Prog Rock and Mental Health.

Prog Rock and Mental Health. It is no particular secret amongst those who know me that I have been pretty much a lifetime fan of Prog Rock. For various reasons, probably because prog rock bands tend to be made up of highly skilled musicians, quite often classically trained. In addition their vocalist is usually a […]

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Is Training the same as Therapy?

Is that an odd question? Is Training the same as Therapy? Well actually there are similarities. For example, in training we are taught how important it is to build rapport with our delegates, talk their language and engage with them. In that way, they are more likely to listen to what we have to say […]

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Are inspirational quotes doing you any good?

Well this may seem an odd question, the internet is awash with inspirational quotes. We are being told by inspirational speakers that we should surround ourselves with inspirational quotes. Preferably theirs I suspect. I know several people who stick inspirational quotes all over their house, so they can be constantly reminded of what they should […]

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A testimonial, in detail

Testimonials are important to all therapists. I thought it would be useful to deconstruct my most recent and one of my best testimonials. This person came to me in distress and we worked through several processes and ideas. They didn’t feel we had made much progress, but I persisted, until one day, not long afterwards, […]

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The value of meditation

I’m sure you’ve heard people extol the virtues of meditation. You may be skeptical of the claims that it helps with all aspects of life. But, the truth is, it does. Sitting every day, for at least 15-30 minutes, makes a huge difference in how you approach life, how personally you take things and how […]

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Sanctuary Meditation. De-stress for the weekend.

I am really pleased to be starting Sanctuary Meditation at the Newbury Wellbeing Centre on March 3rd. These are targeted at all of you who have hard, pressured jobs all week and would like to de-stress so you can enjoy your weekend and leave all your worries about work behind you. It is a semi-guided […]

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