Be a Bamboo Tree in a Storm

Be a Bamboo Tree in a Storm

Have you ever heard the story of the Bamboo Tree? It is one of the most remarkable stories that we can learn from and here are some reasons why.   The Bamboo Tree Story The Chinese bamboo tree requires nurturing through water, fertile soil and also with enough sunshine to ensure that it will grow.…

Freeing Yourself from Judgement

Freeing Yourself from Judgement

Recently I have found myself in this all too familiar situation of fearing judgement from others. Initially, I allowed it to consume me and prevent me from sharing some really positive and happy news with the people that are closest to me, but once I convinced myself to overcome this fear and I myself was…

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a recognized mental health disorder that involves a person experiencing repetitive intrusive thoughts that prompt them to perform an action to try and neutralize the thoughts. In this case, the recurrent intrusive thoughts are the obsessions (e.g., unwanted/intrusive thoughts, images, or impulses) and the actions used to counterbalance the thoughts…

Gaslighting

Gaslighting

More and more in the media today we hear the term; “Gaslighting” but what exactly is gaslighting? And how do you know if it’s happening to you?   Psychologists use the term “gaslighting” to refer to a specific type of manipulation where the manipulator is trying to get someone else (or a group of people)…

Attachment Styles

Attachment Styles

While studying child and adolescent counselling and psychotherapy I found myself becoming engrossed in all thing’s attachment related and I feel this is something we all need to understand, especially our own personal attachment styles.   Recently, I have found myself on my own path of discovery, unearthing and trying to comprehend my own personal…