What shape waits in the seed of you to grow and spread it's branches against a future sky."David Whyte I have recently read the Lightmakers Manifesto: how to work for change without losing your joy, by Karen Walrond, and she has beautiful exercises in the back of the book to get you in touch with… Continue reading Nature & Soul: a journey to healing and wisdom (new mission statement and invitation)
It can be mind boggling sorting through the information and resources available online when you are seeking information to improve your overall mental health and wellbeing and to grow personally or in relationships. Here are a list of resources I have loved over 2021-2022 for myself and for sharing with clients. I love gathering an… Continue reading Recommended Resources for Healing/Personal Growth
Journaling to process emotions, change thinking/mindset/perspective and discover your deepest heart and soul longings/yearnings.
Betrayal and trust are a recurring theme in relationships even if the acts of betrayal occur in small ways, daily, creating a growing lack of emotional safety and connection. The Gottman research highlights that healthy couples respond to each other's bids for connection and use 5 positive statements to every negative statement even amidst conflict… Continue reading Repairing trust in your relationship
I am currently doing a Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) course online (https://www.mindfulpath.com.au/) and loving it! I was first introduced to the daily practice of mindfulness through an MBSR course in 2011 and it transformed my life! I practice mindfulness daily but I still sometimes forget or take for granted the reasons why mindfulness saves me… Continue reading Benefits of Mindfulness
It is not possible to shift emotional and psychological states without shifting physiological statesGray 2018 I attended a Complex Trauma webinar yesterday with Pam Stavropoulos (contributor to Blue Knot Complex Trauma Practice Guidelines) and the main take-away (again) was the need to calm and soothe our body, until there is a 'felt-sense' of safety, in… Continue reading A felt sense of safety in your body
In many ways our society puts long term relationships up on a pedestal without actually acknowledging the amount of hard work and commitment to change that often needs to happen for that relationship to stay healthy and for each partner to be thriving within that long term relationship.