Bereavement And Loss: Surviving The Maze

Like the majority of people, I’ve experienced bereavement. In fact, my Nan passed away only last year. My fascination with the subject of bereavement probably came from the death of my father when I was a child. It had a profound effect on me. Perhaps, unsurprisingly, I qualified as a counsellor in my late 20s... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Buddha’s Brain

I first tried to develop my spiritual practice a few years' ago. I'd bought a number of books and not finished many of them. My intentions were good but life became busy and I didn't make time for reading. One book I started but never finished was 'Buddha's Brain' by Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius. When I... Continue Reading →

My First Ever Reiki Session

I was going through a bit of a stressful period and I remembered I knew a lady who'd trained as a Reiki practitioner. We'd worked as counsellors at the same service a few years ago so I thought I'd send her a message and see if she had any availability. What is Reiki? Reiki is defined as... Continue Reading →

Review Of The Wisdom Of The Oracle Cards

It's funny how a set of events can lead you to  a certain place. I believe in things happening for a reason, such as making connections with certain people, or 'chance' observations of things which draw you further towards something you've become interested in. I'd had experience of Angel Cards a few years ago when I... Continue Reading →

The Power Of Active Listening Skills

When I was going through a particularly difficult time in my life (about 10 years ago), I sought the help from local mental health services. I was referred to a psychologist and during our meeting I explained my difficulties and told her about my father dying when I was a child. Not feeling heard At the... Continue Reading →

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