Burnout tree at hagia sophia

I found this burned-out tree in Istanbul, just moments after leaving the vast and busy coolness of the Hagia Sophia. Its rich green leaves offers passers-by the much-needed relief from a relentless sun. At first, it appears welcoming and sturdy, but as you come nearer, you discover its hollow centre –  just layer of outer bark connecting the lush green leaves with the massive roots below.

Neuro-Guru, Steve Kosslyn, uses a tree as metaphor of the way our amazing mind, brain and body function together. For me, this hollowed out tree describes the experience of a person on their way to functional burnout.  At their very core, they are hollow, yet to the world they look strong, reliable and productive.

Have you ever experienced this, of seeming strong to others, yet privately being too vulnerable to be able to sustain the volume and quality of work expected of you over time? Yet you say nothing and simply put one foot in front of the other just to get through the day?

Experiencing burnout is an increasing problem for many people, in today’s fast-paced and challenging world. We need to build awareness of the early warning signs of burnout, in both your team, and yourself.

But let’s make this personal. What do you think Burnout looks and feels like? Have you ever experienced it or perhaps you are experiencing it right now? If so, you need to read my next blog post which will follow shortly.

Go well, and be gentle with yourself in the meantime!


Bounce-back ability


After Burnout, it is so hard to build yourself back up to health again ..

Ask a coach to partner you, to help you find your way back to thriving again. Begin by building greater Mindful Resilience –  this is the way our unconscious mind,  brain and body communicate with each other and impact our intentions, and direct our actions without us usually being aware of it.

The Circle of Coherence: balancing our Mind + Brain + Body connection to thrive.

The Circle of Coherence occurs is at the centre of our THORT models, and it highlights the neural networks connecting our multi-level mind-brain-body system. It depicts the powerful physiological source of our emotional power, often based on systems we are unconscious of as we focus on a task.

This is a lens down into the core of our being, a primal place guided by our genes and our emotional understanding of our past experiences.

So, while we are consciously working on one thing, these underlying forces are either supporting it … or not. Mindful awareness of this integrated coherence is essential to regaining resilience and thriving.

Ask a THORT coach to partner you on your journey towards reigniting your joy.


The changing role of women and men

Both women and men are redefining their roles in the 21st century. With the 4th industrial revolution on hand,  the disruptive, fast paced changes in technology, global business and the way we communicate today, means that everyone needs to redefine the way we thrive in this world.

We live most days at a relentless pace and the Ashbridge Report predicts that this accelerated change will continue for the next 30 years. This will bring greater complexity, uncertainty – and of course, the potential for stress overload. This calls for a skills-upgrade and more adaptive mental habits if we are to tap the opportunities of this century and to anticipate the challenges as they arise.

msp-neurofeedback-wow-2Our LiquidTHORT Portal and coaches can partner you in in this transition, offering you a 21 century Mental lens to build greater mental clarity. Navigate this dynamic uncertainty and thrive.

THORT workouts, animations and tools build strategic insights and new levels of mindful awareness.  You focus your energy on getting on the right track, while we guide you through the most effective processes to help you reach your goal.  Fast.

More about the  Vision Aim and Process …

Jung said that … We need to continually change the language and form we use to describe our time, so that it best reflects its new spirit and focusWe do this using THORT Workouts, accompanied by Smart Sheets and updated Concept Maps. Our central metaphor translates the seeming ‘neuro-babble’ and complexity of neuroscience into simple and memorable language and forms. You can then stay focused on working towards your goal, while we partner you with the most effective tools and strategies, to get you there.

THORT’s Strategic System is aligned with a 21 century focus, to help you navigate today’s challenging uncertainty with effective insight, resilience and innovation.  Tap into the new possibilities in our changing world and make smart sustainable choices and thrive.

No fuss, no neuro-babble, just smart decision-making for sustainable results.


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The 30% Club

The shifting  CIMA success for Women.