Buddhist Techniques to Beat Depression


Should the health service sponsor Buddhist techniques to beat depression? Why not, if they work Read here

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The Johari Window: a model for self awareness


The Johari Window was developed in 1955 by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham and can be used to develop self awareness of your own reactions and responses as well as increasing awareness of how you are when in relationship with others. Although the Johari Window was originally used within the work place for developing […]

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Relationship Matters by Susanna Hoare


by Susanna Hoare Our minds, bodies and hearts are designed by nature to want to be in relationship of all kinds. We are wired for connection and to fear abandonment. Our impulses to relate and read each other’s subtle signals so that we can co-operate, live together work together are […]

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The Body Speaking To Us


by Susanna Hoare, psychotherapist in Bristol, Bath and Keynsham. We all live in bodies and yet how often do we pay attention to how our bodies speak to us?  Listening to our bodies can help with our healing in psychotherapy.  Are we listening to it?  Our tendency is usually to try to […]

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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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