What is an “Emotion” ??

BASIC PRINCIPLES OF EMOTION Emotional self-awareness creates the foundation for self-confidence, healthy boundaries, creativity, and generally good emotional hygiene. Emotions are important signals. Therapy can help you get in touch with your emotional life, get it more organised, and get it working for you. Here are some basics: Emotions are bound to the body. Emotions … Continue reading What is an “Emotion” ??

Why We Feel…

Introduction to Emotion Emotion is a powerful and universal human experience. Emotions sabotage us and they serve us. They block our creativity and they energise it. They can damage our bodies and heal them. They create the atmosphere of war, and support communal well being. We are uplifted by our emotions, and pulled down by … Continue reading Why We Feel…

THE CASE FOR YOUR EMOTIONS

Why Emotions Matter Emotions are an inescapable part of our human experience. Yet we are provided with few tools to navigate or understand our emotional worlds. “Mental health” is a commonly spoken phrase, but emotional health, and spiritual health are seldom discussed. Many of us believe that we are at the mercy of our emotions, … Continue reading THE CASE FOR YOUR EMOTIONS

Five Myths About Psychotherapy – How to Avoid a Bad Therapist

Making the decision to speak to a psychologist or a psychotherapist is a very personal choice. Your therapist should be the right fit for your goals and needs. Many people can walk away from a bad session and blame themselves. Others can spend ages in therapy without results, and think they are at fault.  If … Continue reading Five Myths About Psychotherapy – How to Avoid a Bad Therapist

PORTRAIT OF AN INNER CHILD

They were on their way to the park, and waiting to cross the road. Beep. Beep. Beep - Tock! Green light. Mum held onto Marelise's hand very tightly. Too tightly. She walked briskly, pulling at Marelise's arm as they made their way to the other side of the road. The day before, Marelise and her … Continue reading PORTRAIT OF AN INNER CHILD

FEELING UNWANTED

You look for the reason, but can't find the problem... If you've ever felt unwanted, and are tired of friends and family telling you that "it's all in your head," but you can't change your mind, the problem is not what you think. This is the thing about having a subconscious! We know how we … Continue reading FEELING UNWANTED

HEALTHY ARGUMENTS & THE ENLIGHTENED COUPLE

HAVING GOOD DISAGREEMENTS Disagreement is part of safe and healthy relationships. Many people worry that conflict is a sign of relationship failure. Relationships break down when communication doesn't happen. It's not about the fact that you disagree, it's about how to argue. Thinking about how to have healthy arguments is important, because this can make or … Continue reading HEALTHY ARGUMENTS & THE ENLIGHTENED COUPLE

WHY IT’S SCARY AND HOW TO CHANGE

When your circumstances don't match your expectations, you want to know how to change. Whether we are working to change our relationship with ourselves, with others, or even our careers - the fear of change can be the thing that stops us from making it. WHEN THE EGO'S SURVIVAL SABOTAGES YOUR SUCCESS The ego is … Continue reading WHY IT’S SCARY AND HOW TO CHANGE

STRONG SELF IS AN AUTHENTIC SELF

Being strong is easier when you know who you are. That's because you know who you're standing up for! There is no right or wrong way of being, but there is your way of being. We were most aware of our authentic selves and potential as children. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why we have … Continue reading STRONG SELF IS AN AUTHENTIC SELF

HOW TO BE ASSERTIVE IF YOU ARE AFRAID

STRATEGIES WON'T WORK IF YOU ARE IN FEAR If you've struggled with assertiveness, you'll know that becoming assertive is harder than learning a few skills and practicing saying no to a mirror.  There are powerful reasons why you feel unsafe to speak your voice. When 'strategies' don't work, it means that you are stuck in … Continue reading HOW TO BE ASSERTIVE IF YOU ARE AFRAID