Thriving on Pressure

Author: Jones, G.

From one of the founding directors of UK consultancy, Lane4, a pithy analysis of how to not only survive stress but also thrive in a pressured environment.  A great read.

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Cognitive Behavioural Coaching Techniques for Dummies

Author: Whitten, H.

An interesting take on CBT and how this powerful technique can be used in the Mind part of the Mind Body Balance equation!

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Human Givens: The New Approach to Emotional Health and Clear Thinking

Author: Griffin, T. et al

We like Human Givens!  This is a school of therapy that’s really accessible and makes some fundamental points about how the stressed mind works (or rather, doesn’t).  Recognise that you have some essential human needs and that a lot of unhappiness and stress arises from them simply not being met. ...

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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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Author: Davidji

A really good book that covers in a highly digestible way everything that you need to know about stress and how to manage it.  If you listen on Audible, you’ll experience the hypnotic tones of the author; that’s calming in itself!  

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Understanding the change curve

This web page has some useful narrative around the change curve and what to do at each stage.

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The Chimp Paradox

Author: The Chimp Paradox

Want help managing your “inner chimp”?  Remember s/he is five time stronger than the human part of you, so you need to learn some techniques!

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Stress management – some fun ideas

Stress management and building resilience doesn’t have to be deadly serious.  There’s room for a bit of fun too.  Here are a few gift ideas!

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Scottsdale Recovery Center

Arizona-based drug rehab support.  In their own words: “In essence, we are a full-scope addiction treatment solution that takes it to the next level, that level being a life-building component that addresses the many elements within each individual that comprise their self-worth. For us it is much more than simply...

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The Stress Circle – understand the difference between active coping and negative coping

Practical guide to relaxation

There is no end of great material on this website.  We love it.  Dig in and see what you think. And ….. relax …..

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Introducing Cortisol

You may not have heard of cortisol? Cortisol is often called the primary “stress hormone” because it’s one of the main hormones we release when we’re under any sort of pressure and our evolutionary-based “fight or flight response” kicks into gear.  Cortisol levels naturally fluctuate during the day but when the...

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Cortisol and insulin resistance

Cortisol is one of the hormones released by the adrenal glands in response to any type of psychological, environmental or physical trigger (i.e. infection). Many people associate cortisol with the “fight or flight” mechanism. Cortisol is also part of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) –axis that impacts sex hormones and thyroid function....

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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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