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Laura began her professional career as a performer and trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Her passion lay in theatre; particularly Shakespeare, comedy and farce. She always felt she had great comic... wait for it... timing!

She started delivering communication skills programmes as a ‘side-line’ but rapidly became interested in the...

Laura began her professional career as a performer and trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Her passion lay in theatre; particularly Shakespeare, comedy and farce. She always felt she had great comic... wait for it... timing!

She started delivering communication skills programmes as a ‘side-line’ but rapidly became interested in the psychology behind the work, and trained as a coach. She became passionate about helping others believe in themselves and achieve their goals. Laura is determined to help as many people as possible experience what positive psychology can do for them.

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SEP
03

How to be happy at work: What does neuroscience say?

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Is it possible to feel truly happy at work? Or is it, as Dolly Parton sang, just a way to make a living? Well, that depends on you and the mindset you adopt. Don’t believe us? We’ve got the neuroscience to prove it. So if you’re hoping to jump on the happy work wagon, here’s some insight into the science behind...
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JUN
17

How to manage procrastination by changing your habits - and dancing

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Struggling to manage your procrastination? Tired of cleaning the fridge with a toothbrush rather tackling your tasks? Laura Drury shares some suggestions to help galvanise you to action, take control of your procrastination and enjoy yourself in the process. Manage procrastination with better habits Just like New Year, post-lockdown resolutions often wane after a few weeks. Sound familiar? Old habits die...
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APR
16

How to confidently return to work post-pandemic, even if you’re feeling anxious

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Back to the office soon? How are you feeling about it? With many of us heading back to the physical workplace, it’s natural to feel anxious after such a long time away. But, as Laura Drury points out, it’s not only how you’re feeling about your return to work, but how honest you’re willing to be about it too. The return...
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FEB
12

“It’s not just Daddy, I work too!” - COVID, gender and work life balance

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What impact has Covid had on gender equality? How much progress had we really made before the pandemic? In this post, Laura Drury observes the impact of Covid on the work-life balance of mothers in particular. Maternity leave  I was surprised to read in the news last week (Thursday 4th February) that the government is to update a long held maternity...
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JAN
22

Stuck in a rut: How to stay positive through lockdown   

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Stuck in a rut? Tired of lockdown life? Well, in this post, Laughologist, Laura Drury , follows Kerry’s lead with more top tips to train the brain and become more positive in 2021. The return of lockdown Yes, like Arnie in Terminator 2, we’re back! As memes of ‘Goodbye 2020’ and ‘Bring on 2021’ were shared on social media, we gave...
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DEC
04

How to be Happy During a Covid Christmas

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Are Covid restrictions getting you down? Do you feel like you’re struggling to get in the festive spirit? In this blog post, Laura Drury, shares five useful tips to get you feeling happy this Christmas.

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JUL
30

What Exactly Is Microaggression? Is it Really So Objectionable?

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If we asked you whether you’d ever been subject to microaggression, what would you say? Would you be able to recognise it or notice it in someone you’re talking to? Would you even recognise it in yourself? You see microaggression is just that, micro. Tiny. Small. Seemingly inconsequential. Often flimsily disguised as a compliment, it’s that passive-aggressive way people can speak...
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JAN
24

Are soft skills really ‘soft’?

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What are soft skills and why are they so important? Who is your dentist? Hairdresser? What about sparky, plumber or car mechanic? Of course, I don’t really want to know who they are (well, maybe the car mechanic - it’s really difficult to find a good one)… I just want you to bring them to mind. Why do you use them?...
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OCT
31

Brexit, how to explain it my kids?

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…and what are the lessons they can take away?

Whilst out for lunch earlier this week my friend was telling me how worried her seven-year-old son was about Brexit. He has become very interested in the ‘process’ (or lack thereof) and requests regular updates from his mum.

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THE MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY:

Are organisations and companies just paying lip service?
Join some of the most interesting and respected voices in positive psychology for our Our Big Chat about…Thinking outside the tick box, inaugural webinar. Our two and half hour interactive event will look at the best mental health strategies for organisations, identifying what works and what doesn’t.

Dave McPartlin:

Dave is the Headteacher of Flakefleet Primary School.
Creating the right environment for people and communities to flourish

Sunita Hirani

Sunita is one of the BBC’s key equality, diversity and inclusivity experts.
Why inclusion is essential for mental wellbeing

Professor Sir Cary Cooper

Cary is one the world’s most influential voices in occupational health and wellbeing.
Enhancing Mental Wellbeing at Work. Evidence based strategies for creating a wellbeing culture at work.

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