Tracey Hutchinson hosted this session about Wellness and learning about strategies and techniques that you can take away and use.

This session took place on Wednesday 29th April 2020.

Take a look for yourself in the video below.

Underneath the video you will also find a PDF Transcript.

Transcript of Video

Morning everybody. Lovely to see you. I was hoping to say on a sunny Wednesday morning, but I don’t know whereabouts you are, but it’s not really sunny here. But nevermind. We’ll allow, we’ll do sunshine in here instead.

I first have to apologize for the fuzziness of my picture. You may or may not have heard the bluetack story. Cause I was a little bit paranoid about somebody switching on my camera without me knowing that the camera had been switched on, I put bluetack over it. Don’t put bluetack over your camera on your, on your laptop cause this is the effect you get no matter how hard you clean it afterwards. So I’m waiting for my new camera to arrive, but in the meantime we’ve kind of gone for the glamour effect here, so I hope you don’t mind.

My name you already know. I’m a people development specialist and I kind of have two ways in which I do that. I work with individuals and teams. I’m a business psychologist by trade. So I work with people in a coaching setting to help them look at whatever areas of their life they want to develop, whether it’s their career, whether it’s their their whole life, sport or whatever it is.

I also teach people how to ride. A completely separate area of my life that I’ve been able to turn a hobby and a passion into making money, which is which is always a good thing to do. It’s always what we’re told to do, isn’t it? And to find your passion and your thing and and then you know, follow that and you’ll start to make money.

So today I’m coming to you, not as a riding instructor. You’ll be happy to know that I’m not going to expect you to do anything connected with riding. But I can use a lot of the skills that are used around NLP and positive psychology when I’m teaching riding as well. So what I’m gonna talk you through today, I hope you’ll see, you’ll be able to use not just for yourselves but for anybody else in your lives as well. Whether it’s children, whether it’s people at work, whether it’s your family. All of the things we’ll talk about are equally relevant to anybody.

I can see a a message there, okay, good, good grounding questions. Okay. So horse riding dressage is my, is my field so that, that’s what I teach. And there was a question about NLP, neuro linguistic programming.

You don’t need to worry too much about what that means right now because my focus for today is very much on giving you strategies and techniques that you can take away and use. I do want to cover a little bit of theory just so you have an understanding of how it works in the background. But then I want to move straight into stuff that’s going to be really useful to you and you can follow up with the science later if that’s what you’re interested.

And so I’m going to now do that whizzy thing where I share my screen. So that means I’ll probably lose the picture of some of you, but I know that Suzanne’s there to help with any questions and so on. So here we go.

Sarah, you haven’t missed anything. We’re just starting.

Okay. So I’d like to talk to you about happy brain, which is it’s a way of thinking and a model that was developed actually initially to be used in schools. And the brief for Kay Cooke who actually developed the model was to help children learn basically. So she did a lot of research looking at what is it that takes children’s and adults brains offline and puts them in a stress state.

When they’re in a stress state, they can’t learn. So she did a lot of research looking at how that actually works and what it is that that kind of sits behind the neurology of whatever it is that happens within our brain. It’s now been developed as a project that neurolinguistic programming practice can use as an add on to that practice. And it’s also delivered as training for anybody who has no coaching NLP or any other experience at all because it’s, it’s kind of bottom up learning. It very much starts from the chemical reactions that are happening in our brain that help to explain why we all respond in the way that we do and helps us to move from that stress reaction, that stress thinking into a thrive mode.

So, I’d just like you to take a look at this slide as a bit of a bit of a check in to how you are today. This is called a perceived emotional scale and it goes from one at the left to 10 at the right. The one at the left has two little faces.

It has a very sad face but it also has a very angry face. So either of those would apply to one. And we use this a lot because it’s as well as having the numbers. It’s a really visual and scale and we will all relate to either one of the numbers or one of those faces. And what I’d like you to do is just make a note of which one those applies to you right now. So right here, right now, which of those faces or numbers would you say kind of speaks to you?

Go with your gut reaction. Don’t think about it. Don’t think, well, when I got up I was this and I think later on I might be a such and such. Go with what you feel absolutely right now. It kind of helps to put a name to some of the emotions that we might be feeling.

Okay. You’ve got that. Yep. Thumbs up if we’re all good to go? Yeah. Perfect. Okay.

So in your brain there are kind of three principles. It’s based on a Triune brain model. There are many of them around. Any of you who’ve done any of this kind of work before will sort of recognize that that kind of three system approach. Essentially this looks at the simplicity of the mind, body system. So that talks a little bit about the neurology and our hormones and how they work and affect our body. I’ll say a

little bit more about all of these in just a moment. And it’s represented by the green circle on there, which if I’m honest, I’m not sure if it’s a crocodile or it could be an alligator. Maybe somebody who knows a little bit about such things would be able to tell us.

But anyway, that’s the one that it’s represented by. We also talk about that representing the reptilian brain. That’s the kind of the power for movement and energy and kind of gives us our get up and go to be able to live our lives in whatever mode we’re in.

The second area is around resilience and that’s represented by the little pussycat curled up, asleep there. When we’re in thrive mode this is our set of emotions and it allows us to be open to ideas. When we’re in thrive mode, our mammalian brain allows us to consider things that allows us to interpret things and be open to those interpretations. And then there’s the kind of the little lights with the wires and that’s our neurology all lighting up in our thinking brain where we can make good decisions if we’re in thrive mode and we get clarity of thought. It’s, it’s kind of our prefrontal cortex, that thinking part of our brain.

So that’s briefly kind of the principles. All of this sits very well with NLP and Richard Bandler, who was the co-creator of NLP was very fond of saying this. Essentially what we think has a big impact on what we do and how we feel. It actually works the other way round as well because what we do can have an impact on how we think. And it kind of works its way up and down those brain parts because we’re taking in information into our brain in different ways all the time.

What we’re doing in happy brain is I’m always looking to turn the stress model, which is the model on the right, the bright red one with all the parts of our brain not really working together. Lots of emotions churning around with our brains are taken offline because of the stress. And what we’re always trying to do is to turn that into with thrive mode. Which is where you see the parts of the brain all working together. They’re all settled. They’re, they’re all in perfect harmony.

So just going back to the the systems part of our brain. So the reptilian part of our brain this is where the neurology and the neurobiology starts to come in. And you will all be familiar with at some point in your, in your lives, the feelings of being stressed. So you might recognize the things like your heart pounding, you know, breath might be a little bit shallow, you might get a headache, your vision might go blurry and you might feel a little bit sick, kind of all those churnings in your tummy.

We’ve seen a lot of it right now in these uncertain times because our world has changed so much and that causes a lot of uncertainty. And what this part of our brain is always looking for is patterns of understanding, of structure, of routine. And that’s where it starts to feel safe and it’s when you’re not feeling safe, and I’m kind of putting those in inverted commas, that you start to get those stressed feelings. And this you may be familiar with. This kind of relates back to prehistoric times when we would be able to sense that there was a danger. Our systems would start to come into play straight away and we would run away from the tiger or whoever it was that was actually going to eat us. Although we have evolved in terms of the world we live in, our basic systems still operate on that process.

So when we’re getting lots of stress messages, our bodies will automatically respond and get us ready to run away. Now, sometimes in life that’s quite a good thing. I often use this when you’re crossing the road and you notice the bus coming you don’t stop and go, Ooh, that’s interesting. There’s a bus. I wonder if I should do something about it. Most often you’re likely to say Ooh, got to get a wriggle on, run to the other side of the road and only when you get back there go, Phew, that was the close escape because your body has sprung you into action. And happy brain is designed to help us to move from that stress state into a calm state.

What sometimes happens is we stay or we kind of form habits around that stress state so that we’re constantly living with the anxiety. And obviously that can have longterm effects on our mental health but also on our physical health as well.

So resilience that kind of pussy cat part of our brain, the mammalian part of our brain. This is about finding ways to process and to recover from those stressful experiences. It’s about being able to sit with the emotions without necessarily being jerked around on them, like a puppet on a string. And not having the highs and lows of life.

Life brings us highs and lows. When we’re feeling resilient, we stay balanced, like that little character in the middle. And we can kind of let the rise and fall happen around us, but we can stay nice and balanced and centered is another way of describing it.

What often happens is, and you look at people talk about making sure you’re surrounded by the right people in your life. And that’s because in this part of our our brain, this is where we start to pick up those vibrations from other people. So you will have had experiences where you walk into a room and you instantly know that the atmospheres a bit odd, but it’s not quite what you might have been expecting it to be. That’ll be being picked up in your reptilian brain and your emotional part of your brain then starts to make sense of it and wonder what it is that’s going on.

And finally, the the sort of the, the thinking part of our brain is where we get clarity of thought and it’s about making good decisions. Interestingly, it’s this part of the brain that is taken off line when we go into a stress state. When you have to run away from the tiger or the lion or the marauding herds that are coming over the hill.

You don’t need to think. You just need to go. So this part of your brain isn’t needed. It’s just taken offline. So any of you who recently have perhaps been wondering why you can’t think straight, why you can’t get organized, why things that used to be so easy are suddenly more difficult. It’s possibly because you’re maybe overwhelmed by things that you’re having to do right now if you’re taking care of others and the family and so on. Or maybe you’re being bombarded with lots of information. We’re constantly getting news reports about what’s happening in the world and we don’t know what our world is going to look like in, in a few weeks and a few months from now. And all of that information then can serve to take your thinking mind offline. And happy brain is about giving you the tools that will help you to be really focused and clear about what it is that you want to do.

So just to revisit that model, happy brain is about taking us from that stressed side of our brain where none of the parts are talking to each other. They’re all off doing their own thing and they’re all acting in a stress state. We’ve got all of those stress chemicals running around our bodies and moving us into a thrive mode where we’ve got feel good chemicals in our body and we have strategies that can help to calm us in the kind of original iteration of this model. That is then what helps children to learn better.

For us as grownups, it’s what allows us to do our businesses right, allows us to run our families right, allows us to do whatever it is that, that we want to do in life and make really good choices.

So yeah, let’s have a look at your brain. So pen and paper at the ready. What I’d like you to do is use using this or anything else you choose to as a model. Can you draw yourself to brains?

You don’t have to worry about all the folds and stuff in the brain. If it’s just an outline of a brain. That’s perfect because you are going to be writing on, on both of your pictures. So draw yourself two brains. Make them reasonable sized because you’re going to be writing in them. Give us a thumbs up when you’re done. Okay?

Okay. So in your first picture, what I’d like you to do is draw your brain in stress mode. So all of the things that you are aware of that are happening in your brain, when you go into stress mode, it will be different for everybody. So I’m not going to lead you with any of that. If you’ve got coloured pens, it can be different colours, it can be words, it can be pictures, it can be whatever it is that that comes to you. I’ve never seen two the same. So I can guarantee you that yours will be very different to everybody else’s. So you can make it your own.

So whatever it is that you want to put in your brain could be thoughts, feelings, things you see.

I’ll just give you a couple of minutes to do that. If I was really smart with the technology I’d play music now, but it’s what I do in a training room, but I haven’t quite got to grips with that yet. Give us a thumbs up when you, when you’ve done it.

Okay.

Yeah. If you just a couple more minutes. I know you’re all muted, but I can hear the scribbling and the, the brains wearing as you do all this.

Okay. If you’ve done that let’s move onto the other brain. Don’t, don’t worry if you haven’t. In the other picture of your brain that you’ve drawn. I’d like you to represent your brain in thrive mode when it’s calm, when it’s functioning really, really well. What do you see here? What colours do you see? What words are there? How would you represent it? It might be pictures in your calm brain.

So you might be using a different set of pens here, a different set of colours. Just notice as you’re doing this as well, how hard or otherwise you’re gripping your pen. How hard or otherwise you’re pressing on the paper as you’re thinking about your thrive and calm brain.

I can see lots of scribbling going on here. If you’ve just joined, draw yourself a couple of brains modelled on this picture. It’ll all become clear. Again, thumbs up when you’re done so we know when to move on. I don’t know Suzanne if you can. I can’t see all the, all the people. I can’t, can you? Do you have to scroll through? I just I don’t want to move on if it’s too soon for everybody.

Is everyone ready to move on or does anyone need a couple more minutes?

Thumbs up. Yeah, yeah, everyone can move on.

Excellent. Okay, so can I just ask you to take your attention to your stressed brain and just try it on, step into it. Really see if you can associate with some of the feelings. What you see, what you hear, what you notice and just pop it in the chat box. What’s that like? Can we see the chat box while the presentations up?

I can definitely.

Excellent. So for me, I think it’s noisy and it hurts so you can hear and feel things. Theresa says, heavy scrambled, red. I’ve got tight, full, sore and tangled.

So some interesting words coming up about, about thoughts and feelings and things you can see in here. Tight chest, increased heart rate, noisy and tension. Unsettled, rollercoaster, emotional, red and green and constricting. Red and messy. Anxious. Okay. Okay. And you’ve created that for yourselves just by looking at a picture. Why was that? Okay, let’s see what happens when you put that brain to one side and step into your calm and thrive brain.

And so go back to your calm picture in your thrive picture and really associate yourselves with that instead. So you may be seeing what you’ve written, you may be hearing some words, some other sounds, you might be noticing different colours, different patterns. And again, pop it in the chat box.

What’s that like?

Okay.

What’s it like when you try on your thrive brain instead? So you’ve got from me, smiley, positive, got life flowing nicely, sleep, less frantic and feeling well, happy. Flow, happy, motivated, calm, quiet, smooth, rest, pink and yellow in calm. Full of creativity, quiet, airy, clarity, yellow, bright, light, controlled and considered and calm. Aqua and soft green. Wow. How different is that?

So simply by taking your attention to how you want your brain to be in a calm, considered thrive mode, you’ve been able to experience a whole range of different thoughts and feelings associated with that different way of operating. So you now have a really good tool that you can use at any time. And practice remember is, is a really good way of getting familiar with it. To step into those really calm, thrive modes of, of being rather than the other sort, which you used to feel.

Does that make sense, everyone? Yeah. Yeah. Excellent. Okay. So, okay. This is where you’re all glad that you’ll be muted. For any of you who’ve joined Hannah on a Tuesday evening and been singing with Hannah, it’s great because she mutes everybody so you can sing your heart out and nobody can hear except whoever’s in your house. Of course. It’s, it’s so liberating. Honestly, I never really expected it, but it’s so liberating. So I’m gonna ask you to sing. I’m going to ask you to sing something in particular.

I’d like you all to think of a problem and it could be something as simple as I’m really annoyed because my partner won’t load the dishwasher. Yeah, that would be a real feature in many households right now when everybody’s living together really closely. So anything you like, think of a problem, doesn’t have to be something that that’s really, you know, deep seated, but anything you like and just say how you would normally say that problem. Just say out loud. Now we can’t hear.

So I’m guessing that’s a bit grumpy and it’s a bit, it might be a bit shouty or fed up or any of those other things. Okay. Yeah. Here comes the singing bit.

What I’d like you to do is to sing your problem. So you can go opera, you can go rap, you can go musical, you can go anything you like, but just have a go. It’s singing your problem. Same words. Just singing them. I’m looking for mouths moving. Come on guys, join in. Go on, no one can hear you. I’m just going to have a quick scan through cause I want to see everybody singing. Are you all still singing that? Yay. Fantastic. So what does it feel like? What’s it like when you sing your problem rather than say it. Pop your comments in the chat box so that we get to to get some feedback.

What’s it like when you sing that problem rather than saying it as you might do normally? What sorts of things are coming up? Remember to unmute Suzanne.

So we have less intense. I’m sick of my house being untidy but if I’m singing, I want to sing and then start picking everything up from everywhere. It’s easier. Someone’s got a book about it.

Easier, silly and childlike. Makes you smile and less frustrated.

Okay. Okay. So what we’re talking about there is changing your state. So if you say your problem, then you might feel a bit, a bit flat, a bit, all of those things. But when you sing it, not only do you have to be a little bit straighter, which immediately changes how you feel anyway, you have to take a big breath so your body gets oxygenated. That changes how you feel as well. And then just hearing the different ways that you’ve seen the problem that it sounds like changes how you feel as well. So we know the problem’s still there it’s still going to be dealt with, actually singing it will completely change how you feel about it and then be able to deal with it more constructively.

This is not about having a Pollyanna approach where we just go, Oh, nothing’s a problem. That’s kind of unrealistic. But what we can do is get more constructive in how we deal with it.

Einstein is quoted as saying that you can’t change, can’t fix the problem from the same place that you created it. So if you’re kind of creating that sort of a feeling and you try and address the problem from that place, then you try and have that conversation it just gets worse. Actually change your state, start to sing. And who knows what might be possible.

Yes.

Okay. Back to some drawing. I’d like you to draw two pictures like that one on your screen or anything else that you can come up with. We’re basically looking for two pictures of a person. It can be a stick person or any other drawing that you’re comfortable with?

And then in one of them if you’ve drawn them side by side, do it in the left hand one. If you’ve drawn them one underneath each other, do it in the bottom one. I’d like you to make a note with your coloured pencils of where you feel all of your stress feelings.

So maybe you get headache. Some of the things that you were talking about before in your stress brain. Maybe your tummy churns a little bit, you might get tingling in your fingers. Maybe you clench your toes. Maybe you need to go to the loo all the time. Maybe your eyes get a little bit tightly closed, maybe clench your teeth. Any of those things.

Again, it can be words, pictures, drawings, just colours and anything you like. Isn’t it good to do something positive as well? Even if you feel that you’re not creative, we’re just proving that you are.

Okay.

What sorts of things are we getting? Can you pop it in the chat box? The sorts of things that you’re getting, that you’re drawing, that you’re seeing, that you’re feeling, that you’re hearing? Maybe some smells are associated with this feeling as well.

So Sarah Johnson’s loving everything, by the way.

Oh, that’s great.

We’ve got someone that feels it in their jaw, their tummy, tops of their arms. For me, I get the lines down here.

Okay. Yeah, yeah.

My bum gets always filled with stress.

Okay. What does it do when it gets filled with stress?

Clenching.

Okay. Okay. Yeah. Okay.

Awkward toilet moments.

You’re not on your own. Any others?

Bad skin, twitchy legs. Tight, going to the loo all the time. Headaches, tension in the neck and shoulders. Throat pulses, sternum and rib cage. Clenching and grinding your teeth. I do that too. Frowning, tension in shoulders and in extreme cases chest pains. White skin. I hold my breath when I’m anxious.

Yeah. Good one. All of those are very, very, very usual things to feel. Okay. Let’s go to your other picture and in this picture you’re going to draw all of those calm and thrive feelings that you get. So maybe different colours. Again, notice how much you grip the pen or how heavily you write on the page. And where would you get those feelings of calm and thrive.

So here you might get a, a lightness, a feeling, a little bit of a kind of coming up from your, from your tummy maybe, or your shoulders drop possibly, or lots and lots of other things. You will all know that calm state. Think of a time when you really felt at your best and in thrive mode.

Loads of scribbling going on. Great. And then again, pop it in the chat box when you can. Some of those reflections.

What I just wanted to clarify, is it when we’re writing when we feel good?

Yes. When you feel good, when you’re in thrive, when you’re calm.

Okay. Okay.

And if there’s any of that that you’d like to share in the chat, that would be really helpful too.

You’re happy and calm and my eyes sparkle. I have a clear mind and a real focus and want to do and get creative, floating on air. Big smile, relaxed shoulders. I sing to myself, bounce around, smile and I’m productive. Smile, relax, laugh, ineffective. Someone can’t remember.

Can’t remember a calm state?

Yeah.

We’ll just put can’t remember. Later, someone is finding it’s a problem quantifying.

Okay.

Let’s go, release shoulders, glide along when walking.

Twinkling eyes, mischevious. I can imagine you being mischievous! Lighter, flying, full of energy, dancing, smiling, singing and this person can’t sing, and ready to take on the world.

Wow. How amazing does that sound? So if you can’t readily yet find your feelings of calm and flow, try on some of the ones that you’ve just heard. So some people were talking about floating on air, feeling a bit mischievous, being able to take on the world, all of those sorts of things. If you haven’t found your own just yet, try on some of the others cause you might find some that reminds you of your good feelings.

So now what I’d like you to do is to notice where on your stress picture take one of those feelings, whether it’s the churning in your tummy, the tightness in your chest, the furrowed brow or whatever it is and notice what that then looks like on your feeling good, calm, thrive picture. And notice how you can turn the stressed picture into the calm picture.

So for example, if you had some, an area that maybe changed colour, imagine taking that part of your body through the colour change. So for example, if it went from black to pink, notice the black part fading, getting perhaps gray, and then turning a little bit colourful until it comes up to the whatever colour pink you have.

If you have an area that’s that’s maybe swirling in one direction, try swirling it the other way to see what happens when you change it into your calm and thrive picture. If you’re feeling like your shoulders are up around your ears and in your calm picture you’ve noticed them down and relaxed. How do you do that? How do you change them from being up around your ears to down and relaxed?

Practice what it is that you have to change to go from that stress state into your calm, thrive state. Please do type if there are any questions or queries about any of that or your feedback about how you’re doing.

What are you noticing? Is that one proving a little trickier?

Someone’s colour intensifies when they’re calm. Someone’s wearing their shoulders like earrings.

Okay. Okay, so that one’s a little, a little trickier to associate with. What you have got though is that picture of you in your calm thrive state that you can step into at any time that you can use. You can wear it, you can try it, like you did your brain, to step into that feeling instead.

Okay. You can see how this would work. Because I can’t see your pictures. It’s harder for me to then be able to see, right. If we were working one to one or if you were using this with, with your kids for example, you could really pinpoint on an area where they’d drawn something, you know, like, like a swirly feeling in their tummy for example. And you could talk them through swirling it the other way or making it fade or maybe it lifts up and disappears from their body or any of those sorts of things because you can get really specific about it. So that’s maybe something you can try when we’re finished.

Okay. I’d like to do is invite you to just put your pens and papers down and make yourselves comfortable and I just wanted to take you through a very short visualiazation, which will just demonstrate how powerful your thoughts can be in a good way.

I’d like to invite you to close your eyes. If you don’t want to close your eyes, that’s absolutely fine. What I’d like you to do instead is find what we call it a gaze point. So you can maybe use the stones that are on the picture there or the sunshine or look down at your hands or anything. And a gaze point always comes with soft eyes. So not that really hard stare when you’re concentrating on something but soft eyes where you feel that you can see your peripheral vision that you can, things kind of fade a little bit. They get a little bit fuzzy around the edges.

And then I’d like you to think of a scent, a smell that you associate with being relaxed or good times or happy times, feelings of calm, just feelings of being in flow. Maybe a favorite candle you have to burn. Maybe a smell of some food that you particularly love, some perfume something that just, or your garden, something that you associate with that lovely feeling.

And I’d like you to take a really big breath in of that beautiful smell. Imagine it really filling, not just your lungs but all the way down into your tummy, down to the tips of your fingers and the tips of your toes. And you might notice that that smell has a bit of a colour attached to it. It may, it may not, but whatever it is, I want you now to notice how much that colour is starting to infuse, not just through your lungs, but it’s starting to infuse into the rest of your body as well.

So it might spread over your shoulders, down your arms, right into the tips of your fingers, down your body, over your hips, all the way down your legs ankles into your feet, right to the tips of your toes. Might notice that you’re feeling and smelling that right up to the top of your head as well as tips of areas, ends of your hair. That beautiful, beautiful scent that reminds you of the things that you’re thinking of now and as that scent perhaps gets as strong as you want it to be, or it may be a very faint scent and you can feel those feelings spreading all the way around your body.

You might notice, that it now starts to spread outside of your body as well and perhaps surrounds you like a little bit of an aura. Or if you’re as old as me, you remember the Ready Brek adverts is that golden glow of the children setting off to school, having had their Ready Brek and that golden glow or whatever colour it is for you and that sensation.

Breathe it in again. Really deeply. Big breath in and relaxed as you find yourself infused with that beautiful scent. And notice how your body is feeling. Notice those sensations, whatever they are that brings back those happy times, those happy memories, that feeling of calm, of being in flow.

As you get those sensations, perhaps right now throughout your body and then notice how you can hold on to that for the rest of the day. And isn’t it good to know that you can bring back those lovely feelings wherever you are, whatever you’re doing simply by noticing that gorgeous scent, that gorgeous smell that you know so well, and knowing that you can keep that sensation as you start to notice yourself coming back in the room as your eyes start to gradually open and take a big deep breath in and a big breath out and welcome back everybody.

Wow. Any comments in the chat box as to how that was. All good? Thumbs up. Perfect. Thumbs up will do just fine. Anyone want to make any comment on how that was for you?

You need to unmute, Suzanne.

Fabulous. Calming. Much needed. Thank you.

Great. And that was simply by using a resource that you have readily available at any time. Obviously you can use like a room of therapy oils, if you will, to to create that smell. But you know the smell, you know the scent because you, you’ve smelled it before. You know it already. So that’s something that you can use that anytime, wherever you are, whatever it is you do. Right.

So we’re coming to the end of our hour together, I’d just like you to take your attention back to this perceived emotional scale. And could you just now note whereabouts you are on this scale, note the number or the face or whatever it is, and just write down what that is for me. And then what would be really great would be to get it in the chat box. So feedback as to what you’ve noticed, what the changes are that you’ve noticed between where your first score was and the score that you have now.

I went from four to five, now I’m at a seven. Okay, someone has six, seven. Someone has some of Sara’s Altruis, calming oil burning too.

Excellent. Really good resource. They’re beautiful aren’t they?

Six need to get rid of the headache though. From five to seven. Four to five. I had a cry in the middle. Okay. It’s nine from seven. 10. I am always driven to work nonstop. There is no point in being stressed and work all the time. Okay. One from five to seven. Seven to eight. Okay. Someone’s got the diffuser bracelets on from Sara and they’re up to an eight for themselves now.

Okay. So it’s fair to say that most people moved up that, that and I hope that represents that the feelings are better than they were at the start. And all we’ve done is used some really simple tools that you can use for yourself anytime you can use it then for your family and for your colleagues, depending on your work environment. And they’re all tools that you can take with you. And obviously you can use oils and things like that, which are, which are always beautiful and it’s always particularly lovely, I have them in the car which, which is just great.

Okay. Hey or the person that said they had a little cry in the middle. I, I’m not actually worried about that because that just tells me that there’s been a little bit of a release. And that’s okay. That’s absolutely fine. So I’d just like to end on whether there are any questions or comments or further insights from what we’ve done today. Also if there’s anything else that I can help you with. Any of that into the chat box. That would be great.

Tracey, can you unshare your screen then I’ll be able to see everyone.

Ah, there’s everybody. Yay.

Can I just remind everybody please to leave Tracy a Facebook review. Thank you very much. That’s all I’m saying, I’m not butting in at all. But please leave Tracey a review. It was absolutely awesome mate. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you.

No, very welcome. Happy brain is the product and you’ll find more information about it at the Me group. Actually, can I just while while you might be,

If you want to put any links into the chat, that would be great.

Ah good thinking. Right. I’ll do that straight away.

Okay. So just reading while I type. So does anyone have any questions? That’s my website. Please be assured that Peter is religiously hard at work on my website as we speak. So what you see is, is it’s all fine. It’s all up to date. All the information is there. But it’s just not how I want it to look. But anyway, you can find all the information there and just let me put this down here. Okay.

The drawing activity. Great. Cool. that’s where you’ll find lots more information about happy brain. Kay is running some online training with, for happy brain at the moment. Normally it’s, it’s classroom based because it is very experiential, but what she’s doing at the moment is running it online and then she’ll get everybody together at some point to actually go through things in more detail and sort of do the experiential bit.

So do have a look at her website and all the information that she’s got on there as well. And so my

Facebook pages, people excellence performance,

I’ll send everyone links to Tracey as well. I’ll put all,

That’s perfect. Lovely. I have had such a ball today. Thank you so much for having me. I’ve really enjoyed it and I love working with these tools. They are fantastic. I hope you’ve enjoyed it.

Sorry, I’m guessing we can apply this technique to children. Can I do this?

Oh, absolutely.vAll the exercises were designed for children. And there are loads more where they came from. It’s all about creativity and play. And once you know more about happy brain and kind of the science behind it and how it works, you’ll then have all of those tools that you can use with, with children. But also there, there is a project that’s being developed to take into organizations as well called work well. And it’s all the same things in a slightly different context. So once you’re familiar with all the tools, you can use them anywhere. That’s the beauty of it, really.

Perfect. So after this session, I will put everything into the members only Facebook group. And so it’s easy for you to pick up the link to leave Tracey a review. If you do it straight away or if you need to reflect and think about it. But this week would be great.

And if you’ve got any questions or queries or anything that comes up for you, you know, when we’ve all signed off, please just get in touch. I really don’t mind. I’m also very happy at the moment to offer free 30 minute sessions for Minties. Just if there’s something and specific that you want to talk about that you want to go over that, if you want to please just give me a shout. Okay.

And Tracy, thank you very much for the session.

Very welcome.

It’s Theresa’s week next week. Would you like to tell everyone here a little bit more?

Oh yeah. Tracy, thanks so much for that. It was awesome. Absolutely brilliant. Really inspiring and really enjoyed it. Thank you very much. So yeah, I was kind of hoping that whatever I was doing next week didn’t, you know, isn’t similar and it won’t be. It’s, it’s kind of a similar concept. It’s about concept of confidence and finding that inner confidence. Cause many of us right now are probably sort of on the lowest scale in terms of confidence right now. And so we’ve got some tools and some techniques to increase our confidence and similar things. A bit of creativity to go in that cause I think, and I’m sure Tracy, you’ll agree, when you write things down and draw things out, it embeds it more and stays with you.

And these tools you keep using them, it embeds it so that you get, you’re using them for the rest, you know, for in the future, not just in this session. So yeah, it’s basically just a master class, our confidence coaching. Thank you very much.

I look forward to seeing you all next week and more people as well. Different people, whoever wants to join.

Okay. See you all later. Bye everybody. Thanks for coming along. Bye.