Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The very best wishes for an ‘uplifting’ and wonderful Christmas and New Year through all the changes we are being offered at this time.

The trick to remember that whenever there is upheaval that is going on in our lives, is not to focus on the drama of the situation, easier said than done when partner is having an affair, economic recession, redundancy, artic winds of -50c, burst water mains, but ask yourselves, “What is the opportunity that is being shown to me right now?”

Unfortunately, global changes are in process and as old belief systems want to cling onto old structures, pain ensues. If we want new structures, we will need new beliefs. The first step maybe to ‘accept’ the situation as ‘is’ before moving on to the opportunities being offered to you/us right now.

The opposite of war (control) isn’t peace, but it could be ‘acceptance’ (let go), which then ascends to Peace. Teilhard de Chardin the great Jesuit geologist wrote “What converges ascends” (Brooks, 2010). Where the two opposites meet at the halfway point between them (War >Neutral< Accept), has a neutralising effect and therefore creating a new possibility to ascend to, such as Peace.

Model Adapted for Peace (Brooks, 2022)

 “This structural model used in Psychosynthesis again seems a useful framework for understanding how the releasing of blockages and redirecting the flow of energy can lead to the achievement of goals and positive outcomes.” (Brooks, 2010). Read published post-grad research paper here: The Performance Solution: A Research Journal of Coaching, Mentoring, Supervision and NLP, p63.

Walk in Peace;

Walk in Beauty

until we meet again…


BIO: Johnathan Brooks MA, PG Dip, MAC is an experienced Executive and Personal Coach with 1,800+ hrs in the field, who has trained in a wide range of personal development methods including CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (postgrad), EFT Emotional Freedom Technique, Master NLP Neuro Linguistic Programming,  has a Postgraduate Diploma Degree in ‘Coaching and NLP’, which he passed with a ‘Commendation’, a Master of Arts in ‘Applied Coaching’ and certified Career Coach. He is based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Bio Trivia: Johnathan is an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe and whose godfather was Yul Brynner who won an Oscar for the ‘King and I’ film (1957).

He is a full member of the Association for Coaching (MAC), full Master member of the European and Mentoring Council (UK) and a professional member of the Association of NLP.

Click here for Johnathan’s LinkedIn prof

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