Last updated on 24th July 2012
Last updated on 24th July 2012
Power objects, power postures, power clothes, power prayers: all ways to facilitate change (2nd post)
Last updated on 9th February 2018
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work" Thomas Edison
In yesterday's post - "Power objects, power postures, power clothes, power prayers: all ways to facilitate change (1st post)" - I introduced recent research highlighting how we can use physical objects and the way we position our bodies to significantly improve our chances of following through on new ways of thinking, feeling & behaving. In today's post I extend this discussion of ways to help ourselves change to what we wear and what we say to ourselves.
Power objects, power postures, power clothes, power prayers: all ways to facilitate change (1st post)
Last updated on 10th August 2016
"I will love you like a wind,
like a man stitching a skin
together like a winter coat.
Like a man sitting in meditation
and repairing a cracking spirit.
Like a man in love with a leaf,
a cloud, a flame, a temple.
Like a man on fire
running in the wilderness
shouting for sheer joy."
From the poem "A blessing (the way)" in the book "A shaman's songbook" by Norman Moser
Purpose in life: clarifying future goals & the challenges we will face in achieving them (for individuals, couples & groups)
Last updated on 13th June 2017
(This post on purpose in life: clarifying future goals & the challenges we will face in achieving them, and yesterday's on purpose in life: reconnecting to meaning & values, have been combined into a handout that is downloadable both as a Word doc and as a PDF file)
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it was vanity,
but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible."
T. E. Lawrence
Last updated on 13th September 2017
Last updated on 28th January 2024
"When I get to heaven, God will not ask ‘Why were you not Moses?'. He will ask ‘Why were you not Susya?
Why did you not become what only you could become?'" Susya, a Hasidic rabbi
(This post on purpose in life questionnaires and the previous one on the importance of purpose in life for health & wellbeing have been combined into a handout that is downloadable both as a Word doc and as a PDF file)
Personal directions in mindfulness teaching: should we really only be training mindfulness for diverse group populations?
Last updated on 19th August 2012
I wrote an initial blog post in May entitled "Personal directions in mindfulness teaching: an overview" where I said that I was "excited, stimulated, happy, frustrated, challenged, and hopeful" about the current surge of interest in mindfulness and introduced the following diagram:
(This diagram is downloadable both as a PDF file and as a Powerpoint slide).
Last updated on 9th August 2012
I read a lot of research. When I find an article of particular interest I download it to my bibliographic database -
Leeds BABCP conference: Kelly Wells ACT plenary and a skills class on imagery for sport, exercise & life (7th post)
Last updated on 13th August 2012
I have already written four blog posts about the pre-conference workshop I attended (on Fatigue) and a couple of posts on the conference proper - "Two symposia on how CBT works, Paul Salkovskis's plenary and the compassion special interest group" and "Therapeutic stories & metaphors". Today's post looks further at the second day of this annual BABCP get-together with comments on Kelly Wells's plenary lecture on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Jennifer Cumming on application of imagery for athletes and exercisers.
Last updated on 8th August 2012