Why mindbodysoul?

I chose MindBodySoul as my business name because I believe that counselling and HypnoBirthing both entail the connection and healing of the mind, the body and the soul. I believe that mind, body and soul are all interconnected. But I also believe that we live in a society that often sees them as separate. In many therapies the focus is either on the mind or the body. I believe in a holistic approach but I also know that I have engaged in some training that is more mind-oriented (eg. Cognitive Behavioural therapy), others that are more body-related (eg. Reiki and massage) and some that combine the two (eg. EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques, which also recognises we are all energy, and Somat

Strong, Good and Skillful Will

In the words of Roberto Assagioli, it is necessary for our will to be good, as well as strong and skillful. Only this is the true and whole will; only such a will can give us both practical success and the highest inner satisfaction. I learned about good, strong and skillful will during a year long personal development course I completed based on Psychosynthesis and the teachings of Roberto Assagioli. I was drawn to the teaching because of its spiritual and psychological framework and because the course is experiential by nature. The fact it was founded in Italy was also a bonus, having spent many years living there. Psychosynthesis is a beautiful model based on the idea that we are influenc

Nourish your mind, be guided by your heart

My father once said to me, Listen to your heart and listen to your head and follow the one that serves you best. Geez Wayne - how do I do that? And what does that mean? If I am listening to both and they don't agree with each other how do I know which one is going to serve me best? I am not sure if this was a throw away line or not but it perplexed me for a number of years and I think the reason is simply this: the line assumes, or it did to me, that the mind and heart aren't in agreement with each other and that you need to listen to both and agree with only one of them. I've come to realise that I want my head to serve my heart, and not march to its own tune. But yes, it is true I believe

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