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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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It’s Easy to Reach Your Goals (If You Know How)

Big When E-Zine LogoJanuary is behind us and 2013 is officially in full swing. Have you stuck to your resolutions?

We all set goals at the start of the new year; mostly to improve our health, our job prospects, our relationships, and our lifestyle. In fact a massive 70% of us set resolutions in January, but only a mere 20% of us are still going strong at the start of February.  Do you know why this number is so low?

The reason is most people don’t have a game plan to achieve them; yes they really do want to reach their goals, but that just isn’t enough.

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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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