Coaching, Training and Hypnosis from Not A Blue Tree
A single pink rose is growing through a metal chainlink fence. While there is a real barrier it is possible to break through, which the rose is doing in all its beauty.

If you’re so anxious that you really struggle to make it happen, what’s the first powerful step that you can take?

It surprises and troubles me that so many people, adults and children, experience recurring issues with anxiety. While a certain level of anxiety is perfectly natural, being so overwhelmed is certainly not. Anxiety for many is hugely debilitating. It stops people from living the life they want to live. Additionally, it reduces choices and options, […]

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If you start with the end in mind and then plan the first step, how successful do you want to be?

Those of you who’ve read Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” know that he recommends starting with the end in mind. In other words, before you do anything else, work out where you want to be. It gives purpose. Crucially, it sets the direction. After all, how often do you leave your

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If you’ve settled for second-best, what’s stopping you from becoming an actual winner?

When meeting with clients, I often ask how life is going. Many talk about work, family, friends with little enthusiasm. When challenged about the lack of excitement, some refer to life not being what they envisaged as they moved into the world of adulthood. Something happens that leads us to lose that giddy excitement from

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How many times do you want to revisit your past before you realise you can only plan for your future?

It sometimes surprises me how much therapy some people go through to address their problems. For some, it is the only way that they can move forward. They have a genuine need to resolve the past before they can think about the future. Occasionally, I meet people for whom continuing therapy has become something of

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