Why is it hard to forgive?

August 20, 2018

I have been thinking a lot about forgiveness recently. You might be aware that most self-development, therapeutic and spiritual teachers offer forgiveness as the ultimate stage of healing. Louise Hay is certainly one of the most fervent advocate of this work and her personal journey...

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Fear of pain

February 13, 2017

I've been working a lot last year around our relationship to pain. Emotional and physical pain. I've observed that our natural reaction to pain is to try to avoid it, to block it or run away from it. After all, why wouldn't we? Pain is...

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The sixth stage of grief

September 23, 2016

I've already shared my view on the necessity to give ourselves some time to grief but today I'd like to talk about how to actually deal with grief. I'm not sure if you're familiar with the popular 5 stages of grief developed by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross that offers...

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How do you deal with difficult times?

May 10, 2016

I am reading a book by Thomas Moore, the dark night of the soul, that is really starting to shift my approach to therapy. As a solution-focused trained therapist myself, I have always adopted the view that when issues arise and dark emotions take over...

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5 ways to handle difficult emotions

July 29, 2015

How do you usually respond when you experience negative emotions, such as anger, fear or pain? Do you willingly embrace them or do you get frustrated and annoyed, trying to push them away? Does it work? Most of us try to fight those emotions when...

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Grieving

June 11, 2014

Have you lost a loved one recently? Do you feel numb, do you find yourself hypersensitive, crying for no reason? Have you lost all motivation? You might simply be grieving. Grief is quite a complex emotion and in our society where everything has to happen...

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Russian Dolls

September 4, 2013

I was reading a blog this morning on NLP and they mentioned how a lot of practitioners don't know what process or technique to use with their clients. Because they are focused on the processes rather than being focused on the person's needs. When I...

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NLP or Hypnotherapy?

June 19, 2013

I often have been asked the question “what is the difference between NLP and Hypnotherapy”? It is actually quite difficult to answer as they aren’t easily defined and there are multiple ways to look at hypnosis and NLP. But I’m going to intend clarifying that...

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