I am reading a book at the moment called ‘The Power of Now – a guide to spiritual enlightenment’ by Eckhart Tolle.
It is advertised as a a spiritual guide teaching you how to live in the now and deal with everyday stresses. The author’s prologue states that he is not approaching this topic from any particular religious stand point although he does reference Buddah and the Bible at times. He says your future is created by your thoughts.
I am very interested in his approach, as a lot of these beliefs outlined are in parallel with the outlook of NLP and I believe there could be some advantages to be gained and elements both techniques could work well together.
Continue reading “‘You are not your mind’ – The power of NOW”
This article in the Daily Mail is the closest I have seen so far to proof that NLP works. Know it doesn’t say that specifically, but it does in fact state that with simple mental exercises it is in fact possible to retain the way you think.
Training the brain to look for the positives, see things in perspective and, in effect, design and grow your own ‘rosé tinted glasses’ is what NLP is all about. Continue reading “Research proves you CAN retrain how you think”
I have had quite a day to say the least. But that’s a story for another blog. I have met some quite amazing children over my time as a teacher. Children that face life threatening illnesses, major disability, one who was in a horrific car crash and is blind as a result, many many amazing children. Continue reading “Amazing children: bottle their courage”
It is easy to become overwhelmed by things, when it seems that your mountain is too high. Here in New Zealand, I have a new job, new town, new country, new systems, and new friends to make. I have to start from scratch. Sounds tough? It is, but here is how I am coping.
Continue reading “Big picture, small steps”
This has been the favourite question I have been asked recently: why New Zealand? Why Invercargill? My answer: why not!! Continue reading “Why? Why not!”
I saw this, or rather heard it, somewhere on the TV today, and I thought what a brilliant question! Continue reading “Who do you choose to be?”