The Barbie Movie and ‘parts work’

Welcome to your Monday Motivation post. In the Embodied Wellbeing newsletter, there’s more on how Weird Barbie can inspire us around neurodivergence and trauma recovery And yesterdays’ Personal Peace newsletter has journal prompts (and for Extra Embodied subscribers, an oracle card reading and Yoga Nidra) to help you embrace your…

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Embrace your PERSONAL sovereignty

Happy Bealtaine! This week, between the coronation in the UK and the seasonal energies of the Celtic Wheel of the Year, we’re looking at ways to connect with your personal power, harnessing and enjoying your lust for life… Isn’t it weird that so much of our lives unfold based on…

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Learning to drive at 47 – thank GOD/DESS for all anxiety soothing self care tools I have

Learning to drive is bringing my anxious past flooding back but now, thankfully, I can talk myself down far faster. It’s also FUN… I’ve always had a vivid imagination and while this is often a good thing, it was terrible when I was younger before I even knew that cultivating…

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Inner child work’s all fun and games until you end up blubbing in front of your clinical supervisor

Being a trauma therapist doesn’t mean I don’t still get triggered. I hope these self care ideas for trauma recovery help you and remind you of your existing resources… I’ve done an enormous amount of healing over the decades. Especially in the last 15 years. But on days like the…

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Are you able to care for that vulnerable, needy part of yourself?

This week, we’re doing more shadow work, connecting with our inner emotionally snotty selves. I know. Almost scarier than connecting with that higher, wiser more miraculous self but just as potent… Lizzo has been such an amazing role model for me – listening to that phenomenal voice, her lyrics, her…

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Couch Coaching: Are You Motivated by Love or Fear?

In today’s Couch Coaching blog post, I’m imagining Angelina Jolie’s Malificent coming to me for online therapy. We’re all always making choices based on whether we’re, in that moment, being motivated by Love or Fear. Both archetypes are pretty powerful and, unfortunately, as you’ve experienced, we live in a world…

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Wellbeing Wednesday: Why DON’T you want what you want?

I remember reading Debbie Ford’s wonderful The Dark Side of the Light Chasers many many years ago (click HERE). When I went on to train as a psychosynthesis counsellor (HERE), we did a lot of work with ‘subpersonalities’ and I recognised a lot of the parallels with Ford’s work. Jung…

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