Cold, wet and miserable?

My morning’s dog walk could have been cold wet, dark and miserable. It was 7am, still very dark, raining, with quite a cold breeze. Change Perception Yet, it was really quite ok.  As I made way around one of my usual routes I found myself thinking about how much our perception can change our feelingsContinue reading “Cold, wet and miserable?”

How does Change Happen – Or Notice the Little Stuff.

I’ve been remembering some of my experiences of change. One that was very significant for me was a few years ago now. I had been walking my dogs first thing in the  morning and I was reflecting on my internal sense of self and how I was feeling on a day to day basis. AsContinue reading “How does Change Happen – Or Notice the Little Stuff.”

What’s a Therapy Group Like?

Never, it’s not for me, I don’t have the confidence for a therapy group. Probably just a few of the responses you might have to the idea of being in a therapy group with people you have never met before. And sometimes it can be the very fact that you do not know the other members of theContinue reading “What’s a Therapy Group Like?”

Creativity in Supervision

Art and Supervision I’m really interested in the question of creativity in supervision. As a part time artist, creativity is something I frequently reflect on. In writing this piece I want to draw on my experiences both as artist and a supervisor and therapist to share some of those reflections and thoughts about creativity inContinue reading “Creativity in Supervision”

Adult Ego State

Here’s the final post on explaining ego states;  one of the ideas in TA I use widely with my clients and that I find really helpful in understanding ourselves and why we think,  feel and behave in the ways that we do sometimes. It was Eric Berne, the founder of Transactional Analysis who originally described an ego state as “a consistent patternContinue reading “Adult Ego State”

Child Ego State

Here’s the second of my posts on ego states.  A piece of Transactional Analysis theory that I think is a useful way of understanding ourselves and something that many of my clients have found helpful.  First, a quick recap on ego states: Eric Berne, founder of Transactional Analysis described an ego state as “a consistentContinue reading “Child Ego State”

De Cluttering

My next post was going to be another piece on ego states, however, as I spent all day yesterday clearing and tidying my office and found it such a positive and energising experience, I decided to write about that first. It’s the time of year when I do my tax return.  I’ve been procrastinating forContinue reading “De Cluttering”

Parent Ego State

One of the models I like most in Transactional Analysis is the ego state model.  I generally find that the concept is useful in helping people understand themselves and their relationships better. This is the first of three posts about the ego state model. Structure of personality. I will begin by explaining what an ego stateContinue reading “Parent Ego State”

Motivation

Twitter Two things have been happening in my life over the last few weeks that have prompted me to think about what Eric Berne wrote about our needs and drives in terms of Hungers. I’ve been tweeting on Twitter, connecting with lots of great new people and unfortunately one of my lovely dogs has been quite seriouslyContinue reading “Motivation”