How a Mental HEalth diagnosis can help. – interesting article and worth a read (by Ashley Santangelo)

Being a Gestalt therapist by training, I don’t always like to work with a diagnosis or definition as it can tend to overlook the other thousand parts of a person.  But it often serves to give clarity to a client in the first instance… A Blueprint When Feeling Blue: How A Mental Health Diagnosis Can


The use of medical marijuana is becoming more prevalent globally.  The conversation has already begun here in Australia.   People have many questions that need answering and here is a good start.  This helps to dispel some of the myths and issues around stigma and the ‘harms’ of cannabis.  Well worth a read, especially as our

Brené Brown: The Safe Way To Share Your Shame Story

Shame is a well-worn word used in therapy/counselling/recovery/addiction/moral injury and trauma etc.  It is all-encompassing and often over-used and incorrectly used in conversation circles.  I once asked an expert for the definition of shame (but you can get that below) but also asked what was the opposite of shame.  The answer?  Belonging!  When feeling overwhelmed

Suicide isn’t just “I want to die!”

A poignant message from a personal experience.  Worth a read. Suicide isn’t just simply “I want to die!” and it certainly isn’t ‘the easy way out’ or selfish as many people still believe it to be. August 3, 2017 by amysboarderlineworld Suicide has been in the media a lot over the past few years, particularly

The 12 Cognitive Biases That Prevent You From Being Rational

Excellent read, considering the avalanche of so-called fake news in our feeds and social media… George Dvorsky Jun 30, 2016, 3:00pm The human brain is capable of 1016 processes per second, which makes it far more powerful than any computer currently in existence. But that doesn’t mean our brains don’t have major limitations. The lowly calculator can