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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About Anxiety


Anxiety is an emotion common to all humans. It is a state of heightened awareness of threat necessary for survival. Once in a state of anxiety the body’s response is flight, fright or fight. Our early ancestors would use their response to run away from danger (marauding gangs raping and pillaging), […]

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