Healing, The Process

In a few of my previous blogs, I spoke of fear as one of the underlying drivers of the unhappy human.  How on earth do we address this age old issue?  Let’s get one thing straight, we need fear.  Without…

Relationship Communications

On April 16 at 7:00pm I will be giving a presentation on relationship communications at the Mountainview Wellness Centre. Mountainview is located at 3566 King George Blvd, in Surrey BC. Dysfunctional Communication: When Words Fail Me. The focus of this…

Where does fear come from?

We are born into this world defenseless and vulnerable. The moment we are born, and some believe, even before we are born, we are exposed to the forces of this world. We cannot feed ourselves, we cannot protect ourselves, and…

Dream Work

One of the approaches to counselling that I use with some clients is that of dream work. In psycho speak generally called analytical psychology. This therapy as the name suggest is working with the symbols of our dreams to make…

Beneath Grieving

Although the grieving process follows a rough progression of steps, from denial to acceptance, there may also be a significant element that is not expected in retrospection.  Time and again I witness clients whether for themselves or others, having to…

Grieving

Emotional pain and suffering, at some point in our lives we all face it.  It appears to be an inevitable part of living.  There are many books written by many authors on the subject and many are well worth reading. …

A Season of Choice

Christmas comes, “but once a year”, as Australian entertainer Rolf Harris once said.  Every year we engage in an internal seasonal tension.  We spend huge amounts of energy trying to fathom what we should buy for each other, race from…

Fracture Lines In Relationships

Rate your current relationship Frequently Occasionally Seldom as based on the following symptoms. Do you feel as though you aren’t seen in your relationship ? Are your arguments with your partner destructive? Are you angry with your partner? Do you…

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder   (PTSD) It has come to my attention lately, both through my practice and through literature, that there is a significant incidence of PTSD.  This mental illness is brought about by a traumatic experience or even witnessing…