Meditation as a Tool to Improve your Self-Confidence

Meditation and mindfulness are all the rage these days. Though they have been around for several thousands of years, they have enjoyed a new level of popularity. Even the scientific world is getting involved. A quick search on YouTube will demonstrate just how interested the world is in these topics. While meditation accomplishes many things, […]

Will Christmas Be Your Tipping Point?

It’s Christmas! Time off work. Presents to buy. Drinking and eating more than you would normally. Visiting friends, family and loved ones (social distancing regulations allowing). It’s the season of goodwill, cheer, and demanding work priorities.     Cheer is exactly what we need—especially after the year we’ve had, because of the dreadful Covid-19 virus. […]

Preserving your Mental Health over the festive period

Preserving your Mental Health over the festive period The festive break is almost upon us and the countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun. If you’re like me, you may be thinking, “How will I get everything done?” Christmas brings its challenges—particularly this year, with the ever-changing rules around social distancing and who you […]

2020 Year In Review: Three Celebrated Achievements

Emotions can run high at this time of the year, as Christmas approaches and with the end of the year not too far away. Are you counting down the days to 2021? A new year with new possibilities, new hope and renewed optimism—where the challenges of 2020 can be put behind us. Do you wonder […]

Behaviours that will Boost Self Confidence During COVID-19

Fear and uncertainty are the most common reasons why people feel stressed, anxious and helpless. With the coronavirus pandemic putting a halt to our daily routines and lives as a whole, people in the UK and worldwide are facing a severe mental health and wellbeing crisis. With a growing number of lives lost, accelerated changes […]

Could the Current COVID-19 Pandemic Make Your Seasonal Affected Disorder Worse?

Helpful tips for managing Seasonal Affected Disorder—SAD for short, or winter blues—during these uncertain and challenging times. I hate to say it, but we’re already weeks away from the end of summer. This year is significantly different for some people; as well as having to manage their Seasonal Affective Disorder, they’re also having to cope […]

BBC Radio Sheffield Simon’s Journey of Faith Interview

Simon’s Journey of Faith guest recently was Mike Lawrence. Mike, who works as a Health and Wellbeing Consultant, shared some of the moments in his life when his Christian faith has guided and supported him. Listen back here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08srq60 Interview in two parts at 35 minutes and 46 minutes.

How to overcome barriers to communication while wearing a mask

How to Overcome Barriers to Communication While Wearing a Mask

Clients often ask me about books that I’ve read and techniques that I employ to overcome everyday challenges and retain consistent levels of motivation. An area of study where I excel and intrigues me is communication in all forms.  We’re communicating while wearing a face mask or face covering in places where it’s a mandatory […]

Uncertain Future

Dealing with Uncertainty During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We all experience different levels of uncertainty every day.  While many things are outside our control, our mindset is key to coping with difficult circumstances and facing the unknown. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People author Stephen Covey uses a helpful framework that provides clarity on what you cannot change or influence on matters […]

It's Time to Find Your Flow

It’s Time to Find Your Flow

Our daily way of life has changed for many.  We may have heard about the need for businesses to pivot and as we wait for the new normal to evolve and take shape.  How do we find our new flow or adopt a new flow to enable you to achieve your goals? I believe that […]

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Workplace Wellbeing – Mental Health At Work

How many times during a week have you found yourself saying, “I’m fine” to a colleague or friend when in fact you don’t really mean it? I asked this question earlier this week to a group of employees during a 1-day Mental Health At Work Awareness training session that I was hosting near Sheffield. The […]

Elaine Godley - elastic FM, holistic therapist Sheffield

Elaine Godley Elastic FM Interview with Mike Lawrence

I was invited on to the show to talk about my holistic therapy journey and how I made the transition from the corporate business world into the health and wellbeing industry. By Elaine Godley I have beaten cancer four times and cured myself of serious kidney disease. A qualified Nutritionist, Psychologist, former Athlete and Business […]

Mike Lawrence - Life Coach in Sheffield, Holistic Therapist, Hypnotherapy

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REVIEW: Mike Lawrence Consultancy & Holistic Therapies Mike Lawrence has been hailed in the media as having a ‘gift’  being the ‘go-to’ person when considering a holistic treatment… Treatments advertised on Mike’s website range from stress management and life coaching to cognitive behavioural solutions and Chinese therapies.  Many of these therapies are given with the […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Many of us begin our day in the winter with a commute to work under the cover of darkness, before sitting inside under artificial lighting only to head back to the refuge of our home again in the dark. These shorter days, accompanied by a gloomier weather forecast, can lead you to become somewhat less […]

Depression – Latest news, Breaking stories

Date: 21/07/2018 GPs report symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression are on the increase in the UK. 85% of UK GPs reported a rise in the number of patients with symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression in the last five years 58% of UK adults who experienced stress, anxiety or depression for over one week […]

Lewis Hamilton and the stress of competition

Hamilton is a four times Formula One champion and one of the truly elite figures in British sport but despite all that the 33-year-old admits he still feels the stress of competition. Lewis Hamilton’s hopes of a record sixth British Grand Prix looked to be in tatters after Kimi Raikkonen pitched him into a spin […]