A new series…

01 - 17 APR 2016 I am very excited, very hopeful and cannot wait to start! Tomorrow I will meet the new participants at Salus (Withnell Hall) for an introduction, during which I will explain what I will do, who I am, my core approach and beliefs. Somehow the basic contracting of any therapeutic relationship. …

Sands of the Sahara

I am honoured and privileged to have been given the opportunity to read and then publish here this poem written by one of the wonderful "poets" I work with at Salus, Withnell Hall, Chorley, Lancashire. [...and everyday I'm more and more convinced of the importance of creativity, reflective writing and journalling in the recovery process...]   Sick and twisted …

a life script: earthquake

I find working with Life Scripts extremely fascinating. And here is why: Picture this day, the 6th of May 1976, North Italy. I am 8 years old at the time. I go to school during the morning; dad picks me up and we are having lunch together at the barracks were he works; when we …

2012 – 2015 : lessons learned

I stopped and thought. And found something I wrote back in 2012. When everything seemed gloomy and depressing, lonely and worthless. I know it might look long; but I could not change a word of it... pls, stick with it *** *** *** So, one day you wake up, you get ready and you go …

2016 : resolutions & yoga challenge

Well, Happy 2016! (if we decide to believe in dates...) I have spent three days over the Christmas period (at Salus, Withnell Hall, Chorley) in teaching / discussing / planning but most of all understanding New Year Resolutions and how to make them work. New Year Resolutions are no different from any other resolution and …

Stoptober 2015: 3* month & pain

I have learned something new; and here it is! I don't know if you remember when I was previously writing about the three-worse-three: third day, third week and third month. My 'cruellest month' is not April (thanks T.S. Eliot) but December. I woke up one day, about two and a half weeks after having quit also …

Stoptober 2015: friends & habits

I went to Liverpool to celebrate something important with a couple of close friends. Do you know, those kind of friends who really know you and you really know them; and you can talk and tell stories and they are always there to help you. That kind of friends. We have known each others for years, years …