De-cluttering; for peace of mind

De-cluttering; for peace of mind

Hoarding The only time I visited the home of a hoarder, the moment I stepped inside the front door I felt completely overwhelmed, claustrophobic and I desperately wanted to escape. There wasn’t a bare surface anywhere and it was a considerable challenge negotiating...
The Art and Stages of Change-making

The Art and Stages of Change-making

In life we experience millions of changes, many of them evolve so gently and smoothly that they are barely noticed. Others are glaringly obvious and are forced upon us by circumstances outside our control. We may vigorously resist but have to accept and adapt for the...
Regain your brain

Regain your brain

Awakening from Alzheimer’s One of the most heartbreaking times in my life was when I watched my mother slowly transition from an energetic, gentle artist and loving mother to a victim of Alzheimer’s. To begin with she was amusingly forgetful and would stock the...
“Be a man” – a trauma trap

“Be a man” – a trauma trap

Andrew’s busy and strict parents did not tolerate the normal outbursts of a small child who has multiple tumbles and tantrums a day while discovering the world. At an early age he learnt to suppress his feelings. “Be a man” became his mantra in times of pain or...
Making Sense of Troubled Times

Making Sense of Troubled Times

Are humanity and the planet experiencing serious bouts of stress? Whether for myself or clients, I’ve noticed that normally things have to get pretty bad before we begin to pay attention long enough to realize that something’s wrong and recognize that we need to do...
Our Thoughts Unplugged

Our Thoughts Unplugged

Have you found that feelings or thoughts seem to come up randomly? Perhaps the process isn’t random after all. There’s a particular stretch of road that I frequently drive and I noticed that, when I reached a certain spot, my feelings would become uncomfortable and...