Self-Awareness: Tips For Understanding Your Personality Type

Learning how open to experience you are will allow you to consider how you make decisions. If you’re too spontaneous, you may want to put more thought into your decisions, whereas if you aren’t very open to experience you may want to consider how rigid you are in your thoughts and behaviour. Conscientiousness Have you often been described as easy-going or careless? Or perhaps people have called you controlling? If you aren’t very high in conscientiousness, you are more flexible and spon...
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Long-Term Perspective: The Journey To Success

How can you continue to strive for excellence in the face of constant struggles? How can you sacrifice the present for the future? How can you take responsibility for your own circumstances and make your dreams a reality? A long-term perspective is generally considered a ten to twenty five year plan. It's a journey to success that takes sacrifice, will, commitment for. Let me ask, when was the last time you seriously thought about where you will be ten years from now? Forget about a decade...
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Counselling or hypnotherapy: what works?

Counselling and hypnotherapy can both have a useful impact in your life, and in major ways. But what is the difference and how can each help you tackle what are seemingly the same issues (anxiety, depression, confidence and other mental health issues)? As we progress through life, we can often become lost. It’s not uncommon to need support at least some point in your life. If you are looking to make a change and are considering the options available to you, it’s true that counselling can be h...
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Self-awareness and self-development: Two of the same?

Self-awareness and self-development are both parts of the same package. As we learn more about ourselves, we are slowly tearing back layers of mental barriers that we’ve attributed to the experience we call life. Our limitations are our own making. Looking at those who we believe to be successful in society, they are extremely self-aware. They have developed a true (authentic or congruent) image of themselves: their strengths, weaknesses, areas of improvement and most of all who they can beco...
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Escaping your comfort zone: Taking advantage of chaos

Put simply, our comfort zone is a behavioural space where our activities and behaviours become part of our routines. This helps to lower risk and stress, giving us a natural state of mind in which we can function and perform our routines habits on a daily basis. The problem is that, when we do try to leave our comfort zones, we face uncertainty, which manifests as anxiety and worry. Anyone who has ever done anything new or pushed themselves to live up to the challenge knows that it can be har...
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Self-hypnosis: Could you help yourself with autosuggestion?

Could you help take control of your life with self-hypnosis and autosuggestion? Autosuggestion can be a real, practical way to change behaviour and influence your life in huge ways. Since it's conception, autosuggestion has been used as a form of self-hypnosis, self-development, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. Developed in the early 20th, there are two separate forms of autosuggestion identified: Intentional - "reflective autosuggestion", made by deliberate and conscious effort Uni...
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Personal development planning: Recipe for success

A personal development plan offers a great way to ensure that each job role and experience feels more meaningful, offers you a purpose and gives you an amazing insight into the future and is excellent for developing an efficient long-term perspective within your career. Firstly, the definition of a personal development planning is “the process of creating an action plan based on awareness, values, reflection, goal-setting, and planning for personal development within the context of a career, ...
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Your self image: How does it influence your ability to change?

Are you wanting to make a change in your life but no matter what you do you seem to be stuck in those destructive habits that are forever bringing you to your knees? There are countless stories of people trying to lose weight; give up smoking, quit the drug habit, all of them using, tried and tested methods such as smoking patches, dieting pills, supplements for drug use. Do these substitutes really work? Or does change only occur when you change how you perceive yourself? Your self-image ...
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Understanding your destructive habits: 12 signs of self-sabotage

Self-awareness is a huge advantage when it comes to identifying your own self-sabotaging behaviours, and understanding the ways you're being self-destructive can be a great place to start. Addictions Addictions are one of the highest forms of self-destructive behaviour and over time destroys self-esteem and your confidence, becoming a deadly cycle that keeps you trapped in an unproductive lifestyle. Emotional neglect Repressed emotions are not good for your mental or emotional wellbeing....
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Cocaine and the effect on the Brain

Regular cocaine use can lead to a bulging weakness in the wall of a branch point of the arteries in the brain. This is often called a berry aneurysm. Eventually this aneurysm bursts, and blood pouring out of the leak is known as a subarachnoid haemorrhage. It can cause major damage to the brain. In many people this damage can be permanent, leading to difficulty with thought, sight, speech or movement. Call- 0121 403 3163 / 07825 599340 for a free 30 minute confidential consultation. stu...
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