13 09, 2019

8 Consequences of the father wound on well-being and relationships

By |2019-09-19T12:04:48+00:00September 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Relationships with men have always been difficult for Jane*. She has often ended up having relationships with emotionally unavailable men. They may initially show interest yet as she starts to attach and show interest in them, they disappear or withdraw from contact by coming up with various excuses. She has [...]

17 03, 2019

Top 5 most read blog posts on relationships, childhood neglect and trauma

By |2019-03-17T21:56:52+00:00March 17th, 2019|0 Comments

For this month’s post, I wanted to bring together the five most read posts on my website in the past year in case someone hasn’t seen them yet. I started blogging about three years ago. My aim was to be able to give through my writing hope for healing and [...]

6 12, 2017

How to survive the festive season with a dysfunctional family

By |2017-12-11T14:00:12+00:00December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The holiday season can bring out the best and worst in us and in our family members as potentially a lot of time is spent together and there often are expectations for the celebrations. We may have a wish to have a wonderful festive season like in the Hollywood films [...]

28 07, 2017

Healing the mother wound – Part 2: 10 Steps to healing from emotional absence

By |2019-02-25T16:37:38+00:00July 28th, 2017|7 Comments

The greatest pain of all – the mother wound, the emotional absence of your mother in your early years. The first part of this 2-part series looked at what the mother wound means and how it can impact your well-being as an adult. The mother wound can be defined as [...]

12 04, 2017

A book review on Running on Empty by Dr Jonice Webb for “20 Powerful books to help you befriend your body”

By |2017-04-12T22:03:21+00:00April 12th, 2017|0 Comments

How do you treat your body? Studies have suggested that a very large percentage of women and also men struggle with being friends with their body. Perhaps it is easy to say that the body is to blame for not being... thin enough, young enough, tall or short enough or has [...]

24 01, 2017

Building on your confidence: The personal bill of rights

By |2017-04-07T08:48:05+00:00January 24th, 2017|2 Comments

Self-confidence can help you achieve and obtain what you want in life. You may have encountered life events that have either diminished your self-confidence or made it difficult for you to build a clear sense of who you are as a person, such as childhood trauma, childhood emotional neglect [...]

8 11, 2016

5 ways to increase wholeness

By |2017-03-09T15:52:45+00:00November 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Julia* is a 35-year-old woman lives with her long-term partner James. She has a busy job, she takes regular exercise, has great friends and regular holidays abroad. Julia often feels anxious and feels that although her life seems perfect on paper, but internally she feels like there is an internal [...]

21 09, 2016

Childhood trauma & recovery III: Healing your inner child with compassion

By |2018-03-26T10:12:24+00:00September 21st, 2016|0 Comments

You may have experienced something traumatic in your life that is still impacting upon your adult well-being, such as losing a parent or a significant attachment figure, domestic violence in the home, being bullied, emotional and/or physical neglect, emotional, physical or sexual abuse. This experience or multiple experiences may have a [...]

7 09, 2016

Childhood trauma & recovery II: How childhood trauma is processed in the brain

By |2019-05-13T10:39:19+00:00September 7th, 2016|0 Comments

In the first part of this blog series, I talked about how you may as an adult experience the consequences of childhood trauma in your everyday life. You can read it here. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression, in relationships, using substances or food as comfort. Maybe you are frequently reminded [...]