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Feelings! We don’t like to think about them, feel them, acknowledge them, and yet they remain, and at times completely take over our experience of ourself. Some people go so far as to completely try to avoid them, resulting in high anxiety. Some default...

The ‘F’ Word

Feelings! We don’t like to think about them, feel them, acknowledge them, and yet they remain, and at times completely take over our experience of ourself. Some people go so far as to completely try to avoid them, resulting in high anxiety. Some default...

After having thirty-one sessions this week with clients where the singular focus was COVID-19 and how to cope, I decided to consolidate my advice and make a list that I hope is helpful to all. I can’t control a lot of what is going...

‘Mental Health Wellness Tips for Quarantine’ by Eileen Feliciano

After having thirty-one sessions this week with clients where the singular focus was COVID-19 and how to cope, I decided to consolidate my advice and make a list that I hope is helpful to all. I can’t control a lot of what is going...

Over the last months we have seen and for many experienced devastation to homes, the loss of loved ones, wildlife, habitats and beloved communities. Such deep and overwhelming loss is difficult to fathom, let alone address on a daily basis.  No one teaches us...

Meeting Grief: How to Support Someone & Oneself Overwhelmed by Loss

Over the last months we have seen and for many experienced devastation to homes, the loss of loved ones, wildlife, habitats and beloved communities. Such deep and overwhelming loss is difficult to fathom, let alone address on a daily basis.  No one teaches us...

“I can only be your story about me!” One thing I have learned, as a therapist over 30 years, is that people change, but often our stories about them don’t. We freeze the other into a certain way of behaving, often detrimental, with our...

Frozen: Unfreeze Each Other

“I can only be your story about me!” One thing I have learned, as a therapist over 30 years, is that people change, but often our stories about them don’t. We freeze the other into a certain way of behaving, often detrimental, with our...

  Who Owns the Problem? Understanding who owns the problem is key in choosing how we address issues, concerns and conflicts arising. There are four basic areas of problem ownership: Other Owns a Problem No Problem Area I Own a Problem We Own a...

Who Owns the Problem?

  Who Owns the Problem? Understanding who owns the problem is key in choosing how we address issues, concerns and conflicts arising. There are four basic areas of problem ownership: Other Owns a Problem No Problem Area I Own a Problem We Own a...

Well here we are now We are all together All gathered here Like birds of a feather   We sit in a circle and call it sacred Where we wait for the time To hear our names read Our emotions will rise As we...

Sacred Circle by Robin Truman

Well here we are now We are all together All gathered here Like birds of a feather   We sit in a circle and call it sacred Where we wait for the time To hear our names read Our emotions will rise As we...

  Each member of the family Each part of the puzzle All look and seem so different, so separate There is an order to the chaos. There is a reason we exist within the system Crossing webs, all over the world — An invisible...

We Belong By Sanya Minocha

  Each member of the family Each part of the puzzle All look and seem so different, so separate There is an order to the chaos. There is a reason we exist within the system Crossing webs, all over the world — An invisible...

“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.” E. E. Cummings As life tumbles us with a myriad of...

Taking Your Place

“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.” E. E. Cummings As life tumbles us with a myriad of...

New Support Page

Recently, I added a support system to this website. The new support page is here: https://awakening.com.au/apps/support/ This new system will allow us to monitor tickets & respond to them in order. If you have any issues with the site or just general inquires feel...

New Support Page

Recently, I added a support system to this website. The new support page is here: https://awakening.com.au/apps/support/ This new system will allow us to monitor tickets & respond to them in order. If you have any issues with the site or just general inquires feel...

This is an all too familiar picture nowadays, one that affects the way we communicate, try to be understood, heard, and connect as well as  feel as though we matter. Our disjointed communication lacks the interpersonal facial cues. It also means that we filter...

There is Never a Conflict of Needs, Only Conflict of Solutions!

This is an all too familiar picture nowadays, one that affects the way we communicate, try to be understood, heard, and connect as well as  feel as though we matter. Our disjointed communication lacks the interpersonal facial cues. It also means that we filter...

  Relationships are like breathing – inhaling and exhaling, closeness and disconnected, receiving and giving, connection and autonomy. “We must be open enough to receive each other” Terry Real Often in couple counselling I witness couples who have simply lost touch with how to...

Bring the Spark Back Challenge

  Relationships are like breathing – inhaling and exhaling, closeness and disconnected, receiving and giving, connection and autonomy. “We must be open enough to receive each other” Terry Real Often in couple counselling I witness couples who have simply lost touch with how to...

 Soothing Each Others Nervous System in Relationship by Brenda Sutherland   Winter is a time of regrouping, revisioning, renewing as we are asked to go inwards and assess what is working and what is not, at the same time rest. Over the last weeks...

Are You an Island or a Wave?

 Soothing Each Others Nervous System in Relationship by Brenda Sutherland   Winter is a time of regrouping, revisioning, renewing as we are asked to go inwards and assess what is working and what is not, at the same time rest. Over the last weeks...

An insight into Family Constellations By Brenda Sutherland Maria was distraught. For two weeks now she had been having panic attacks and didn’t know why. She was desperate for them to stop, as they were worsening. This was the reason she h ad found...

I’ll do it for you, even if it costs me my happiness

An insight into Family Constellations By Brenda Sutherland Maria was distraught. For two weeks now she had been having panic attacks and didn’t know why. She was desperate for them to stop, as they were worsening. This was the reason she h ad found...

A Return to Innocence by Brenda Sutherland Take a moment and think of your intimate partner. Become aware of the feelings present. If your experience is wholehearted joy or a quiet stillness then your connection with each other is of deep intimacy. If you...

Meeting in Love

A Return to Innocence by Brenda Sutherland Take a moment and think of your intimate partner. Become aware of the feelings present. If your experience is wholehearted joy or a quiet stillness then your connection with each other is of deep intimacy. If you...

Let’s talk about pleasure, sexual pleasure, your sexual pleasure. Let’s explore sexual arousal, passion, erotic desire, fantasies, attraction, sexual impulses and the untamed sexual drive.  “No bill of sexual rights can hold its own against the lawless untameable landscape of the erotic imagination.”  Daphne Merkin...

My Sexual Self and I

Let’s talk about pleasure, sexual pleasure, your sexual pleasure. Let’s explore sexual arousal, passion, erotic desire, fantasies, attraction, sexual impulses and the untamed sexual drive.  “No bill of sexual rights can hold its own against the lawless untameable landscape of the erotic imagination.”  Daphne Merkin...