Wordsmith's Notebook

Monthly Archives: July 2016

     In my role as psychotherapist, I am struck by the inter-play between mind and body.  For example, consider how often we refer to our guts!  We may speak of instinct as a ‘gut feeling’.  When we are faced with difficulty, we may say we ‘follow our gut’.  When we give advice, we may ask what our ‘gut is telling us’?  When we are distressed we may refer to feeling ‘sick… Read More


     The days, months and years following the death of a loved one are an interesting experience.  We all live such experiences in our own unique ways.  Some live those years well, while others struggle to ever thrive again.   Certainly, as a psychotherapist, I find that many of my clients see me for support around bereavement and the impact of the loss of a loved one, on their lives.    … Read More

    I have been reflecting, today, on the subject of community.  I would recommend to anyone who may be feeling isolated, in some way disconnected from their local community or simply just in need of distraction, to consider visiting local venues of interest.  A museum, for example, can help us to feel connected to our local community, it can help us gain insight into local culture, it can be a stimulating… Read More