Monthly Archives: October 2016

Boarding School, the Happiest Days of Your Life?


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The Impact Of Boarding School


The Impact of  Boarding School By Susanna Hoare Our basic needs are for love, recognition and acceptance. Arrival at boarding school shocks our system as we learn to adapt to being away from the familiarity of home and what that means.  Being in a strange environment away from the familiar […]

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What is Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy?


What is mindfulness based psychotherapy? By Susanna Hoare The main form of communication in psychotherapy is talking about ourselves, our feelings and our situation and in particular our difficulties and concerns.  There are times when it is helpful to have a protected space where you can talk confidentially about the […]

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What to Say In Therapy


I know I need therapy but I am confused and don’t know what to say.  I would like help but I just don’t know what to bring or where to start.  When I sit down I clam up and feel anxious. If you are thinking and feeling like this you […]

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Communication in Relationships


Communication in Relationship By Susanna Hoare How we communicate in relationships can be difficult especially if we have not learnt how to express our feelings and needs.  Maybe we grew up learning that expressing our feelings was rude and disrespectful.  Maybe we learnt that we would hurt the others feelings or […]

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Grief, Loss, Bereavement


Grief, Loss, Bereavement By Susanna Hoare Losing someone we love who has been precious to us is painful and coping with bereavement is a traumatic experience bringing up many uncomfortable emotions.  It can seem as if the pain and suffering will never go away. Grief is the natural response to […]

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Self-compassion a Way of Befriending Ourself


The most intimate and personal relationship we have throughout our lives is with ourself.  Each of us has a unique body and mind with our own individual history and conditioning but it is easy to neglect or ignore this. When having difficulties we may find ourselves criticising ourselves for our […]

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The Practice of Awareness


By Susanna Hoare How often do we ignore our emotions and become caught up in trying to think our way out of difficulties?  Emotions are vital messengers letting us know what is happening in our bodies if only we pay attention to them.  It is not unusual to place value […]

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Relationships, Self Awareness And Connection


We all need support for growth and development and this is usually held within the relationships we have with caring and responsive others, from whose actions we learn to affirm our own existence, basic trust and to care for ourselves. Our basic needs are for love, recognition and acceptance and […]

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