Heart Centred Therapy

Self Reflection……

Mirror mirror on the wall……….. Looking into ourselves is not the easiest thing to do…. Sometimes when I say this, people respond with “I used to find that – but now Im ok with it” I would like to challenge the fact that this to be an “ok” exercise…… I guess – if you are…

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Do you trust yourself?

Wow theres a question! Its not actual a random one – this question has been swirling around in my mind since I was invited to join a mindfulness community to reconnect to your trust  – the answer to the invitation was a huge fat yes! – it was led by some of the worlds leading…

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Using Mindful Compassion to Tame Mind Chatter

We all have mind chatter, thats normal, but is how much mind chatter we have and whether these chatters are supportive, motivational and loving or creating doom and gloom…… It is said (something that I quote all of the time!) that we have approx 90,000 thoughts a day – thats a lot of thoughts –…

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Some of my favourite TED talks

I love taking time to listen to TED talks, they are short, concise and get their messages across – usually with lots to ponder and reflect upon too….. I have some favourites, of course, and some that I have come across more recently too that I thought I would like to share with you today.…

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Hardwired for Connection

It is reported that social isolation is killing us…… Research finds that social connection improves physical health, psychological well-being and even longevity. Lack of social connection is as detrimental to our health as smoking. Neuroscientist Matthew Lieberman explains that through his studies he’s learned that our kryptonite is ignoring the importance of our social superpowers…

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Musings…

“If you were going to die soon and had one phone call that you could make…….. Who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?” ~ Stephen Levine 1937   A thought to ponder – who would it be and what would I say – and exactly! –  if I…

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The 4 Attributes of Empathy

So often we see our friends go through so much pain and suffering, and our immediate response is one of wanting to “fix” everything and make it all “ok” for them – to remove the pain from them. However this is not our place to change or fix something for someone else – what we…

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Giving yourself permission

A journey note ramble…… Give yourself permission….. What would you like to give yourself permission to do today? Be brave – say No  ? Have an hour to yourself with no interruptions? Meditate? Exercise? Go for a walk where there’s nature? Go to bed early?  Read a book? …………   Giving yourself permission is very…

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Being kind to you…..

Journey note rambles…….. Being kind to yourself today When your loved one, child or friend does something good or something that they are proud of…… I am sure that you are really good at listening to their every word, enthusing and lavishing them with genuine praise…. Today I invite you to do this for yourself…

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Time for contemplation…….

The bit between ….. Christmas always has that big build up of anticipation of looking forward to and being swept along with the joys of buying gifts for your friends and loved ones – finding that something special that you know that they are going to love – giving these gifts and watching their faces…

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