Time to shine our light!

December 22nd, 2017 by Tonya

If I asked you to look back over the past year and tell me whether this has been a 'landmark' or 'watershed' year for you, or whether it has been a bit 'same-old, same-old', I'd like to bet that most of you would say it has been the former. With a certain US president pretty much holding the world to ransom with his outlandish actions and ideas - which seem so at odds with the interests of most of the people on the planet; with natural disasters reaching alarming levels and with the reality of climate change becoming ever harder to ignore - and for any number of other reasons, a lot of us would agree that we have reached some sort of crunch point Read More...

How do you deal with uncomfortable emotion?

December 8th, 2017 by Tonya

Something really struck a chord on Day 3 of our last co-counselling training course. We had constructed an 'emotional wall map' and group members were plotting the various feelings we experienced, as individuals, along two axes of 'positive/negative emotion' and 'high/low intensity emotion' - and we labelled these feelings according to what felt authentic to us (it didn't have to fit into any other person's model of what a particular feeling was called) Read More...