Are we losing our patience?

Are we losing our patience?

Last night we had sausages and mash for our evening meal. The kids wanted the obligatory side order of ketchup to dunk their bangers in. There were two, almost empty, bottles on the table and they weren’t happy. There was one plastic bottle of ketchup that was emptier than the other. They stood it upturned in an attempt to get…

Aviophobia – fear of flying

Aviophobia – fear of flying

The most common fear I see clients for is fear of flying. Otherwise known as aviophobia. There are different reasons, as with any phobia, that seem to be the root cause of this which can include a previous claustrophobic incident, lack of control, lack of trust and a vicarious phobia – ‘caught’ from someone else. Many seem to say to…

What mindfulness means to me

What mindfulness means to me

So, Mindfulness, what is it? Well, following Lisa Milnor of Shaping Clarity’s course this is my interpretation. Firstly, we often think that the things we think are true. Not so. We do actually have a choice: Believe these thoughts and except their consequences Challenge these thoughts and alter the consequences. Face our thoughts, let them be and see what happens.…