I decided to write a short series, partly in response to a recent query from concerned friends and relatives of someone who could really benefit from that which counselling therapy can provide and who is struggling to reconcile ‘himself’ with the possibility; and also for general consumption in an attempt to clarify the practice and to help reduce any stigma that might be attached. [Read more…]
If I need counselling, I must be in real trouble; I must have failed in some way.
If you recognise and find courage to consider counselling, whether for emotional ‘niggles’ or for something you feel is more serious, this is a success in your life. A failure might be considered if you continued to neglect seeking to resolve a problem that leaves you feeling ‘less than’. [Read more…]
It has been said that there are only two times when we feel stress – daytime and night-time!
Let’s face it. Stress is part of our everyday life. We experience some level of stress every time our expectations are unmet. We CAN transform our relationship with stress. Learn to let it go and cultivate more peace, joy, and calm in its place. [Read more…]
A nurse has recorded the most common regrets of the dying, and among the top is “I wish I hadn’t worked so hard!”. There was no mention of more sex or bungee jumps. What would your biggest regret be, if this was your last day of life? [Read more…]
What are you waiting for? Obvious, when we think about it. We’re busy. We’re looking after business… family… health. But are we? [Read more…]
You’re out of the area when I need a listener.
I need your availability to meet mine.
I’m too busy to commit to the travel and distance – and those parking issues.
I will feel more comfortable discussing my challenges confidentially over the phone or online, at least until I feel a little better.
I like the convenience… and knowledge that we can meet later if I so wish. [Read more…]
Meditating… requires no religious affiliation; meditation practise will bring you positive life altering changes.
“I’m unsure I could find a teacher, place, or the people to meditate with and even if I could, I feel too embarrassed.”
What was the last thing you were thinking of before sleep came last night? Worries about what has passed, thoughts busying themselves about what has been, or ruminations about the future, tomorrow, next week, or, or…? [Read more…]
This wonderful introduction to mindfulness is by guest author Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW who is a psychotherapist and author of Shortcuts to Inner Peace.
It’s tempting to think that you need the tropical beach, the hammock by the lake, the walk in the woods, the yoga retreat or the special meditation cushion in order to feel the “ahhhhh” of inner peace. We all have certain props or places that we use to jump start that special sensation of anchored contentment. [Read more…]