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News – When Less is More

Our brains are hard-wired to be more alert to news of threat than good news, which in evolutionary terms kept us alive.
The media use this to grab our attention, feeding us with an indigestible diet of dire information. Unfortunately our brains have not developed to quickly process and be discerning about which information to pay […]

Money Worries?

A  client once described our coaching sessions as de-cluttering the mind and this can include your money worries because
How you do money is how you do everything!

When I first heard this phrase it certainly intrigued me. With Money Breakthroughs I show you what that means and why a fresh attitude and plan for money can […]

By |June 20th, 2019|Anxiety, Confidence, freedom of mind, Money, Self Esteem|Comments Off on Money Worries?

“Breathe” – a Free audio to Stop Anxiety

To introduce you to my audio products, an mp3 called “BREATHE”, leading you through a short, calming breathing technique is yours when you sign up to my newsletter, on the right hand side of this page.

It is best to start this exercise by listening to the audio so that you can simply relax into it […]

By |May 26th, 2019|Anxiety, Confidence, freedom of mind, meditation|0 Comments

Stressed out by your Smartphone?

We often embark on a diet to reduce food intake, but many of us consume an unhealthy level of digital fare.  According to the Tonight programme 48% of us in the UK describe ourselves as hooked on our handsets and the average person checks their phone 85 times a day.

While Wi-Fi holds tremendous possibilities used […]

By |May 19th, 2019|Anxiety, freedom of mind, mindfulness, Stress|0 Comments

Confident Puma Posture!

Posture makes all the difference to the way we feel in a situation. You may not realise you’re tense because you’re used to feeling uncomfortable.  But tension in your body is not only the result of stress & anxiety but causes it.  And other people pick up on it.

It’s a chicken and egg situation.  For […]

By |May 1st, 2019|Anxiety, Assertiveness, Confidence, Self Esteem, Stress|0 Comments

De-clutter your mind

Avril Allen

 

 

 

 

 

 
Spring Cleaning
As the sun begins to shine it can show up a lot of dross, but it doesn’t need to be Spring-time to start afresh.  And do you know that a good spring clean can start with the mind?

How much easier it is to focus when the mind is cleared of mental chatter and […]

By |April 20th, 2019|Anxiety, Clarity, Confidence, Focus and Direction, freedom of mind, mindfulness, Stress|Comments Off on De-clutter your mind

Stressed, Overworked, Wired? Is Supercarer at work?

Are you a woman stressed from juggling too many projects or roles?

When you drop one of the balls does your self-esteem and confidence fall too?

Finding it difficult to say No?

Feeling eaten away by others demands?

You may be in the grips of Supercarer, or in a really bad case, what I call chronic carer syndrome.

We women […]

By |March 25th, 2019|Anxiety, Assertiveness, Confidence, Self Esteem|0 Comments

Lawcare News Issue 2 2016: Stress & Anxiety Breakthroughs

Stress and Anxiety Breakthrough Coaching

by Psychologist and Coach Avril Allen

There is a common perception of lawyers as cool and collected by nature, and while the profession does indeed take intellectual rigour, lawyers are human and maybe affected by difficult emotions despite their efforts to disguise them. Within the profession stress and anxiety have become taboo. […]

By |September 29th, 2017|Anxiety, Confidence, Focus and Direction, mindfulness|0 Comments

Money Breakthroughs! – Handle the money and shed the worry

Money Taboos
I don’t know about you folks across the waters, but we Brits
have some kind of taboo on talking about money. Large
numbers of us desperately avoid bringing up the ‘M’ word in
conversation – no matter how much stress it causes in our lives.
And money worries are certainly a cause of much anxiety.

Money is one of […]

By |December 11th, 2015|Anxiety, Confidence, freedom of mind, Money, Stress|0 Comments

Anxiety and the Art of Indifference

3 minutes to Handle Doubts and Fears

 

 

 

 

 

Anxious thoughts and feelings are hard-wired into us to avoid danger. They are there to keep us safe.  But the trouble is these days we are rarely lunch for a lion and the threat is usually no more than a threat to the ego, not life and limb!  As […]

By |November 11th, 2015|Anxiety, Assertiveness, Confidence, Stress|0 Comments