And so another year is over and here is an opportunity once more to shape the year ahead by thinking about what kind of year you would choose to have in 2010. What you might change, what you might drop and what new people or activities you might choose to bring into your lives?
Each day is precious and it is an interesting balance to treasure the day you have and accept the current situation you find yourself in and yet at the same time consider whether certain changes could make your life and work more fulfilling. It is always worth taking the time to stop and reflect, to step back and get a helicopter view of your life so that you can see more clearly what matters most to you and what action you really need to take for your physical, emotional and professional wellbeing.
It has been an interesting year for Positiveworks. My book Cognitive-Behavioural Coaching Techniques for Dummies was published in March and has received favourable feedback that it is a useful manual and workbook for coaches to apply in coaching sessions. It can also give insights for self-coaching. http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470713798.html
My new book, Emotional Healing for Dummies, written with Dr David Beales, has just come out so take a look on our website and on Amazon and buy buy buy! http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=emotional+healing+for+dummies
We have written this book to help readers manage difficult emotions more easily and also work through old pain that might still be interfering with their quality of life today. This is not to diminish the reality of trauma or pain but our philosophy is that these events do not have to overshadow the rest of your life so the book offers methods to unlock both the physiology and burden of old emotional disturbance so that you can return to a greater enjoyment of every moment.
Positiveworks have also recently partnered with the idiscover team at NESTA (National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts) to offer courses to help young people develop their creativity. See www.nesta.org.uk for more information. Diane Carrington and our team continue to do what we can to enable young people to identify and value their innate talents and strengths so as to develop their potential. This benefits us all in the long run.
So this blog seems to be about enjoying the day, valuing the moment, appreciating the richness of your experiences, good and difficult, and making the most of life. Happy Christmas from us all and we wish you a very happy and healthy and hopefully prosperous 2010!
Helen and all at Positiveworks