NE Life Coach: Depression

NE Life Coach: Depression There is so much in the media these days regarding depression, mental health, mental well-being, depression and its impact on our lives and the lives of those around us. Along with this we hear how much the National Health Service (NHS) is...

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NE Life Coach Choosing a Coach

NE Life Coach on How to Choose a Life Coach The number of Life Coaches has grown exponentially over the last 10 years.  Coaching is generally forward looking and often solutions based with the focus on you.  This has meant that many now prefer it to other forms of...

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What is Life Coaching?

What is Life Coaching? I’ve been asked this a lot recently and it’s a perfectly valid question.  I thought I would take the opportunity to answer the questions in a series of blog posts because the reasons people come to see me for life coaching are many and varied....

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NE Life Coach Try Laughter

NE Life Coach - Try Laughter This week I received notification via Meetup of a Laughter group.  Yes, you read that right, a Laughter group. “What on earth is a laughter group?” I thought.  Do you sit and tell jokes; perhaps analyse different types of laughter? Well...

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NE Life Coach Negative Thinking

NE Life Coach and Negative Thinking One of the key areas of my work is supporting clients in developing their self-belief.  To do this we often need to overcome a lot of negative thinking. Some of these negative thoughts are the result of many years of conditioning,...

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NE Life Coach Let Go

NE Life Coach and how to let go I’m curious, how would it be for you if you could let go of all your concerns and fully participate in the moment? How would you enjoy the feeling of doing something fun or stepping out of your comfort zone? What would it feel like to...

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NE Life Coach Affirmations

NE Life Coach and Affirmations A lot of clients have been asking me about affirmations, for example, why use affirmations and how do affirmations work? Most of the day the mind is busy chattering away to itself about this and that, a continuous stream of observations...

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NE Life Coach and Happiness

NE Life: Coach Be Happy “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.”   As a coach I come across people who tell me that their goal is to ‘Be Happy’.  It has become something that they are striving for, something for them to attain and achieve.  The truth is, we all...

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NE Life Coach Comfort Zone

NE Life Coach Explores Expanding Your Comfort Zone As a member of the Association of Coaching I am able to join some wonderful development webinars.  The most recent was to watch a demonstration of Clean Coaching and the topic that the coachee focused on was their...

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NE Life Coach Your Relationship

NE Life Coach Asks How good is your relationship with you? I've been thinking about how much time, effort and energy we put in to building a good relationship with other people, whether it’s at home, at work or in our social life,we spend lots of time listening and...

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NE Life Coach Setting Goals 2019

NE Life Coach and Setting Goals for 2019 Well, here we are, it’s that time of year again.  We are about to start a brand new year full of possibilities and opportunities and new year resolutions and goals. You may have already had conversations about them and often...

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NE Life Coach Enjoying Christmas

NE Life Coach tips to enjoy a stress-free Christmas Well Christmas is nearly here.  The culmination of all those preparations, all that shopping, present wrapping, baking and cooking. It always intrigues me how we put so much pressure on ourselves to have the perfect...

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NE Life Coach & Grumpiness

NE Life Coach Lou Laggan Ponders Grumpiness Do you ever have those days when you’re just in a fettle, just plain grumpy?  You know the ones, the ‘meh’ kind of day.  Nothing goes well; you cannot fully engage with anything and you feel grumpy all the time.  We can all...

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NE Life Coach & Self-Belief

NE Life Coach and Self-Belief As a Life Coach I work with lots of clients to support them in building their Self-Belief.  Here are some tips that you may find useful. Try and accept yourself Ooh that’s obvious!  Easy!  If I could do that then I wouldn’t have a problem...

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NE Life Coach & Negative Thoughts

Tips on dealing with Negative Thoughts from NE Life Coach Negative thoughts.  Intrusive Thoughts.  Self-limiting beliefs.  Monkey Mind.  We all have them to one degree or another.  These are the messages that pop into our heads each day.  For some of us they happen so...

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NE Life Coach and Self-Limiting Beliefs

NE Life Coach reviews Self-Limiting Beliefs & Business Women  Self-limiting beliefs are the key block to growing your business.  It isn’t skill, time or even money.  It’s the beliefs that you hold about yourself. Self-limiting beliefs are particularly dominant in...

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NE LifeCoach and Depression

NE LifeCoach asks Depression – have we got it wrong? My own experience of depression involves the usual discussions that depression is caused by low levels of serotonin; that antidepressants such as Prozac or Sertraline (the selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors or...

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Happiness and Habits from NE LifeCoach

NE LifeCoach views on Happiness and Habits  Without realising it, many of us have created habits that reduce our happiness.  We end up repeating behaviours that make us miserable and then wonder why we aren’t happy.  I decided to share some of the ones that I’ve...

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Inner Conflict – Views of a NE Life Coach

There are so many different parts to us, to our character and at times the negative thoughts or self-sabotage can be driven by a part of our inner being which is continually negative towards the rest of us.  That sort of relentless, unending and often vicious negativity.  Is it any wonder that this leads to stress and anxiety?

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Feeding Wolves from NE LifeCoach

Feeding Wolves from NE Life Coach As a Life Coach and Business Coach, I will often use stories in my work.  The Cherokee tale of the 2 wolves inside us is a favourite one of mine and you may well be familiar with it.  However, the ending you may be used to isn't the...

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Making Stress Your Friend

Stress is perfectly normal.  Clients often tell me that their goal is to never feel stressed again.  As stress has many benefits, it’s important that I work closely with the client to establish exactly the situation in which they feel the stress.  After a lot of...

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6 Ways to bring Mindfulness into the Workplace

One of the most frequent questions I receive about Mindfulness is “How do I do this at work”.  A perfectly legitimate question.  Many of us have experienced guided meditations; we don’t necessarily feel comfortable sitting with our eyes closed for a mindfulness...

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Why visit a coach?

The short answer is anyone might visit a coach and for pretty much anything!  I’m very lucky to have been a coach and developing people for over 20 years.  As a result, I’ve a wide range of knowledge and experience.  This means that, as a coach, I've lots of different...

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Coaching, Questions and Cake

Within this post we look at how coaching works; what is involved in a coaching session; how many sessions and how often they are needed. Also, what type of support is available after or between sessions.

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Coaching in North Tyneside

I’m often asked to explain what coaching is as well as the different types of coaching.  It can certainly be confusing.  There's Personal or Life Coaching, Business, Executive or Performance Coaching to name but a few!  They are all coaching and they all do the same...

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What does coaching involve?

What does coaching involve?  Lou Laggan, personal and business coach based in North Tyneside, answers from her own perspective. I have been asked this question about coaching many times and I’ve often found myself giving the standard text book answer or a version...

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