Relationship Repair Manual

12 Dec

At last! A consignment of my book has arrived. Here is an excerpt from the Introduction: “Relationships are about connecting. Lynne McTaggart (The Bond, 2011) refers to the “essential impulse of all life”, that is, “the will to connect”. This is a basic human drive – as basic as eating, drinking and having sex. We […]

Virtual Consultations

07 Sep

Online counselling, Skype therapy, E-therapy, virtual consultations are some of the names we give to consulting with a health professional online. This is not new, of course. More and more we do business online. We purchase books, clothes, motor parts, holidays, do our banking, grocery shopping and much more via our smartphones or PCs today. […]

The Heart of Communication

12 Apr

Heart-ful Communication Almost every couple that I counsel talks about the problem of communication in their relationship. This is a vast subject, but in this blog I will focus on what I mean by Heart-ful Communication. For where there is a lack of clarity in delivering the message, then there is confusion in receiving the […]

Healing Nature of Music

01 Apr
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Music can minister to minds diseased, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with its sweet oblivious antidote, cleanse the full bosom of all perilous stuff that weighs upon the heart. –William Shakespeare   From time immemorial we have known of the healing qualities of music. […]

Feeling Emotionally Disconnected?

01 Sep
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Counteracting Emotional Disconnection Years ago, Albert Schweitzer said: “We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.” Strangely, this seems more relevant today than ever before. We have never been so technically connected to individuals in all corners of the earth and yet simultaneously more emotionally disconnected and isolated. In this country, our neighbours […]

Psychotherapy Meets Africa – World Congress in Durban

27 Aug
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Durban hosts World Psychology Congress   The World Council of Psychotherapy is meeting for the first time in Africa.  Durban, South Africa has the honour of hosting this event.   Approximately 50 countries are being represented, and themes wide and varied from work with families, relationships, culture and politics, training and research, to neuroscience are […]