Tag: Beginnings

Celebrations

I was recently reminded about the importance of celebration. We can often find ourself preoccupied with what’s not going right that we can forget to remember to enjoy and celebrate the little ‘wins’ in life. As I sit here writing this, it is Easter Sunday 2019, This morning before...

The 9 questions

Introduction I thought I’d come up with some questions. An opportunity to reflect a little, maybe gain a little insight, maybe give a little insight too. These aren’t meant to be the perfect 9, however right now their nine questions I can answer honestly that cause me a little...

Freedom of mind

Freedom of mind is an idea.  Being trapped inside a demented idea or feeling (as John Odonohue called it) describes addiction perfectly to me.  An all consuming desire and abusive relationship with a substance, behaviour or relationship that is unhealthy or destructive.  Locked in a cell of your own...

5 ways to wellbeing – A question of connection

Following on from a recent podcast (Sincerely Yours, A Thirsk Counsellor Podcasts) I thought I would talk about wellbeing in this blog, and particularly about an approach that I’m aware of known as the ‘five ways to wellbeing‘ developed back in 2005 from a report ordered by the coalition...

Back in the chair, and more…

After the long Christmas break. I recently got back in the chair in the therapy room. I found it interesting that after spending the last month furiously preparing for this most wonderful time of the year. Finding myself by in the peace and relative calm of the counselling room...

Time to change…

Well it’s that time again when we decide it’s time for the new you. A time to change. A new year and a new start. Everything begins with a start. It’s the origin of action, as I have talked about in A Gentle Awakening “So now we start, the...

Negotiating the human condition

Our lives are often referred to as a journey, something that we travel on through our life. At times it can appear quite aimless, that we lack direction. Sometimes in our journey we find ourselves up against obstacles that make our it difficult and tiring. We may find that...

Look back, don’t stare…

Look back, don’t stare. I was once told. It resonated with me as someone who spent so much time looking back with shame and regret. Fearful of looking forward and making mistakes, looking back over the myriad of ones I’d previously made. Completely oblivious to the here and now....

A Gentle Awakening- 5 BEGINNING

Now we have arrived full circle.  From the start where we began, to here, where we now begin, anew!  And this is the process of change.  We start at a point and come home to ourselves.  Ready to begin a new chapter in our life with new tools and...

A Gentle Awakening – introduction to the rest of the book.x

The intention of life is to experience every moment.  Live everything.  Our hopes and dreams are our futures not yet recognised. What this little blog book is, and more importantly, is not… This is aimed at being an introduction to counselling, helping and therapy.  It is not a ‘how...