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Creating a Theme for 2016

creating a theme for 2016

As featured in Inspire by Psycle – 21 January 2016

 

Who do you need to be to live an inspired 2016?

The media is full of two things in January: the importance of setting new years resolutions and all of the ways that you apparently will fail in doing so. Evidence based research tells us that most people trying to stick to resolutions will last only 24 days. They even have an especially depressing media term. ‘Fail Friday’ is apparently when reality hits most people, alongside the stick that they start to use for self flagellation over the months to come.

So what’s the solution? First of all always, always start from a place of self-love rather than dissatisfaction.

I am here to tell you that you are already incredible and inspiring just by being yourself. The question is how can you let more of that shine? How can you move away from default switched off living, towards a path of created purpose-full living?

The second part of the solution is to set a theme, or intention for the year rather than rigid and ultimately, blame and shame filled resolutions. And it’s not too late in mid January, February or even in September, because every minute of every day is an opportunity to live into who you can truly be.

Last year my theme was ‘Connection’. I wanted to set myself the challenge of finding a deeper connection to myself and to others also see how much more richness I could find in life, as well as how much more I could create in my work from that place. It was quite a ride that lead to a huge amount of growth, an incredible increase in my income, far deeper relationships and touching a magic of life that I could only have imagined previously.

This year I’m making it less about the external and bringing the focus much more into myself and my body. My theme for the coming year is still around connection to self, but this time in the form of ‘Radical Self Care’. By that I mean how I can micro focus on my body, home, spiritual health and general internal wellbeing in order to create an even richer experience of life.

What is your theme?

Have a think about it. if you were to set a theme for this coming year what would it be?

These three questions could help:

1. What belief could I introduce this year that would make the biggest difference in my life?

2. How would I like to feel?

3. What is it that I could focus on now that would have REALLY created a difference in my quality of life by this time next year?

One of my coaching clients set their theme as ‘A Year of Abundant Living’, another was ‘Speaking My Truth’, another ‘Balance’. What would you like more of, what would create a stretch for you? What is it that by living intentionally into your theme will give you so much more of what you want in your world?

What does it mean to you and for you?

When you have set your theme spend time either in quiet contemplation with yourself, or with a coach and write down all the things that come to you around your theme. For me it is things like, creating a daily meditation practice, specifics to do with how I manage my time and run my business, books that I will read, a retreat that I will go on, how I will parent differently, a more nurturing focus on exercise and sleep…

What will yours be? It may be useful to keep a running list of ideas on your phone that you can add to when you feel inspired.

And remember, it is impossible to fail at this. Everything you do or don’t do is just useful information – be awake to what it means for you, think fluid rather than rigid, take the feedback, and most of all enjoy the exploration.

Ask yourself regularly “who do I need to be in this moment to live into my theme more fully?”And most of all have the most fun you can have by being you!

 

Are You Inhabiting the Beautiful Worlds of Your Imagination, or Something Else Entirely?

 

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We all have thoughts that serve us deeply and thoughts that hinder us completely. What are you creating more of right now?

Do you allow yourself to dream wonderful dreams? Inhabit worlds of your imagination that can fuel the creation of a more fulfilled life? Connect deeply to that incredible intuition that can guide you so powerfully in who you are and who you can be?

Just for today, set the intention to manifest thoughts that carry you beyond your wildest dreams.

Life can be magical – when you let it be.

 

 

Exclusive Nurturing for Growth Coaching Day

 

Come and join me for an exclusive one-to-one coaching day with transformational Cognitive Hypnotherapy, Deep Coaching and bodywork sessions.

How connected to yourself are you feeling today? Do you feel stressed or sometimes anxious, or just that life is moving a little too fast and you would like to press pause?

How much love are you heaping on yourself right now? Maybe you find yourself stuck in negative patterns or limiting beliefs that you would benefit from letting go of, or perhaps you see that increased clarity and relaxation in your life would make the biggest difference?

Love is in htei air

Take time to stop, nurture and transform.

Most people spend a lot of time keeping themselves from themselves. I believe that in order to have the fullest experience of life we need to let go of the areas that are limiting us but most of all, we need to learn how to slow down, be present and connect more deeply to ourselves and to others. Come and spend the day with me in a wonderful combination of clearing, transforming, relaxation and massage where your body and mind will begin to learn a new possibility for living.

Nurturing for Growth Coaching Day Suggested Schedule:

Prior to meeting we will have a conversation where I can find out more about where you are at in your life and where you would like to be.

Then the day itself will start as we create time to breathe, reflect and transform how you are currently experiencing the world into something that serves you more deeply as a parent, lover, partner and/or in the wider world of your work. We will dive into transforming something fundamental and be open to the possibility that you will experience a powerful core shift that will change how things are currently showing up in your life.

We will then break for a light lunch and then in the afternoon I will arrange for you to have a luxurious relaxing, soothing full body massage or similar bodywork session to release tension and increase deep and full relaxation (the choice of treatment can be either a surprise based on what we discuss in our pre-meeting conversations, or you can choose one that would serve you to the fullest). This will also encourage a somatic release of emotional tension stored in your body from the morning’s session.

We will then end the day continuing the theme of nurturing for growth, where we will consolidate our work throughout the day and reflect on what it can mean for your life going forward.

Exclusive full day one-to-one Intensive with coaching, therapy, a massage or body treatment, optional yoga and lunch: £1,457 incl. VAT

For more information, or to discuss this or other coaching day intensives or one-to-one programmes just drop me a line here telling me a bit about yourself and where you are at in your life. I’ll very much look forward to being part of your journey going forward.

*Please note that there is also the option of starting this deep coaching day early with a yoga class – something I often recommend to my clients for opening up the body before a day of intensive work together.

 **Please note also that gift vouchers can be arranged for this or similar deep coaching day experiences for loved ones, employees or others that you feel would benefit. 

What will be your impact over the year ahead?

So yesterday I wrote about closing down my theme of ‘Connection’ for 2015 and setting my theme for the coming year of ‘Radical Self Care’. Today is all abut thinking what I will do to make an impact, through my theme, during 2016.

I believe in the incredible capacity of every individual to have an amazing experience of life and I believe that when we connect deeper to ourselves incredible things become possible in the world. I am interested in working with people who suspect that there is something more they can create – people who know that if they choose to, and with the right guidance and support, they can make a difference. Perhaps they don’t yet know how. That’s ok. We don’t have to be able to plot out the whole journey, it’s only ever about the next thing.

You are here for a reason. What will you choose your impact to be in 2016?

My impact will come through working with people like you who read my website and feel a resonance with what I’m communicating here – people who would like that support and guidance to let go of the things that are holding them back, people who want to create bigger and better, people who want to increase their positive impact on the world. Also 2016 for me is about widening that reach. My impact will come through working with and talking to larger groups of people, writing a book… I also intend to connect deeper with individuals who I know to be important, to me, but also, who by following their soul’s purpose, important to the world. Central to all this I intend to create a strong daily practice for myself to allow a greater sense of flow to be present in my life that will allow me to create in a more powerful way.

Setting Intention For This New Year – 2016

Finding and following your New Year intention for 2016

So today is New Year’s Eve! New Year is many things to many people. For me it is a time to bring the year to an intentional close and set a theme, or intention for the year to come.

At New Year I choose to break the mould and not to set resolutions. For most people they are easily broken and are often used as a large stick of failure and disappointment for self flagellation. Instead I like to pick an intention, or theme for the year.

My theme for this past year was ‘connection’. Pushing up against my edges I had a real ride with this one and explored what it is to connect deeper with self and with others, with success, with growth, etc. I became particularly interested in upper limit issues with connection. How much do we allow before we pull back, contract and disconnect from people, from being with ourselves, success, wealth etc. It’s a fascinating subject that I shall be writing about in a new book this year.

What did we learn?

My biggest takeaway from this theme is what I saw clearly for myself this year – how when we connect from a powerful place inside of ourselves, that is actually far beyond us, we can find the flow that means we have everything we need in that moment.

If you had a theme for last year, what have you learnt about yourself, others and the wider world? Or perhaps, looking back, you can see that a theme emerged over the year..? Take some time to write and capture your key insights.

2016

So after much contemplating I have decided that my theme for this new year – 2016 – is ‘Radical Self Care’. I shall be making a project of 4 things around this: Body, Mind, Spirit, Relationships. My intention around these things is to explore how by cultivating an even deeper self-love and acceptance we can create greater magic for ourselves, our families, clients and ultimately for the world. I shall be looking at creating daily practices and rituals with self and in connection with others and also setting ‘impossible goals’ around the theme that will stretch and challenge my current beliefs. I’m excited at where this will take me.

What will your theme or intention for 2016 be?

What will yours be and who do you need to be each day, in each minute, in each decision you take, to live into your theme?

Share…

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Feel free to send me a message here to share anything that occurs to you around the past year, or what is to come for the new year ahead. Research tells us that sharing your theme makes it more likely that you will live into it.

Intentional living is everything.
Who do you choose to be?

If you’d like to find out more about what it is to coach one-to-one with me just drop me a line here telling me a bit about yourself and what you’d like to explore or create in your world. We can then schedule the conversation that could be the start of something incredible for your new year and for your life going forward.

Success through connection

Success through connection

 

I have a theory that unhappiness, dissatisfaction, underachievement, relationship issues addiction and pretty much all social ills are caused by some degree or another by a lack of connection to self, to others and to the world.

By connection I mean awareness through understanding yourself – knowing who you are and what you believe; knowing what motivates and drives you; Connecting deeply to purpose; knowing where and when you open up and how you close down; understanding how you hold energy in your body and increasing your capacity to do so, being able to listen to your guiding intuition. And from that place of understanding and integration, being able to connect far deeper to others around you and create bigger and more powerfully in the world.

Incredible is possible.

I invite you to open the box of connection and dive into a far deeper experience than you might have previously considered.

Read more…

Hard Success vs Heartfelt Success

Hard Success vs Heartfelt Success

I often work with clients on how to achieve a kind of success in life that resonates deeply with their soul. Most of us can identify when we were ‘doing’ life rather than engaging in life. ‘Doing’ life leads to a sense of disconnection, dissatisfaction and ultimately incredible underperformance. Engaging in life leads to creation of the impossible, deep relationships and soul connection and fulfilment beyond your wildest dreams. Read more…

A Prayer for the Living

A Prayer for the Living

 

Whoever you are, wherever you are, I have this prayer for you:

Don’t be quiet. Don’t stop the flow. Don’t disconnect. Don’t give up.

There are things to be done.
There are changes to be made.
There are systems to shake up.
There is more life to connect to.
There is more earth to love.
There is more of you to shine.

Be alive. Be loud. Be connected. Find your passion. Speak your truth.

Be You.

Don’t forget who you are.

The world needs YOU to shine.