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A Message in the Sky

A Message in the Sky

For years I had a recurring dream about a plane crashing. It was always on the horizon far away and terrifying. I felt overwhelmed by it and it brought about feelings of being out of control. As I began my journey into psychotherapy, as a client and as a trainee, I...
The Art of Decision-Making

The Art of Decision-Making

Moving towards transformational change is hard. We move through change constantly, as the philosopher Heraclitus said,   No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. Even knowing that, we still find...
The Coaching Relationship

The Coaching Relationship

I had some coaching last night from a coach I have a lot of respect for and trust in. We got to talking about the place for therapeutic thinking, knowledge and expertise in the coaching field. The two roles, therapist and coach remain distinct but there is crossover....
Why Bother?!

Why Bother?!

I recently saw a key note speaker at an event whose presentation left me with a very uncomfortable feeling. That was not his intention nor his objective. It got me thinking about some of the mistakes that are commonly made when presenting, and wondering how we...
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

The Gestalt cycle of experience is a very valuable tool when assessing your process in all manner of actions, from the minute, fulfilling of basic human needs to the ability of a large organisation to fulfil a companywide change program. It takes us on a mapping...
Awareness, Insight, Choice

Awareness, Insight, Choice

Working with personality styles in depth, as I was recently, I began to see how we, so often, work against who we are to do our best to ‘fit in’ with what’s expected of us. When we know ourselves well, we can behave more authentically and be more productive and...