. They are often premised on struggle and resistance.”

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A new approach to stress training

Traditional training – which usually follows a predictable format – is fine for information-based topics, so it is recommended to training on matters that are technical, administrative or procedural. Topics like stress, resilience and wellbeing, which are conceptual rather than technical and therefore involve a different type of mental engagement, are better imparted through interactions that involve ‘learning by doing’. Most training of course involves practical exercises, but these are often regarded with suspicion by attendees because they are inauthentic and ‘not the real thing’.
I have developed a new approach.

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When the Daily Grind Is Too Much

Chossing the right job can be a hit and miss affair, and even if you find it, the working environment can be tough and unpredictable.

If you are thinking of a change, maybe starting out on your own, I’d recommend it, but only if you are suited to it. Even when we go into something with our eyes open where we think we have anticipated everything, there will still be setbacks.

Self employment is great, but it is not for the faint-hearted.

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