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Lessons from my dog

Posted by jessicashieldscoaching on  30/08/2019

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Category: Wellbeing
Learning how to manage stress, all inspired from dog training lessons! We rescued Hans last August, and little did we know we were inviting a disobedient, shoe-eating pup into our lives. After coming home to various chewed up objects around the house, we decided there was certainly a need for dog training to help Hans become calmer, more settled and better behaved both inside the house and on his walks. Not only was he feeling
I’ve always been motivated by the theories behind Positive Psychology, and use many of its core principles and practical techniques in my coaching. Many of my other blog posts feature tips for readers which promote Positive Psychology in practice, and the results are inspiring. So, I wanted to share something else which I’ve always been interested in and practice a lot, which is ‘Affirmations’. I first came across affirmations from conversations with friends who use
From deciding what to have for lunch, to deciding how and where to best spend budget; we all make decisions in different ways. Some of us are quite comfortable making decisions ‘on the spot’ with little time to think and instead we act on our feelings, and focus on the outcomes of this decision, usually worrying about any problems later when they arise. When we choose our lunch, we simply pick the first thing that

Take the indoors, outdoors

Posted by jessicashieldscoaching on  19/07/2019

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Category: Wellbeing
Utilise the outdoors to have those important conversations. The impact of being outside, in fresh air with plenty of space enables us to relax and open our minds to explore. Last month was ‘Stress Awareness Month’, meaning you probably received emails about resources and support in your organisation to help when you feel stressed, there may have been a greater focus on employee wellbeing for the month and you may have taken part in activities