Dancing with the black dog

Hello and welcome to my latest blog post about dancing with the black dog. When I talk about dancing with the black dog, I am talking about depression. The black dog has become a very popular and useful means for visualising and representing depression. As skilfully shown by the following You Tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCrniLQGYc As … Continue reading Dancing with the black dog

Operation week

Good evening and welcome to my blog and Facebook page followers. Operation week... This week I would like to write about my latest operation and attempts at self-care. For my blog post regulars you will be aware that I have had chronic pain for nearly 9 years. I choose to try and live as good … Continue reading Operation week

Is it possible to live a ‘normal’ life with a chronic illness?

Hello again to my friends and followers of my Facebook page and my blog. It is wonderful to be here sharing with you again. I haven't been able to post for some time due to some health issues that I have been experiencing. This leads me nicely onto the subject of my blog post this … Continue reading Is it possible to live a ‘normal’ life with a chronic illness?

The burdens and the gifts of a chronic health condition

Hello and welcome to this weeks post on what I see as the burdens and the gifts of having a chronic pain condition. I speak from my own experience in this blog of having chronic pain for the past 8 years. Everyone's experiences will be different in terms of the symptoms that they have, their … Continue reading The burdens and the gifts of a chronic health condition

Mindfulness for Health immersion retreat June 2018

Hello, Welcome to my latest blog post, really good to see you here. Today I would like to tell you about my week. The week started off at a meditation retreat at Adhistana Buddhist centre in Ledbury and then finished off with me volunteering at the third session of the Mindfulness for Health course in … Continue reading Mindfulness for Health immersion retreat June 2018

Self-Care

Self-Care What is self-care and why is it important?   I am really interested to find out today what you know about self-care and why this might be important for you and your well-being? As a trainee Counsellor we are taught that self-care is essential for us in the counselling profession. It is written into … Continue reading Self-Care