BUILDING POSITIVE EMOTIONAL RESOURCES

Emotional Presence Technique You may have a specific experience that is causing some emotions to stir up, or you may simply want to do this technique as a daily practice. The goal is to practice presence with your emotion by feeling the sensations of it, instead of telling a story about it. This will show … Continue reading BUILDING POSITIVE EMOTIONAL RESOURCES

How to Meditate Mindfully

Mindfulness Meditation Practice Mindfulness meditation is like medicine for the mind, brain and heart. The brain structures of long term mindfulness meditators are different from the average brain. The areas associated with compassion and emotional stability are bigger. Mindfulness is the practice of unconditional presence - sort of similar to pure love - just approval, … Continue reading How to Meditate Mindfully

Emotional Grounding Techniques

The Three Keys of Emotional Mastery Imagine a crying 1 month old. The baby is fed, clean, rested and will not stop crying. You can treat an emotion as if it is this baby. This baby cannot stop crying on its own because its brain is still growing and learning how to calm down. The … Continue reading Emotional Grounding Techniques

HEAL THE BRAIN TO TRAIN EMOTION

Heart-Brain Heart-Brain coherence is when the frequencies emitted by the neurons of the brain are coherent with those emitted by the heart. This state of coherence corresponds with mental clarity, emotional balance, and better physical health. Heart-Brain coherence can occur spontaneously in sleep, and also be induced by intentionally generating positive emotional states (for example … Continue reading HEAL THE BRAIN TO TRAIN EMOTION

THE BODY-MIND-BRAIN CONNECTION OF EMOTION

THE BODY-MIND-BRAIN CONNECTION OF EMOTION Your emotional life is influenced by your body, brain, and mind. This means that you can transform your brain, body, and mind so that they are primed for a balanced emotional life. Working with any one aspect will influence the others. It's all connected. Not only can you actively work … Continue reading THE BODY-MIND-BRAIN CONNECTION OF EMOTION

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