How to keep your brain younger

23rd May 2016By Deborah SadlerSolutions

It seems there’s no way out of it – exercise is good for your brain too. I posted some time back about a study concerning the beneficial effects of exercise on depression.  And here, it seems, is another benefit: the brains of elderly people who exercise look 10 years younger. For the elderly it’s encouraging to know that you … Read More

Unloading Thoughts and Ideas

12th April 2016By Deborah SadlerSolutions

Have look at this link – it suggests a useful route towards capturing your thoughts and ideas; having unloaded them onto paper where you can see them, you are better able to assess them later.  You never know you could be missing some gems!

What if I fail?

10th March 2016By Deborah SadlerChoices

The only real answer is that we need to cultivate wisdom and to do that, we need to make space for quiet study. That, anyway, was the view of Aristotle. The Guardian contemplates the question many people put to Google:  “What if I fail?“

Three Good Things

9th November 2015By Deborah SadlerSolutions, Work

This article explains how focussing on Three Good Things – that is, 3 positive things that happened at work – that day, can be helpful and therapeutic.  It doesn’t advocate relentless cheerfulness or positivity -acknowledging that negative things also happen at work each day – but suggests that always focussing on the negative need not be our first response. Focussing … Read More

Mistakes are Good

6th August 2015By Deborah SadlerSolutions

Mistakes are good: http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/06/the-s-word/397205/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits —

Tips for effective studying

2nd March 2015By Deborah SadlerStudent Counselling

This post on tips for effective studying is for students, old and young.  Hope is at hand!  Here is a link to some excellent tips on how to study less by studying effectively  –  and retaining more information as a consequence. Some who have used these tips report a noticeable increase in grades and more enjoyment of both their studying … Read More

Give Your Brain a Workout

2nd February 2015By Deborah SadlerSolutions, Work

Give your brain a workout by learning to play an instrument. According to the linked article learning to play an instrument improves attention to detail, enables better memory, and aids the building of strategic skills, amongst other benefits. Many of my clients (both young and old) wish to expand their lives and find ways of meeting other people, … Read More

Don’t Break the Chain

8th January 2015By Deborah SadlerChange, Choices, Solutions, Therapy

Happy new year. Don’t break the chain: I thought you may be interested in this idea of inch by inch progress.  It was advice given by Jerry Seinfeld to a comic who was asking for tips on how to make it in the industry.  I was struck by how well it fits with the solution-focused approach … Read More

Exercise as a Prescription for Depression

3rd November 2014By Deborah SadlerIssues, Solutions

Who would have thought of exercise as a prescription for depression?  Here’s the link to an article which shows clear, scientific evidence that exercise helps to alter mood and can act as an anti-depressant.  It recognises that further studies are needed to develop the research, but nevertheless offers some hope to those coping with depression, who often feel that they are … Read More