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12 03, 2017

Silence is still golden


I have an old friend that has been helpful to me over many, many years. This friend often reminds me not to overdo things and that, paradoxically,very often, ‘less is better’. Allow me to explain. Many people come to counselling to deal with what appear to be impasses in their relationships. These ‘sticking points’ definitely [...]

Silence is still golden2018-02-26T13:39:42+00:00
14 11, 2016

Transforming Head, Neck and Shoulder pain


Upper Body pain, tension, stiffness and restriction of movement is a  very common complaint treated in the clinic. Acute pain can bring your life to a standstill. Chronic pain debilitates, restricts quality of life and dampens one's mood, temperament, enthusiasm and energy levels. Whilst pain killing medications can bring wondrous relief in severe situations, we [...]

Transforming Head, Neck and Shoulder pain2016-11-14T02:55:56+00:00
24 08, 2016

Irritability – when we lose our flow


Irritability is an uneasy state that doesn’t sit well with us and is often accompanied by a demeanor of restlessness or dissatisfaction. Irritability can make its presence felt physically and emotionally. Clients experience irritability in different ways: A more physical phenomenon such as  ‘Irritable Bowel’ syndrome A manifestation of hormonal build-up, as in premenstrual syndrome [...]

Irritability – when we lose our flow2018-01-30T10:11:48+00:00
22 08, 2016

Are we simply ‘what we eat’ or, more accurately, ‘what we assimilate’?


Juice Therapy In recent years a raw food approach to diet has become more and more widely embraced. This shift towards a predominantly raw regime may well be suitable for some but I think that food choices need to be contextualised and assessed on a person-to-person basis. I was into raw foods, and [...]

Are we simply ‘what we eat’ or, more accurately, ‘what we assimilate’?2018-01-30T10:12:03+00:00
18 06, 2016

Energy levels – Whats your measure?


Health and wellbeing are a manifestation of vitality. I evaluate my clients’ vitality, in great part, through their energy levels. It is essential that we all become accustomed to tracking our own energy levels. The calibrations of one’s levels act as a pilot light to the efficiency and functionality of many essential metabolic processes. Think [...]

Energy levels – Whats your measure?2018-01-30T10:12:18+00:00
14 04, 2016

Stress: Relief and Resolution – combining Acupuncture and Counselling


Stress – a persistent stalker, a measure of our need to adapt to change, to the unfamiliar, the unexpected, the undesirable. It can stem from our relationships, illness, emotional turmoil, accidents, unforeseen events, and can be sponsored by a lack of physical activity and poor dietary choices. Ongoing stress of an emotional or mental nature [...]

Stress: Relief and Resolution – combining Acupuncture and Counselling2018-01-30T10:13:05+00:00
13 02, 2016

Matters of the Heart


Happy Valentines Day, a day of sharing heartfelt sentiments and wishes, through many means: hugs, kisses, words, flowers, champers, chocolates, or balloons! It gave me the idea of devoting this newsletter to the Heart. The Heart Qi is the key to one's overall well-being and disposition. In the words of a 6th century philosopher Liu [...]

Matters of the Heart2016-02-13T19:14:39+00:00
15 04, 2015

Self-Care in The Year of The Sheep


Warm Easter Greetings to You All. I know, I know..........the passage of time....fleeting, inexorable.. Thus we find ourselves plummeting headlong into the Year of the Sheep. But no matter how quickly time passes, we must find ways to care for and preserve ourselves. According to an article I read recently, 2015 involves an energetic movement [...]

Self-Care in The Year of The Sheep2018-01-30T10:13:35+00:00
18 01, 2015

Inspirations from Wisdom


‘When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be’ (Lao Tzu – 6th Century BC)   ‘The future enters into us………long before it happens’ (Rainier Maria Rilke)     ‘The true leap or growth of a person occurs when he is utterly alone. It is in human relationships or in [...]

Inspirations from Wisdom2018-01-30T10:13:50+00:00
15 12, 2014

Festive Greetings and Practice Wrap-up for 2014


My warmest greetings to You All. Is it just me or  is it difficult to entertain the notion that we are approaching Christmas and 2014 is coming to a close? Ah, the inexorable march of time. Reminds me of those famous lyrics from Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of The Moon' and the song  ‘Time’ : [...]

Festive Greetings and Practice Wrap-up for 20142018-01-30T10:14:01+00:00
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