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Dealing with Chronic Pain

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Imagine that you are hammering in a nail when you slip and hit your thumb. You jump up and down, suck your finger, say a few blue words, you shake your hand and carry on hammering. Now, imagine that someone is holding down you hand so that you […]

Regaining Trust

On the podcast this week Ed and I were talking about trust and what happens once it has been broken. So much of what we are and what we do in society is based on trust. On the trading floor of the Baltic Exchange the world’s only independent source of maritime market information for the […]

How to be Happy

Is happy news good? As a psychotherapist I have worked with thousands and thousands of people as individuals, couples and, groups. There have been those that are naturally happy and positive and those who see the world from a negative point of view. Over the years I have learned what it is that makes happy […]

The Rhythm of Life

In this weeks podcast we had Steve with us, the master drummer who spends his time helping people find their beat, lovely guy doing amazing work! The universe has a beat, it has a rhythm. The whole of creation moves at a pace. This is the rhythm of life. Are you living in time or […]

How to Live in the Present

Choice This weeks podcast included our good friend David who came on the LITP course as a student and then joined the team and led all of the practical exercises. We were talking about how doing the course had changed his life. The issue that it raised for me is that of choice. Many of […]

Are you selfish enough?

You are being selfish, is that so bad? Is it wrong to be paying attention to your own wants, needs, and well-being? If you believe that selfish behaviour is immoral or bad then you may be just missing the point. The question is what is life all about? When you were born your life was, […]

Stop Trying to Be Perfect

Do you need to be perfect or are you perfect as you are right now? I am walking down the road and looking at the people coming towards me. I am surprised by the amount of women who are obviously ‘Botoxed’ and have fillers creating that ‘trout pout’ look. To me they look ugly and […]