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If you are stuck in a rut it’s important to discover why

I worked with this man over a period of a few months to help him to reconnect with who he really is and, as he says below, who he wants to be. These are his words: I worked with Linden through an incredibly difficult period in my life. It was the most positive experience in recent years and the investment in me has meant I have a strong and happy future ahead of me. At 37 I was going through a mid-life crisis and my behaviour materially affected my relationship with my partner of 20 … [Read more...]

Coaching benefitted many areas of his life

Over the past few months I have been working with a young man coaching him through various emotional issues. His relationships were not giving him what he needed and his reliance on them meant he couldn't move forward and meet the goals he desired in several areas of his life. His dedication to the process we worked through and his determination to achieve what was there for him to grasp has been impressive. I have recently received this email from him: During my time with Linden we … [Read more...]

What is your inner voice telling you?

Your inner voice has a powerful effect on how you live your life. For some people it is that part of them which is telling them they are a failure or not good enough, or mostly wrong.   Maybe that part which says "I am who I am and I can't change." For them it can be so powerful they become stuck and unable to see a way out. To avoid action it tells them: they must be loved 'warts and all'. This inner voice is harsh.  Harsher than you would speak to any friend, acquaintance, … [Read more...]

Do You Set Yourself Up for Failure or Success?

Whether you set yourself up for failure or success is surprisingly easy. (And you may not know you're doing it).  You may think you are determined to succeed only to find you let yourself down.  The question is what's going on within you to cause you to fail when you believe, consciously, that your desire is to succeed? Couples I see in my sessions work hard to achieve success with each other.  They practice the tools and strategies I give them.  They commit in a heartfelt way to continue … [Read more...]

Are you being Emotionally Intelligent?

There are many factors that cause couples to end up losing the deep connection they had when they first committed to each other.  However there is one important factor which applies to us all: Emotional Intelligence So what do I mean by Emotional Intelligence? Emotional Intelligence is the driver which will take you from the issues you have today to where you want to be. Your mind pushes you into your current emotional state.  This could be a great place to be. Equally it could be … [Read more...]