This week is mental health awareness week, and the theme is kindness. For me kindness and compassion go hand in hand, especially in these unprecedented times. Through compassion we can find the path to being kind to ourselves and others.
Negative feelings like sadness, depression, loneliness, trauma, hurt, anger and loss are useful and essential emotions. They tell us that something is wrong and it needs to be changed, or worked through. Loss of a loved one for instance cannot be changed but it can be worked through with the process of mourning.
I am currently doing a course called The Art of Viniyoga, it is about the viniyoga of yoga. So what has this got to do with counselling or meditation? I hear you ask, well it’s like this… Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 3:6 states tasya bhumisu viniyogah tasya = of it bhumiuu = stage, level viniyogah = application, progression. vi = special, intelligent niyogah = continuous applicationContinue reading “The Viniyoga of Counselling and Meditation”
Meditation and counselling may seem like unlikely bedfellows but I have found that they work well together for your benefit. Meditation helps to relax the body and mind, allowing the mind to become receptive and aware of it’s thought patterns and ways of being. Combining it with counselling techniques, allows for a process where theContinue reading “Meditation and Counselling”
I love being a counsellor, it’s a privilege to be trusted to share someone’s life journey for a while. To really listen and try to understand their point of view, their hope, fears, suffering and sacrifices. To watch someone begin to see the hope and joy in life, and to help them become authors ofContinue reading “Being a counsellor”