Tribute to Chester Bennington

Tribute to Chester Bennington

The first I knew of Linkin Park came blaring down from my son’s bedroom around 15 years ago.  I LOVED the sounds but never really listened to the words.  Just over a month ago  I heard about the suicide of the frontman Chester Bennington at 41 years old.  I wanted to know more about him and why he would take his own life.  I started by listening properly to the lyrics and I woke up to this man and his life.  It resonated with SO many clients I have worked with over the years who have been through difficult childhoods and sexual abuse. Bennington, in an…

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Art Therapy

Art Therapy

The following is a guest post blog from The Innocent Lotus: There have been several periods in my life where I have needed to seek help from a professional. The most recent involved around regular visits to a wonderful lady named Andrea. Seeking therapy or counselling should never be something that one feels ashamed about. Without her ability to listen with her whole being, care, and see the big picture I wouldn’t be as grounded as I am today. Therapy can seem difficult or even impossible at the best of times. It relies on your own ability to voice your concerns and…

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Why Everyone Needs Counselling

This is a guest post from Nashedur Rahman, Writer and Blogger   Before ever going counselling I had a lot of preconceived ideas, that wasn’t founded on any rational grounding. I use to think that if you went counselling that there was something wrong with me or I wasn’t mentally stable. I didn’t like the idea that I wasn’t in control of my mental and emotional well being. To me, the idea of going to see a counsellor was sacrilege, and that somehow by going counselling, I’d given up on myself and needed help. Little did I know that the…

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When your mind goes blank

When your mind goes blank

Do you find you are still tired first thing in the morning.  Pressure building before you even get out of bed.  You are probably have too much on your plate, feel overworked and stressed with life. You and so many other people right now.  Taking on so much.  Maybe not eating properly due to lack of time or inspiration.  Lack of sunshine or exercise.  Too many demands on you and your energy is low. Another day in the week would be good. Listen to your mind. Relax your body. If you have a to-do-list look only at the top 3…

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