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Meet Amanda

Amanda Gore
For as long as I can remember I have been talking! A lifelong friend of mine used to call me motor mouth when I was in my teens! Little did he know it was prophetic! LOL I studied physiotherapy and psychology after school and practiced for a few years, then taught at University before... Read more

If we clearly know the difference between our stressed selves and our relaxed/ happy selves then at least we can identify warning signs that indicate a need for 'time out' time. Read more

Change your Attitude to Stress

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Professor Aaron Antonovsky - a stress expert - of Ben Gurion University in Israel says that a really cheap and effective way of eliminating all stress is to 'stop breathing and stop living'! Read more

"There is no such thing as a sudden heart attack.  It takes years of preparation!"   I read this in one of the journals to which I subscribe and thought WOW!  How appropriate for how most of us live our lives! Read more

Thought Viruses

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Robert Dilts is a well known American expert in neurolinguistics and writes frequently for a magazine called Anchor Point. In a past edition he was discussing the connection between beliefs and health or wellness. He introduced the concept of 'thought viruses'. What a fantastic way of describing one of the most powerful mechanisms of illness or recovery. Read more

Stress Busters

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Did you know that all disease begins with stress?

If you are stressed on a permanent basis your immune system is attacked and weakened and then you are susceptible to all forms of disease; and your performance drops.  Read more

stress and psycho adrenalin

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I had the great fortune to meet and hear Kieran Perkins speak some time ago - it's one of the perks of my job!  It was fascinating to hear about his experiences in Atlanta - not to mention the rest of his life! 

He made a comment that stuck in my mind.  In the three hours before his gold winning performance he sat alone and prepared himself mentally for the task ahead.  Recognising that he was anxious and knowing the effect 'psycho adrenalin' would have on him, he was determined to regain his mental control -  focus and positive mental attitude. Which obviously he did - in a stunning, gold medal way! Read more

A good friend of mine, Hilary Langford is an organisational consultant with Oliver & Langford, and is wonderful at what she does and also very creative! Years ago some one had sent me her 10 Commandments for Reducing Stress and people loved it!

I asked her if she would like to contribute to our blog and share the story of how they came about! And TADA to Hilary - here it is! You will love them! Read more


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