Video: The Confidence to Take Risks

Video: The Confidence to Take Risks

A talk from the launch of my book From Wallflower to Sunflower, by Fran Singer, artist, teacher and therapist, who also endorsed the book. In this video, Fran talks about a very important aspect of confidence – the courage to take risks. WHY YOU NEED TO TAKE RISKS If you aren’t able to take risks – your confidence is not

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Video: Coming back to life – a participant speaks of her 20 years in Making Moves

Video: Coming back to life – a participant speaks of her 20 years in Making Moves

A participant speaks about her experience of participating in Making Moves courses over 20 years at the book launch of From Wallflower to Sunflower. She first attended in 1996 to the very first 6 session group I ran. She actually missed the very first session by mistake – and speaks of what she experienced when she came. She has participated

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Video – on being an introvert in an extraverted world

Video – on being an introvert in an extraverted world

At the book launch of “From Wallflower to Sunflower” I spoke about my motivation for writing the book, in relation to being an introvert in a world that’s set up for extroverts to succeed. If you’re an introvert, or have a strong introverted side, do you do you feel pressurised to be different from the way you are? You don’t

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Facebook Live: Surviving the Christmas Party Season

Facebook Live: Surviving the Christmas Party Season

Facebook Live: Surviving the Christmas Party Season I held my first ever Facebook Live on Wednesday 5th December 1.15-1.45pm GMT. And I was pretty nervous…. this was a new challenge. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I felt the kind of aliveness I used to feel when I used to “tread the boards”  – its an acting expression

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How to stop shyness from ruining your life – Chrissy B Show – Sky TV

How to stop shyness from ruining your life – Chrissy B Show – Sky TV

How to stop shyness from ruining your life Making Moves was on the Chrissy B Show – “How to stop shyness from ruining your life” – SKY TV (channel 203) on the 10th June at 10pm. I was interviewed along with two very brave Making Moves participants by Chrissy B and shared their story of their painful battle with shyness.

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Why we need to get out of our head?

Why we need to get out of our head?

How to stop the “cop in the head” from getting the better of you Are the cops in your head getting the better of you? By ” cops in the head” I mean the voices in your head that  tell you it would be a really bad idea and REALLY UNCOOL if you said or did what you wanted to

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Article: Is it the Nasty People who get ahead? The power of natural authority.

Article: Is it the Nasty People who get ahead? The power of natural authority.

How to claim you’re natural authority and hold your own against dominant people We’ve seen them in films, on TV, we’ve read about them in books – nasty guys who get to the top and throw their weight about – and make everyone else’s life a misery. They’re the dominant types, the alpha types, the bullies that make a lot

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How did Laura Robson do it? The power of inner confidence

How did Laura Robson do it? The power of inner confidence

How to get confidence and overcome performance nerves How did Laura Robson win against Marina Erakovic on Saturday 29th June 2013? Discover what it takes to be a winner and achieve your goals when the chips are down and your confidence is at its lowest ebb – whether your playing tennis, speaking in front of a group, making a presentation or

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Speaking with confidence – how to stop comparing yourself to other people

Speaking with confidence – how to stop comparing yourself to other people

THE ART OF BEING THE REAL YOU Annabel was one of those powerful, successful women that I believed I could never be like. Every time Annabel stood up to make an announcement about something she was doing, it seemed everyone sat up and listened. Annabel had a natural authority that anything she talked about seemed the right “thing” to be

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The Curse of Being Invisible

The Curse of Being Invisible

Or How to be Seen and Heard Without Having to Scream and Shout About It Daniel was a quiet man, a clever man, a caring man – but he felt he was invisible. Daniel was an academic and it often took him days to prepare his beautifully composed and interesting lectures. But when it came to delivering them, his students went to sleep

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