Compassion

Today is World Mental Health Day and this article in The Independent ends with the words ‘through the simple power of compassion’. So with that in mind, here’s an offering for compassion, spoken by  Shantideva, Indian Buddhist Sage in 700 A.D. “May I be a guard for those who need protection A guide for those … Continued

Human Resilience and Business Continuity

This article for Continuity magazine was co-written with my colleague Emerald-jane Turner during our time working on a project called Human Resilience.  Here we explore issues around resilience and business continuity.  You can read or download the pdf here  

The Suffering of Shame

I explore the inner shame voice and invite a person to give it a shape and form, tone of voice etc. Often the shame voice may have had some protective purpose and developed to keep the person safe.

Interview on Sky News 17 August 2017

This morning, Sky News contacted me because of my experience as a Trauma therapist having worked at the London Fire Brigade.  I was interviewed by Tom Macleod in relation to a film released by the Fire Fighters Charity raising awareness of PTSD and mental health which highlights the importance of support for individuals and their families.  You can … Continued

What helps to calm you?

This morning, I discovered this very moving piece on the BBC website called ‘Calming Touch’.  In it, ten people share an object that helps with their mental health and they share their stories about their objects.  This is a wonderful example of what therapists call ‘resourcing’. Helping someone to find a resource is a really … Continued