Category Archives: NLP

Nursing Times review of Big When Little When

Here is a recent review of Big When When Little When by Sasha Wallace from NursingTimes.net
3 June, 2015

Title: Big When, Little When. The guide to restoring work/life balance for health and front-line care professionals

Author: Sasha Wallace

Publisher: Sasha Wallace Horizons

Reviewer: Rebecca Myatt, nurse case manager, thoracic surgery

What was it like?

The author of this short book is a life coach with extensive experience with NHS and other frontline workers. Her aim is to empower care professionals, police officers, nurses and aid workers to design a better quality of life, manage stress effectively, work more efficiently and ultimately pass on the benefits of this knowledge to the public, patients and staff they support.

It is a concise read, divided into small chapters each of which discusses a topic such as understanding stress and avoiding overwhelm. There are then small exercises to focus the reader on where they are currently, where they wish to be and how to achieve that goal.

It is extremely accessible to all individuals who may be questioning their current work/life balance and wondering how to adapt or improve the situation

What were the highlights? 

The highlights are the exercises designed to make you consider important features of your current situation and move these forward. These take the form of lists, reflection, mind mapping and setting time specific goals. They are straightforward, quick to complete and enable the reader to focus on where they are now and where they would ultimately like to be.

Strengths & weaknesses:

This is a short introduction to the process of life coaching. It touches on many important concepts regarding motivation and achieving goals. It is not a substitute for a face-to-face coaching experience but there are contact details for the author at the end of the book if more help is required. There is also the opportunity for a free, 60 minute, telephone consultation to discuss your goals and support your success.

Who should read it?

This could be read by anyone who is looking for insight their current work/life situation and hoping to redress the balance or for those seeking an introduction to life coaching.

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Big When Little When – A Guide to Restoring Work/Life Balance to Health and Front-line Professionals

The Well Formed Outcome

Throughout my training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) I found one
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technique in particular to hold a certain power over me, to shine a search light on the dark recesses of my sub-conscious, and bring shocking clarity to my essential driving force, and then push me to reach new horizons. Now that I’m a NLP Practitioner myself, I really enjoy introducing this exercise to my clients. From the outside it just looks like 14 questions, but they are structured in a very specific way, and can produce incredible results, especially where behavioural change is required, or sufficient motivation is needed to achieve a desired goal.

I would like to share it here so that you may feel it’s power for yourself. Even if NLP is new to you, you will find this an effective and interesting tool to generate the motivation to achieve that big goal, or change that unwanted behaviour. 

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12 Questions You Should Ask When Choosing a Coach

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Here is an insider peek at my Insider Report

12 Questions You Should Ask When Choosing a Coach.

It is absolutely imperative that you find a coach that feels right for you, and is well suited to your needs. Don’t enter into this lightly!

Here are the first 3 questions…….

1. What qualifications and experience does this coach have?

Investing in a coach is an important decision, in fact it’s a life-changing decision, so you want to ensure that you are selecting someone who has invested in their own development as a coach. Since coaching is still an un-regulated industry anyone can call themselves a coach, so it is wise to be cautious and finding someone who has a recognised qualification and some practical experience is the best place to start. Any reliable and professional coach should be happy to show you their qualifications if you wish to see them.

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Foundations: Part 2 of 3 – Mind…..the mental foundation

It can be tiring finding enough brain food to stimulate and satisfy my ever-growing mental appetite but it’s a commitment I adore and cherish and I wouldn’t change it for anything. I couldn’t be content watching mind-numbing TV every night; sometimes a relaxing night in is called for but that’s just to vary my routine (and I do devour about 5-10 movies per week so that nourishes my imagination no end).

Because I operate on a very high energy frequency I need to monitor my work/life balance levels (and it is precisely this careful control of my own behaviour and schedule that makes me an expert work/life balance coach.) In the next part of this blog series I’ll tell you how I compliment all of this activity with the spiritual and emotional foundations of relaxation and rest.

In the last two weeks I have engaged in all of these activities, many of them taking place every day. (And I manage these items around a 9-5 job, a private coaching practice, and my volunteer coaching activities)

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Foundations: Part 1 of 3 – Body…..the physical foundation

The bigwhenlittlewhen blog was conceived to bring awareness to my new book about achieving work/life balance so it feels only right to explore what balance looks like in practice. I believe there are three essential foundations that need to be satisfied – mind, body and spirit. I will explore each of these over the next 3 blogs and report back on my personal experience and application. It is not uncommon for the 3 foundations to interweave and overlap, and the more the better.

Blog Part 1: Body – the physical foundation

Blog Part 2: Mind – the mental foundation

Blog Part 3: Spirit – the spiritual (and emotional) foundation

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Review of ‘Big When Little When’ from across the Pond!

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The recently published Big When Little When – A Guide to Restoring Work/Life Balance to Health and Front-line Professionals

This review came courtesy of BETHANY MICHAELS – Associate Publisher & Chief Copy Editor at Cat Fence-In Books

“You can achieve whatever it is that puts a smile on your face.” Author Sasha Wallace begins her short book with an inviting idea, engaging my mind right away. And her promise to deliver simple and effective content to help gain clarity over prioritizing and organizing, not only met, but exceeded my expectations in this book. She approaches goals using a “big when/little when” mentality, which she easily describes and presents to the reader. This engaging book really helped me gain clarity in my personal life goals. The tools illustrated in this easy to follow read have truly helped propel me to new heights, learn how to manage stress better, and understand myself more fully. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in growing, learning and investing more time into yourself.”