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Video Interview Irene Brankin on being BOTH positive AND authentic

unleashing the caged tiger imageArticle by Ceri Wheeldon

With so much talk about positive thinking, Irene Brankin  (Chartered Counselling Psychologist) shares her thoughts and experience on why she believes that we need to more than think positively if we are to be authentic.

In this video we discuss,

Positive Thinking looking at being BOTH positive AND looking at other aspects of ourselves.

Acceptance of who we are – and bowing to pressure to look and behave in a certain way.

How to authentic and visible

How to communicate when we need support and who to go to

How to allow your vulnerable side to come through as well as your positive side.

Learning to let go and reach out.

How to stop living  like a “caged tiger”

How to continue growing through life.

As always we would welcome your comments and questions.


irene brankinIrene can be contacted via her website www.thevisiblewoman.com


Ceri Wheeldon

Ceri is Founder and Editor of Fabafterfifty.co.uk She is a frequent speaker at events and in the media on topics related to women over 50 , including style and living agelessly. With 20+ years experience as a headhunter Ceri also now helps support those looking to extend their working lives.

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  1. Karen Knott

    February 7, 2014

    What a wonderful interview! I identify with so much of you talked about, Irene – I experience that tension between strength & vulnerability on a daily basis but have learned (or rather, am STILL learning) that it’s actually okay and that there’s a place for both within me. Here’s to all tigers out there opening the door and stepping out of their cages.
    K x

  2. Judith Brady

    February 8, 2014

    Love the analogy of the caged tiger certainly resonates with me! Still working on stepping out of my cage much more often. Thanks Irene and Ceri.

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