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Thanks for purchasing a Mindcool Gift Card to help bring someone closer to the wonderful world of audiobooks:

How it works: It's simple: When you purchase a gift card, you will receive an email that contains a unique gift card code which you give to the Gift recipient and then they can use that code at checkout on https://www.mindcool.com/ to redeem its value against their purchase of audio download products.

This Gift Card is redeemable on the mindcool.com website against audiobook purchases. There is no time limit on the Card.

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Audiobook: Surviving Redundancy

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Losing our job is something we all fear and it can certainly impact on our confidence and self-esteem. But, being made redundant need not be the calamity it first appears to be. With the right attitude you can bounce back and turn it into an opportunity for finding a job you're really passionate about. But remember it is jobs or roles that are made redundant – not people. You can only become redundant if you see yourself as that job role. You may find yourself out of work for a while, but that does not have to mean the end of your working life. This audiobook provides hope for the person who is confronting redundancy for the first time and provides them with clear options and things to do to take control.
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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: 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: Meditation for Leaders: Total Stress Relief

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Whether you lead as a start-up entrepreneur, FTSE board member, director in the public sector or a CEO of a multinational organisation, I am sure you will be familiar with the isolation and loneliness of a leadership position and the pressures of the many risks to be mitigated on a daily basis. A recent piece of research on the stress of leadership found that eighty-eight per cent of leaders report that work is a primary source of stress in their lives and that having a leadership role increases the level of stress.

This audio presentation from Mindcool will provide you as a leader with practical ways to use meditation to combat the stress in your life.

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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: Meditation for Leaders: Deep Restful Sleep

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Whether you lead as a start-up entrepreneur, FTSE board member, director in the public sector or a CEO of a multinational organisation, I am sure you will be familiar with the difficulties in settling down to sleep after a busy with many thoughts racing through your mind.

This audio presentation will take you gently into a deep restful sleep under the guidance of Sara Dylan. Sara’s soft, kind, reassuring voice will lead you step by step into the safe, comfortable mind-set that will be conducive to achieving deep restful sleep.

Having discussed possible causes for your insomnia with your doctor and addressed these causes with treatments this meditation will assist in your efforts to achieve a true experience of deep restful sleep.

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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: Meditation for Leaders - Self-esteem

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Whether you lead as a start-up entrepreneur, FTSE board member, director in the public sector or a CEO of a multinational organisation, I am sure you will be familiar with the isolation and loneliness of a leadership position and the pressures of the many risks to be mitigated on a daily basis. A recent piece of research on the stress of leadership found that eighty-eight per cent of leaders report that work is a primary source of stress in their lives and that having a leadership role increases the level of stress.

This audiobook features a full meditation experience led by Sara Dylan where you will feel still and at ease, deeply relaxed as your body is being rejuvenated and revitalised from the inside out. Your inner healing energy which is the energy of love will give your body and mind whatever you need in your life at this moment. All negative thoughts and belief systems that are effecting your confidence now and that you have believed to be true about yourself up to this point in your life will be gently and lovingly dissolved from your unconscious mind, and your unconscious mind will find new positive ways of being for you to feel good about yourself and give you confidence in any area of your life that you need at this time. You are somebody, you are unique you were born to make a positive difference in the world. You believe in your gifts and talents now through focused meditation you believe in you.

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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: Meditation for Leaders: Beat Anxiety

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This audiobook features a full meditation experience written by Virginia Harton and narrated by Sara Dylan.

Anxiety is a word we use to describe feelings of unease, worry and fear. It incorporates both the emotions and the physical sensations we might experience when we are worried or nervous about something. Although we usually find it unpleasant, anxiety is related to the ‘fight or flight’ response – our normal biological reaction to feeling threatened.

We all know what it’s like to feel anxious from time to time. It’s common to feel tense, nervous and perhaps fearful at the thought of a stressful event or decision you’re facing – especially if it could have a big impact on your life. For example: sitting an exam going into hospital attending an interview starting a new job moving away from home having a baby being diagnosed with an illness deciding to get married or divorced

In situations like these it’s understandable to have worries about how you will perform, or what the outcome will be. For a short time you might even find it hard to sleep, eat or concentrate. This short meditation is designed to help you to deal with anxiety through exercises to relax the body and the mind while focusing on your breathing.

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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: Meditation for Leaders: Release Anger

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This audiobook features a full meditation experience written by Virginia Harton and narrated by Sara Dylan.

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

Your anger, if persistent and frequent, can have a devastating effect on your life and those around you. Spouses and other family members can struggle to cope and to them it may feel like walking through a mine field not knowing what is going to “set you off”.

Treatments you may seek for your anger will always start with your Doctor. Always consult your Doctor if your anger is causing problems in your life. Your Doctor will make a diagnosis and prescribe the best solution for you: This may range from medication to face to face counselling.

This short meditation is designed to help you to deal with anger through exercises to relax the body and the mind while focusing on your breathing.

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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: CLUTTER

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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 clutter is, how to stop accumulating it, and to lead you gently into reflection on how to clear the clutter currently in your life.

We all want our lives to be full of those things we believe will bring us joy and happiness.

But we also need to be careful not to fill our lives with too much stuff.

Ours is the most complex culture in history.

We experience more activity and devour more information in one day than our ancestors did in a lifetime.

We live in the midst of an intense technological haze of consumerism, advertising and entertainment.

We find it hard to dispose of stuff and now plastic pollutes the planet.

We seem to have an infinite capacity for making a mess!

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Audiobook: Job Interviews: Confidence When It Matters Most
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Audiobook: Job Interviews: Confidence When It Matters Most

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By Dr Denis McBrinn It’s only natural to feel nervous during a job interview, but part of performing well is not letting your anxiety show. This audio single will bring advice and practical techniques to help you to do your best when it matters most.

This audio single contains two major sections: Job Interviews: Confidence when it matters most, and Confidence at Work. First Job Interviews: It’s only natural to feel nervous during a job interview, but part of performing well is not letting your anxiety show. Your goal is to make a good impression from the start, which means appearing confident to those evaluating you. If you show a lack of confidence, you probably won’t be considered as a serious candidate for the job. One of the best ways to appear confident is to demonstrate how well you perform under pressure. This audio will help you to do just that and provide you with tips on preparation, communication, body language, questions to expect and how to dress..

Second Confidence at Work: So you are successful at the job interview and get the job. We all know it’s important to at least appear confident at work. Because the way you present yourself in the workplace is pivotal to your success, you want to present the most confident version of yourself at work. Essentially being confident in your professional life centres around looking the part; feeling at ease with yourself and others; being cooperative and pleasant to work with. Confidence at work is being open, honest and straightforward with colleagues, clients and customers; having a sense of humour and being very good at what you do. Denis McBrinn takes you through a conversation about how you can build your confidence at work.

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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: 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: 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: 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: Talk, Fight or Run

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By Alan MacQuarrie Taking control of your own personal safety in a violent world "Probably the best audio learning resource available today for lone workers and the general public"

Alan MacQuarrie is a world leading specialist on personal safety. He has spent a lifetime protecting people from predators and angry people and during this time has encountered both the best and worst of people. One of Alan’s main goals in life has always been to keep the good guy safe.

In this audiobook Alan will teach you a very particular set of skills to help you manage your own personal safety in a violent world, including: The difference between apathy and paranoia; a healthy awareness to stop you walking into danger; an awareness of predatory attack rituals; and what you need to know about angry people. Alan will teach you to tell the time; the time to talk, fight or RUN!

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Audiobook: This Thing Called Stress

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To help you to understand and reduce the physiological and psychological consequences of stress.

There are many consequences of stress and this recording highlights these consequences or symptoms as this information will be of immediate use in recognising stress in ourselves and others. This recording also provides useful information on the range of methods to combat the negative effects of stress.

By Emma Thurston: Narrated by Emma Thurston

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Audiobook: Relax: Escape from the Stress in Your Life

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A full 30 minute progressive muscular relaxation session guided by the hypnotic voice of Norman Brook.

This recording is designed to teach you to relax, to escape from the stress of everyday life, forget your worries and just let go.

To get you to relax we are going to ask you to perform a series of exercises. When a muscle is contracted and then relaxed it returns to a state that is more relaxed than before the contraction took place. To achieve a totally relaxed state we need to perform a series of exercises that contract and relax all the muscles in your body. Eventually only a few seconds will be needed to achieve full body relaxation. Take time to learn this and like self directed relaxation the results can be very rewarding.

By Norman Brook and Emma Thurston

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Audiobook: Relax: Forget Your Worries and Let Go

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A full 30 minute self directed relaxation session guided by the hypnotic voice of Norman Brook .

This recording is designed to teach you to relax, to escape from the stress of everyday life, forget your worries and just let go.

Self directed relaxation aims to relax each of the body’s muscle groups while emphasising slow, easy breathing and visualisation of the tension flowing out of the body. The objective of this training is to gradually help you to reduce the time needed to achieve complete relaxation.

While initially it will take several minutes to go through these instructions, with some practice greater and greater relaxation should be achieved in less time.

Eventually only a few seconds will be needed to achieve full body relaxation. Take time to learn this and the results can be very rewarding.

By Norman Brook and Emma Thurston

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