Loneliness is a big topic for discussion, but for now; I’d like to share some of the philosophies I’ve learned over time and in doing so it will become clear there is much to explore beyond what I share with you here. Continue reading “Loneliness is a choice, and here’s why!” »
“He took my lunch money!” is one of the last things you ever want to hear from your child. However, these days it’s more like “That person put an embarrassing picture of me on Snapchat!”. Yes bullying has definitely adapted to modern technology but is bullying just a phase? Guest author Jibran Qazi, a marketing consultant in Vancouver, gives some insight into bullying. Continue reading “Bullying in the Workplace” »
Are you full and complete?
Do you feel ‘alive’ and so grateful to be so?
Are you where you want to be?
And if not… could you, as with any self-limiting beliefs… let it go? Continue reading “What’s Holding You Back?” »
A trait most commonly observed in the therapy room is low self-esteem. As a professional ‘observer’, I also see this in the wider world too. Celebrities, wealthy individuals and those who to the untrained eye, “have it all” are actually often seen to be in great distress. I have never been a celebrity or had the burden of wealth, but I too was one who others shared their thoughts – “I wish I could be in his shoes!”
Some 1 in 12 young people aged between 8 and 19 self-harm. Rates in the UK are among the highest in Europe with 1 in 15 young people between the ages of 12 and 19 reporting self-harm in their past or present. (Mental Health Foundation Report 2006) Our guest author, Nic (Editor at MumsNet Suffolk) covers the subject of self-harm, the power of the internet and how do parents protect their children from negative influence. Continue reading “Self-Harm, Parents and the Internet” »
What we think about trust isn’t the sole domain of what we believe about those around – and outside of us. If we lack trust in what we experience AND and in ourselves, the impact on our emotions and behaviours, based on those cognitions can be significant. Continue reading “The Dichotomy of Trust” »
In client collaborations around psychological distress, one cause is often attributable to the experience of bullying in the person’s earlier life. I have seen the effects from age 11 – to over 60.
I ask, is it inevitable that the residual, harmful effects of abusive events must define our present moment – and therefore our future?