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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 […]

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

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

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

Coaching on the Wild Side

“What will you do with your one wild precious life” ? Mary Oliver. Although my really wild days are well behind me, I do cherish the free spirit aspect of my being and love to foster it in my coaching clients.
By |April 13th, 2015|Anxiety, Confidence, freedom of mind, mindfulness|0 Comments