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CONFESSIONS OF A PSYCHOTHERAPIST

February 5th, 2014 in Turning Points and New Beginnings

The Holistic Imagination

Spatial awareness is not my strong point.  When I was taking driving lessons, my driving teacher thought I seemed confident as I drove out, and would master the whole thing in a few lessons. How wrong he was! I remember the moment he despaired of the way I tried to turn the car around, bashing […] Read more »

February 4th, 2014 in Turning Points and New Beginnings

You Are What You Imagine

There is no way to the imagination; the imagination is the way. We do not so much need to develop our imagination, as to understand that our imagination already directs our life and is one of the most powerful resources given to us as humans. It is, in fact one of the defining characteristics of […] Read more »

January 27th, 2014 in Turning Points and New Beginnings

Why Your Visualisations Don’t Work

We all know that old saying: Be careful what you wish for because you may get it…. Never a truer word was said when it comes to visualization. The traditional idea of visualization is that you say what you want, you picture yourself having it, and you do that so consistently and powerfully that it […] Read more »

January 24th, 2014 in Turning Points and New Beginnings

The Now or Never Challenge

Two years ago I took up my Now or Never Challenge. I felt I was wasting my time with too little creativity and too much dithering. The world seemed to be leaving me behind as it zoomed on ahead to accommodate young people’s way of living and thinking, and neglected my kind of wisdom and […] Read more »

January 23rd, 2014 in Turning Points and New Beginnings

Now or Never

I admit I’m getting old, or, should I say, I am at an age that I would once have considered old. And that means life feels very precious—time is limited and the magic and surprises not yet discovered may be too many for the time left. So for me, it’s now or never to wake […] Read more »

May 11th, 2013 in Turning Points and New Beginnings

New Beginnings in Social Media

Attending a Guardian course with Jon Reed on social media marketing, partly in order to let people know about my new book You Are What You Imagine: From Difficult Times to New Beginnings, I realise that this is my own New Beginning,a way of entering into the Brave New World I’ve been so shy about. […] Read more »

November 28th, 2012 in Consider this, Fear of the Future, Turning Points and New Beginnings

Why people don’t change or: I hate spinach

A little saying I remember from my childhood sums up rather neatly why people don't change. Read more »

November 21st, 2012 in Consider this, Joy of burnout, Living thoughts

Isn’t the middle way boring?

Do you veer between highs and lows and secretly think the middle way is boring? People who burn out certainly do this a lot. But try this Imagework exercise to find another way. Read more »

November 14th, 2012 in Consider this

My life, like a star’s light, is travelling from the past

My life is a mirror of the person I was when I started to construct it. No wonder it doesn't seem to look like me now. What to do? Read more »

November 11th, 2012 in Joy of burnout, Living thoughts

Illness speaks

Not only can our mind makes us ill, and stop us from healing, by blocking the awareness we need, but illness itself can mess up our thinking. This mind/body business never gets boring! Read more »
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