Active Listening

The Art of Active Listening by Nick Gwynn I know some people who are truly good listeners. When I spend time with them they seem genuinely interested in me, my thoughts, my perspective and my feelings. Spending time with them is satisfying and I usually come away...

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Investing in Relationship

There is nothing more important in life than relationships, so where better place to invest. Like anything in life, in the area of relationships you reap what you sow. If you are willing to invest time and effort, and educate yourself in this area- you and others will receive a profit. Nick Gwynn from Breathe Counselling Perth talks briefly about this priority area of investment.

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Friendship

I remember hearing someone describe friendship as being a relationship that has no strings. Friends simply spend spend time with each other because they want to. I consider myself very fortunate in life to have had some very good friends. Some of my richest, most...

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Personal Boundaries and Definition

Do you ever feel? Resentful/ angry Confused Frustrated/ unsatisfied Bored Insignificant Anxious Guilty (even when you haven’t done anything wrong) Unmotivated Manipulated or controlled by others Envious of others achievements Do you ever think? People are always...

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The Art of Rest

I can't relax!!! My mind is racing, I'm restless, anxious and agitated. I've got a million things to do... and I cant seem to find any peace. I just want to rest. Sound familiar? The acquisition of rest and peace is the universal desire of every human being on the...

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or CBT is a form of psychotherapy that basically helps a person to change their thinking, feeling and behaving, resulting in positive changes in a person's quality of life. It is a popular form of therapy, as it is evidence/ research based...

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Not my Circus Not my Monkeys

Do you ever feel as though there is an ever increasing inclination towards 'drama' in the world? Do you ever find yourself surrounded by people who seem to want to draw you into their current 'soap opera?' It is true, there are people who are proverbial drama magnets,...

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Overcoming Anxiety

Your heart is racing, you're starting to sweat, your mind is confused, you don't know what to do or where to go...  Anyone relate to that? If you've experienced an anxiety attack, those symptoms and more will be familiar. Anxiety can creep up on any of us... and it...

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Overcoming Codependency

Do you feel a nagging obligation to rescue people? Do you feel guilty or anxious if you say NO? Do you find yourself trying to fix others, even when your own life is out of control? Do you work harder on other people's issues than they do? Are you in a relationship...

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