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GOAL SETTING

Overview: Goal Setting When we talk about goals we are simply talking about something we are trying to achieve. So when we are goal setting, we are actively and consciously taking time to think about what it is we want to accomplish. The Why We know that goal setting can

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MENTAL IMAGERY AND VISUALIZATION

Overview: Mental Imagery and Visualization Mental imagery and visualization can help us reach the desired state simply by creating and focusing on relevant pictures or ‘movies’ in our minds. Depending on the imagery we choose, this tool can help us feel more positive, calm, and relaxed, confident, happy, and so

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STRENGTHENING OUR SOCIAL SUPPORT NETWORK

Overview: Strengthening our Social Support Network Having a good network of support from friends and family affects both our mental fitness and our general wellbeing and physical health. So if we find that we’re not opening ourselves up to connecting with others or not making time to support people we

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STRENGTH IDENTIFICATIONS

Overview: Strengths Identification So often we focus on our weaknesses, but people who focus on their strengths are happier and experience less stress. So it’s important to identify and acknowledge our mental, physical, and social strengths and see them as key resources to draw on throughout every day. If you

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SELF-COMPASSION AND ACCEPTANCE

Overview: Self-Compassion and Acceptance Self-compassion may feel like a strategy that would hinder performance. People wrongly assume that compassion means letting yourself ‘getaway’ with things or not pushing yourself hard enough. But self- compassion is crucial for high performers because it facilitates a more positive mood and optimism and lower

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POSITIVE SELF-TALK

Overview: Positive Self-Talk The power of our inner critic, suggests that if we continue to feed ourselves with negative thoughts we will feel pretty bad about ourselves. Imagine how friends and family would feel if we constantly told them they’re not good enough or they need to do better or

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BODY POSTURE FEEDBACK

Overview: Body Posture Feedback Everyone knows that our minds and bodies are closely linked. But did you realize that you can literally change the way you feel by changing your posture? If you’re hunched up and your body is “closed”, for example, you’ll feel less confident than when you stand

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EMOTIONAL DIFFUSION TECHNIQUES

Overview: Emotional Diffusion Techniques We sometimes need to diffuse highly charged emotions to enable us to take back control of how we are feeling. Anger is one of the emotions which can really get the better of us and can result in a host of negative outcomes. Highly charged emotions

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