May 15, 2020

A psychotherapist once said to me Intuition favours a well stocked mind. At the time I desperately wanted to believe her but the line puzzled me. Being someone who believed more in the power of heart, rather than head, the idea that a well stocked mind could be the ans...

May 22, 2019

Holding a point of tension involves sitting with whatever is, or is emerging, and not acting until things become clear. Although the word tension sounds tight and uncomfortable the idea is to find a sense of acceptance of conflicting internal wants, needs or ideas. Thi...

May 22, 2019

As you can see from the diagram above the reptilian brain regulates metabolic systems, our breathing, our heartbeat and our nervous system, temperature, balance etc.

The amygdala is the survival brain and acts like a security guard to the reptilian brain. It is hyper-vi...

March 3, 2018

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 soci...

March 3, 2018

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 an...

March 3, 2018

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 s...

November 15, 2017

In my last post I discussed creating loving connections with our kids. The heart and soul of the post came down to the importance of engaging in child-led play, and having quality one-on-one time with each of our kids. So, if this is already happening in your family, y...

September 26, 2017

                       

                              Shame is part of the human condition but it is not widely understood

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August 19, 2017

I intend this to be a short post and one that endeavours to offer people insight into the benefits of counselling. I am not going to harp on about personal growth, developing mindfulness and self-care strategies or about addressing issues such as anxiety or depression,...

July 24, 2017

I am a solo mother, a HypnoBirthing practitioner, a counsellor and facilitator, and a practitioner at the Women's centre here in Christchurch. I am also someone who is committed to personal growth and to establishing healthy and attuned relationships. Needless to say,...

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