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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Creative Reflective Writing Course

Calling all benevolent lyrical logical outlaws, sing-my-song stringers, masters of curiosity, megalomaniac optimists, dissident holies inhabitants and glotto-libertarians for 8 Thursdays of sacred fun. At Juice Sustainable Recovery Group in Colne, from THU 16 July 7pm

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 […]