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Are you enabling those you love?

  I heard on a podcast the other day, “enabling comes in many forms”.   How true that is.   enabler /ɪˈneɪblə,ɛˈneɪblə/   A person who encourages or enables negative or self-destructive behaviour in another.   I’ve spent many years in the past enabling others to continue to treat me in a certain way, or continue a certain pattern of behaviour without setting boundaries.   I’ve enabled people to continue an addiction.   I’ve enabled people to continue living in…

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The quality of your emotions equals the quality of your life

  Do you agree with this statement?   On a daily basis I work with clients who struggle to manage their emotions.   Some are completely disconnected from them and have a hard time knowing how to even state what emotion they are feeling other than simply “good” or “bad”.   Being completely disconnected is often a protection mechanism – they feel they might unlock Pandora’s box and face all the shit they’re avoiding if they start to delve into…

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What has become your new normal, and are you willing to change it?

  I was talking to a client last week who described a life changing event when he was 14.   He smoked weed for the first (and last) time, and since then he felt like he’s been watching life through a veil, or from behind glass.   He’s had heightened anxiety and struggles to relate to those around him.   He’s looked into it on google and found the terms “derealization” and “depersonalisation.”   “Derealization is an alteration in the perception…

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You drown not by falling in the river, but by staying submerged in it

  Life is full of ups and downs, where it can feel like the shit hitting the fan will never end. This is a guaranteed part of life. But like old mate Tony Robbins says, pain is part of life; suffering is optional. Granted, when life gives you lemons, you can feel very triggered, angry, hurt, upset, resentful, bitter… and if this goes on for long enough you risk burnout, anxiety and depression. We can be our own worst enemy…

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Panic! Panic! Everything is out of control!

  In the West we say “panic panic! Everything is out of control!” In the Buddhist world they say “relax relax! Everything is out of control.”   I heard this quote on a podcast recently where they were talking about the current pandemic and increased fear and anxiety globally.   While of course there are things that we can control, like our own personal hygiene, there is much we cannot.   So instead of joining everyone else in panicking, do…

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Some tools to help you through the stressful times

We are all managing heightened levels of anxiety at the moment with the global coronavirus pandemic. I thought it would be a good time to condense my top tips on reducing stress, anxiety and releasing emotional baggage. Dip into some of these older blogs which are full of tips and strategies to help you get through crazier times.   You’re not a mess – you’re a feeling person in a messy world   Is your mood impacting your immune system?…

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