Alcohol and sleep – they don’t mix well!

Some more information for you: In contrast to widely held beliefs, alcohol has very few positive effects on sleep. There are numerous negative effects to consuming alcohol before bedtime, including increased insomnia and a reduction in sleep quality We discuss the scientific evidence regarding the effects of alcohol on sleep...

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i-Resilience Questionnaire

Robertson Cooper’s free online questionnaire measuring your resilience.

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Understanding the process of personal change and transition

William Bridge’s model of transitions and how to manage yourself and others through a time of transition.

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An antidote to the awful motivational posters…!

Humour builds resilience …. No industry has inflicted more suffering than the Motivational Industry. Motivational books, speakers and posters have made billions of dollars selling shortcuts to success and tools for unleashing our unlimited potential. At Despair, they know such products only raise hopes to dash them. That’s why their...

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Keeping the Rust at Bay

All of us want to enjoy happy, productive and fulfilling working lives. But all too often, complexity and stress gets in the way. At its most extreme, acute stress – prolonged pressure which is beyond our capacity to cope with – can lead to burn-out. But much less spoken about,...

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Sanity and Performance at Work

Top Ten Tips for Workplace Sanity! http://www.hrzone.com/perform/people/how-to-stay-sane-at-work    

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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies is an NHS programme rolling out services across England offering interventions approved by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for treating people with depression and anxiety disorders.

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Psychology Today

Link to US site, which has quite a few useful articles and questionnaires on it.

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Learn NLP

We trained with Linda Sykes.  She’s a great teacher, with a real passion for not only NLP but also yoga.  There are lots of advantages to working with someone who makes the clear link between mind and body.

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Ways to lower the stress hormone, cortizol

Are you experiencing weight gain, high blood pressure, or mood swings? If so, your cortisol levels may be high. But what are the ways to lower cortisol, why does it impact the body so negatively, and how can you get back to living the happy healthy life that better suits...

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Self-Compassion

An excellent website, set of videos and a supporting book that examines this area in detail.

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Introducing Workplace Wellbeing

Staff well-being at work – principles, ideas, methods and theory for stress reduction and improving wellbeing in the workplace, for employers and employees

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Readings and Videos on Positive Psychology

Positive psychology website from the University of Pennsylvania. Contains lots of TED talks, newspaper columns and in-depth reading lists, which explain the concepts of positive psychology.

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – audio resources

Audio resources from the Russ Harris website for mindfulness, including specific audio recordings for coaching, which you can listen to.

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Mindfulness in Business

Nice little article from the Harvard Business Review about mindfulness.

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Simple Steps to Tackle Stress

Practical advice from the Mayo Clinic.

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Pinpoint Your Work Stressors

Work stressors can be identified in almost all aspects of one’s job. Before taking action to eliminate or reduce these stressors, pinpoint their sources. Isolate these factors so corrective action can begin

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Using ABC to overcome pessimistic thinking

Good information about the ABC technique. It applies the information to a workplace example, which is quite handy.

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NHS Mood Zone

Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just the normal emotional ups and downs of life, the NHS Choices Moodzone is here to help. It offers practical advice, interactive tools, videos and audio guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.

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Understanding the Change Curve

Article about the change curve. A very helpful insight into the psychological process of change.

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The Change Curve in Businesss

Another article about the change curve, as applied to business contexts.

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Tackling Depressive Thinking

Website including some very helpful links, including number 11 ‘unhelpful thinking styles’.  It’s a clinical document but still relevant we think.

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Dealing with Critical People

Critical people make rude comments, judge our decisions, talk at length about what we’re doing wrong or rarely have anything nice to say. One way to deal with them is to stop being with them altogether. But this isn’t easy to do when the critical person is your boss, colleague,...

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About

This site is maintained by two individuals who wear more than one hat – be it consultant, psychologist or psychotherapist – so you should expect to find a wide range of materials that are all about how people learn, perform and grow. Chris and Jackie founded Sixth Sense Consulting Ltd in 2010. We provide assessment, leadership development, team building, career transition, psychotherapy, and wellbeing services to individuals and organisations. Our aim is to share materials and resources we use in our day to day work with others in a digestible and practical format.

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