Monthly Archives: February 2015

Facts of the Day

By Ellie Moo

everyone likes a strong muscle but did you know that pound for pound, it’s the muscles that you chew with which is the strongest it’s called the masseters muscle!

Did you know you use roughly 200 muscles to take one step.
Just think of all those steps we take in a day. How cool is that!!!

Did you know the focusing muscles in your eyes move around 100,000 times a day. To give your leg muscles the same workout, you’d need to walk 50 miles. That’s amazing!!!!

Too many people are grumpy these days. I know we have pants weather, traffic jams and hard days at work. But did you know it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile. So you got no excuse you lot.

Blood is amazing it’s one of those things we all have and need with no option about it. Did you know there are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult human body. That’s amazing!!!

After the age of 30 your body stops in taking calcium from foods etc. this means that you need to start eating more veg and diary products. Our body is a bank account the calcium goes into the savings account and we can’t add a deposit after the age of 30.


NLP Techniques – Mirroring

It’s not quite what it sounds….. Ever wanted to be a little more supported, motivated or committed.

Have you heard of NLP – Neuro Linguistic Programming

This is the art of influencing behaviour (the ways we think and act) through the use of communication. By understanding how we think we can re-programme the brain to react differently to stimulus.

To take this to a higher level we would advise undertaking an NLP course however there are some basic tips and methods that’s are accessible to all of us,in fact we all use NLP already innately to varying extents.



Mirroring is the simp,e process of mimicking behaviours to build rapport. We all do this naturally to some extent but we can get better at it. It is extremely hard to dislike someone who is mirroring you, however this is only true if it is subtle and appears to be natural. Otherwise it’s a little disconcerting that the person you are with is copying your every move and word…. Like an annoying little brother. This is the difference between a good conversation and a punch.

Mirroring can be achieved by copying any of these things:

Speech patterns
Body language
Vocabulary style or specific choices of words
Pace, tempo, pitch, tone, volume

I know someone who adopts the accent of whatever country they travel to, this is a little extreme but is an unconscious act and probably an innate desire to mirror.

Mirroring is conducive to good communication and building rapport. Give it a go and watch out for it happening naturally between groups of people. Mirroring an accent is a little too obvious and often has the opposite effect.

The more different something/someone is from ourselves, the more we fear it/them. This is why mirroring is so effective, it is the art of making yourself more similar to your chosen person. This builds trust at a subconscious level.