Have you reached a stage in life yet, whereby you truly believe a perceived or actual failure is an opportunity to learn? Sure, that statement is a cliché. Yet, we still concern ourselves incessantly with succeeding every time in everything we do. [Read more…]
I enjoy sharing content that provides international perspectives. This article from Dr Jim Manganiello is an excellent piece that focuses on the challenges in the US – and which are highly relevant in most areas! Dr Manganiello is a clinical psychologist and diplomate-level medical psychotherapist based in Groveland and West Boxford. He is also an author and teacher focusing on stress, personal growth, meditation and “inner fitness.” His book “Unshakable Certainty” is available on Amazon.
Have you ever decided to make some big change in your life?
Was there something you were not happy with, so you decided to “turn over a new leaf”? Did you spend a huge amount of your time and energy into trying to change that which you didn’t like? [Read more…]
In this article, the third of this series, we consider aspects around three models of therapy – counselling, psychotherapy, and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). [Read more…]
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…]