Author Archives: Metathoughts

Horses as Coaches: What a horse can teach you

At present, I am involved in the development of a coaching program on communication and leadership with horses. This involvement was at first a professional opportunity to connect my life-long love for horses and the experience I have in that … Continue reading

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YouTube white board animation on Positive Psychology

Sometimes it can be difficult to explain certain concepts, where pictures make it so much easier. Enjoy! The video was created by Nick Standlea, a former research associate for Mike Csikszentmihalyi at the Quality of Life Research Center. Thank you very … Continue reading

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The path to happiness – Part II: What makes you (really) happy?

Read part I of this series: Why bad news is stronger than good news About a month ago, my financé and I were on holiday in Kwazulu-Natal and I was going to spend a day on my own. I was … Continue reading

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The path to happiness – Part I: Why bad news is stronger than good news

Let’s look at some facts about happiness(1): Over the last half century, purchasing power has doubled for people in the wealthy nations like the USA or Europe. This means, there are more people in the world than ever before that … Continue reading

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Would you benefit from coaching? – A simple checklist

There are a lot of misunderstandings around coaching, what it is and which benefits it can provide. If you consider getting a coach, this simple list can help you with your decision. 8 indications that you will benefit from coaching … Continue reading

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What are Metathoughts?

Ordinary Thoughts Thoughts are the driving force in our lives; every idea, action and creation originates in thought. However, most of the time we experience thoughts as automatic and accept our inner voice without reflection. The result are thought processes … Continue reading

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Coaching versus Psychotherapy: What you need to know

Recently I met an older lady who got a bit upset when she heard I am a psychologist. She told me a story which was similar to others I have heard before: being unhappy with her role towards her grown … Continue reading

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