30 04, 2019

People pleasing can make you anxious and resentful – How to stop it?

By |2019-05-30T00:06:07+00:00April 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Emma* would describe herself as having a strong maternal instinct and she has always seen her role as the one that is there for others and she just wants others to be happy. When a family member or a friend is in need, she is there to support them. She [...]

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 [...]

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 |2019-03-09T15:59:59+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 [...]

28 05, 2017

Toxic relationships 3: Moving on & dating after a toxic relationship

By |2017-05-30T20:54:27+00:00May 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Liliana* spent many years in an on-off toxic relationship with a partner who was controlling until she had the courage to say “enough is enough”. It was hard initially making the break and she spent a considerable amount of time reflecting on what had kept her in [...]

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 [...]