Stoptober 2016 : one year…

one year… one year… I made a video not to celebrate the event (even though I will!) but to explain how I did it. So, thank you very much for watching the following video! In this video I am presenting my own personal experience with Stoptober 2015 and the tools I have used to quit smoking. […]

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. […]

A new series: S2 : AUTONOMY

26 APR 2016 Session TWO: AUTONOMY As promised, here’s the new video re. the session about AUTONOMY. We talked about shame & doubt, and labelling. I’m always mesmerized by the power of labels: we really do believe anything at times, don’t we? The links mentioned in the video are: Tim Urban website re. procrastination  here Tim […]

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 […]

amazing session: check this out!

Amazing people, so inspiring! Creating memory boxes during the FOLLOW YOUR heART sessions commissioned and for Juice SRG at INSPIRE Burnley. *reprinted and published with permission*   Check also the video below: I got so much energy and good vibes from them, I had to share! BTW, the Jennifer I mention in the video is […]

an afternoon at Juice, Colne

Sometimes we get cocky… a bit cocky… I often thought ‘I’m not in recovery’. Because it’s true: I’m a daughter of alcoholic parents and a trainee counsellor, which is different. Or isn’t? It is also true that I love working with people in recovery and if someone sees me with ‘them’, do I mind being […]

a conversation with…

… Caroline, who came to mine one evening and we discussed Responsibilities and Addiction. Both my parents kept on blaming their parents, the State, History, their friends, me and my sister, God above and the whole world, basically. There was always an excuse for not stopping drinking. Adults, instead, do fully take responsibility. If you […]