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Wordsmith's Notebook

Monthly Archives: July 2019

     I have just been compiling my medication for the week ahead, into my medication dispensing boxes; known as dosset boxes.  Today, I am reflecting, with not undue concern, about the risk Brexit places upon the supply chain for my medication.      One aspect that is of major concern for me, on the subject of Brexit, is that of medications supply.  My Parkinson’s medication is now on the list of… Read More

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An activity I use with clients who may have communication difficulties, is that of collage making.  Communication difficulties can happen for a very broad range of reasons.  For example, a person may have experienced a trauma and so may either be unable to, or may not want to, use words to communicate.  Sometimes, disability may be the reason that a person has difficulty expressing themselves verbally. A person may have a learning… Read More

Oh boy, I’m melting!  Here in the East Anglia region of England, we’ve reached temperatures of just over  38 celcius in beautiful Cambridge.  It’s been a touch cooler where I live, on the Suffolk coast but, as I sit and reflect over recent weeks of summer, the heat has been building. From a business perspective, this glorious summer weather has in impact upon my psychotherapy business in that this is always the… Read More

    This evening, I’m reflecting on a day of very hot weather and how, after having run my clinic this morning, I came home and had to accept that it was just too hot to write.  That was annoying, for I like to keep writing, but sometimes you just have to accept that it is just too uncomfortable to be able to settle.  Instead, I had a few naps (an essential requirement for… Read More

A method of dream interpretation, that I use in the context of a therapy session, is to listen to the client recount their dream and to then do the following: To begin, inform the client that literally everything in the dream is a representation of a part of his/herself.  This means literally everything they see and experience. Inform the client that the subconscious is busy processing thoughts, feelings, emotions and experiences while… Read More

    Recently, a radio show host from within the Parkinson’s community invited me to take up a regular weekly slot on his radio show. I was touched that he would ask me to write and present for a segment of his show.  He has a charming personality as a radio presenter and his music playlist is right up my street, so to speak.  In wanting to show my support for the… Read More