Anger has evolved as a defensive survival mechanism and when used appropriately it allows for a vital response. In our stressful modern world, inappropriate expressions of anger are becoming more and more frequent, however. When anger flares up uncontrollably or chronically, it indicates that our lives our out of balance and is a sign that we need to address the angry behaviour.Read More
Effective communication is at the heart of therapy. Our voice is the vehicle for our intention. Recently, I spoke to musician Professor Derek Barnes about how he teaches therapists and other healthcare professionals to play their vocal instrument to maximum effect. Watch the interview here to understand how you can learn to affect positive change in the other, by honouring and enhancing the uniqueness of our own voice.Read More
Have you ever asked yourself how stress-resilient you are?
What are the things you do when the pressure rises? Do you nail bite, over-eat or –drink, become anxious or irritable? And do you spot the signs early enough to take action and avert the symptoms that herald more serious stuff ahead? We all need to stay informed about the many faces of stress-related symptoms.
Join me and hear what my Human Givens colleague, stress expert Emily Gajewski, has to say about self-harming and how to deal with it.Read More
One in four homeless people is a former member of the armed services. Over 20,000 veterans are in jail or on probation.*
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is very real - and something we cannot begin to imagine. We are unable to comprehend the trauma but we can support those who are suffering.
I went to visit Tom, who was in Northern Ireland and the first Gulf War, and he told me his story. In this short video, we hear of the outstanding transformation his life took once he sought the help of PTSD Resolution.Read More
Modern parenting has a new set of challenges. As we spend time learning, practicing and reflecting as parents, we realise that the experience is both dynamic and full of choice.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Miriam Chachamu, well-regarded family therapist and author of the popular book "How to Calm a Challenging Child". In our video interview, Miriam gives us helpful parenting tips and advice as we discuss fairness, sibling rivalry, choice and teenagers.
Why has mindfulness become so popular?
Mindfulness practitioner and teacher Sandra Tideman-van Nispen explains in our video interview.
“Everyone who practices mindfulness regularly will find it brings a lot of benefits in life. It seems that particularly in the fast developing technological and modern digital world that we live in, we need it. Because nowadays most of the people most of the time actually train in mindlessness and restlessness!Read More
To achieve lasting well-being we must acknowledge that the mind and body are one. The body gives us messages about the mind and vice versa. Join me in this interview with my good friend Judy Malloy where we talk about black boxes, how our body tells a story and why Descartes may not have had it right.Read More