For individuals, couples and families

Our work with you starts from the premise that our behaviour starts in our body with an emotional reaction to experience. Some of these emotions, if we do not mange them well, cause us problems in the way we feel, think and act.

 
 

Breaking free of our problematic feelings, thoughts and behaviours involves paying attention to and regulating these emotions, particularly those of our threat brain, which is that part of us which is alert to and responds to real or imagined danger.  If our threat brain is always ‘on’ we will feel anxious, tired and unwell, and our behaviours will be less effective.

Unfortunately we often don’t pay attention to our emotions.  In our fast-paced world, we live in the realm of thought and action, forgetting that feeling, and before that emotion, underpin all we think and do.  When we are able to notice and appraise our emotions more carefully, we become less likely to get caught up in reactive or ‘mindless’ habitual behaviours, including our sometimes destructive relational choices and patterns.

 
 

Our programmes are for individuals who want to

  • Learn how biological heritage (nature) and individual experience (nurture) combine to create who you are and motivate what you do.
  • Become more aware of, and understand, the unconscious forces that trigger your reactive or unwanted feelings, thoughts and behaviours.
  • Learn ways to manage your emotions – particularly those of your threat brain - to become more resilient and centered in yourself and your relationships.
  • Explore and find strength to deal with life challenges that throw us off centre such as redundancy, workplace stress, divorce, bereavement, ageing and ill health.
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