Moods, Feelings & Emotions

We are emotional beings. If you didn’t have feelings, you would find it exceptionally difficult to solve problems. But feelings aren't thoughts!

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The Growth Mindset

Stanford University’s Professor Dr. Carol S. Dweck talks about how phrases like “You are so talented” might shape us more than we think (and not just positively!). Based on her fascinating research into different self-conceptions she explains how our mindsets can govern our lives at home, at school and in our career.

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How to develop a ‘Growth Mindset’ and embrace failure

In this delightful video Carol Dweck explains why it is so important to have a so-called ‘Growth Mindset’ and how to develop one (hint: embracing failure is a good first step).

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Change Your Thoughts About Stress

A good TED talk by an American Psychologist concerning the impact of how we relate to our thoughts on our stress and pressure levels.

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The Happy Secret to Better Work

Happiness might be the key to productivity. In this very funny TED talk psychologist Shawn Achor explains why.

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The Habits of Happiness

Matthieu Ricard, who is both biochemist and Buddhist, combines his extensive knowledge of science and religion in this inspiring TED talk, arguing that we can all train our minds in the habits of happiness.

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Random Acts of Kindness Triathlon

This amusing video shows how being kind to other people can increase not only their but also our own happiness.

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Why Happy People Do It Better!

Does success lead to happiness? A light-hearted video explaining that actually the opposite may be true – happiness can lead to success.

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The Power of Forgiveness

What do ‘reduced stress, better heart health, lowered anxiety and pain perception and higher overall happiness’ have in common? They are all correlated to your ability to ask for forgiveness – this engaging video explains why.

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Dalai Lama’s Guide to Happiness

The Dalai Lama explains what happiness means to him and reflects on behaviours, values and morals that influence it, dissenting the importance of Western materialism.

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The Surprising Science of Happiness

Social psychologist and author Dan Gilbert challenges the idea that specific life events determine our wellbeing, and proposes that true happiness does not depend on external factors, but that it comes from within.

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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger shares his fascinating findings on what makes a good life and – based on his 75-year old study of adult development – offers unique insights into what keeps us happy and healthy.

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Two brains?

You may have heard that the model of “left brain” and “right brain” is a bit of a simplification, but don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater as there is some some truth in the idea of lateralisation of brain function.  This wonderful, animated film tells you more ….

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Fake it until …. you become it

An excellent TED talk from Amy Cuddy about how our minds govern our bodies AND how our bodies govern our minds.  Simple techniques for feeling more powerful and coming across with more authority.

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We are emotional beings – the power of words

A moving little film that shows both how words can have such an emotional impact and how re-framing anything can completely alter the meaning you make of it.

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Three Minute Mindfulness

A 3 minute mindfulness exercise by Professor Mark Williams.

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The Mindfulness Channel

YouTube channel of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

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Getting Your Environment right

A useful reminder that all of the issue and problems that we experience are not entirely of our own making and sometimes we need to change the environment.

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Introducing Mindfulness

The nine attitudes that help you get in the right place to explore mindfulness featuring Jon Kabat-Zin

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Happiness is Contagious (2)

An important part of resilience is the ability to laugh at yourself (some bad language here)

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Happiness is Contagious (1)

Sometimes it’s you who needs to lead the first wave. If you are a leader, you set the emotional tone

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Leaves on a Stream Exercise

Using Mindfulness to reduce stress.

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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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