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Body&Soul 10 subtle signs you may have unresolved childhood trauma
Survivors of childhood trauma often grow up believing they are unworthy…The Guardian
I am very passionate about childhood and developmental trauma, so I was honoured to be asked to contribute., With love Andi https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/jan/30/survivors-of-childhood-trauma-often-grow-up-believing-they-are-unworthy?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Othe
It’s never been easier to slip into gambling addiction. Finding your self-worth is key Ashwini Padhi and Andrea Szasz
We’ve all had moments when our mind is calm, loving, happy, present, and awake to stillness and possibility. But for many of us, that quickly gets covered over with daily stresses, distractions, fears, and regrets. In Dr. Rick Hanson’s new online program, Neurodharma, you’ll explore seven characteristics of the wisest people who’ve ever lived, and … read more
Free Live Event Neurodharma by Dr. Rick Hanson
The person we long to be – and already are, deep down – is usually covered over with stresses, distractions, fears, and regrets. If you’d like practical tips for letting go of your suffering to uncover your true self, please check out this FREE webinar with my good friend and New York Times bestselling author … read more
Psychotherapy is Evidence Based
Mental health issues are constantly in the news. We are suffering from relational problems, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and so on. These ‘disorders’ or other mental health diagnoses are often stem from untreated traumas in our life. Our government and the media only seem to know about one way of treating these life challenging issues … read more
The Age of Loneliness. Why do we need Psychotherapy more than ever?
In my practice many clients walk through my door looking for support with their relational issues. As a trauma and attachment specialist I often imagine what their life was like at the start? Who was around, how did they learn how to relate, how did they learn who they are? When we are born … read more
Psychotherapist, counsellors psychologist, social workers, psychiatrists …….How do I find a therapist?
Since the Better Access to Mental Health Care scheme began in 2006, there has been a great deal of confusion in the public about who can provide therapy and mental health services. Making an educated choice about who you would like to be your therapist has consequently become even more complex. Being in therapy is … read more
In Pieces, a wonderfully integrated autobiography.
(Warning: There are some spoilers in this blog. I wanted to make sure my clients are warned by some of the contents.) ‘In Pieces’ by Sally Field is one of most integrated autobiographies I have read or actually listened to. I always have been a fan of Sally, I could watch her movies again and … read more
3 Self-Help Books to Be-Friend Yourself, Your Body and Your Tribe
Recently a client of mine showed me the book: Your Resonant Self. I love learning from my clients. Our work reminded her of what she read in the book. I become very intrigued so I had to check it out. Sarah Peyton managed to write a very accessible and practical book to help people with difficult issues … read more
What I have learnt from Honourable Justice Peter McClellan.
On the Labour Day weekend just gone, I attended the 30th anniversary conference of ANZAP, the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy. While there was a strong sense of celebration at our collective achievements, and we were encouraged at the continuing success of the Conversational Model of Psychotherapy, we were also keenly aware that our … read more
Kristin Neff Advanced Self-Compassion Workshop, what I have learnt.
Some of you know that in May I was lucky enough to be part of Kristin Neff’s advanced self-compassion workshop that was held in Texas. The event itself was very exciting and inspiring as 200+ Daring Way™ Facilitators all over the world gathered to learn from Brené Brown, Kristin Neff and from each other. If … read more
The Foundations of Well-Being
Hello Dear Brave Friends, I wanted to tell you about a yearlong, online program that has been changing thousands of lives—The Foundations of Well-Being. In this guided, step-by-step program, Rick Hanson, Ph. D. shows you how to use the science of positive neuroplasticity to turn ordinary experiences into powerful inner strengths, including kindness toward yourself, insight into … read more
I love this quote. I feel it in my body, know it in my heart. Unfortunately there is so much disconnection in our lives and I find the current political tension is further dividing. In my practice one of the biggest theme that is surfacing is: loneliness. Loneliness and isolation is negatively effecting our physical … read more
Examining our life and developing our sense of self with compassion and love takes time and effort.
Dear Brave Friends, I am sending you this nice warming image in this ‘cold winter’ morning. I am originally from Hungary so I still feel spoiled by our beautiful winter here in Sydney 🙂 The quote on the picture is from a book I read recently: The Examined Life, by Stephen Grosz. Such a beautiful … read more