My work is practical, evidence-based and results-driven
I want to help you live the best possible life, and that’s not just talk. I care deeply about your getting results. Everything in my programmes and sessions has been tried, tested and found to produce results (provided you put in the effort, of course).
The work I do with people is effective for two key reasons. First, it is designed for real life, using proven tools and techniques developed over 30 years. Second, it is enhanced using the latest thinking from the fields of neuroscience, aging and psychology.
The science behind my work helps make sure that the tools and techniques are optimized. Here’s how that works.
The fact that human minds naturally have a negativity bias explains why it’s so hard to make meaningful life changes. Understanding how this negativity bias plays out in your behaviour is essential in order for the tools and techniques to work.
You become what you believe – i.e. your beliefs systems dictate how your story unfolds. If you believe you can’t do something, you won’t be able to. If you believe you can do something, you will be able to do it. As Henry Ford famously said: “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right!” Understanding how to change belief systems lies at the heart of many tools and techniques.
Happiness is a choice, a mindset. Yes, some people are naturally happier than others, but the good news is this: no matter where you lie on the happiness spectrum, you can make yourself happier. The tools and techniques in my work will teach you how.
If your basic human needs are met, finding meaning in your life becomes important. And it comes from never-ending personal growth – the quest for reaching your highest potential – and helping others do the same.¹
Being stressed out damages your health. Short bursts of stress are fine, even energizing. But too much stress – stress that stays with you for days on end – can be very destructive. For your health, for the well-being of those around you. Understanding what stress does to your body informed the contents of my resilience work.
Social connection plays an important role in our well-being. Research shows that high levels of social support predict longevity as reliably as regular exercise does, and low social support is as damaging as high blood pressure.²