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Relationships

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”― Carl Jung Relationships of any form including partnerships, spouse, family members, friends or colleagues, may suffer for any number of reasons.  People change, people outgrow one another, have different expectations, beliefs or values or are heavily influenced by others including families and friends. People stop liking each other for a whole variety of reasons.  When relationships suffer they can become painful and often people are unable to communicate effectively without anger or bitterness. When you cannot communicate effectively you cannot relate to each other. Relating well requires…

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The Anxious Mind

Anxiety is one of the most common reasons for people to seek therapy.  Many clients only seek help when their anxiety is becoming unbearable to the point they are becoming ill or suffering panic attacks.  Others notice the signs sooner and seek help before it gets to that point.  Some clients believe they are born worriers and that they will always be the same. Whatever the case, the good news is that anxiety is normal. It’s there for a reason. Apprehension, fear and anxiety are all there for our survival.  The human brain has evolved over millions of years.  When humans first…

Overcoming chronic pain

Our brains are so incredibly powerful.  They control complex pain messages not only for injuries and illnesses. Chronic (long-term) pain can be the result of a medical condition, however there are instances when the cause is not known, making it more difficult to treat.  Pain can be emotional and psychological pain which can be as debilitating as physical pain.  If you do experience physical pain of any sort, you should always seek advice from your doctor prior to looking at alternatives. In May I started working with a young lady named Maya.  When I first met her she could only walk a few…