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 new series: S1 : TRUST

03 : 19 APR 2016 Session ONE : TRUST As promised, here’s the new video re. the session about TRUST. The links to follow Brené Brown as mentioned in the video are: Anatomy of Trust at SuperSOUL TV here Brené Brown on Amazon.co.uk here Enjoy the video!

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]