Workshops and presentations
ROBYN, AUDIENCE MEMBER
“Hi Rebecca, I really loved your talk and was totally inspired. My procrastination level had been over the top for quite a while. I was getting through each day just spending half my time thinking about what I should be doing next. I used [the psychology technique] religiously for a week and was totally stunned by how much I achieved!!
I was having problems filling up the day with tasks as I had never structured myself so well before.
I was achieving lots and ‘getting things done’ so well it felt like magic. I had a month where the wheels fell off and I was away from home with family deaths and stuff and I noticed by not using [the psychological technique] I was falling back into old habits again. So I am back on to it and can’t thank you enough for the wisdom you shared. It works really well for me and has changed my life. Keep up the great work, regards Robyn”
DARYL GOVE, AUCKLAND HYPNOTHERAPISTS
“I must say I have been using [Rebecca’s procrastination-busting] technique for 2 days now and they have been my most productive in months! It has taken the focus away from what is most pressing and moved it into just getting things done.”
HELEN DUYVESTYN (RcN, MHSc, LifeCoach), ONE LIFE – A LIFE WORTH LIVING
“I have shared the psychology strategies in Rebecca’s book (The 21 day myth) with a number of people struggling to complete university theses or challenging course work. The results have been amazing. Rebecca explains the concepts so simply, and the tools she provides work miracles. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever felt the sudden desperate need to clean out the fridge rather than tackle the real task at hand.”
SAMANTHA JUNG-FIELDING, HAPPINESSENCE LTD.
“I love the fact Rebecca’s techniques are both practical and SUPER easy to implement. A personal favorite is her [procrastination-busting psychology strategy] which has even become popular with my own clients since discovering for themselves its mind-focusing ability (who needs Ritalin?) Rebecca has that rare talent of explaining complex psychological difficulties in such a way anyone can understand them, comprehend their provenance AND know how to achieve a more desirable outcome.”
“Rebecca was BRILLIANT on procrastination. Loved her enthusiasm and her [personal outlook]
KEVIN BELZ, GM, MASTERCRAFT KITCHENS LTD.
Rebecca Stafford was invited to present to our 90 delegates at our Mastercraft Kitchens conference in 2017. The topic, Workplace Bullying, was thoroughly researched and very well presented by Rebecca. Her presentation was well received by our delegates and it generated lots of interest and discussion among our group. The information packs Rebecca provided were also very useful for everyone.
‘SUE’, PART-TIME UNIVERSITY STUDENT, BUSINESS OWNER, WIFE, MOTHER, TAURANGA
“A+! I’m pretty chuffed with that!!!!! I am very proud of getting more life balance along with study and getting an amazing result! Thank you Rebecca, understanding what was behind my procrastination and self-sabotaging behaviors was like turning the light on.
I am now able to move forward with confidence (and less fear) knowing that I have an amazing toolkit of learnings and techniques to help keep me on track. You’re a star!”
COLLEGE STUDENT, 16 YEARS, AUCKLAND
“Rebecca helped me improve my motivation and study skills when I was sitting my level 1 NCEA exams. I think what helped most was understanding I procrastinated because I was scared of failing, not because I was lazy. Rebecca also showed me how to study more effectively. My time management and concentration are much better. I’m pretty sure she helped me get a merit endorsement. It was good being less anxious around exam time too.”
‘HENRY’, FORMER MASTERS STUDENT, UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
“Rebecca was a lifesaver when I was struggling to complete my Master’s thesis. Procrastination and dubious time management habits had me in a pickle and Rebecca steered me in the right direction at the right time. Her understanding of what I needed initially and then the subsequent supportive guidance got me to the finish line. I still wonder how I would have fared without her intervention”
TERESA NAGEL, M.Sc., WELLINGTON
“I was privileged to have Rebecca’s guidance at the time I was struggling to complete my Master’s thesis. By encouraging me to practice [psychology] strategies, I was able to manage my anxiety and overcome my procrastination.
Had it not been for Rebecca, I doubt I would have been able to continue. I owe the completion of my thesis entirely to her intervention”
Dr TAMASIN TAYLOR, AUCKLAND
“I would like to strongly recommend Rebecca Stafford as a counsellor and a coach in both the academic and emotional support capacities. I came to her in a stressed state whilst in the last months of finishing my PhD in 2014.
My anxiety had climbed to unsustainable levels and was inhibiting my progress. Rebecca calmed me, and gave me the confidence to complete my PhD. She also showed me effective skills to improve my emotional health.
Rebecca was very easy to talk to. I felt that she was really hearing me, and although I felt ‘silly’ and ‘needy;’ she made me feel secure and respected no matter what I said.”
‘SIMON’, ATHLETE, AUCKLAND
“It’s been an interesting journey with Rebecca. She’s helped me understand myself in the ways I think and operate. This is allowing me to deal with difficult situations and day to day life in a much better way rather than how I used to; with anger and punishing myself or others. We’ve done some interesting experiments and I look forward to doing more. Seeing, noticing, and feeling change is great”.
Psychology coaching for habit change
TERESA AHERNE, AUCKLAND, NZ
“I’ve tried everything over the years to stop smoking, and then, a month ago, Rebecca fixed my brain (well, the part that wants to smoke) in 10 minutes. I haven’t smoked since.”
SABRINA GREGORIAN, WRITER, LOS ANGELES
“Within a few minutes of talking with Rebecca, my puzzling, frustrating behaviors made much more sense to me. She provided me with enlightening information as well as with the tools to apply the information to my life, and with her help I’ve made some great changes.
One of which I know many people struggle with… exercising. This had been a struggle of mine for years, but within a month of working with Rebecca I now exercise one hour a day, at least five days a week.. and I absolutely love it. This has impacted the quality of my life in ways I can’t put into words. I’ve also become more efficient overall – in time management and work productivity.
But what I believe made all my progress possible is Rebecca’s kind, humane, empathetic approach. She taught me the importance of self-compassion and celebrating my own successes, no matter how small they might seem – and it’s this new learned attitude that has paved an expedited path for growth.
And Rebecca did this all while making the process of learning enjoyable, personalized, and funny”.
MARCIA KAPUVAI, HANMER SPRINGS, NZ
“I’ve lost 20 kgs by exercising more and eating better. It really helps remembering what Rebecca says about weight-loss: that it’s not the most important thing in life.. yes I will get skinnier but does that mean that it would make me happier? No, it will make me healthier and fitter, which will make things easier physically, but weight-loss is not the main thing that would make me happier – if that makes sense. It also helps remembering that weight-loss is more bearable if you are happier, love yourself and remember your self worth”
Want to learn the steps to customizing behavior psychology strategies for you or your team? Contact Dr Rebecca Stafford here for more info – she can be quite nice.