Working Class Hero’s

With a tear in my eye and a heavy heart I write this blog.  My mind tells me ‘no this is a mistake’ but my heart assures me ‘following your integrity is never a mistake’. Political views are not my strong point, but my heart and strength of character are; just like most other working […]

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Carl Jung

We are all influenced by others, throughout our lives.  This one man and his wonderful mind, has influenced me greatly: 1.”One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious.” 2. “Don’t hold on to someone who’s leaving, otherwise you won’t meet the one who’s coming.” 3. “Until you make the […]

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Gaslighting

It is a beautiful day here in Manchester.  I have no idea why I am drawn to blog about abuse tactics, but my blogs seem to have a mind of their own.  I simply feel a fire in my belly, run with it and before I know it there is a blog.  So here is […]

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Verbally Suppressing Children

I am proud of my 5-year-old daughters ability to produce the greatest of flatulence noises, using only her arm.  I have just been pottering around cleaning and she proudly requested my attention, to show me her raw talent.  I found myself about to say ‘stop; don’t do that it is rude’ with images in my mind, […]

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Enabling and Dis-empowering.

Looking a little further into addiction, the topic of enabling is a very important factor in addiction and dysfunctional relationships in general.  Here is a definition of enabling:  give (someone) the authority or means to do something; make it possible for. We are encouraged to be helpful and kind, so is enabling simply something that […]

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Communication skills

Communication can either break down or improve relationships.  Coming from a counselling perspective, here I will try to focus on how to communicate feelings, healthy communication, unhealthy communication and general communication skills.   We communicate daily, with partners, children, friends, family and work colleagues and sometimes even strangers. We develop styles and patterns of communication […]

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