NLP and how it can help you

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If you have never heard of NLP you may wonder what exactly it is and how it can help you and even if you have heard of it you may have heard some contradictory or even negative ideas. This post will give you some more understanding as to what NLP actually is and how it may help you.

The name NLP is an abbreviation for Neuro Linguistic Programming, this Neuro meaning  mind or brain and how we think, Linguistic - for  how we use our language both internally and externaly and programming for how we program our minds to be at our most effective, some would also refer to this as conditioning or re-patterning of our thoughts feelings and habits.

With the right coach NLP is profoundly powerful in helping to assist long term changes for your highest benefit. NLP itself began by studying and modelling excellence and how  high achievers achieve what they do. It was found that through modelling the specific patterns of language and behaviour set out by highly successful predecessors you too can achieve the same if not far more. NLP then teaches a way of thinking where you have far greater control over your ability to be at your best most frequently.

A coach helps you to do this by working with you to see things differently so that you can overcome any past challenges and function at your best. This is done  using techniques that are highly effective in identifying  and using your already innate abilities through structuring your thought process in the most beneficial way to you.

The methods in NLP are conitnued from the following fields of Psychology;

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Family system therapy
  • Behavioural Psychology
  • General semantics
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Meta Model
  • Milton Model
  • Modern Hypnotherapy

As you can see from the above list NLP has a very extensive and well formed background and is therefore highly effective in achieving great results.

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So just how can it help you?

NLP offers a long range of great solutions for challenges that affect  your everyday performance , some of which you may have suffered with for many years. NLP can help you resolve them often within just a few sessions, this can be less or more dependent on the nature of the challenge.

Below is a list of some of the main challenges that we can work on together and overcome using NLP;

  • Fears/ Phobias
  • Low confidence/ poor self-esteem
  • High performance
  • Organisation
  • Depression
  • Apathy
  • Achieving Goals
  • Clarity of mind/ focus

From experience of both receiving NLP coaching and  being  an NLP Coach myself I can verify to you how effective it really is. So much so I would go as far as to say its one of the best there is when it is used well. There are not many therapies out there that can offer such powerful transformations especially within a relatively short space of time.

If you'd like to find out more about how NLP can help you  specifically, then please do book in for a 30 minute consultation below where we can discuss together your needs and how you can be at your best consistently.

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Thank you

Miranda

'Health is the real wealth'

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Staying Inspired and Motivated

How do you stay inspired and motivated to achieve your goals, is this something you find relatively easy or hard to do?

I would love to hear some of your own experiences and feed back on this. Some people we know may appear to be super motivated and never lose their passion. However most of us may go through some ups and downs no matter how important the goal may be.

So how do we maintain our focus and stay motivated and inspired?

Here are my 5 top tips;

  1. Know your outcome - When you know your outcome and stay focused on it so long as this is aligned well with your values it will pull you forward and enable you to overcome anything that gets in your way.
  2. Set up short term goal posts - If your goal is quiet big then it can appear overwhelming to achieve, particularly in the beginning, a good way to overcome this is to set up short term goal posts such as weekly,monthly and quarterly targets that you'd like to achieve. By doing this your goal becomes far easier to achieve as you build on each small goal.
  3. Surround yourself with the right people - Jim Rohn stated, you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with, and the reason for this because of the power of influence. Those we are around consistently influence us and this can be either positively or negatively. To stay motivated and inspired, surround yourself with people who motivate and inspire you.
  4. Read motivational and inspirational material aligned with your goal- Reading material that supports your goal helps you to stay on track by giving you great ideas, as well as inspiring and motivating you to continue on your journey towards your goals.
  5. Have a great coach/ mentor - Having a great coach/mentor is the single best way to stay  motivated and inspired. This is because a coach can see those blind spots and because of this is able to push you in those areas that you may have otherwise missed or avoided, therefore limiting your progress. A coach is also there to offer you all the encouragement and inspiration you may need so you will never become stuck.

If you would like to find out more about coaching and how it can help you stay motivated and inspired  then please enquire below for your introductory session.

Thank  you

Miranda

'Health is the real wealth'

Chronic stress and its effect on your health

 In todays fast paced world where so much emphasis is placed on achieving and getting things done that one of the most important things can often suffer, that of our health. By meeting constant demands and ignoring any signs of stress, stress can then become chronic and cause many further problems and at times other long term condition

Experiencing stress and the effects of it is really not worth it and it's always far easier to prevent than cure the effects of long term stress. Some of the most common symptoms of chronic stress to be aware of are;

  • Not sleeping well/ insomnia
  • Hyper arousal/ anxiety
  • A state of apathy (feeling very low in motivation)
  • Bodily aches and pains
  • Persistent worrying
  • Over eating/ loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Lowered immune system (persistent colds and flu)
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Poor concentration and short term memory
  • And more

When these signs are ignored and symptoms of stress are not managed then there is the potential for chronic stress to lead to something more long term such as heart problems, depression and other conditions.

However the good news is that  the effects of long term stress can be managed and overcome once new healthy habits take over. By introducing regular exercise, relaxation and mediation and changing  habits of thought you can dramatically reduce any effects of stress and it recurring. With our health programmes we provide you with all this and more as well as the support you need to both manage and overcome stress and its effect on your life and finding inner peace is very possible.

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Overcome stress and find your inner peace

If you do feel that long term stress is something you may be suffering from then simply don't allow it to take over your life any longer. Book in for your free 30 minute Skype coaching session and discover just how much you can transform your health within only 6 weeks.

If you then decide to take a 6 or 12 week plan you will also receive a 20% discount, however this offer is limited to this week only in support of National Stress Awareness day, please contact as soon as you can to receive your discount and find your inner peace.

To contact me and get started on transforming your health today, please send your details below and I'll get right back to you.

Your health is your real wealth, don't allow it to suffer.

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How to use your mind to improve your health

Mindset

Your mind is one of the most powerful resources you have to improve your health, although we are often taught to focus purely on the physical; to exercise more, eat healthier and so on.

This is not to say the  physical elements are not of importance, but that our minds are in fact the greatest and most important tools that we have to begin and continue improving our health. With the power of our minds we can create, change and achieve anything we wish to. Our minds direct the functions of our bodies both consciously and subconsciously and all we need do is take control, to know we are the ones in charge and then apply the greatest tool that we have to our advantage.

The very thing that is often missed is the importance of our mind in improving our health and that we have to start here for the best results.

For example; if we do not believe we can overcome something what are the chances of us doing so?

Not very likely is the honest answer, sadly this is where so many start out when beginning a goal to achieve their best health and then soon give up when not meeting their set expectations.

So how do we cultivate a strong enough belief and ensure we are using our mind to the best of our ability to achieve our health goals?

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Here are a few top tips;

    1. Set yourself a goal that you know is possible in the short term – setting a short-term goal is a good way of building your belief system so to begin with focus on what you know you can achieve today and then the week and month. Before you know it you have then built to a larger goal and gained a new belief.
    2. Tell yourself it is possible – Whether we realise it or not we have for most of the time an ongoing internal dialogue. Are you are aware of what goes on with yours? One way of checking in is on how you are feeling? If you are feeling low then the chances are your internal dialogue is negative. If you’re feeling great then it’s likely positive. The great thing is that you are in complete control of this and in changing it for where you want to be. A great way to do this is through the use of affirmations.
    3. Visualise– Our bodies respond to what our minds perceive so when we focus within our own minds, our bodies will respond as if it were true. Visualise yourself being at your best and enjoying being healthy and do it so often that you will know it and believe it to be true.

These approaches are open to and subject to much scepticism but the best way to know as with anything is to apply it. Put it to the test and see the results for yourself.

If you'd like to find out more about mind -body health recovery coaching  please use the form below to book your free initial coaching session.

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Miranda

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5 reasons to love the gym

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Since the first day I ever stepped in a gym I instantly loved it,  I also know however that this is not a very common response. Because many of you may struggle to get motivated for the gym, today I wanted to share with you some aspects of the gym that can help turn you in to a gym lover too. I hope these can inspire an improvement in motivation for any of you who may need it.

For each gym lover their reasons may slightly differ, but I know for sure that  when enough positivity is connected to the gym it is possible that absolutely anyone can fall in love with it.

Here are my top five reasons to why;

  1. Feel Great - Many of the goals you set for yourself can take a while to achieve, but with this one you can achieve each and every session. Without doubt if you put some effort in even for only a half an hour you will feel far better for it and ultimately what we all want is to feel great.
  2. Make great connections - The gym can also be a great place to meet people and socialise, especially with likeminded people who are focused on achieving their health and fitness goals. Many gyms also have social activities and gatherings too.
  3. All you need in one place - From great machines, to classes, music and PT's, you have all you need within the gym to motivate you, no excuses. All you have to do is get there. :)
  4. A positive environment - A gym is overall a very positive environment, everyone there is working towards a goal and motivated towards improving themselves and their health. A really great place to be to lift yourself up whenever you need to.
  5. Time for you - We can often spend much of our time doing stuff for others and being there for others, whether at work or at home, so to take time for ourselves is very important. What better way to do this than to work on improving your health and fitness and feeling great for it? :)

These are just some of the many reasons to fall in love with the gym, please do share some of your own reasons too. Or likewise please share if and why you dislike the gym and I will personally offer you a solution that you can then apply.

If you enjoyed this blog please do share it so others can benefit from it too. Sharing is caring :) Thank you.

The Benefits of Coaching

I recognise that many of you may not know much about  coaching and its many great benefits for your health and life. So  for this post will explore some of the benefits of coaching and how it can help you. Whatever your goals may be for your health and life, I can promise you without a doubt that achieving them will come much quicker and easier when you have a coach.

Firstly you may ask why would you want to have a coach..?  The short answer is that everyone can benefit from having a coach by being able to achieve their goals and advancing life forward to break away from the struggles that have been holding them back so far. More specifically it can be; when you are stuck at a certain point, making changes in your life, wanting to build your confidence in achieving your goals, need that extra push and encouragement to push beyond your current circumstances, and more.

Without having a coach we can easily stay stuck in our comfort zone, especially if we are not surrounded by people who push us to achieve our goals. This means that life can easily become stagnant and boring and most of all you will not achieve your full potential. A coach has the ability to guide you beyond this because they are trained with an array of tools and techniques to help you do so. They also have that necessary external perspective to see that which you cannot see which could have been holding you back so far. The following ways are some of the main benefits you can gain from having a coach.

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 5 main ways coaching can benefit you;

  1. Coaches you to become more goal focused - When having regular coaching sessions you will naturally become more goal focused. Focusing on where you are going, on moving forwards and towards achieving your goals.
  2. By having an external perspective a coach can help you to become aware of any barriers that may be holding you back from achieving your goal. Often you may not be aware of these and how much they're holding you back until a coach identifies them through the coaching process.
  3. A coach can give you proven methods for success based on a unique approach that will work specifically well for you. Each of us view the world differently and so approach our goals based on this, by  working closely with you a coach can identify what works best for you so you can achieve the results you are looking for.
  4. Discover new skills and strengths that you may not have realised you had and learn to use these in the best way possible to achieve optimum results.
  5. Reach your potential by focusing on your strengths and being there as a guide and support until you reach you destination, or for as long as you may need this guidance and support.

The above are just 5 benefits you can gain from coaching, of which there are many. The best way you can know of course is to experience these benefits for yourself, so for your confidence in the power of coaching, I offer you a first session for free. Specialising in the are area of health improvement, including overcoming fears/phobias if this is something you wish to do.

If coaching sound like it is something for you and that you would like to benefit from, please send me a message below where we can arrange your free coaching session and begin on your journey to ultimate health and success.

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Achieving your best health

Old paper grunge background, white and brown - A good health is the best wealthHow much influence do you believe you have over your own health and what do you do each day to be able to achieve your best health?

Having faith in our own abilities to affect our health positively is vital to our health improvement. After all if you don't believe it's possible are you even going to try?

So just how do you achieve that belief that you can absolutely achieve your best health?

Many people have false beliefs and doubts over what they can actually achieve or overcome with their health and my  approach here is to show that it is absolutely possible and to help you remove any obstacles that may stand in the way of this.

Often we can simply stop ourselves from achieving what is possible by our doubts based on negative schools of thought or our own previous experience/ failed attempts. However I do know and believe that you can absolutely transform any challenge and achieve your best health and I'm here to help you find that for your life.

Whether you are looking to overcome injury, lose weight or overcome a chronic condition I'm here to help you do just that and to help you prove most of all to yourself what can truly be possible for YOU.

I have a great opportunity currently for only 5 people who are wishing to achieve their best health in as little as a month. This programme is a unique and innovative opportunity were you will be able to work closely and consistently with me to transform your health.

This programme offer starts this weekend and entry to it closes within the next 48 hours. We are looking for people who are serious about transforming their health. If you BELIEVE this is you please send your name and details on the contact form below and I'll get back to you within the day with full details and next steps.

Thank you,

Miranda

 Achieve your best in health and achieve your best in life

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The Joy of Progress

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"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning." ~ Benjamin Franklin

Today is day 30 of my 30 day blogging challenge and I have to say  it has been very enjoyable  although a challenge too. Most specifically, this time the challenge for me was timing.  It's amazing how a lot of things can come up when you set yourself a challenge, although the joy of progress at the end of it is highly worth it.

It doesn't matter what the progress is, as long as progress is made, we will always feel the benefit. Sometimes progress takes longer than we'd like it to or may come in ways we least expect. Like the last time I took part in this challenge and got a broken wrist challenge instead :)

The best thing about any challenge however is when you reach the end and come out the other side looking at the progress you've made, there aren't many joys that are greater than this. We can often have set goals and then end up achieving far more than we ever thought we could or making progress in an area we never intended too. This is an added part of the joy of progress; because of following paths we haven't before, we end up finding treasures we would not have otherwise.

As were coming up to new year my recommendation anyone wanting to experience the joy of progress would be to take on and embrace any challenge that you can. It is never too early to begin,  in fact the best time to begin is always now. Goal setting and making progress is always something that needs to be consistent so it becomes a habit and not just for new year. If we allow it to become a habit then we are always moving forward and improving in every way we can.

If progressing and turning a healthy life change in to a habit is something you'd like to do, then please do send me a message below to arrange your free 30 minute goal setting session and be prepared for some healthy transformations :)

Thank you for reading today and thank you to all who have joined in with supporting me on the 30 day blogging challenge.  Highly recommended for anyone who wishes to take part.

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5 Ways to Stay Healthier over Christmas

As we are all getting more in to the festive spirit I thought now would be a good opportunity to offer some advice on how to stay healthy over Christmas. Many of us will of course want to indulge a bit which is good in moderation too and also well deserved. However there are also ways in which we can maintain our focus on health and so avoid having to make up for too much over-indulgence.

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Here are 5 ways to stay healthier over Christmas;

  1. Maintain your fitness routine as much as possible - by maintaining our fitness routine right up to Christmas, we ensure that our metabolic rate stays high and we will then burn more calories over the Christmas period. Even on Christmas day/ boxing day you could get the whole family involved in a fun festive fitness session.
  2. Focus on the benefits of being with family and friends - Christmas is a time where we can spend quality time with family and friends which we may not often get the chance to do. When we focus on all the value of this and let go of any tension that may be there, we can then enjoy each others company in a way that really benefits our whole wellbeing.
  3. Plenty of fruits, vegetables and nuts -  Christmas is actually a time where there is an abundance of these foods available to us. This means that if we are wise about our choices we can actually increase our intake of essential vitamins and minerals as well as having some treats too
  4. The joy of giving - I really believe this is the true spirit of Christmas and that giving doesn't have to be in monetary value. It can be in time, support or any other form of contribution you are able to give. When we become focused on this side of  Christmas instead it becomes more warming and connected and less about the materialistic side , which can sometimes cloud the original spirit of Christmas.
  5. Taking time for you - For some of you Christmas may be the one time you really get to take time out from work and other demands. Use this time if you can to really take some personal time for you to relax and reflect on the past year and on how you benefit from all you have learnt. Give to you as well as others.

Overall Christmas can be a beautiful time but like many things it is our perception that gives us the best outcome. By choosing to focus on all that is good and how you can help and benefit others in this time, you also help yourself in improving your own wellbeing.

If like myself you find the consumerist side of Christmas a bit much, then you can choose not to focus on this. Instead you can choose to focus on helping others and all that is good and giving around Christmas time. It is the same with maintaining your health and fitness at this time, if you focus on ways you can maintain your health and increase your intake  of good nutrition, in addition to treating yourself, then any effects of over indulgence can be minimised and you won't have to work extra hard in the new year to burn it all off :)

Please do share this post if you know others who will benefit too.

For information on health coaching for over the Christmas period and/or for the new year please send me a message below. Thank you

Asking for Help

Asking for help

Are you the type of person who finds asking for help easy? Or like many of us, including myself struggle with this at times and the vulnerability that can come with it?

By not asking for help we are  effectively choosing to struggle on for longer and in many situations unnecessarily, when if we asked the right person at the right time we would find the solution.

The only way we can know this of course is by asking, and as the old saying goes, 'if we don't, ask we don't get.' I believe this to be true whether it be asking for help when we are struggling or asking in the sense of what we want to achieve in our life.

We are a collective species and when working together have a wealth of knowledge to share, so why do we so often struggle so much to ask  for help? Perhaps it's our need to feel independent or just the challenge of being vulnerable and opening up in this way, along with the fear that they may say no?

These fears can be challenging to overcome and the emotions are very real, however until we ask we will never know, so we also have nothing to lose in doing so. By asking and being real in asking for what we need, we in fact  only have more to gain. By being real in this way we increase our connectedness with others as well as encouraging others through our example to do the same.

My challenge to you this week  is to find the courage where you need to ask for whatever it is you want/need and to whoever it may be. See it as a fun challenge and share your success here in doing so. Let it be something you've been putting off for a while or something really important to you, and whatever your results, keep asking if you need to. This can also be in form of prayer too if you feel it's needed.

As is quoted  from the Holy Bible;

'Ask and it shall be given' - Matthew 7:7

Please also check out the below  Ted Talk  when you have time,  Amanda Palmer offers us some great inspiration from her own experience in the art of asking to help advance her career.

Thank you for reading today , I look forward to hearing your experiences from the week, Miranda.