When someone close to you dies

Life as we have known it is suddenly changed forever. The interpersonal space that we have shared with the person who has passed will never exist again, not in this lifetime as far as we know it. Such severing of bonds of connectedness are painful to us, disorientating and threatening […] Read more »

Whatever you want starts when you begin

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832   These words were written by an incredibly motivated man who seemed to re-invent himself throughout his life.  Goethe, who studied law when young, was best known […] Read more »

What does Christmas mean for you?

As we approach the 25th December, with increasing pressure from retailers, radio stations blasting merry tunes, TV channels swimming in festive delights, it is no wonder that Christmas-time can induce anxiety and stress in people with concern about meeting others peoples’ expectations – children, partners, family, friends, relatives, work colleagues […] Read more »

Relationships when they hurt

Lost in Pain There is a voice inside us all A wisdom sound and telling A sensing, pensive wondering, Do you hear yours? There is light where there is darkness Vision free to unfold A clearing, visual acuity, Will your eyes behold? There is love bound up in heartache In […] Read more »

Presents and presence at Christmas time

What are we really doing when we set ourselves New Year resolutions? Do you ever find yourself justifying a final binge throughout the Christmas period in the run up to the New Year? Pretty nonsensical when you think about it, as if we are drawn to extremes, a regime of […] Read more »

I Really Should.......

Whilst The Oxford Compact English Dictionary will advise you that this is a “duty or obligation,” with which you may quite understandably agree,  a therapist hearing these words might experience something of an “aha” moment….. What nonsense you may say and on the surface, yes I agree with you.  But […] Read more »

Emotion - It can come out of the blue

Have you ever woken up one day with a feeling of inexplicable sadness, depression or anxiety, where you feel weighed down physically and mentally and find it’s a struggle to get going? You might also feel vulnerable and tearful. Whilst there could be physiological reasons for your mood, there could […] Read more »

Disconnect

When you feel you can’t just believe that you can Trust in who you are and not in how you feel Take a step forward in a gentle but definite way And tell yourself “Well Done” for paths are built this way     Don’t stop to question too much, […] Read more »