Archives: Feb 2013

Emotions at work

Last month I visited a large company in the Midlands, where I needed to sit with a client in a quiet room for an hour or so. I was shown into an office which was relatively bare excepting a desk, computer and a couple of chairs. My attention was drawn to a large notice taped…

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Holding grudges who are we hurting?

There is a saying about holding a grudge. It is “holding a grudge is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die.” It’s quite a hard hitting message telling you that holding anger inside you for years only does your health harm, and it does. So why do so many of us hold…

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10 things not to do with your anger

We often refer to unhealthy anger as a power game. It’s our way of holding on to and increasing our personal feeling of power in an unhealthy way. In an abusive relationship it can even be our way of fighting back or regaining power we feel we have lost but also it can be our…

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Are you the office ogre or silent assassin?

The Daily Mail ran an article on office behaviours For me this area is really worth a look at in more detail. The article had some really interesting statistics from a Pru Health survey. It said Half of us admit to regular meltdowns at work, whether it’s ranting and raving, or throwing staplers — or…

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Self Esteem and Bullying

For me, in my experience of life and the work that I do, bullying is all about self esteem. It is about the self esteem of the victim and the self esteem of the bully. Other than in exceptional circumstances the bully has low self esteem. What they are trying to achieve, in the only…

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Danny’s (or Dannielle’s) Story

This story has the names changed. Other than that it is true. I first had contact with Danny through my website. He enquired about courses and I gave him some details and added him to my mailing list. I heard nothing more from him for four weeks and then he called me. He had some…

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Are You Too Ashamed Of Your Anger To Take Action?

If you want to deal with your anger but are too ashamed to take that next step read on. We get many calls from people wanting to deal with their anger. They speak with us, but they are afraid to take the ultimate step of booking on the course that will change them for good. Sometimes…

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