Are you wanting to improve your skills in self-management, relationships, reducing stress and anxiety, managing stress-related health issues, reducing procrastination and improving work-life balance?
Change is constant – we see this all around us. And yet sometimes when we want to make changes, change seems very challenging or even impossible.
Coaching for Workplace Success
Well-being, Resilience, Productivity and Effective Communication
Coaching for Personal Change
Wellbeing, Anxiety and Stress Management, Confidence and Self-esteem, Mindfulness
Mindfulness for Everyday Life: A 28-day on-line course
Free e-book “Relax, Re-energise,Re-focus Now: 10 Fast and Powerful Strategies”
Finding Your "Off-switch"
Turning off worry thoughts and guilt
4 hour workshop 9am – 1pm
Tuesday 12 September
Mindfulness for Everyday Life
5 week series beginning on Thursday 7 September 6.00 to 7.30 pm in Palmerston North
Building Resilience and Managing Stress
Online Course coming SOON
Watch this space
Scientists have now proven that in a number of important respects following the teachings of ancient wisdom traditions can lead to improved physical and mental health – and in fact can improve our overall happiness. And in particular, gratitude and awe have been...read more
Simplifying Your Life - Letting Go Our Need For Stuff Simplifying your life - does it feel like an impossible dream? Have you sometimes found yourself surrounded by chaos and clutter – on your office desk, in your home, in your email in-box, and perhaps, worst of all...read more
Are you a ‘download’ junkie? Have you subscribed to every ‘useful’ e-newsletter in the known world? And are you drowning in information overload? Does FOMO (the 'Fear of Missing Out') stop you from deleting emails and throwing out articles? Me too!...read more
So you had a habit change you wanted to tackle, you set a SMART goal – you were very specific in your goals, they were measurable and achievable, you had a specific time-frame - and you still weren’t able to achieve your desired outcome. What...read more
Just. It’s a word that can get us into a lot of trouble, stress and disappointment. Beware of “just” if you want to improve your time management and reduce your procrastination. I first became aware of the significance of the ‘just’ word when I was a teenager. I...read more
The Annual Tease of New Year's Resolutions Do you, like myself and many others do a bit of a mental review of your year (or your life)at New Year and come up with some ‘resolutions’ for the coming year? Some big goals for personal change? If so, to what extent do you...read more
Feeling a bit like you’ve just got too much going on at once? Too much pressure? Too many people making demands on your time or your peace of mind? And feeling like you just can’t think straight, get perspective, work out where to start? And possibly, as a result...read more
7 Ways The Fight-flight Physiology Is Detrimental To Your Health Nothing is likely to improve your quality of life more than understanding how the ‘fight-flight’ response affects your physiology, your brain and how you think and behave. This is ‘news you can use’. So...read more
Just Breathe … Diaphragmatically - It’s Life Changing In my opinion, diaphragmatic breathing is the number one, must learn, must-do strategy for dealing with stress and anxiety. Just breathing diaphragmatically is life changing. Why Is Diaphragmatic Breathing So...read more
Time for a Defrag? Perhaps you are familiar with that feeling of having too much on your mind, too many balls in the air, and feeling like you have no clarity, no perspective, and no time to think. Perhaps it’s time for a ‘defrag’ - time to clear you mental ram, to...read more
Mindfulness has become a very popular practice for improving wellness, happiness, focus and productivity. Many major companies including Google, Target, Aetna, Proctor Gamble, Reebok, Starbucks, Unilever, to name a few, provide mindfulness programmes for their...read more
What has Wire got to do with Mindfulness, you may well be asking? As I have mentioned in the ‘About’ section of this website I have an affinity with the ‘Kiwi Number 8 wire philosophy’. Wikipedia describes the Number 8 Wire philosophy as “the ability to create or...read more
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The Change Academy will help you to achieve the changes you want to make. We will help you to identify and take the small and achievable steps that will take you confidently and surely to a better quality of life. And we will encourage and support you along the way, as you achieve greater progress than you would have thought possible.
Learning how to make the changes we want to make is important. Equally important is learning to accept and value ourselves ‘just as we are’. Paradoxically, acceptance is a vital and effective foundation for change. The Change Academy programmes focus on increasing self-compassion and fostering your self-esteem and confidence, ‘just as you are’ while at the same time focusing on effective strategies for creating new habits and patterns that will improve your quality of life.
The Change Academy approach aims to get beneath the surface of change, finding solutions to the ‘trip-ups’ that may have had you giving up on attempts to change in the past. Our Power Tools of Change are a winning combination of psychological research and practice and practical common-sense. And we deliver our information and techniques to you in ‘bite-sized chunks’
We hope you will enjoy what we have to offer by tapping into our blogs, and we’ll soon be adding on-line courses.