I'm in the incredibly fortunate position of having decided, back in November of last year, to walk every day - and to live in a village with beautiful countryside accessible from my doorstep. Armed with my trusty iPhone, I've been taking photographs every day of my walks - and am now delighted to have a library of pictures which (with no deliberate plan) are providing me with an archive of seasonal change. And this is very timely as I'm acutely aware, in my own life and the lives of friends, … [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.
Despite the fact that January and February tend to be the winter months that people most dislike, for me this is clearly a time of rising energy as the days slowly but noticeably lengthen. Tomorrow I start work again, after a break of nearly four weeks. I can't say this time has been totally restful, but it has felt really important to have plenty of unattributed time in amongst the usual obligations of family, shopping, appointments etc. But now I feel a distinct restlessness, a need and … [Read more...]
We've just passed the winter solstice, and although this means the days are now getting longer, it feels dark, dark, dark. And so it should - we need the ebb and flow of seasons to give our year rhythm and context. It's just that in our modern culture, driven by bright lights and a 24/7 mentality, we are exceptionally disconnected from those rhythms. Take the last few weeks ... the build-up to Christmas is madly hectic for many, and stressful with emotional pressure. Clients who know me … [Read more...]
In the client-therapist or patient-practitioner relationship, there is a clear exchange - you obviously pay me for my therapeutic skills and time. But at its best this relationship can mean so much more, and I want to honour and appreciate that. I have a principle in my work of holding you in the highest personal regard (which means that, even if I might sometimes find your behaviour or opinions challenging or contrary to my own values, I come from a place of acceptance that you have a right … [Read more...]
The population seems to be split pretty evenly between those who love the autumn, and those whom it fills with gloom. I'm one of the first group, barely being able to suppress my glee as days get shorter, and the leaves turn and then fall. And I recognise that, for many of the people who come through my door, it stresses them out as they contemplate seemingly endless months of chill and darkness. So, this short post is designed to inspire you to appreciate the autumn for what it gives us. … [Read more...]