Mental Health Awareness Week: My Experience with Different Forms of Therapy

Everyone goes through mental health struggles to a greater or lesser extent. We all have darkness within us, we all go through periods of our lives when it feels like the world is against us. A few years ago, I went through a particularly challenging time; I felt such insufferable sadness that for a while …

A Time for Healing

I was listening to a news report the other day about how this self-isolation period is affecting people’s mental health...it wasn't particularly positive, surprise surprise. We are a busy society; we have information coming at us left, right and centre and we tend to fill up our time with as many things as possible, perhaps …

An Introduction to Mandalas (March Workshop)

Literally translating as "circle" in Sanskrit (the ancient language of India), Mandalas are geometric designs which have been used as spiritual symbols for thousands of years, primarily in Buddhism and Hinduism. In their simplest form, Mandalas are concentric circles (usually within a square) which are centred around a single point and dissected into sections. These are …

50 Happy Things

It's so easy to get blinded by darkness. Particularly when life doesn't go to plan, or when we're struggling with inner demons, we tend to automatically tune into the negativity around us. From an evolutionary perspective, it makes sense...our ancestors needed to be constantly on the look out for danger. These days, this innate behaviour …