Posture is Power

Posture is Power
  “IT’S NOT ABOUT THE CONTENT OF THE MESSAGE, BUT HOW YOU’RE COMMUNICATING IT.” AMY J.C. CUDDY Associate Professor of Business Administration, Hellman Faculty Fellow “Our research has broad implications for people who suffer from feelings of powerlessness and low self-esteem due to their hierarchical rank or lack of resources,” says Harvard Business School professor Amy ...

Stress

Stress is defined as “a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension…..resulting from factors that tend to alter an existing equilibrium.” In other words to disturb a person’s balance, mental and/or physical. According to Dr Joe Dispenza “Living in Stress is living in survival rather than creation and you are heading ...

Procrastination

“I used to put things off and now I can’t be bothered” A much used humorous remark about procrastination. But wait, it can be humorous but it is actually a powerful strategy. Imagine being able to put off putting off How do you put things off? Amplify the feeling by: spinning it adjusting the sub-modalities ...

Addiction

I recently heard a part of a program on Radio 4 when some “scientists” were discussing the structure of addiction. Having done a lot of research, myself, on this subject, it got my attention and I was curious to know what they had discovered. They talked about what happens in the brain to cause people ...

Depression

What happens, for you, when you see this word? What do you see in your mind? What do you hear? Perhaps you say something to yourself? And then what do you feel as a result of all of this? What if you did the same thing with something positive? Think of a time when you ...

The Sound of Joy

The Sound of Joy
Since the start of the first Lockdown in March 2020 I have walked from my house to Hampstead Heath which takes about 20 minutes on a good day, being an older person now and with a dodgy knee, I made this my daily exercise routine. I usually walk across the Heath and up into Kenwood ...

Why does UK have the highest Covid Infections?

Let me say from the outset that I am not a Doctor or statistician but I have done a lot of NLP Training. The heart of NLP is modelling or studying what works and the question to ask to find out is: “How do you do that?” There are almost daily posts on Facebook about ...

Scarcity to Abundance

Making the Transition with Ease Are you someone with lots of skills and experiences but always seem to be holding yourself back from really succeeding and getting what you want in your life, work or business? I came from a background where money was a stranger to me. It was as if I self sabotaged ...

Zoom Classes

What benefits do you get from practising (Aikido) Zoom Classes? Well immediately you start to do physical exercise it triggers the release of feel good chemicals in the brain. Excellent performance is state dependant and you are reinforcing what you have been practising in your training before the lockdown. From the learning point  of view ...

Aikido & The Art of The Bullfighter – a Lethal Beauty

Aikido & The Art of The Bullfighter – a Lethal Beauty
Way back in the late 60s, I read Ernest Hemingway’s “Death in the Afternoon”, published in 1932, a masterful description of the Art of Bullfighting. Many, many years later, after years of Aikido Training, I realised that the way the Matador moved when facing the bull and encouraging it to charge, the move they made ...

Get a Brighter Future?

Listening to a survey on BBC Radio 4 about people’s mental health at this time in the corona virus catastrophe. After 2 weeks in lockdown, 15% of people said they were struggling and the interesting thing for me was what they said next. They, and another 35% of people surveyed, expected to feel even worse ...

Cissbury Ring Rock Festival – 1974

In 1974 I was living, briefly in Sompting. West Sussex. I grew up there, moved to Brighton for a few years and then to Rochester in Kent where I studied photography for 3 years. One weekend my brother told me about a festival that his friend and local Promoter, Ian Grant was organising on Cissbury ...

It’s Too Easy!

On a wall or door in the Iwama Aikido Dojo, when Morihiro Saito Shihan was alive and teaching, there was a handwritten note to the students not to block techniques, nor to use force. If you are in perfect harmony with another person then you should be able to avoid, get around any strength and ...