Disappointment Requires Adequate Planning

Disappointment Requires Adequate Planning
This is the second explanation of some NLP (NeuroLinguistic Programming) principles from my book “Mutual Mindfulness”, http://amzn.to/2LxVxFU  for the benefit of those who may not have any knowledge of NLP In NLP terms the business/activity of being a football fan/supporter, going to matches and suffering or enjoying the experience, is not a well formed outcome (goal) ...

Rub a Rock and Lose Your Nervousness

I don’t know if you listen to Podcasts but until a few months ago I didn’t even know what they were. Then one morning when I went out to my car I saw it had been broken into and my sound system had been stolen along with my Aikido weapons and walking boots. Pretty much ...

Manage how you feel – Freedom of Thought

Manage how you feel - Freedom of Thought
Back in the early 90s I was working as an assistant on NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner Courses. This was an unpaid role and was a way of getting experience working as a coach with the participants on the courses. I did this for about 15 years and worked with many NLP luminaries such as ...

Excerpt from my book “Mutual Mindfulness”

This excerpt was published in the BAB (British Aikido Board) Newsletter: “When O Sensei experienced the event, which he later described as being bathed in golden light, and during which he had a realisation that the martial arts had a greater purpose other than the destruction of people and that they are about harmony as ...

Sword in Aikido

O Sensei – Morihei Ueshiba   From William Gleason Sensei When the founder passed away in 1969, sword training at the Honbu dojo in Japan ceased to exist as a part of the regular curriculum. At that time sword training was only available for select high-ranking students and was conducted somewhat behind closed doors. Although the ...

Mutual Mindfulness

Mutual Mindfulness
Mutual Mindfulness: NLP & AIKIDO, The study of the Universal Principles of Excellence  

Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Success

On Wednesday night July 11 2018 the England football team embarked on their semi final World Cup match against Croatia. This English team and newly made iconic Manager have been much trumpeted in the press; a young team playing in a new way and now even able to win on penalties and probably progressing to ...

Don’t be a Dickhead – be conscious, if you want

My son asked me if I thought most people are dickheads. I sort of knew what he meant and reframed it somewhat as people either consciously or unconsciously or both, choosing and accepting their lot in life even-though they might hate their jobs because they’ve got kids, a mortgage and other bills to pay. Knowing ...

3 DOWN, 1 TO GO

“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 J.C. ...

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 J.C. ...