Resilience & Wellbeing Weekend Retreat

What is Stress? One definition is ‘a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances’  Stress is a word used or heard many times in a day, so much so, that it isn’t always addressed and can even be accepted as the norm. Stress is a response to a situation we are experiencing, depending …

ThriveMinds celebrates their third year anniversary

ThriveMinds Logo

Alderley Park based ThriveMinds has celebrated their third year in business. The consultancy coaches individuals to help them maximise their personal and professional potential by provoking, supporting and challenging their own thinking. Managing Director Cathy commented: “Having secured my psychology degree, I was keen to develop my passion for understanding human behaviour into a business, and so ThriveMinds was formed. …

Free taster workshop: The Power of Language in Goal Setting

Date: Wednesday 13th September Time: 9.30 – 10.30am Venue: The Conference Centre, BioHub at Alderley Park, Alderley Edge, SK10 4TG Discover how to effectively deliver a message Using the right language influences confidence and motivation. Language is extremely powerful, it can increase or decrease confidence and dramatically affect outcomes. The key to tapping into its power is to understand its …

Releasing frustration

Now is a time when many of us return from holiday and re-assess our goals; sometimes this can bring a sense of frustration if we haven’t got as far with our goals as we would like. Sometimes things don’t go as planned – we can make goals and plan the steps to achieve those goals, but goals almost always have …

Positive Thinking Day

13th September is Positive Thinking Day, a chance to concentrate on positivity and remember the benefits of positive thinking. As we have discussed in a previous blog http://thriveminds.co.uk/news/understanding-inner-voice/ our inner voice can be an extremely negative influence and it is important to remember this and constantly work to turn negative thoughts into positive ones. If we are aware of the …

Activating self-motivation

We all have goals. Very often we will have a mixture of goals. Some will be short-term, immediate goals; whilst others may be longer-term goals. The goals may also be a mixture of easy ones, as well as some that will stretch us. Goals that stretch us can help us develop – professionally or personally. The satisfaction and reward of …

Understanding our inner voice

We all have an inner voice. It speaks to us all the time – but nobody else can hear it; and we can’t hear others’ inner voices. Our inner voice will encourage us to either do things or not do things. It will continuously give us feedback, negative and positive. It is the loudest thing we hear and by learning …

Creating space in our mind

As human-beings we are resilient. Every day we are greeted with a broad spectrum of worries, stresses and strains; and generally our resilience allows us to juggle these stresses and enables us to naturally manage them. Sometimes the stresses feel bigger than our resilience can manage, and our mind holds on to them, preventing us from identifying the solutions of …

Make time for ‘me’

Set time for Me

Something we see regularly is people in senior positions at work who can’t say no. They take on tasks and responsibilities far in excess of their job description, volunteer in meetings for more work, expand their workload and generally overload themselves. On the face of it, it seems like this person is being helpful, contributing to the smooth running of …

The importance of your working environment

The importance of your working environment

  It may seem unimportant but your working environment can actually have a big impact on your self-motivation, your productivity and your stress levels. Different people work better in different environments – some people prefer the buzz and background noise of an open-plan office and some people prefer the quiet and privacy of their own space; some people prefer the …