Fear is often at the root of all other feelings.  When you are unable to meet your own needs, or those you depended on as a child couldn’t be there for you emotionally or physically, a deep sense of insecurity may leave you feeling scared and unsafe in the world....

May 3, 2017


How often do you find yourself repeating relationship patterns and regretting later the choices you’ve made?  Mothers and Daughters offers insights into how and why we do this and here I share with you details relating to my work with daughters who are in conflict wit...

April 21, 2017

The disease to please begins early in life when as daughters we learn about what makes our mothers happy or unhappy.  We learn to respond to her rules and conditions because our main desire is to gain her love.  Some of those expectations we can fulfil while others may...

April 10, 2017

Your family is unavoidable.  You cannot escape them or trade them in for another family.  You also can’t change them...but you can change your response to them - Jami Attenberg

It’s ok to admit there may be things about your mother you don’t like and find hard to a...

March 24, 2017

Emotional support is something which goes hand in hand with the physical needs of a child.  Not having this emotional support means the infant will attempt to find an alternative source of nurturing or try to parent themselves from an early age with no role model to le...

March 3, 2017

In this weeks blog we will explore how we store information through our senses and place meanings on our experiences.

Many years ago I studied NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) which is an approach to communication, personal development and psychotherapy, created by Ri...

February 25, 2017

Many of you will have heard of the fight and flight response though not everyone is aware of the freeze response.  We are animalistic creatures and when we think there is a threat of danger (real or imagined) our bodies naturally go into fight, flight or freeze respons...

January 15, 2017

Words, especially yelled in anger, can be very damaging to a child’s self-confidence.  The child probably already feels bad enough just from seeing the consequences of his or her behaviour.  Our sons and daughters don’t need more guilt and self-doubt heaped upon their...

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