Posts Tagged ‘life coach’

The Shiftby Dr Wayne W Dyer

In his new book The Shift, Wayne Dyer puts into book form the principles he set out in the film of the same name. In four chapters he describes the processes we go through in order to take our lives from ‘Ambition’ to ‘Meaning’. We go from our emergence from Spirit, through a life in which ego is central, to a point at which true life begins. As we move through these stages, we go beyond the demands of the ego and ultimately find a deeper purpose in life.

This is a relatively short book, but no less valuable for that. As always, Dr Dyer strips away unnecessary complications and leaves us with simple but powerful techniques for making key changes in our lives.

I would recommend this book  highly and since it uses scenes from the film to illustrate the main points, I would also recommend getting hold of the DVD to enrich your understanding of the book.

Review by Willow Thomas

Published by Hay House  www.hayhouse.co.uk  ISBN: 978-1-84850-041-9


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 by Mary LunnenDare to Blossom

Mary Lunnen is a life coach and writer who works one to one with people helping them to gain clarity and focus and achieve their dreams. Mary also runs inspirational workshops, developing the theme of Daring to Blossom: coaching and creativity. Quotes from people she has helped include “Mary offers a well-rounding service to improve one’s body, mind and spirit – a bonus I wasn’t expecting from life coaching” “Life coaching with Mary has helped me come to some major decisions” “Mary has a wonderfully gentle style and is well equipped with practical exercises which I found useful”

This book offers an opportunity to try out coaching and creativity exercises, giving a taster of the work Mary does one to one and in workshops. It offers an introduction to Life Coaching that can help you decide if this is something you can work with, or it can be a self-help book to work on your own with the various themes.

When reading the book, Mary’s personal style immediately drew me in and I read the book in two days. As I work as a psychologist and have my own art business, for me personally the book contained many things that inspired me for both my lines of work. The book deals with themes that are often dealt with in life coaching such as reviewing, gratitude, fear and communications and provides a lovely mix of information, personal examples and interesting exercises. I think the true power of this book is to be found in actively doing the exercises and then coming back to it from time to time.

Review by Cathelijne Filippo-Kokkeel

Published by Dare to Blossom Books, Cornwall  www.daretoblossom.co.uk

ISBN: 978-0-9556854-0-8

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by Leo Babauta

In this book the author shares the methods he used to change his life from one of intolerable chaos to one of tranquil simplicity.  

By exploring different areas where life has become overwhelming, the reader is offered solutions working with the six guiding principles of the power of less, which is the theme throughout the book. In Part one, we explore each principle in turn. All are designed to help you focus on the essentials, thereby enabling you to reduce the volume of daily tasks and projects and accomplish goals one at a time. Part two is about putting all of that into practice, with lots of tips for implementing these proposals in key areas of work and home life.

For me, reading this book made me realise that I am very lucky in that I am not so overloaded with commitments that I actually need to work hard at its contents, but it is packed full of good common sense, but often overlooked, tips on how best to prioritise and make life simpler and altogether more enjoyable.

A good present for the workaholic in your life.

Review by Sandra Marrison.

Published by Hay House  www.hayhouse.co.uk  ISBN: 978-1-84850-116-4


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