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?”
In the midst of the celebrations and holidays, whether religious or otherwise, I hope that you have had the opportunity for good times spent with people you love and care about. Unfortunately for some people Christmas will have meant a host of family arguments, relationship problems, disappointments, painful memories, losses and grief. Stress at ChristmasContinue reading “Christmas Stress”
The photograph is of Barcelona one of the places Picasso lived during his youth.
Mosha Ben Maimon (Maimonides) was a 12th century Jewish Torah scholar and physician. Maimonides was born in Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain.
Have you experienced a loss or bereavement recently, or know someone who has.? A beloved friend or relative? A parent or child? We can feel lost and not know how to express our condolences when we meet someone who has recently experienced a bereavement. It can help to talk. I provide bereavement counselling as partContinue reading “Bereavement”
Some thoughts from the American philosopher and psychologist William James.
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.”
There are a multitude of motivational tips, lists of how to’s and steps to achieving change. Some useful, some less so. I though this was a good article on motivation and ritual by Elliot Begouin in the interesting Huffington Post. A different and helpful perspective. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elliot-begoun/the-ugly-but-honest-truth_b_7999448.html
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?”
Aging It was my 50th birthday about 10 days ago. In the run up to the big day I had been feeling pretty ambivalent about being 50. In the last ten years or so I’ve noticed physical changes. Fitness is not as easy, I get stiff after unaccustomed exercise and my recovery time is longer, IContinue reading “On Being 50”