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- Creating great relationships by modeling others
February 15, 2014
How to build and maintain a high quality relationship with others by learning from those who do it best, i.e. model excellence.
- Would you like to handle criticism better?
February 3, 2014
Need a better way to respond to criticism? This newsletter discusses five points that you can instantly use in your daily life for better results.
- A good method to help you change careers
January 15, 2014
In order to give ourselves the best chance of having a healthy perspective about life in general and our place in life, we will do well to take the time to be mindful. You can achieve a lot by simply being mindful of what you are doing in the moment, rather than thinking about other ...
- Are you on the right career path?
January 3, 2014
Many people have a lot of pain around the issue of what they “should” be doing work-wise. It can be really horrible going to work everyday when you are unhappy with what you are doing. You will have the best chance of excelling in a career when it is agreeable to your whole self.
- Say yes to success
October 1, 2013
What happens for many of us is that without realizing it, we often have competing goals and desires. We say that we want to be successful, and or emotionally fulfilled, and yet we find ourselves not fully agreeing with our stated intention.
- The Risks and Rewards of Personal Freedom
April 1, 2013
The quality of your life depends on feeling your essence, and living the design that is you. If you are a fish your life needs to be all about swimming. If you are a bird your life needs to be all about flying and spreading your message of freedom.
- Thoughts to Ponder – 7
March 15, 2013
“When we find inspiration, we need to take action for ourselves and for our communities. Even if it means making a hard choice, or cutting out something and leaving it in your past.” Aron Ralston
- Thoughts to Ponder – 6
February 28, 2013
“If we could agree that for six months we would not ask How?…this might elevate the state of not knowing to being an acceptable condition of our existence rather than a problem to be solved. – Peter Block
- Thoughts to Ponder – 5
February 15, 2013
Is there anything in life, that is really worth doing, That is “easy” to accomplish? When you say, “But it won’t be easy!” Are you really saying that you doubt whether or not you are capable?
- Thoughts to Ponder – 4
February 1, 2013
Do you spend a good deal of your time recounting stories of difficult times you have had in the past? Or do you spend a good deal of your time telling stories of positive outcomes you are expecting in the future?
- Thoughts to Ponder – 3
January 16, 2013
Do you feel like something is missing in your life, that something is missing within yourself? Realizing that you are always changing, how can you feel complete when your life is yet to be complete? It is important to regularly update your perception of who you are.
- Thoughts to Ponder
December 1, 2012
“In the measurement world, you set a goal and strive for it. In the universe of possibility, you set the context and let life unfold.” When desiring to be more successful, rather than trying to push through life, allow life to unfold.
- Neural Networks
November 15, 2012
Recent scientific research shows that people find it difficult to be empathetic and analytical at the same time. When your brain activates the neural network that makes it possible for you to feel your emotions, it suppresses the neural network used to be analytical
- Wide-angle Perspective
November 1, 2012
Your physiology plays a major role in determining your emotional state and how you perceive the world. You and your world change when you slow down and allow yourself to have an open focus, wide angle perspective.
- Unlocking “Brain Lock” – Part 4
October 16, 2012
We have many, many emotional reactions in our lives prior to thinking, Because we have a visceral response to emotionally charged events or relationships prior to thinking, we often wind up reacting in a way that defies logic, even when we desperately want to be logical.
- Unlocking “Brain Lock” – Part 3
October 1, 2012
We have an evolutionary predisposition to pay attention to anything and everything that concerns our safety and well-being. If you had to think before you jumped out of the way of a speeding car, chances are you would not be here to read these words!
- Unlocking “Brain Lock” – Part 2
September 18, 2012
Jim took the signal of anxiousness as a sign that he needed to, A. Stop what he was doing. B. Become mindful of his intention to perform with excellence, and C. Engage himself in a pleasurable activity as a way of unlocking his brain.
- Unlocking “Brain Lock” – Part 1
September 3, 2012
Recent scientific research tells us that compulsive behavior occurs when three different areas of the brain “lock up” and thus fail to act in a solution oriented, life affirming manner. When our brain “locks” we wind up believing that is no way to act differently.
- The language of your body – Part 2
August 17, 2012
Jim begins to understand experientially that to a large extent his emotional responses to circumstances and relationships, are initiated by his body. When he changes the way he uses his body, he changes the “conversations” his body engages in, which leads to a different understanding of his circumstances.
- The language of your body – Part 1
August 3, 2012
The language your body uses to communicate, is at least as sophisticated, systematic, and complete as the verbal language you speak. The “wiring” for your somatic language begins its development while you are inside your mother’s belly.
- Integrative Hypnosis
July 16, 2012
This article is an interview with Melissa Tiers, on Integrative Hypnosis. Melissa exhibits a deep faith in the ability of her clients to change and prosper.
- A Description of the Seishindo MindBody Coaching – Part 4
July 3, 2012
“Symptoms” or “problems” alert you to the fact that what you are currently doing is not working all that well. Every symptom or seeming problem is thus a communication of a positive need for change.
- A Description of the Seishindo MindBody Coaching – Part 3
June 15, 2012
As we begin today, I would like to borrow a concept from Self-relations Therapy, and invite you to use each and every event and experience you encounter, to awaken to the goodness and gifts of the self, the world, and the connections between the two.
- A Description of the Seishindo MindBody Coaching – Part 2
June 1, 2012
What I want to make clear, is that anyone who is wanting to help another person change can use the principles I describe. A parent, a spouse, a manager, a friend. Indeed, most of the “change conversations” we engage in do not take place in a professional coaching setting.
- A Description of the Seishindo MindBody Coaching – Part 1
May 16, 2012
Much of what I do when coaching has developed with a certain amount of serendipity. I started out with concepts from NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis, and then I added principles from Aikido, Noguchi Sei Tai, Gregory Bateson, and Self-relations Therapy.
- You are an Orchestra
May 2, 2012
Our brainwaves, heartbeat, enteric nervous system, craniosacral system, breath, blink rate, and swallow rate, are all metronomes that beat at different speeds and rhythms, creating a musical pattern similar to the interaction of various percussion instruments in an orchestra.
- Suffering and happiness
April 16, 2012
A paradox is a thought, belief, or statement that appears to be contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a truth. We often get caught up in the paradoxical differences between “What we think is best and what we actually do.”
- Courage in the face of perceived failure
December 15, 2011
The fear of failure is an emotion that knocks on everyone’s door at one time or another… This story of my work with a client might help you to learn something about yourself.
- Everyday mind and time
December 1, 2011
“How unstable was your thinking mind?” Sensei asked, after we had just spent an hour doing a specific breathing exercise. “I’m guessing that in the last hour most of you were very busy thinking, even though you’re meant to sit quietly when doing this exercise.”
- Biting the hand that feeds you
November 15, 2011
This article will help you to deal with the aggression of others, in a generative manner.
November 5, 2011
What I’ve learned over time, is that high quality solutions are invariably simple. Conversely, when people feel incapable of finding a path forward, they invariably formulate their challenge in a way that’s overly complex. It’s the complication they’ve built up in their mind, that obscures their solution.
- Stones of Wisdom
October 31, 2011
The more you talk about what you don’t want; The more you think about what upsets you- The more you feed these circumstances and relationships, with the energy of your thoughts. Whatever you imagine over the course of time, you’ll wind up manifesting.
- Orienting to Success
October 31, 2011
“In the process of orienting towards being successful, I realize that the more I want something the more I tend to worry. From this point onwards I’m going to focus on transforming my dreams, into positively oriented actions.”
- Living Calmness
September 1, 2011
In Seishindo we believe… Each person is very much like a snowflake. Unique, Never to be duplicated, And with a life that’s over all too quickly. A key task in life is learning how to appreciate our uniqueness rather than comparing our self to others, or lamenting about what we are not.
- Work hard, don’t worry
August 1, 2011
This is story about “Kinkenrikko”. The Japanese concept of “hard work and frugality”. You can learn a lot about Japanese spirit by reading this story.
- Problems First – Toyota
July 15, 2011
Today’s story is an updated version of a story I often share with my Executive Coaching clients. I think the wisdom of the Toyota approach of “Problems first” has a lot to offer you in the day to day living of your life.
- Never underestimate the power of your original self
June 2, 2011
We increase our suffering by failing to appreciate the opportunities and learning our current challenges offers us. No one lives a life without challenges, and indeed our challenges make us who we are.
- Fundamentals of Happiness
May 14, 2011
In Japanese culture we are taught to celebrate success in a subdued fashion, keeping in mind that tomorrow brings a new set of challenges. We are taught that success is fleeting and doesn’t last all that long.
- Mushin – A concept of innocent simplicity
May 1, 2011
A Japanese architect told me the following- The simpler you make something, the more obvious the obstructions in your thinking appear. In the early stages of each new design, I look forward to discovering the weaknesses in my thinking.
- The more you resist, the more you restrict… what is possible
April 18, 2011
The opposite of something you believe to be true, can also be true, And from time to time I find it important to remember this. Niels Bohr said, “The opposite of a fact is a falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth.”
- A crisis of faith
March 16, 2011
What would your life be like if you believed you were a fine person, an intelligent person, an overall good learner? In other words, what would your life be like if you didn’t think something was wrong with you?
- A crisis of faith
March 15, 2011
What are your afraid of? The attack of your counterpart who is simply performing his half of a training task? The judgment of people watching who might say you’re clumsy and unskilled? Or perhaps what you’re fearing most is the attack of your own negative self judgments.
- Lessons learned from hard times
January 28, 2011
I have many fond memories of sitting in my wife’s grandmother’s house, sipping tea, and giving “obaachan” the space to say whatever was on her mind. Today she talked about lessons learned from hard times.