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Havening in England

Traveling home from Bristol As I write this I am flying at 36,000 feet on a Virgin Atlantic 747 en route back to the US from Bristol, England. My friend and colleague Ira Scott is a few seats away catching a few winks. The two of us have just participated in a Havening Training Course and we’re a bit tired. …

MAKE YOUR BED – A simple step to finding flow

MAKE YOUR BED A simple step to finding flow In the past two weeks, two different Coaching clients of mine have sent me the same You Tube video to watch. It is a commencement address given by Admiral William McRaven at the University of Texas at Austin in May 2014. The reason they sent me this speech by Admiral McRaven …

Brian’s Brain: Lying or False Memory?

NBC News anchor Brian Williams and Fox’s Bill O’Reilly have both recently been caught telling “less-than-accurate” reports from war zones that, co-incidentally, made their own status in the stories seem greater than it was. Were they simply lying? Or could this be a very public example of what human beings do more often that they think they do… a gradual …

Sudden Belief Change

COACHES CORNER: Stories you can use. Meaningful, metaphorical stories can be golden for a working coach. Today’s story comes from Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” I’ve used this story effectively when working with clients who have anger management issues. It was a Sunday morning on a subway in New York. People were sitting quietly — some reading …

More on True (or false) stories. What’s best?

Someone wrote to me recently regarding the question I blogged about in October:  “True or False? When telling a good story, does it matter? This person asked me, “What’s the best story – real or made up?” This is a great question. Many people tell stories for therapeutic or inspirational effect. Ministers, motivational speakers, TED talkers, therapists… all are attempting …

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