Frequently Asked Questions
What is coaching?
Coaching helps our clients develop from where they are now, to where they would like to be far more effectively than if they worked alone.
We help by using the right questions and techniques to find out the right pathway to success.
We also provide any ongoing support with further obstacles and changes as well as providing our client with tools, techniques and strategies for the future.
What is NLP?
NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Neuro - Neurology
Refers to the physical components as well as the mental and emotional elements of our neurology
Linguistic - Language
Linguistics refers to the language that we use and how we communicate with others, and, more importantly, how we communicate with ourselves.
Programming - Function
Regarding our mind as our internal operating system, Programming is how our past experiences, thoughts and emotions affect all areas of our lives.
How does it work?
NLP works from the starting point that you may not control much in your life but that you can always take control of what goes on in your head.
Your thoughts, feelings and emotions are not things that are, or that you have, but something that you do. Their causes can often be very complicated, involving, for instance, comments or beliefs from your parents or teachers or events that you have experienced.
NLP shows you how you can take control of these beliefs and influences. Using techniques such as visualisation, you can change how you think and feel about past events, fears and even phobias.
What is chronic pain?
Chronic or persistent pain is pain that carries on for longer than 12 weeks despite medication or treatment.
Most people get back to normal after suffering pain following an injury or operation.
Persistent pain often serves no useful purpose. The messages from the warning system linked to long-term conditions like arthritis or back pain are not needed - just annoying. It may affect what we can do, our ability to work, our sleep patterns. It can have a strong negative effect on our friends and family.
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How can I bee more resilient?
Taking steps to look after your wellbeing can help you deal with pressure, and reduce the impact that stress has on your life. This is sometimes called developing emotional resilience.
Resilience is not just your ability to bounce back, but also your capacity to adapt in the face of challenging circumstances, whilst maintaining a stable mental wellbeing. Resilience isn't a personality trait – it's something that we can all take steps to achieve.
How can being mentally tough help me?
Mental Toughness describes the mindset that a person adopts in everything they do. It is closely related to qualities such as character, resilience, grit, etc. It is defined as:
“A personality trait which determines, in large part, how people respond to challenge, stress and pressure, irrespective of their circumstances”.
Most personality models and measures assess the behavioural aspects of Personality (how we act). Mental Toughness differs in that it assesses something more fundamental – “how we think”. In other words, why we act and respond emotionally to events. It enables us to understand mindset in a very practical way.
Research carried out under the direction of Professor Peter Clough of Huddersfield University identified the four key components (constructs) of Mental Toughness. These are called the 4Cs.
Mental health resources
The NHS provides a range of advice and support for common problems like stress, anxiety and depression.
Mind is a UK based charity providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Foundation provides a range of content designed to give you more information about mental health and to help you to look after your mental health.
Anxiety UK work to relieve and support those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services