Category Archives: Stress

Finding peace this holiday season

Concerned about the holidays? You’re not alone. Clients are coming in thick and fast with a range of holiday concerns these days. It’s a topic I’ve written extensively on, so here’s a little overview of what I can offer:  Finding Your … Continue reading

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5 unusual steps to reduce stress

“Is it normal to be so stressed?” “How do other people reduce stress? … Do they just breathe?!” These are some questions that stood out to me over the last few weeks since I heard them repeatedly from different clients. To give you a … Continue reading

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Victim, Rescuer or Persecutor? The Karpman triangle

Do you wonder what’s at play when you, or others around you, get stuck in conflict or in wonky relationship dynamics? Perhaps you feel pulled into a caretaker role, or feel helpless? Here’s a brief article taken from my latest SoulSoil … Continue reading

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What a therapist does with her own anxiety: a story

This week was a bit crazy. It gave me an “opportunity” to see how I experienced anxiety and stress, and how I… teacher of Mental Health and psychotherapist… navigated it. I thought I’d write about it, mostly to debrief it with … Continue reading

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What is your attachment style?

In your closest relationships do you tend to “dial up” or “dial down” your emotions? I’m happy to be part of a supervision group and recently a colleague gave a presentation on the Circle of Security. This is a body of … Continue reading

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How to healthily relate to anger

Feeling angry seems taboo in our culture. We’re told to let go of it, to control it, manage it. The underlying message is “don’t be angry”. So we’re stuck with having a very uncomfortable feeling that we’re not meant to have, with very little road map apart … Continue reading

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How to talk to your inner critic so it will listen

We all know it: the critical voice (or force) inside that has something demeaning to say about you. It might say (or feel like): “do more, it’s not enough”, or “why did you do it like that? …you messed up again?” or “why would he like you?” or “ooh, think … Continue reading

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