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On anger and spiritual progress

At its simplest, anger is 'I don't want this,' amplified. Its sibling, frustration, is 'I want this and I can't have it,' amplified. It's human nature to experience wishes, wants,…

How to get out of pain

It's easy to get stuck in pain. Physical pain takes over your body. Emotional pain takes over your body, mood, emotions, and thoughts. Existential pain takes over your thinking and…

Some observations on emotional pain

Emotional pain hurts It's pain - it hurts. As dull or as sharp as physical pain. The McGill pain index provides a fascinating range of descriptors, should you be intrigued.…

Cluster headaches

Sometimes, I get headaches. Whether they're cluster headaches or migraines, I've no idea. But they hurt. I'm going to call them cluster headaches for now, as the pain maps more…

Stop over-reacting!

How often have you been triggered into a total hissy fit by the words "Stop over-reacting!!" When we're over-reacting, we definitely don't want to be told about it. In fact,…

Finding your deepest motivation

Me: So what's your motivation then, what really drives you, deep down? H: It's [insert detailed, well-thought through statement here] Me: Erm, no. H: [startle] Me: It's something deeper. This…

Grieving our environment

This last month has seen some pretty alarming results being published. The possibility of a sixth mass extinction looms. CO2 is up, temperatures are up, extreme weather events are up.…

Releasing through grieving

Many of my clients are grieving. They don't always know this before our sessions. But there comes a point in working together that the grief comes. Grief comes in silently.…

Releasing hip pain

"Hey! Look at my hip!" my client exclaimed, delightedly lunging and lifting her leg to demonstrate. "I can move it!" One month earlier, she'd come to me for a healing…