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Here you'll find psycho-educational pieces on healing, living wholeheartedly and having fulfilling relationships.

16 Cognitive errors impacting your well-being and relationships

How often do you try to guess what someone else is thinking whether it is your partner, a friend or a work colleague or boss and then potentially act based on what you thought they said or meant? Perhaps you find it difficult to see any good things in [...]

By | 2018-03-26T15:17:59+00:00 March 20th, 2018|0 Comments

“I have to be….” – What is Your perfectionism covering?

Laura* often feels stressed out and tries to be the perfect employee, a partner, and a mother. She is the one who puts 110% effort into everything and always thinks of others. She feels ashamed if she is not able to achieve her standards. She feels that her world [...]

By | 2018-02-21T16:55:42+00:00 February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Why is it difficult for me to make changes in my life?

It is that time of the year again, many of us want to make changes in our lives: in relationships, lifestyle (diet, exercise, & relaxation), work, and/or our relationship with ourselves.  Many of us make promises to ourselves to change our behaviours and life but often soon stop doing [...]

By | 2018-01-19T10:48:21+00:00 January 19th, 2018|0 Comments

How to survive the festive season with a dysfunctional family

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 [...]

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

Why is understanding our emotions and feelings so important?

James* took pride in himself for being a rational man who doesn’t get emotional and he excelled at work. However, although he looked cool and collected on the surface, internally he always had a feeling that he didn’t belong and he had to prove himself to earn people's respect. [...]

By | 2017-10-19T13:54:58+00:00 October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

7 Steps for transforming your relationship – Part 2: Establishing a safe emotional bond and maintaining love

Sue and Steve* recognise that they have become distant in their relationship since having children and they don't have a safe emotional bond. They are bickering over the smallest things, often over matters that feel trivial but at the time it feels like there is a huge wall between them [...]

By | 2017-09-27T15:18:50+00:00 September 26th, 2017|0 Comments

7 Steps for transforming your relationship – Part 1: Assessing relationship patterns and sore spots

Kate and Tom have been together for 5 years. They are both professionals and have successful careers. They used to get along so well but more recently end up arguing more and more. Kate says that it is because Tom doesn’t listen to her and he is insensitive whilst [...]

By | 2017-09-27T15:19:50+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By | 2017-07-31T07:15:45+00:00 July 28th, 2017|2 Comments

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

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 [...]

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