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Coach Ian  Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

Body image is a complex!
by Ian Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

Body image is a complex and multifaceted construct in which attention is given to how the body looks in terms of shape and weight.

Construct?........

Intelligence, motivation, anxiety, and fear are all examples of constructs.


Coach Ian  Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

Body Shaming!
by Ian Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

Can we talk about how a lot of internalised fatphobia/skinnyphobia starts at home or amongst our communities?

So many parents, friends, lovers, colleages are guilty of shaming their loved ones.


Coach Sandra Lynch

SHAME: Ordeal or Opportunity?
by Sandra Lynch

Shame “an intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging “Berne Brown, Researcher, University of Houston

It is the awkward and conscious nausea that instantly happens when you feel trapped by a situation, alone, helpless with no options.


Coach Phoebus Apostolidis

But what if I fail?
by Phoebus Apostolidis

Fear of failure is real. It gets in the way of the things that we want to do.

The problem with it is that we often are not even aware that it is keeping us back. We just have this discomfort, this anxiety that builds around the very thing we are craving to do.


Coach Ian  Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

Separation #1: Worth From Appearance
by Ian Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

“This Body itself is Emptiness
and Emptiness itself is this Body.
This Body is not other than Emptiness
and Emptiness is not other than this Body.
The same is true of Feelings,
Perceptions, Mental Formations,
and Consciousness.


Coach Ian  Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

Magic Mondays!
by Ian Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

Magic Monday!

Ana by Sierra DeMulder
, and affectionately refer to themselves as Ana.

I would never speak to a child
the way I speak to myself.

There is nothing empowering about lessening yourself.


Coach Ian  Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

The Power of Brotherhood
by Ian Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

The Power of Brotherhood is what will make "Bear Body" a powerful place for Men's Body Positivty. David and I want to establish a brotherhood where you all feel secure in talking about your issues which makes it easy for you to seek support from each other and us.


Coach Ian  Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

FREE YOUR MIND AND THE REST WILL FOLLO
by Ian Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

W!

Are You a Debbie Downer?

If you find it hard to feel optimistic or positive about most things including your body, it's just possible that there's been too much negative stuff that's happened in your life.


Coach Katie Tsangaris

DO YOU DELAY GETTING THINGS DONE?!!!
by Katie Tsangaris

We all face procrastination in one form or another, sometimes it's little daily chores, other times it's big life changing decisions. It is basically delaying or putting things off, not being motivated enough to get started or make decisions - from the simple getting up early and having a healthy breakfast, cleaning out the kitchen drawers to making life changing decisions - procrastination can hold us back and keep us stuck in negative spirals of self-defeating lethargy.


Coach Katie Tsangaris

COMMUNICATE FROM A PLACE OF PRESENCE NOT PAST!
by Katie Tsangaris

When you are stuck in the past carrying events and situations that you experienced as negative, these are held as traumas and can remain unresolved. From this place, you then react to people, situations and your own thoughts from this limited perspective.


Coach Ian  Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

Changing the way think at about our bodies!
by Ian Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

Loving your own body, as obvious as the notion may seem, is often easier said than done.

Changing the way we think requires daily effort, just the same as keeping your teeth healthy requires daily brushing.


Coach Ian  Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

My(Ian) Body Positive Journey......
by Ian Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

Ian’s Body
The creation of Bear Body is particularly important to me as for many years my self confidence was connected to how I perceived I looked.  Much of my male body image issues was the result of trauma connected with bullying, sexual trauma, or other childhood traumas.


Coach Ian  Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

Leave Body Image Self-Criticism Behind Through Self-Compassion
by Ian Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

Leave Body Image Self-Criticism Behind Through Self-Compassion

Awareness
Awareness is noticing the internal dialogue going on in our mind about body image and the even subtler sensations in our body that point to shame and self-criticism.


Coach Ian  Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

Intersectionality - A Black Gay History Month
by Ian Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

The main theme this Black History Month is “proud to be”.

As  a gay man I deal with homophobia. As a  black man I also deal with racism. I often will have to deal with homophobia and racism (often at the same time).


Coach Ian  Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

Be Proud Everyday not just for Christmas
by Ian Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

Every year the LGBTQ+ community comes together in celebration and commemoration of Pride month which is held in June and marks the point in history when the Stonewall riots took place in Greenwich Village, New York, between June 28 – July 3 1969.


Coach Ian  Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

BEAR BODY - Meditating for body postivity
by Ian Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

The impact of meditation on body image

The road to having a positive body image, or body positivity, can be difficult, but not impossible. If you have trouble loving your body, incorporating a self-esteem and self-compassion practice into your daily meditation routine might help.


Coach Ian  Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

BEAR BODY - MEN BODY POSITIVITY WORKSHOP
by Ian Richards-Thomas (He/Him)

Who: Bear Body  - A Men’s Body Positive workshop

What:  It’s a facilitated workshop for men that promotes body positivity.   Through a series of exercises, we will guide you as you shed clothing, let go of shame and be truly vulnerable.


Coach Helen Gray

What are the benefits of Coaching?
by Helen Gray

I have been coached for many years, my family is coached and I too am a coach. Below are examples that show why life coaching has become a mainstream industry.

1. Improved self-confidence
Research conducted by the International Coaching Federation discovered that 80% of clients reported an improvement in self-confidence.


Coach Phoebus Apostolidis

When you want to do what you don't want to do
by Phoebus Apostolidis

What do you do, when you want to do, what you don't want to do but you know you need to do?

Confused?

There are times in life that we want to do things. The things that we know deep in our hearts that they are the right things for us to do.


Coach Massimo Roselli

Where are you in the universe of emotions?
by Massimo Roselli

Did you know that a human can experience around 34,000 emotions? With such a big number, it's not a surprise that we could easily get lost when we navigate the turbulent waters of feelings.

A transition in our career can be a clear example of a series of emotional challenges bringing about multiple blockages that could prevent us from getting to a place of fulfilment.