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What If You Could Be More Creative By Embracing Your Fear Of Failure?

Have you ever felt held back by your fear of making a mistake? After reading “Creativity Inc” by the magnificient Ed Catmull of Pixar, I started to wonder if creativity gets blocked by a fear of failure. Why do we fear mis-takes when they are simply accidents along our path? Watch this week’s video to …

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What If It's Shame That Makes Us Stay With An Abusive Partner?

What If It’s Shame That Makes Us Stay With An Abusive Partner?

In this video I share my insights with you on what could make us stay with an abusive partner. I know what you’re thinking, and I too absolutely believed that if a partner ever was ever abusive I would literally walk out in an instant. But I didn’t do that…for many reasons, including shame. I’d love to …

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How To Deal With Depression: Thoughts From A Therapist [Video]

In this video I share an insight with you on how to deal with depression. This is one thing that I’ve recognised from my 25 years work as a psychotherapist. I’d love to hear your thoughts and your own insights on how to deal with depression. Share your comments or ask me any questions in …

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How To Be Happy

How to be happy – Clue: It’s not about being happy

Ever wondered about ‘How to be happy’?  How many of us think about what happiness actually is?  How do we know when happiness is with us, is us?   Ever pondered what the shape, texture, complexion of happiness is?  How long will it last? So many people get to the top of their game and wish they …

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Stress Management - Have we really moved on

Stress Management- Have we really moved on?

I recently read that it’s been 222 years since William Blake penned his famous poem “London” and it got me to thinking about stress management and how much things have really changed since then. Let me start with Blake’s words to explain why: I wander thro’ each charter’d street, Near where the charter’d Thames does …

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Start Feeling Sorry For Yourself - Self care

Start Feeling Sorry For Yourself

THE WAY OUT OF BAD TIMES is to TAKE CARE of YOU and to feel sorry for what you’ve been through.  SERIOUSLY it’s time to get a simple and yet sophisticated view on self care.  People who have been through traumatic breakdown struggle to take the tiniest of steps in self care. WHY IS THIS? …

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Beyong blame leads to healing

Beyond Blame Leads to Healing

It is incredibly difficult, in a culture that blames and shames people, for us to feel we’re not to blame. Blame serves to distance people from the reality of traumatic events being indiscriminate in their nature. How scary is it for us all to be vulnerable to traumatic experience? Of course we want to distance …

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6 secrets on how to feel better faster

6 secrets to feeling better faster

Here are 6 secrets you’ll love if you’ve been wondering how to feel better faster: 1. Telling yourself this is an ordinary reaction to an extraordinary situation helps! 2. Talking to people who you can trust about your experience helps! Years ago we would talk things through again and again with our extended families.  Now we …

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How To Believe You Will Get Better - Recovery from Trauma

How to believe you will get better

Chances are you have been ‘knocked sideways’ by something that was so overwhelming you feel you have been shunted into ‘another World’.  This is known in the psychotherapy field as trauma. This can be an accident, an assault, bereavement, sexual assault, a public campaign against you as examples. You are used to being at the …

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