tomorrow is another day

It was the 15th of August 1988. It was a sunny day. I was 20 and I didn’t know that my life would have changed at 10.30 am . Forever.   The last thing I remember was the feeling of coldness and static of the plastic chair by the pool, on the back of my thighs […]

new workshops in Lancashire!

Therapy is not an easy fix, the selling of a dream, nor presenting you, or your client, with a temporary status of pleasure. Therapy is an emotional and challenging, exciting and stimulating, and compassionate journey in discovering who you really are, what you truly want in life, and what makes YOU happy. Therapy means change […]

workshop on Erikson!

On Saturday January 27th, I have delivered my very first workshop to counsellors and psychotherapists. Believe you me: I was anxious! Still, I was eager… I do believe in Erikson’s theory and approach, I have seen it at work, whether in recovery from addiction, or for any other existential pain. To me, it can be […]

A new series: S3 : INITIATIVE

03 MAY 2016 Session THREE: INITIATIVE As promised, here’s the new video re. the session about INITIATIVE. We also talked about guilt, and Purpose in Life. The topic of Purpose in Life (and the sense of having a Mission) is very dear to me, especially during my placement as a trainee chaplain at Chorley and Preston hospitals. […]

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 […]

Searching for Funds… for Research

I made a vow: that I would invest my next 7 months in scientifically researching a connection between Trust, Hope/Faith & Recovery from Addiction. I have given myself some deadlines: gathering of material and background study: from 18 Nov 2015 start of project Monday 11/01/2016 start of evaluation Monday  18/04/2016 start of write-up Tuesday 24/05/2016 completion […]

Stoptober 2015: 1 Nov & my Chimp Brain

No panic! It’s the 22 Nov and I’m still a very happy non-smoker! As advised by the chemist and by the literature I’ve been reading, I’m still using only the patches (no gums, lozenges, or other), even if sometimes I forget to put them on (!) and I normally realize that in the middle of […]