When beginning therapy, it is not uncommon for people to ask me if I could recommend a book for them to read. My initial suggestion is simply to 'read something that you enjoy'. After all, coming into therapy already involves a thoughtful investment of emotion, time and money. The wisdom we are seeking lies within … Continue reading What should I be reading?
Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally, to things as they are. * In recent years there has been a lot of interest in mindfulness. Schools are incorporating it into the curriculum, big businesses are hiring consultants to teach mindfulness techniques to their staff … Continue reading Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
‘…I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas: they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.’ Charlotte Bronte For centuries, dreams have been considered an important source of wisdom and knowledge, whether as messages from God, prophetic … Continue reading Dreams and Dreaming