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Acceptance, patience and yoga

When people speak about 'holistic' counselling they usually mean something like 'mind, body, spirit'. Having just come out of a retreat on embodied integration of psychological work I'm particularly aware of how our physical bodies are a fundamental aspect of psychological healing.Read more...

Disengaging from the Inner Critic

All of us know the Inner Critic, that nasty, relentless, sometimes obvious and often insidious voice of self-criticism, or even of self-hatred .. the gremlin on the shoulder that whispers in our ear, telling us things like:Read more...

Who am I?

Recently I've been longing to spend time 'away'...  away from busyness, away from stress. Talking with my dear friend and mentor, Alima Cameron I found myself envying her life in Samasati, in the hills behind Byron Bay, a beautiful forest place. She looks out her large window onto a waterfall cascading down from an escarpment. The sound of the water, the smells of the trees and sky, the light and the air have a magical quality. Stepping out onto her deck it feels to me like being in Bali. (Here is a link to a video of Alima)Read more...

The impacts of childhood trauma and the benefit of good therapy

This TED talk helps explain the very real impact of childhood trauma, and why modalities like Somatic Experiencing work:Read more...

Expansion and contraction

When Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote his extraordinary poem Kubla Khan, on waking from an opium dream, it was like a transmission from beyond. It simply flowed with no effort, beyond conscious thought  …Read more...

Lean into the discomfort - are you kidding?!

You may have heard the phrase ‘Lean into the discomfort’? Brené Brown talks about it in her excellent Ted talk  on vulnerability.On first impressions this sounds hard. Why would anyone want to do that? It sounds uncomfortable, challenging – scary, even terrifying. Read more...