18 10, 2017

Why is understanding our emotions and feelings so important?

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

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. [...]

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 [...]

10 05, 2017

Toxic relationships: recognising, healing and moving on after a toxic relationship – Part 2

By |2017-05-28T16:07:24+00:00May 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Healing your heart after a toxic relationship “Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.” - Unknown Jane* was in her early 30s when she started going out with Mike after they met when they were [...]

3 05, 2017

Toxic relationships: recognising, healing and moving on after a toxic relationship

By |2017-07-04T14:00:04+00:00May 3rd, 2017|2 Comments

Recognising the signs of a toxic relationship Peter* is a big, manly man who is successful at work as a project manager. On the outside, you would not know that there is nothing unusual going on in his life. He has been going out with Kirsty for 5 [...]

6 02, 2017

When being fiercely independent leaves you feeling alone and isolated

By |2017-05-18T23:39:30+00:00February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Kate* is a professional woman in her 30s. She’s got it all going for her. She’s got a good job, has good friends and has great holidays. Kate’s always been an independent woman. She’s done her own thing and relied on her resources to cope and get by in [...]

11 05, 2016

6 signs that fear of rejection is killing your relationship

By |2017-05-18T23:33:47+00:00May 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Do you often have a niggling thought and a fear that your relationships won’t work out or that you will be rejected? Being in a relationship is one of the most vulnerable positions you can be and a degree of fear of rejection is natural. You have to put your [...]