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Narratives for change

  Stories create reality. For better or worse this is a true statement. This has been known for some time by a branch of psychotherapy called narrative therapy. Many clients have ‘problem saturated’ narratives that create a focus on all the things that are wrong in their lives. This can lead to depression and a

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The AIT approach to Organisational Trauma

  This is a comparatively new field in business and organisational coaching. I have two ways of looking at trauma in organisations. Firstly, as a systemic psychotherapist I am trained to analyse and solve problems in systems. A system could be a family, a couple or a business team. Typically this approach looks at issues

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Mindfulness training

Mindfulness is everywhere. I don’t mean that everyone IS mindful but that the concept has become very popular in the fields of business, coaching, psychology. But what is mindfulness? Mindfulness could best be described as paying attention to ones experiences in the present moment. This is done in an attitude of compassion and non-judgement. This

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Anxiety and Stress

What is anxiety? Anxiety is always with us and can provide helpful energy for moving forward with tasks. However an excessive level of stress can be very counter productive leading to a reduction in performance and a sense of being overwhelmed or hijacked by anxiety. In my experience as a psychotherapist I would say that

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What is the problem with food?

The Problem Eating disorders are increasingly becoming a problem in our society. Either people eat too much leading to obesity or restrict their eating to dangerous levels in the case of anorexia. There are also many people who although at a normal weight are bing eating and vomiting on a frequent basis. Obesity, anorexia and

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Issues of being adopted-trauma

I was adopted at birth so I think I am qualified to speak about the issues that arise from such a big event. As a psychotherapist I have also studied the importance of early life experiences particularly in relation to attachment issues. The attachment a baby makes with its mother in the womb and in

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