The happy principles for a joyful life…

The happy principles for a joyful life...
… learn to live the HAPPY Way I realised that over the years there have been some underlying principles that have kept me moving forwards in a genuinely positive manner. By “genuine” I mean not just the “fake it until you make it”, “grin and bear it” kind of false happy but the sort of ...

The 3 Es that mean that you are already perfect

The 3 Es that mean that you are already perfect
As a coach, therapist or facilitator, chances are you’ve encountered Imposter Syndrome – that feeling that despite all your hard training and experience, you will never be good enough to serve your clients. My name’s Darren Yap and a little phrase that I have put together based on my name is, “You Are Perfect!” Don’t ...

Reconnect with your body to purposefully tackle climate change

Training for coaches who want to tackle climate change authentically. About this event This was held on Thursday 4th March 2021 as part of the CCA 24 Hour Conversation. In this workshop you will learn how to reconnect with your body using embodiment techniques to determine the most authentic way in which you can help ...

How to beat imposter syndrome – a yin and yang approach

How to beat imposter syndrome - a yin and yang approach
Beat imposter syndrome, stand out from the crowd and find your purpose! As a coach or therapist, if you’re fairly new… and even if you’ve been in the business for a few years, there’s a good chance that you don’t quite feel that you’re good enough or that other more famous, established professionals in your ...

How to achieve success with the YAP Method

How to achieve success with the YAP Method
In order to achieve success it is important to take stock of where you are right now, and then move forward with self-compassion and understanding. Without these latter aspects, you can hold yourself back from performing to the best of your ability. The YAP Method encompasses this approach by bringing important concepts from the world of ...

Presenteeism – the invisible productivity killer

Presenteeism - the invisible productivity killer
Presenteeism is the term used to describe employees who go to work when they are unwell and should be at home. They are physically at work but not well enough to carry out their duties due to being physically unwell, or because of a mental health issue, or both. This happens in all sectors and ...

Mindfulness vs achieving your dreams: how can you be present and yet focus on your future goals?

Mindfulness vs achieving your dreams: how can you be present and yet focus on your future goals?
The following is a transcript from a WhatsApp conversation I had recently that I thought would be interesting for those who are not sure how goals and dreams sit with mindfulness principles. P: So, I have trained in NLP and done bit of Life Coaching. The aim of NLP is to get the person to ...

Work performance and goals – Mindful Motion is not just for beating stress!

Do you feel like you’re not getting things done as quickly as you would like due to interruptions? Would you like to improve your ability to focus on the task at hand? Improve your performance in the workplace The practice of Mindfulness trains the mind to focus, to be able to concentrate when everything around ...

Why anyone can learn tai chi

Why anyone can learn tai chi
From a recent Lumosity newsletter: How the brain learns: 2 key research insights Can brain research help us become better learners? Here are 2 key research insights to keep in mind next time you learn something new. 1. Learning means new connections in the brain Your brain works like an electrical circuit. Every time you learn ...

Obesity to OMG: one woman’s journey

Obesity to OMG: one woman's journey
Thanks to the wonders of the internet, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to many inspiring and successful people. One such person is fitness coach, Roberta Saum, who has honoured me by allowing me to interview her. Thank you, Roberta! Darren: Tell me a little about your background. Roberta: I currently work as an online ...