Control your attention

Faults and Fortitude: Accepting Imperfection in Tennis and Life

At Wimbledon Lulu Sun found the balance between striving for perfection and accepting mistakes.

No one’s prefect - oops - perfect

Perfectionism is a path to misery and it seems to be increasing. Learn more about it, and what you can do to rid yourself of the burden.

6 Ways to Stay Calm in the Heat of the Moment

If you encounter someone difficult at work, or if someone challenges you, try these 6 techniques to collect yourself.

Taking a Chance

Evolution is often thought to be a process of trial and error. In fact, it’s the other way round: evolution proceeds by error and trial.

Who is in charge of your house?

What is controlling your responses - your thinking or you, the thinker?

Resilire et Robur

Resilience is both the ability to adapt to changes, and to stand firm when change is happening around you. We can practice how to do both.


In our Challenge of Change Resilience courses, we talk about the need to value and develop our mental health as much as we do our physical health.

Don't worry, be happy

A few months ago I attended the 13th annual conference on Happiness and Its Causes in Sydney.

Mind Full of What?

The new buzz-word is 'mindfulness'.

Reflecting, Sleeping, Ruminating

The key to understanding what the programme is about is attention.

Sir Graham Henry and the All Blacks: Champions of Resilience

How is Sir Graham Henry coping with the stress of releasing a book and the furore surrounding his suspicion about match fixing in the 2007 game against France?

Listen, just relax

We generally attach relaxation to particular times, such as weekends or the summer holiday.

To sleep, perchance to dream?

Participants in the Challenge of Change Resilience training sessions spend time at the beginning generating objectives for the day, and a common theme that emerges from the exercise is about sleep.