Psychological flexibility and how to get it

Psychological flexibility lies at the heart of positive mental health and well-being. With it, we can adapt to the competing demands of our personal and professional lives. Without it, those demands can get on top of us. In this post, we look at this most important of psychological abilities.

Psychological flexibility: a story

In an ancient land there was once a market trader who plied his trade along a busy road joining two thriving cities. Each day he counted his blessings for having found such a lucrative site because the whole world, it seemed, travelled up and down that road as they went about whatever was their business. In the middle of their journeys the travellers got thirsty and hungry, craving rest and refreshment, needs that our market stall holder was more than happy to provide for. As the money rolled in and he became wealthy so he became determined, more than determined even, to stay rooted to that spot. Nothing and nobody he promised himself would persuade him to let go of his pitch and move on.

Relationship contract – what to consider

To some it might sound odd to talk of contracts in relationships, while to others it makes perfect sense. However, a contract is exactly what we enter into when we form a relationship. No relationship is perfect, but having a good contract can enable it to flourish through good times and bad, or reveal when it can or should be ended. In this blog, we look at this topic in more detail from the perspective of intimate relationships.

Effective Goal Setting

‘When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.’ Confucius. Where are you now? Where do you want to be? Who are you now? Who do you want to be? There are many ways to find answers to these questions. They can be found individually or with support. When the answers are found, however, one thing is certain: effective goal setting will be at the heart of someone’s search. In this blog we look at in more detail at how to develop an effective goal setting strategy.