I stood on the train station platform, watching ice be scraped off the windscreen of a parked car. It’s cold. Yet each day reminds me that we’re moving towards spring as the sun rises a little earlier each morning and provides us with gorgeous skies over crisp, silver grass. Overlooking the airport, an easyjet flight … Continue reading Why Motivation To Change Is Imperative
I’m learning how to cope with a killer commute as a newbie. Travelling in and out of London for the first time, at the age of 52 wasn’t planned. How I felt when I began was totally unexpected. The anxiety that rose in my belly, as I sat surrounded by peers, meant that my fear … Continue reading How to Deal With a Killer Commute
"I think I'd like to live & work in Bangkok." I told my husband. This was a little surprising because I've had a bit of a love/hate relationship with it ever since my first trip there. "What's brought about the change of heart?" He asked "It's an urge." I told him. "I have an urge to live … Continue reading Set An Intention, Spend Time On Reflection & See If Your Urges Appear
There's a difference. As a Therapist I work with Clients on their thinking. Exploring their thinking and even changing their thinking. Sometimes it's as clear as day, when they start to talk about what is going on for them in the here and now. I'm on the look out for why they came, what the … Continue reading Are You An Over Thinker Or Do You Have Too Much Thinking Time
I arrived at the pool for my next session, it had been a couple of weeks since the last time I'd scuba dived and so I was feeling a little nervous but at this point-knew this was normal. I was still trying to judge my timing of arrival, so that I didn't hang around too … Continue reading Pool Session Diaries: How Growth & Understanding Help You Overcome Struggle
As I travelled, I began to develop a sense of wellbeing through a process of peak/flow moments. I consistently felt like an iridescent bubble, gently floating about an inch above the ground, as we travelled across the burnt umber, tundra of the australian outback. It hadn't taken me long to fully and consciously realise I … Continue reading Why Focus On What Makes You Well, Whilst dealing With What’s Made You Ill.
When you meet someone who is to instruct you and know they are sharing tips and tools which enable you to rise above the fear and at the end of a session you feel empowered. Isn't this what everyone wants from a good Therapist? Although this session wasn't counselling. It was my second pool dive … Continue reading Pool Session Diaries:How To Find Your Voice Underwater. Develop Assertiveness and Learn To Trust In Yourself
I've been reading up on Ocean Therapy and Blue Health recently. https://youtu.be/zJ2xXpZ7AjQ Having been a keen advocate of using the power of the ocean and its marine life, to calm my children when they were little. I would put them in their rooms, after a bath and bedtime story, then if they had been having a … Continue reading Harness the Power of the Blue to Build Good Mental Health and Enhance Overall Wellbeing
Working as an addiction therapist at a luxury rehab in Thailand, I've learnt professionally and understood for many years personally, how much benefit there comes from getting out of the mental state you're currently in, to sort out challenges, difficulties or traumatic experiences. Getting moving is one of the best things you can do to … Continue reading Beach Walking Therapy
The Go Sober for October movement in the UK, has interested me as a drug and alcohol therapist. I'm aware as we begin to approach christmas, a time when I've experienced and know, that partying, indulgence and drinking, are part and parcel of our culture. Not everyone chooses to drink or necessarily can drink alcohol, … Continue reading What Do You Drink When You’re Not Drinking Alcohol? Try Seedlip!