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RECOVERY & LESSONS IN HEALING: FROM THE VOICE OF A CLIENT

I tried to turn myself cold. I really did. Over and over and over again. I didn’t want to feel because feeling was too much. Through strict discipline and sheer willpower I thought I could overcome anything by just blocking it out. Of course, that made me very, very tired. And very, very sad. Because all of those feelings I...[ read more ]

MINDFULNESS EXERCISE: THE SKY AND THE WEATHER 2MINS

The ACT View Of Mindfulness Mindfulness is a “hot topic” in Western psychology right now – increasingly recognised as a powerful therapeutic intervention for everything from work stress to depression – and also as an effective tool for increasing emotional intelligence. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a powerful mindfulness-based therapy (and coaching model) which currently leads the field in terms...[ read more ]

UNDER CONSTRUCTION – FROM THE VOICE OF A CLIENT

I feel like I am a house. Recently abandoned because no one wants to visit anymore. The grass has grown too high, the paint is peeling and the window shutters are hanging crooked off the hinges. Over the years I have layered on tactics of self-preservation, pushing people away without realising it. Slowly making my façade uglier, more repulsive –...[ read more ]

A METAPHOR FOR EVERY DAY LIFE – PASSENGERS ON A BUS?

It can be useful in a whole series of ways to think of ourselves as bus drivers! We’re driving the bus of our life. We have a whole bunch of often unruly passengers in the back. The passengers are our thoughts and feelings. At times they can be a nuisance. Sometimes they shout out stuff like “You’re a useless driver”,...[ read more ]

THE RELATIONSHIP LOVE BANK / WHATS YOUR BALANCE LOOK LIKE?

Ever wonder why some couples make it and others don’t? John Gottman found it has a lot to do with the “Emotional Bank Account,” which represents the balance of positivity and negativity in your relationship. As relationship researcher Logan Ury explains, you make "deposits" through positive interactions and you make "withdrawals" through negative ones. In healthy relationships, the ratio of...[ read more ]

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