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Finding your quiet place!

Finding your quiet place! Lots of us have one already – a quiet place that we like to visit or at the very least remember. It can be a great source of solace when times are hard. Or simply when things are a bit fraught. But do you know that your quiet place doesn't have to be out there? It can just as easily be inside you if you take the time to find it. And once found, of course, it becomes completely portable. You can take it with as you travel about your busy life. To find your quiet place you need first to find a somewhere to do the work. Find a room or open space that feels safe for you. Sit comfortably. Now follow these simple steps. ·         Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth slowly. ·         Fill up the whole of your lungs with air, without forcing. ·         Imagine you're filling up a bottle, so that your lungs fill from the bottom. ·         Breathe in slowly and regularly counting from one to five (don’t worry if

The Simplest Way To Relax

The Simplest Way To Relax Most relaxation techniques combine breathing more deeply with relaxing your muscles. Don't worry if you find it difficult to relax at first. It's a skill that needs to be learned and it will come with practice. Practise for three to five minutes, two to three times a day! You can use this technique whenever you feel the need to calm down! Relaxed breathing Practise deep breathing at a regular time and in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Loosen or remove any tight clothes and make yourself comfortable! If you can, sit in a comfortable chair which supports your head or lie on the floor or bed. Place your arms on the chair arms, or flat on the floor or bed, a little bit away from the side of your body with the palms up. If you’re lying down, stretch out your legs, keeping them hip-width apart or slightly wider. If you’re sitting in a chair, don’t cross your legs. Good relaxation always starts with focusing on your breathin

Stress - has yours led to anxiety and/or depression?

Stress - has yours led to anxiety and/or depression? Wendy Mason  is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you to solve difficult problems at work and at home. Most of us know these days that long term pressure at work, or in other parts of our lives, can lead to stress. And we know that stress in turn is bad for us and can take a toll on both our bodies and our minds leading, among other things, to anxiety and depression. But how do you know when to seek help? If you answer yes to the questions below, you may need to talk to someone.  Do you feel unfulfilled in your day-to-day life - has life lost it's flavour?  Are you unable to enjoy the things that once gave you pleasure? Do you feel that you are stuck in your life at work or at home and can't see a way out? Do you look for ways to avoid situations that make you anxious?  Do you worry that you are about to have a panic attack, or feel as if you are going crazy?  Do you feel sad, depressed or down frequen

Stress Management and Relaxation

Stress Management and Relaxation No matter what life path you have chosen, knowing the importance of stress management and relaxation is key. Being able to manage your stress level will improve the quality of your life and also the quality of your work. Stress Management Techniques Learning stress management and relaxation techniques is important for anyone. Know Your Triggers:  Be aware of what situations make you the most stressed, and try to avoid them if you can. When stressful situations occur, try to put them into perspective. Acknowledging that a certain situation is a trigger for you, is the first step in learning how to manage your stress. Exercise, Eat Well And Get Enough Sleep Find time in your schedule for 15 to 30 minutes of exercise each day. Exercising will help you focus your energy and work out your frustration. Eat a good mixed diet with lots of fresh fruit, natural cereals and fresh vegetables. Sleep in a quiet, comfortable room without the di

Panic Attacks - Another Approach To Try!

Panic Attacks - Another Approach To Try! Wendy Mason  is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you find fresh perspectives on life and your career This video from  http://www.panic-away-program.com   suggests four simple steps to stop panic attacks; based on observing and then moving on!  It is worth a try isn't it.  If you would like to do some deeper work on dealing with your anxiety, please get in touch ( wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com ) Wendy Mason is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you find fresh perspectives on life and your career. wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com  http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Stress Management: Muscle Relaxation Techniques

Stress Management: Muscle Relaxation Techniques Learn how to relax with muscle relaxation techniques in this stress management video. Expert: Samantha Ibarguen  You can find out more about her at www.igwell.com Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Wendy is the The Career Coach - helping you to find fresh perspectives on your Job Search and Career. She helps you work towards your goals and aspirations, in a way that fits in with both work and home life. Email her at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com ,  find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US. A free trial/consultation allows you to try phone coaching from the comfort of your own home and without risk. Don't forget to ask about the Summer Special Offer  CV review and interview preparation and coaching to improv

Shelter in the Shire - Relaxing Guided Visualization

Shelter in the Shire - Relaxing Guided Visualization An incredibly pleasant way to relax for the few minutes  Wendy is the The Career Coach - helping you to find fresh perspectives on your Job Search and Career. She helps you work towards your goals and aspirations, in a way that fits in with both work and home life. Email her at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com ,  find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US. A free trial/consultation allows you to try phone coaching from the comfort of your own home and without risk. Don't forget to ask about the Summer Special Offer  CV review and interview preparation and coaching to improve your confidence and self esteem are a speciality

Dealing with Stress and Anxiety: How to stay calm consistently!

Stress and Anxiety: How to stay calm consistently! Staying calm consistently requires you to keep a few very important things in mind. Learn how to stay calm consistently with help from licensed marriage and family therapist, Roberta Marowitz Wendy Mason is the The Career Coach - helping you to find fresh perspectives on your Job Search and Career. She helps you work towards your goals and aspirations, in a way that fits in with both work and home life. Email her at  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com ,  find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US. A free trial/consultation allows you to try phone coaching from the comfort of your own home and without risk. Don't forget to ask about the Summer Special Offer  CV review and interview preparation and coaching to improve your confidence and self esteem are a speciality

Mindfulness for Beginners

Mindfulness for Beginners  Mindfulness for Beginners - Audiobook by Jon Kabat-Zinn This an excellent, gentle and easily accessible introduction. It achieves what it sets out to do, which is to provide a philosophical framework for a meditation practice and the very basics of starting one. Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. is executive director at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He is the founder and former director of the UMMC Stress Reduction Clinic and an associate professor of medicine in the division of preventive and behavioral medicine. Using mindfulness meditation, Kabat-Zinn works to help people reduce stress and deal with chronic pain, and a variety of illnesses, particularly breast cancer. He was a trainer for the 1984 U.S. Men's Olympic Rowing Team and is especially interested in reducing the stress-related problems in the inner city and in prison populations. John Kabat-Zinn has ser

GUIDED SLEEP MEDITATION TALKDOWN - Insomnia - Relaxation

GUIDED SLEEP MEDITATION TALKDOWN - Insomnia - Relaxation A new post from me at The Writing Wolf; Dog days or the long hot days of summer.  wp.me/p6V71L-gF   #amwriting   #writingwolf Drift off to sleep with this blissfully calm talk-down. Features very high quality ocean wave sounds - you can almost taste the sea air.  This is another guided meditation from my favourite   TheHonestGuys Channel ; You can find more at  http://www.meditainment.com/free-meditation-content/ Wendy Smith is a Life Coach with Career and Business Coaching skills. She helps people have the confidence they need to be successful at work while maintaining a good work/life balance. You can email her at  wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com Book your free taster coaching session with Wendy  here

Guided Meditation - Blissful Deep Relaxation

Guided Meditation - Blissful Deep Relaxation I love this. It is a guided meditation that will gently ease you into a state of blissfully deep relaxation. For this and other great meditations go to: http://tinyurl.com/meditateTHG Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel,   The Wolf Project.   Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! To find out more email  wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com , find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US.   A free trial/consultation allows you to try phone coaching from the comfort of your own home and without risk.  And remember there are great benefits to be achieved from coaching by phone or Skype. CV review and interview preparation a speciality

Dealing With Prejudice And Social Anxiety - Something To Learn From

Dealing With Prejudice And Social Anxiety - Something To Learn From "The main feeling I experienced about social anxiety was it made me feel alone & like I was of no worth. Only people who have been through this feeling know how horrible and dreadful this feels." "..guess what? You are worth something and definitely don't deserve to feel alone in any situation your in. mwah Come and join us at this specific forum if you ever feel alone, need to relate to people or just need advice. I'm just a regular user but here we all have the same issues. http://www.socialanxietysupport.com/ Guys,I really recommend watching this video from another youtuber if you suffer from social anxiety. Your not alone!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9zFqqwA2ak&list=LLCQB7y9chHVnVVgDaFPhCnw What better way to express issues I dealt with through an activity I enjoy? Drawing" Drawing References: Google Images Song: Eternal Hope( http://incompetech.com/mus

Dealing with Panic Attacks and Anxiety for the Facebook Generation

Dealing with Panic Attacks and Anxiety for the Facebook Generation Zoe is 22 years old, a writer & enthusiast of all things "Beauty, Fashion & Life" related. Here she talks very honestly about her own experience of panic attacks.  She shares information about symptoms and how to respond. Talking to your doctor or a counsellor is us ually much easier than it was for Zoe and they can help. As a coach, I would be very happy to help you have confidence t o talk to your medical adviser. Really, you are not alone. More blog posts from Zoe on panic attacks and thinking positive: http://www.zoella.co.uk/2011/12/panic-attacks.html http://www.zoella.co.uk/2012/09/just-say-yes.html Where else to find Zoe: BLOG : http://www.zoella.co.uk FACEBOOK : http://www.facebook.com/zoe.zoella TWITTER : @Zozeebo INSTAGRAM : Zozeebo TUMBLR : http://zoella.tumblr.com/ Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing thei

Don't be shy! Overcoming Shyness!

Image via Wikipedia As my grandfather once said, "The secret of life is learning to make a fool of yourself gracefully."  James Redfield  " The Celestine Vision" Shyness is sometimes known as social phobia or social anxiety disorder.  But whatever the name, lots of us know the feeling. Shy people may only fear one specific kind of situation - say speaking in public.  But others may be troubled by a whole range of different situations.  For example; Having to perform  stage Dealing with authority figures like doctors or headmasters Eating and drinking in public Writing an important and formal letter Meeting up with the opposite sex and dating Going to parties and other social events Shy people feel sure that other people are going to judge them and find them lacking in some way.  They think they will feel embarrassed or humiliated and that others expect them to behave perfectly.  Shy people expect and look for negat

Don't let panic overwhelm you - dealing with a panic attack.

div style="line-height: 16.8pt; margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin: 0cm;">   People under stress or suffering from phobias sometimes experience moments of sudden and intense anxiety. This can leave you shaking, feeling confused or disorientated, with rapid heartbeats, a dry mouth, sweating, dizziness and, sometimes, chest pain. Chest pains should always be checked out with your doctor immediately, just to make sure it is nothing more serious. The symptoms usually peak within 10 minutes. But they can last anything between five minutes and half an hour. If you know something triggers a panic attack, it is best to avoid it and seek help from a physician or counsellor.   But Professor Paul Salkovskis, a psychologist at  King’s College, London , says it's important not to let your fear of panic attacks control you. “Panic attacks always pass and the symptoms are not a sign of anything harmful happening,” he says. “It’s important not to restrict y

Generalized anxiety - thinking, thinking, thinking!

   Generalized anxiety is a relatively common problem, affecting 3-4% of the population.  It turns daily life into a state of worry, anxiety, and fear. Over thinking and dwelling on the "what ifs" characterize generalized anxiety. As a result, you feel there’s no way out of the vicious cycle of anxiety and worry, and you can then become depressed about life and the state of anxiety you find yourself in. Generalized anxiety usually does not cause people to avoid situations, and it isn’t having a "panic attack. It’s the   thinking, thinking, thinking, dwelling, dwelling, ruminating, ruminating, and inability to shut the mind off that interferes with your ability to deal with life. Quite often, other thoughts seem almost non-existent because the anxious feelings are so dominant. Feelings of worry, dread, lack of energy, and a loss of interest in life! Many times there is no "trigger" or "cause" for these feelings and you realize these feelings