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 |2017-07-31T07:15:45+00:00July 28th, 2017|4 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 [...]

10 07, 2017

Healing the mother wound – Part 1: Understanding the mother wound, good enough mothering and the impact of the mother wound as an adult

By |2017-07-10T23:15:46+00:00July 10th, 2017|4 Comments

Perhaps the most painful of all feelings is the awareness that your mother was not there for you emotionally as a child, this creates the mother wound. She might have been physically present but emotionally absent. Perhaps she was (is) very critical and she was telling [...]

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 [...]

1 02, 2017

Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) – How does it impact on adult well-being?

By |2017-09-27T15:15:49+00:00February 1st, 2017|6 Comments

Lisa* has felt for all her life she is different from others and she has struggled to connect with her family, friends and previous partners. For those around her, she seems somehow distant and difficult to get to know. She often feels lost and tries to cope with difficult [...]

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 |2017-03-07T15:55:16+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 [...]