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Audiobook: POTENTIAL

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This short audio presentation by Dr Denis McBrinn and narrated by Sara Dylan, is designed to bring a clear definition of what potential is, how to harness it, and to give you an opportunity to focus and reflect on the level of personal potential currently in your life.

"What One Can Be. One Must Be" Abraham Maslow

Our potential as human beings is closely associated with our human needs.

There is an emptiness in human hearts that can lead to anxiety, regret and disillusionment, when ignored. But a better understanding of our fundamental needs and their priorities, helps us to shape our destiny And experience a life of meaning and purpose.

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Audiobook: Go for It! Be Confident

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By Dr Denis McBrinn GO FOR IT, is designed to help you develop the CONFIDENCE to succeed in all areas of your personal and working life.

Confidence is the key to a happy and fulfilling life and it has such an impact on how we perform in every single area of life. As a professional Life Coach Denis McBrinn is often asked how can we get more out life and achieve the best possible life we can.

Whether it is:

• Delivering an important presentation to the board

• Performing on stage

• Asking for a romantic date

• Succeeding at exams

• Winning at sport

• Closing a vital business negotiation or sales deal

• Getting down to your ideal weight

• Securing your dream job

• Running a marathon

• Giving a speech at your daughter’s wedding

• Resolving conflicts at home or work

• Being a great parent, or

• Picking yourself up quickly and appropriately from any of life’s setbacks.

No matter what the challenge or situation, confidence and self-belief can be said to be two of the most important factors for success.

The purpose of this programme is to empower you to take practical steps along the road to greater confidence in all aspects of your life and to help you make a real difference where it matters most. It will introduce you to the skills and mind-set that successful athletes, sport stars, actors, artists, inventors, politicians and business people have developed to create confident and fulfilling careers and lives.

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Audiobook: Speak your Mind: Tips on being Assertive

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Tips on being Assertive by Dr Denis McBrinn, narrated by Sara Dylan. This audiobook will bring to you a clear and comprehensive list of useful tips to help you become more assertive

The communication skill of being assertive, is about striking the right balance between our needs and the needs of others.

If we are always centred on satisfying our own needs, at the expense of others, we will be perceived as being selfish and aggressive.

On the other hand, if we are always putting the needs of others first and neglecting our own essential needs, we risk being taken for granted and our self-esteem will suffer.

Assertiveness is about finding the right response to situations, that is neither aggressive nor passive. It is an important communication tool, that can be learned and developed, with practice.

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Audiobook: Learn to Concentrate

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By Professor Aidan Moran Concentration is a practical skill which can enrich our lives considerably. Unfortunately, most of us are probably more familiar with losing our concentration than with effective “focusing” ability.

This recording will explore concentration in three stages. Firstly, it will explain what concentration is, show you how it’s influenced by your attitudes and emotions, and give you some practical tips to improve your listening and reading skills. Secondly, it will help you to analyse and deal with common distractions in your life. Finally, it will present some practical “focusing” strategies which will help you to improve your concentration in a variety of daily situations.

This audio presentation features Professor Aidan Moran who is a Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Director of the Psychology Research Laboratory in University College, Dublin. Aidan is an expert in the use of psychological techniques which can improve people’s concentration and performance in academic and sporting situations. It is narrated by Emma Thurston and Professor Aidan Moran.

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Audiobook: SELF TALK

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SELF TALK by Dr Denis McBrinn: Narrated by Sara Dylan

Welcome to this short audio presentation which is designed to bring a clear definition of what self-talk is, how to achieve effective and positive self-talk, and to give you an opportunity to focus and reflect on the level of effective and positive self-talk currently in your life.

"There's someone in my head, but it's not me." Roger Waters

There is a voice inside everyone's head that is constantly talking.

It never stops: Always chattering away, every minute of our waking hours. This is known as our "Self-Talk" or "Internal Monologue".

No one else ever hears this internal voice but us. We are the sole listeners to our self-talk.

What our self-talk repeatedly says to us and how we respond to it, has a big influence on our life.

If our egos are too dominant, then our self-talk may be critical and demanding. What does your self-talk say to you? Is it generally positive or negative? Is it compassionate or critical? Is it constructive or conflicting? Is it a voice of hope and encouragement? A voice of anxiety and fear?

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Audiobook: ESTEEM

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This short audio presentation by Dr Denis McBrinn and narrated by Sara Dylan, is designed to bring a clear understanding of what self-esteem is, how to develop it, and to give you an opportunity to focus and reflect on the level of self-esteem currently in your life.

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" Eleanor Roosevelt

The word esteem derives from the Latin meaning "to estimate".

Self-esteem is about how we estimate or regard ourselves and the beliefs we have about ourselves.

It is related to the type of person we think we are; our values; skills and abilities.

Esteem is associated with our sense of accomplishment.

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Audiobook: TRUE SELF

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This short audio presentation by Dr Denis McBrinn and narrated by Sara Dylan, is designed to bring a clear and understanding of what being true to yourself means, and to lead you gently into reflection on how your true self can bring clarity to your daily living and the realisation that: To be true to others, you must start by being true to yourself.

Once you are true to yourself, you’re also true to other people.

"May the True, Higher Self Within - Always Guide You" Krishna

Our true self is the soul of being. It is the part of us not defined by: ego, status, job, role or function.

It is our evolving higher self that seeks to rise above our basic instincts.

It represents the blue print for the realisation of what we can become. Our true self is the "silence" within that calls us to live our best possible lives.

As young children, we instinctively hear this inner call with great clarity. We live joyfully in the present moment and laugh and smile, much more than adults.

But as we grow up, worldly matters arise and the ego instinctively develops as part of survival.

We then learn to use psychological defences to protect ourselves from the harsh, competitive world.

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Audiobook: CHALLENGES

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This short audio presentation by Dr Denis McBrinn and narrated by Sara Dylan, is designed to bring a clear definition of what challenges are, how to deal with them, and to give you an opportunity to focus and reflect on the level of challenge currently in your life.

"Life's Greatest Opportunities are Fulfilled by Facing Life's Greatest Challenges" Eleesha

There is no shortage of challenges in life! Life is a journey through loss with many obstacles along the way. We will experience the loss of loved ones through bereavement: The loss of good health through illness, accidents or old age.

And major life events such as: getting married, giving birth, divorce, redundancy and retirement are all challenging times that can cause stress and anxiety.

When something difficult and challenging happens to us, we have three choices. We can either allow the situation to define us for the rest of our lives. Let it destroy us. Or use it to strengthen us and to make us better, rather than bitter.

This audio learning experience will give you the opportunity to make the decision to become stronger, more assertive, and better, not bitter.

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Audiobook: SUCCESS

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This short audio presentation by Dr Denis McBrinn and narrated by Sara Dylan, is designed to bring a clear understanding of what success is, how to achieve it, and to lead you gently into reflection on the level of success currently in your life.

"I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed" Michael Jordon

A basic human need is to grow and achieve success at some level in our lives. You might seek success in your profession; you might want success on the sporting field; or to be a successful parent; or to be successful in your business; or to succeed in living your spiritual or religious beliefs.

Each of us has our own definition of success. But the clearer we are on what success means for us, the more likely we are to achieve it.

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Audiobook: INTUITION
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Audiobook: INTUITION

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This short audio presentation by Dr Denis McBrinn and narrated by Sara Dylan, is designed to bring a clear understanding of what intuition is, how to recognise and use intuition and to give you an opportunity to focus and reflect on the level of intuition currently in your life.

"If prayer is you talking to God, then intuition is God talking to you." Wayne Dyer

What is intuition? How does it arise in our lives? How do we develop it? Derived from the Latin word Intueri, it means “to look within".

Intuition is our inner wisdom that develops from awareness of the "unseen and hidden".

Intuition lies within our subconscious. Intuition is like whispered guidance from our soul.

It is our soul's equivalent of "Sat. Nav." or "GPS".

Many great innovations, have been ignited by sparks of intuition.

All of us have the ability to be intuitive; We just need to give it more attention and practice.

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Audiobook: PROBLEM SOLVING - Solution Focus

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This short audio learning experience by Dr Denis McBrinn: narrated by Sara Dylan is designed to bring a clear understanding of what problem solving is, how to do it effectively and to lead you gently into reflection on the level of effective problem solving currently in your life.

"Focus on finding a solution, rather than just dwelling on the problem"

Good problem solvers put the focus on finding a solution rather than the problem.

Defining a problem clearly and correctly is important - a problem fully stated is half-solved.

But most of us spend 80% of the time on the problem and only 20% on finding a solution.

We tend to be "Problem Focused" rather than "Solution Focused" because it is easier to blame than act.

This audio learning experience includes a guided process for using left and right brain characteristics for problem solving.

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Audiobook: Adaptability

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This short audio presentation is designed to bring a clear definition of what adaptability is, how to achieve it, and to give you the opportunity to focus and reflect on the level of adaptability currently in your life. "Better to Bend than to Break" French Proverb Adaptability is the ability to think and act flexibly in the face of changing and challenging circumstances. This audio presentation includes a mindfulness reflection exercise focusing on changes you may be currently resisting in your life

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Audiobook: COURAGE

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This short audio presentation by Dr Denis McBrinn and narrated by Sara Dylan is designed to bring a clear definition of what Courage is, how to develop it, and to give you an opportunity to focus and reflect on the level of courage currently in your life.

"Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change and the courage to change the things I can." Reinhold Niebuhr

Courage is one of the most important inner qualities we can develop to address our fears.

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Audiobook: FEAR

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This short audio presentation by DrDenis McBrinn and narrated by Sara Dylan is designed to bring a clear definition of what fear is, how to deal with it, and to give you an opportunity to focus and reflect on the level of fear currently in your life.

"Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope will set you free." Shawshank Redemption

One of the most crippling emotions preventing us from facing up to challenges and difficulties is fear. Fear is basically our mind and body’s evolutionary response to perceived threats.

This audio experience will include a mindfulness meditation to help you deal with your fears

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Audiobook: Dealing with Angry People

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This audiobook will equip you with proven techniques to successfully communicate with angry people and protect yourself from violence

Have you ever been angry? I’m sure you have. How did it feel? What caused it? Did you lash out physically at furniture or people or just fume quietly?

Have you ever experienced an angry customer, or patient, or family member and been at a loss as to how to calm things down? Upon reflection have you maybe sometimes escalated the anger in the other person by arguing or speaking over or interrupting their angry rant?

Have you ever seen someone reach a point where they do kick furniture about or even raise a hand to strike you?

This audiobook is designed to give you an understanding of what anger is and when encountered in someone else what to do and what not to do to calm things down and reach a more rational way forward.

Psychologists recognise three types of anger: 1. There is hasty and sudden anger often connected to the impulse for self-preservation. It is shared by human and other animals, and it occurs when the animal, the person, is tormented or trapped. 2. Then there is the more common settled and deliberate anger possibly a reaction to perceived deliberate harm or unfair treatment by others. 3. And finally, dispositional anger often related more to character traits than to instincts or cognitions. Irritability, sullenness and churlishness are examples of this

In this audiobook we will be focusing mostly on type 2 where the anger is settled and deliberate, possibly a reaction to perceived deliberate harm or unfair treatment. Of course you may encounter all three types.

Some examples of the type 2 kind of anger might include a customer, who is complaining about the standard of the product they have purchased, or the householder who is angry at the engineer who is trying to get their electricity supply back on, or their heating repaired on a cold winter’s day.

Whether they are right or wrong, their perception is that you or your organisation is to blame and they will vent their anger and hopefully not their violence, on you.

You might work in a shop, or a bank, or you might be a social worker visiting your clients at their homes? You might be a nurse or Doctor dealing with unruly patients in Emergency on a Saturday night, or a police officer for whom the angry person is a frequent occurrence. Whatever your role in life you are going to encounter an angry person at some point. Be prepared.

By Sarah Connor: Narrated by Sarah Connor

The H.E.A.R.T system used by courtesy of Mindcool Author: Alan MacQuarrie

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Audiobook: BALANCE

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This short audio presentation is designed to bring a clear definition of what work-life balance is, how to achieve it, and to give you the opportunity to focus and reflect on the level of work-life balance currently in your life. "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life" Dolly Parton Having a satisfying personal life and a satisfying working life are the essence of work-life balance. This audio presentation includes a mindfulness reflection exercise focusing on the achievement of balance in your life

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Audiobook: OPPORTUNITY

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This short audio presentation by Dr Denis McBrinn and narrated by Sara Dylan is designed to bring a clear definition of what opportunity is, how to seize it, and to give you a relaxing moment to focus and reflect on the level of opportunity currently in your life.

"The pessimist sees the problem with every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every problem" Winston Churchill.

Life's opportunities are not always immediately obvious.

Opportunities can come to us disguised as problems, difficulties and challenges.

Sometimes all it takes is a subtle change in thinking to make the most of them. There are no shortage of problems in this world.

But within every problem lies an opportunity to create a better solution.

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Audiobook: LOVE

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By Dr Denis McBrinn; narrated by Sara Dylan: This short audio presentation is designed to bring a clear understanding of love and how to allow more of it into your life. Sara Dylan will also be gently leading you through reflection on the level of love currently in your life. "Do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about Love....." Max Erhmann. Love is humanity's most challenging and powerful emotion. Its presence or absence in our lives influences everything we feel, think, say, do and become. When we experience love we seem to be connected to the mysterious fabric of creation.
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Audiobook: MENTAL WELLBEING

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This short audio presentation by Dr Denis McBrinn and narrated by Sara Dylan is designed to bring a clear definition of what mental wellbeing is, how to ensure it, and to give you a relaxing moment to focus and reflect on the level of mental wellbeing currently in your life.

"Mens sana in corpore sano - A sound mind in a healthy body" Juvenal

The practice of mindfulness helps to reduce stress and anxiety and contributes to our mental wellbeing. Mindfulness helps us to take notice of what is happening in the present moment.

By being more engaged with the present, we improve our focus on what really matters.

This improves understanding of our values, priorities and motivations.

We live in a constant stream of commentary running through our heads. But when we take notice and observe our mind, we are less likely to be controlled by negative thoughts.

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Audiobook: Be Fabulous, Have It All!

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By Brenda Shankey A modern day survival guide for today’s woman on how to be blissfully happy every day! Keep stress at bay and live life in the fast lane! Introduction narrated by Colin Day

Learning how to have it all in today’s society can be pretty demanding. We expect to have the perfect life, well paid job, and beautiful home, top of the range car, stunning partner, perfect figure and youthful looks – Says who? Exactly: Where do we pick up our expectations of ourselves and indeed others? How come we demand so much from life and how come our expectations are so high? Welcome to Be Fabulous, the ultimate guide to contentment and realising you have it all right now just as it’s supposed to be. You can have it all, everything you want, hope, dream for and desire plus more… You can have the perfect YOU!

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Audiobook: Being Fabulous Supercharge Your Day

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By Brenda Shankey From the Best-selling Be Fabulous Album: A morning 20 minute supercharge meditation and a master class in getting the mind clear of clutter and noise through visualisation.
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Audiobook: Being Fabulous: Choose How You Feel

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By Brenda Shankey From the best-selling audio album “Be Fabulous": Choose how you feel. Coping with hardships and stress and talking to yourself positively every day.

We all have been through difficult situations in our life, trauma, death, addiction, anger, stress, fear, hate, revenge, disappointments, and daily life’s struggles which challenge us every day. From now on I want you to look at these situations in a completely different way. Do not look at these as 'poor me why is my life so hard', 'why did I not get that job', 'why did my friend betray me, why is my partner so mean, why why why? For some things in life we will never find a reason, an explanation or an answer and what we do is let these situations ruin our life!

We allow ourselves to be the victim. We allow ourselves to be hurt, angry, sad, depressed, stressed! We can change that.

Remember we have the choice to choose how we feel about any situation good or bad. So from now on let’s see these situations as an opportunity to change how we think, feel and deal with life’s challenges.

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Audiobook: Being Fabulous: Taking Control of Your Day

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By Brenda Shankey From the Best selling Be Fabulous Album: A morning meditation - a positive start to your day and an evening meditation - leaving the busy day behind.

You can have it all, everything you want, hope, dream for and desire plus more…Meditation sessions for morning and evening taken from the best selling modern day survival guide for today’s woman on how to be blissfully happy every day! Keep stress at bay and live life in the fast lane! You can have the perfect YOU!

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