Working with other therapists is not completely without its difficulties, but mainly, (and I am biased obviously), working in an office while being surrounded by other therapists is amazing. Most of these good feelings are to do with the fact that we are trying to be compassionate, sensitive people, but also, most therapists, at least in the beginning of their career, are in their own therapy too. It struck me recently how different companies might be if, at every job, all o
I was shocked to hear recently that there are over 1400 different types of therapy, each offering a range of promises or solutions for a plethora of problems one might face. Most of the newer styles of therapy offer a seductive 'quick fix', and aim at changing behaviors or alleviating symptoms. In this culture of 'likes' and instant gratification, it's easy to see why these forms of therapy are so popular. But while they may provide tools and create space to generate awarenes
“I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years, has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life but my work as well," Prince Harry said in an interview recently regarding his mother, the Princess of Wales who died in a car crash in Paris in August 1997. As an Englishman, I recall watching the funeral of Princess Diana quite intently, and being incredibly moved by the handwritten note on
Anxiety is a word we throw around a lot these days, yet I’ve been struck by how different it feels for each person who lives with this often crippling disorder. There are also times when I’ve suggested to people that the symptoms they’re describing sound like anxiety, and it comes as a surprise. Inevitably they’re relieved to be able to put a name to their feelings and it started me thinking about how I'd go about explaining what anxiety feels like to some people. I combine
I stumbled across this adorable video the other day, and started to think about how important dinner as a family is. From my experience, it's an often overlooked event that has the potential to really connect all members of the family in a rewarding and supportive way. Even if the whole family can only come together a few times a week, I think the benefits are substantial: Brain Power - Younger kids who have frequent family meals were seen to have a higher working vocabulary.