Counselling: a brain and life changing experience

By Michael, Posted in Uncategorized

“Listening creates a holy space. When you listen generously to people, they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the first time. And when you listen deeply, you can know yourself in everyone”. (Rachel Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom)   A close friend recently pondered as to whether counselling was quote, ‘just a whole lot […]

Women’s Health Week September 4th – 8th, 2017

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Women’s Health Week September 4 – 8

 “I’m rolling to your heartbeat,
I’m dancing in your blood,
I’m breathing in your water,
My mother and my god” *


The female constitution tends toward Yin, relative to the male Yang. When I consider the health of the female body, mind and soul, I think of blood, an aspect of Yin in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  In the TCM energetic paradigm, blood  must be nourished, continually move, and when necessary, be replenished. Blood flows through the body like a river of life. The nature of this flow, its course, ebb, flow and volume must be vigilantly attended to, for well-being to be sustained.

Male Self Care

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  Over four decades in practice, I have noted that the greater percentage, by far, of my clientele are female. I have often pondered this gender imbalance. One theory is that males harbour the delusion of invulnerability, the strong, independent species, being splendidly endowed creatures who require no assistance in maintaining sustained  health and wellbeing. […]

Getting The Sleep You Need

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Insomnia “Night-time, the time of darkness and rest, is the moment when Yin embraces and nourishes Yang, which withdraws inwardly and settles down” . (Rossi E) Sleep – we need it each and every night. Unfortunately, many people are: Not getting enough sleep volume Not experiencing quality sleep and therefore waking unrefreshed Dreaming excessively Waking […]

Wish I’d had this in my 20s and 30s

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If you could go back to your twenties and thirties, what would you like to have had with you? A trusted mentor or guide accompanying you on your journey? When you think about it, don’t we live our lives in a rather upside down fashion? One would normally expect that important, life-altering decisions would be […]