counselling

when the inner child comes home

when the inner child comes home

I resisted inner child work for about 10 years, or should I say it took my 10 years of therapy to come to a place where I was ready to connect into and love that wounded dissociated traumatised child that was cringing and hiding inside of me in a very dark place, and may I ad thanks to my incredibly patient and compassionate therapist walking that entire 10 year journey with me.

the difference between mindfulness & meditation

the difference between mindfulness & meditation

As a thervadan buddhist practitioner I sometimes translate some the tools of this practice into psychological therapeutically appropriate support interventions for clients; however sometimes I don't.  Mindfulness and meditation are not the same thing and sometimes there are significant risks that come with meditation, specifically making anxiety and depression worse. So I wanted to take a moment to describe how I distinguish between the two.