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Foundation of Well-Being 02
Dear Brave Therapy™ Friend, We face challenges every day. While fixing a particular problem helps in any given moment, more obstacles eventually arise, and we’re left feeling overwhelmed, stressed, irritable, and depleted. You’ve probably seen this yourself. Much research has shown that the real path to lasting joy, satisfaction, and inner peace… is to build … read more
Somatic Practice with Anita Whelen at Brave Therapy™
I am very excited to introduce Anita Whelen Somatic Experiencing Practitioner who joined my practice in January. While we practice in different ways, our work highly compliments each-other. Anita’s background is in body work, while I am a psychodynamic and somatic psychotherapist. Here is a conversation I had with Anita about her work. As a … read more
Join Dr. Rick Hanson in a live, online Relationship Workshop
Hello Brave Friends, Our relationships give us most of our joys – and most of our sorrows. They can comfort and lift you, and they can stress and hurt you. As we deal with the coronavirus, it’s more important than ever to have solid, healthy, fulfilling relationships . . . and to mend and resolve … read more
Hi there, dear Brave Therapy™ friends and clients, I hope you are all safe and healthy and somewhat adjusted to the current changes to our lives. While it has been a big, stressful and somewhat painful change there has been so many beautiful, generous offering of resources out there. I am sure you have been … read more
Wishing Everyone a Safe, Peaceful and Rich in Connection New Year!
Somehow just wishing Happy New Year does not fit today. Our country is burning. The Earth is in distress, I think she might be outraged. For many of us, loved ones; family and animals are in danger of the fires. It is hard to celebrate. So to bring Joy to myself today, I am choosing … 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
3 of My Favorite Resources for Loving Relationship
As a psychotherapist, I find that the most common reason clients come to therapy is related to unhappiness in their relationship. Sometimes there are simple communication problems that can be changed in a few sessions, but more often there are deep-seated issues. Our early experiences in life can create patterns of relating that last through … 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
A Desire Map Program for the New Year!
The word “resolution” is rooted in a beautiful idea that’s nearly 700 years old: in Latin, it means the process of reducing things into simpler forms. Mmmhmm. We’ve gotten lost on the way to New Year’s resolutions, didn’t we? There’s a much better way to create the year you want. No baggage, less striving. More … read more
How to Enjoy the Holiday Season
Christmas and New Years can bring up some angst for many of us. This is the time that we spend with family and friends, often with people who we do not necessarily get along with. Important time for practicing our boundaries. Think about how do you want to feel after the holiday season. Want to … read more
‘Rising Strong’ a new book from Brené Brown will be in bookstores on the 25th August
I am very excited about her new book which is a natural continuum of Daring Greatly. Watch her manifesto below and if you are interested you can book into one of my Daring Way™ groups. In these I will cover the new material from Rising Strong as well. Rising Strong Trailer from Brené Brown … read more
Great tips for dealing with anxiety
Recently Australia Counselling collected 15 experts’ advise for dealing with anxiety. Here is the link to the article to check it out:: https://www.australiacounselling.com.au/mental-health-articles/stress-anxiety-tips-expert-therapists/ Here you can see parts of my contribution to the article. One of the easiest and most useful exercise I found is the following breathing exercise: breathe in through your nose for … read more
The Daring Way™ in Sydney 27th-28th September.
I am very exited about running The Daring Way™ workshop in South Pacific Private. We teamed up to offer this hugely popular program in America to the Australian community as well. This program definietly turned my life around. Courage become my driving force 🙂 and more things then ever before become possible. Previous participants … read more