Coaching, Training and Hypnosis from Not A Blue Tree
A old car, which is falling apart, stuck in the middle of a field.

One day you’re young with a whole life ahead of you. And suddenly you’re stuck in a life which isn’t working.

I’m currently doing a couple of courses, both of which involve a bus ride from central Manchester and pass through the university area. It is, of course, packed with students. Adult life for most of them is just beginning, and university is the first step towards the life that they want for themselves. I vaguely

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A road stretching into the distance, open and free

Are you usually now sustaining change, or are your barriers still constantly holding you back?

One of my clients had not long come out of prison. He was angry. He resented having been in prison for a number of years. Incongruously, he stated that he was now ready to change. And I say incongruously, because everything about his tone, his words, and his demeanour suggested that he was far from

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How is 2024 shaping up so far? Is it all that you want, or are you already beginning to despair?

We are now halfway through January, and the madness of December, Christmas, and New Year feels like a distant memory. Indeed, there may only be two reminders of those times. Firstly, those additional pounds we’ve gained by eating and drinking too much. And secondly, the pounds we’ve lost by spending too much. January really can

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A Christmas wreath with green foliage and red and silver baubles hanging on a wooden door

Christmas and New Year have been and gone, and routine has robustly returned. How were the festivities for you?

Christmas and New Year are times that some people love, some loathe, and some go to great lengths to avoid. You may have had an amazing time. Alternatively, you may be relieved that normality, whatever that is for you, has returned. It’s possible that some of you were with friends and family. I know that

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An open road leading into the distance, the sky overcast

Ditch the New Year resolutions right now, and instead focus on where you want to be at the end of 2024.

New Year’s resolutions are a waste of time. Most last little more than a month and by the end of year, few of us are sustaining any change. Consequently, we may experience some regret or guilt, the feelings pass, and we repeat the process at the start of the following year. Does this sound familiar?

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It’s all about defining the dream and then making it happen. Are you ready for the next step or are you already giving up?

I often find myself thinking about the very varied reasons that people seek out a coach and what they want to achieve from the relationship. Some make major changes, some make small, incremental changes, and some suddenly find their path, changing direction and changing their lives. It’s all about defining the dream and then making

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