The courage to survive

I’ve already written about my visit to Poland and the concentration camps.

I’m not sure I would have survived the holocaust.

Literally.  My family were Jewish so some didn’t survive. My great grandparents were murdered in Auschwitz.  Their names are not recorded by the Nazi’s as they weren’t worth recording; they just got straight off … Read more


Obsessive – Me? This time about Asperger’s

Obsessive? Moi?

I’ve been reading a lot about Asperger’s syndrome recently as we teach it as part of the A level psychology syllabus and it fascinates me.  Asperger’s is a neuro-developmental difference which can mean that people with it have limited theory of mind.

Theory of mind is our ability to ‘mind read’ ie to … Read more


Your Story

  • If I asked you to tell me your life story, what would you tell me?
  • Which bits would you leave out? Which bits would you embellish? What would you add in?

Autobiography is the art of telling your story, of fictionalizing the truth, because the very act of writing means we are putting experiences into … Read more


Can you feel what I feel? Emotional contagion

Ever wondered why it is you can feel what another person is feeling?  I was trying to work it out after that amazing gestalt session with John Leary-Joyce.

After the session, people came up to me and reported feeling the same thing in their body at the same time as I was feeling it … Read more


Men and Women – Our Achilles Heels

men and women

I want to share a long held belief with you about men and women to see what you think.

I think that men and women have unconscious beliefs which hold us back from being authentically us.

Transactional Analysis uses the concept of Driver Behaviours, which are unconscious behaviours which sometimes serve us and sometimes don’t.… Read more


Compassion not solutions

I’m a problem solver. In fact, I like to think I’m pretty good at finding solutions. I even felt proud of this part of my character..until this week when I have started to think again.

My mum died 15 years ago on the 19th Jan.  There are still moments when I feel flayed by her … Read more


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