Time to Talk Day 2019

As the name suggests, businesses, schools and communities across the UK are all encouraged to set aside time to help people start talking. Not just talking about anything and everything, though, but about one thing in particular: mental health. As a topic of conversation, however, it’s still quite taboo. Many people are afraid to talk about their experiences struggling with mental health issues (be it their own or those of a loved one) due to deep-rooted cultural assumptions that such illnesses…

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The power of experience

What would you choose—to scroll through your friend’s social media pictures of the beach or to feel the sand under your feet; read a romance novel or to experience the intensity of first love; watch a cooking show or sit in a café in Italy, freshly made pasta on your fork? Real experiences are so powerful. They invite emotion and stimulate thought. Nothing can compare to taking in the surrounds of an experience; the unique smells—someone’s perfume, freshly cooked food—and sounds—like…

The four sources of self-efficacy you draw on every day

In this blog post, executive coach and author Julie Hickton, looks in more depth at Bandura, self efficacy, and the four sources from which we draw it. If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. Mahatma Gandhi When Gandhi talked about the power of his own self-belief, it wasn’t just an inspirational soundbite, it was good psychology too. We all know that self-confidence is crucial in life, but what…