Do you know anyone that says they are feeling anxious? We all probably have - some of us have possibly even said it out loud too at times. But what does it actually mean to have anxiety?
Most of us are aware that we are influenced by people such as our parents during our formative years and even that we are influenced by our peers throughout our…
It happens every year, the build-up seems to be getting earlier and earlier, people seem to expect more and more and we're meant to play happy families! Yip, you guessed it - it's Christmas time again guys!!
For those of you who are enjoying Cold Feet on ITV currently, you will have seen how men silently fall into depression, the effects that depression can have on a family and how it can permeate through to every task or action with a man's life. Those that haven't seen Cold Feet - there is one particular story line thread which revolves around a character who is suffering from depression and follows his journey until a friend recognises the symptoms.
In this article I'll be writing about fear. Now fear is a strange old thing - it is a human response that is triggered by a perceived threat. You can't necessarily control the response as it is a basic survival mechanism that signals our bodies to respond to a dangerous situation with a fight or flight reaction. As such, it is an essential part of keeping us safe.
Over the past six months I have been regrettably touched twice by male suicide, the most recent was a dear friend of mine who I have known for 40 years. In each case, the deceased were males in their 40's with no outward signs of depression or any other form of mental health issues.
This is one question that I get asked time and time again when I meet people in a variety of settings so I thought I'd outline some similarities and differences that exist between coaching and counselling.
We've all generally heard of executive coaching, coaching in the workplace, performance coaching and other forms of coaching. This usually generates pretty dull images of what the coaching process looks like to most people - but how many people have considered the investment in themselves by undertaking a coaching programme in the wild?
If you were asked to name a habit that affected you negatively, what would it be? Nail biting, over eating, lack of exercise - or how about looking at your phone / device?
Being a dad of two 'nearly men' teenagers has given me lots of opportunities to feel pure happiness and joy, but equally battles and tantrums. It is the most stressful, fantastic, lonely, happy, miserable, exciting role any man can play in another human being's life.