Posts by: Julian Hall

Valentine’s day is a massive marketing opportunity. It is a day set aside every year for people that sell anything that connects with our emotions, and particularly the emotion of love, to stimulate their sales. For card shops, chocolate manufacturers and florists it is their Black Friday. There is a difference, though…

In this supercharged social media fuelled world where overachievement is valued above most things the words “you are are allowed to fail” are not often heard. They are, however, very necessary. The perfect moment? In our private practice a lot of our clients come to us with the “last chance” shadow hanging over them an…

Yes, you are correct,  Calm People have moved in to film recommendations now. Is there any limit to our ambition and vanity? No is the honest answer but let’s not go into that now. It’s Christmas At Christmas, there is nothing our family like more than simply relaxing, being together and watching films. I don’t think w…

Calm People have just finished working with a national logistics organisation training their drivers to be stay calm on the road. In other words we have been helping them be more emotionally resilient. Emotionally resilient drivers are likely to – Be more alert and drive more safely. Be less emotionally reactive and th…

If you had to choose one over the other what would be your choice? It is an interesting question that we often debate on our workshops. Not because we want people to choose but simply because we want to gain a mutual understanding of what the two mean and how they contribute to our overall sense of who we are. In our e…

Every environment, be that work or home, can get stressful at times. The difference between work and home is that responsibilities are markedly different at work. When I’m at home, how stressful my environment becomes is a factor of the the choices that I make. It is largely my responsibility. Once you start to employ…

We’ve all experienced it at some point. We’re in front of a crowd, or we’re chasing a deadline we know we can’t meet. And it just happens. Suddenly, we find it hard to breathe, or it feels as if everything’s going to consume us. We can’t move and we’re paralyzed. Before we know it, we’re having a panic attack. If you’v…

One of the regular tips I share via social media goes like this….Did you know that journaling on a regular basis is a great way to empty the mind and slow down the worry monster? I’d like to share why I choose to say that and why it helps my wellbeing Perspectives This is written from several different perspectives. Th…

VUCA is a term that has been around for around 20 years. Like the term Emotional Resilience, that first came to prominence in a report from the NHS 15 years ago, VUCA is a term that has taken time to come to prominence. Until now, that is, where it it feels like a significant term to sum up some of our business environ…

In this blog that comes as school returns, we look at some of the stress related behaviours that we have observed which seem to revolve around our annual summer leave. This article is a combination of stories that we have heard time and time again in our workshops over the years and which we have experienced ourselves.…