Alun Parry

Coach, Therapist, Trainer

When You Wake Up Feeling Shit For No Reason


Have you ever woke up feeling shit for no reason? And you don’t even know why!

Many of my clients report this, and I experience it too.

I move from sleep to wakefulness and immediately I feel miserable. My eyes aren’t even open yet. And it’s there in the pit of my stomach.


3 Proven Questions To Create Lasting Hope


Our job is to build hope, not deepen despair.

Each time we sit with a client, we face that crossroads. The path we choose depends on the questions we ask.

Some questions add to the stuckness. They deepen the sense of overwhelm and hopelessness.

Other questions generate optimism.

Why Everyone Needs A Sister Delores


His Dad died when he was 9. Four years later his Mum was institutionalised. At 13, he had noone but his Grandma. So he went to a boarding school for orphans.

He went on to become a pioneer in American basketball, and the first African American to coach an ACC basketball team. He’s in the basketball hall of fame.

Why This Hero Would Make A Great Therapist For You


He stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, looking out at the crowds. He was the final speaker that day. He was just 34 years old. The date was August 28th 1963.

The words he said have inspired every generation ever since. If you’re looking for change in your life, Martin Luther King would make a great therapist. Those fine words are a good place to begin.

Ep 10: A World Champion’s Approach To Meeting A Challenge


Imagine you had a make or break challenge to overcome. What would a world champion do to increase their chance of success?


Ep 9: What Does Brexit Have To Do With Personal Change?


Can you explain Brexit? If you think so, there’s a load of other commentators who have different reasons for it. Can we ever know for sure why things are as they are? And what does that mean for therapy and personal change?


Ep 8: Why I Swore At Eckhart Tolle – And What Happened Next


In this episode, I tell you about the time I swore at Eckhart Tolle – and what I learned from what happened next.


How To Be An Exceptional Leader


Two months ago I was sat in front of Netflix. Exercise meant flicking through the shows. My thumb was superfit!

Today, I’ve just completed a 5k run. So what happened? How did I do that?

The answer is at the core of what it means to be an exceptional leader.

How To Review Your Amazing Life


How to review your amazing lifeThere are times during the year where it pays to step back and review how life is going.

This reflection allows you to celebrate your victories, and plan to beat your challenges.

In this post, I will walk you through the review process I invented for myself. True to my own practice as a coach, this process is solution focused.

How To Say No With Class And Power


There’s one way of saying No that’s easy. Say Yes to something that you don’t want to do.

In that moment, you have just said No to all the things you could have done instead.

Every Yes brings with it a thousand Noes. That’s opportunity cost.

There are two ways you can deal with that.

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