When I was a child, my favourite place to be at this time of the year was sitting on the wall of the front garden in our suburban London street. The bricks stepped up to the gate posts so I could climb up quite high, and almost disappear among the lowest branches of a pink-flowering hawthorn tree which grew out of a gap in the pavement. It always felt like a special, half-hidden world - one in which I could try to make sense of whatever joys or unhappinesses were at the forefront of my mind at … [Read more...]
Zero Balancing can be helpful in so many ways. Read these articles by Rosanna and discover how this wonderful therapy could help you.
It's New Year's Eve, and what a year 2015 has been. Well, for me anyway. I know a lot of therapists cultivate an air of enigmatic remoteness in their dealings with their clients and patients, but that has never worked for me. I try my best to get a balance between professional discretion, and honest disclosure. My work is done from a place of meaningful connection, which is based on the belief that if I am really to be of use to the people coming to me for help and support, I want them to … [Read more...]
It's New Year's Eve as I write this, and the last few days have been perfect examples of nature at its most ... wintry. My long-standing clients know that I like to hibernate in the winter, for 2-3 weeks if possible - but for the last three mornings I've made sure I've been up and dressed in my thermals, thick jacket, hat and gloves in time for sunrise (8.13am this morning), so that I could be out walking across the fields in the frost. Why do this? Well, apart from the sheer and stunning … [Read more...]
I feel a bit like someone making a confession ... "It's been several months since I last wrote a blog post". It's been eating away on my conscience, yet I haven't found either the time or inspiration to sit down and write. So this has got me thinking - about how obligations rather than inspiration so often rule our lives; about how hard it is - when life is chucking challenges at you left, right and centre - to take time to do something you enjoy; about not being able to see the wood for the … [Read more...]
I've been brewing this post for the past couple of months - but typically for this time of year, there's been so much jostling for my attention (work, family stuff, gardening, exercising and more) that the actual writing has had to wait until a sleepless night got me out of bed very early. So, what's been brewing? Well, it's been thinking about love, relationships, the highs and the lows. Our love life, or lack of it, or disappointment and disillusionment with it, occupy a big part of our … [Read more...]