Why this blog?

Because HAPPINESS is misused. My theory is that Happiness is NOT the POINT of Life; rather, it is a POINTER IN LIFE. And when it comes to making changes, that's what I specialise in at abetterlife-uk.com and http://hertscollegeofhypnosisandnlp.co.uk

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Physics of Happiness

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I've finally realised a little ambition of mine to bring together lots of free information and resources on achieving happiness. I needed to figure out how blogsites work and how to create them and all that techie stuff. I hope you like the

Sign up at the blog site to get a series of free articles on happiness and how to achieve it! I'

What will I find here?

My blogsite is like a simplified web site, with everything instantly accessible from the one front page. I collect articles - like copies of this newsletter, plus lots of links to fascinating and useful things. Discover how your own happiness rating; or how happy is the world right now; view video clips, books and more!

Sign up today on the site and receive a series of free articles on my ideas on Happiness and How To Achieve It. Your first article will be sent to you automatically. I have summarised these for you below.

Happiness and How To Achieve it

Part 1: It wasn't meant to be this way

Let’s say you meet a friend, and they ask “Hi! How’s it going?” And you answer, “Not bad. And you?” Hold it right there; what was that? “Not bad”? – NOT BAD!?– What does that mean? It seems to suggest the normal state of affairs in life is ‘bad’, and currently you just managed some relief from it! Surely something's going wrong here? This article challenges what we take for granted.

Part 2: Yes, but my problem is..

The first article challenges state of ‘grey normality’ that is commonly accepted to be as good as it gets. Usually this sort of talk brings out protests about the difficulties of changing things. So this article explores the truth about problems.
Part 3: How do you achieve happiness and fulfilment?

Ok, so some of you will be thinking, "Yes but life's not like that in the real world I live in!" Ok, so you think you know what the real world is like? I think you'll find you are mistaken. Actually, we all are. It's in the nature of things. Discover in this article why things seem to be the way they are, and open your eyes to what is 'really' possible out there. This is the heart of my Physics of Happiness concept, which contains the keys to happiness and fulfilment.

Part 4: How to make friends with your bad feelings

When you think about going for what you really would like in life, do you find that there are some bad feelings around your chances of success? Its normal isn’t it? After all, if it were easy, and everything felt great no matter what, we’d be off and laughing right? Wrong. What if you couldn’t get angry enough to make a difference, or hurt enough to realise that you made a big mistake? Am I telling you that it’s good to feel bad? Well, sort of. Actually, in this article you'll discover what I believe to be the real value of your emotions, what they mean, and how to make use of them. Cool.

Part 5: What makes us happy?
This is the last of my mini series of five articles exploring happiness. We have discovered the keys to happiness and fulfilment, and how to use our emotions. Finally I ask, "Do you really know what would make you happy - long term?" For most of us, it’s easier to say what we don’t like, isn’t it? But what do you really want? I mean, would you really recognise a happy life if it slapped you in the face? And would you be prepared to do what it takes to make it happen? Sign up at the Blog for the full series now.

Video Clip

Releasing negative emotions is easy!

Very few people realise how quickly and easily you can release all negative emotions, changing your past memories and your future reactions. What
would it meant to you to leave go of all unwarranted fear? Or anger? What about sadness?
Watch this clip showing Richard demonstrating how to do just that using the power of Time Line Therapy techniques in one of his recent trainings.

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Make sure you receive future newsletters and check the contact details we have by following this sign-up link. To get the articles on The Physics of Happiness, sign up on this blogsite (above right).

Monday, September 1, 2008

the basic idea

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Introducing the Physics of Happiness

I’m really excited about the idea of speading how to do happiness. It's about making use of what you enjoy. What age can this make most difference? I believe it's when we are young... it's easier to learn then isn't it? So this blog is about how to help your kids survive growing up. By your efforts. Are you willing to do what it takes? Because this is not an easy path to follow. You will be stepping out of the norm; thinking differently from other parents, and quite probably teachers and almost everyone you hear.

I got seriously interested in happiness as a result of my working with private clients and teaching coaches and therapists for some 15 years. Even governments are getting interested in happiness. What I really like to do is sniff out really potentially important topics and put them into words that any of us busy people can easily and quickly grasp and understand.

This is just the beginning. So enjoy what’s here for now, and subscribe to news from my new Blog for what’s to come.

Happiness Blog Coming soon

Loads of inspiring, fun and relevant information

My blog will include guidance, tips, research, articles, past newsletters, surveys, self-assessment questionnaires, video clips, pictures, audio. Sign up for advanced notice of the new Physics of Happiness blog updates now.

Is happiness good for you?

This common notion is tested in studies on happiness and longevity (how long you live). This statistical research found that happiness does not help you live longer if you are sick, but it does extend the lifespan of healthy people. In other words, happiness does not so much cure illness, but it does protect against becoming ill. (And I reckon it must make the extra years worth having!) Source: Journal of Happiness Studies. Read more.

Golden handcuffs less effective than loving it?

Emotionally committed staff, even unpaid, feel more loyalty and obligation to the organisation than do paid staff. This is especially true where there is a close fit between their personal values and the values of the organisation. Whilst this surprised the researchers, those of us who have studied ‘values’ in NLP training will understand why this is the case. Source: BPS Blog. Read more.

Wales has happiest county?

Powys tops the list of 273 districts, with Edinburgh apparently the most miserable place in Britain. Eight of the top 10 districts with the highest levels of wellbeing are in Scotland or the north of England. But the team from the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester stress that happiness is more a product of personal circumstances than physical location. I would say that your world goes where your head goes. Source: BBC Website. Read more.

Measure your happiness now

Using this quick five-step test, psychologists say it is possible to measure your happiness.This test, designed by psychologist Professor Ed Diener from the University of Illinois, takes just a minute to complete. Source: BBC Website. Read more.

Video & Audio

Magical properties of happiness?

Scientists claim that happiness can make us more resilient and creative, harder working, healthier and even live longer.

Mark Easton reports for BBC Two's The Happiness Formula. Watch Clip.

Music and how the Brain works

Music is found in every human culture and one theory is that it was an evolutionary precursor to language. Whereas language allows us to make propositional, "information rich" statements, music is far vaguer but arguably provides a superior means of conveying emotion. This podcast describes how this emotional power is being harnessed to help people with Alzheimer's. We also hear how singing can help stroke patients rediscover their lost voices. It has some lovely moments. Source: Guardian Science Weeky Podcast. Listen here.