Coercive behaviour linked to homicide

Coercive behaviour is not always physical but pervades a victim’s daily life Coercive behaviour is being reported on the news everywhere in Australia thought Sophie as she enjoyed a warm shower. I wonder what the change in terminology is about? As soon as she returned to the kitchen, she Googled for the difference between ‘controlling’ … Read more

Controlling behaviour is pervasive

Controlling behaviour is central to family and child abuse Controlling behaviour is overwhelming, Sophie thought as she struggled to open her eyes. She wished she could rouse her leaden body to defend herself against the flashback she’d experienced, of her opa briefly clamping his thumb and first two fingers on the back of her neck. … Read more

Schema therapy helps you begin healing

Schema therapy helps you change long-term life patterns Schema therapy consists of identifying your early maladaptive schema, coping styles and modes, and systematically confronting and challenging them. Schema therapy can address a whole range of issues from eating disorders to depression. It is most commonly used for long-standing problems. The engrained nature of long-term issues can … Read more

Friend for life is to be treasured Ch 36   

Friend who is a soul mate just clicks instantly Friend for life thought Sophie, following a quick visit by Bea’s very dear friend from the next apartment block. Sophie purchased fresh fish and vegetables at the tiny market in the village square while Bea had her afternoon nap. Later Sophie prepared the dinner and dished … Read more

Eco-anxiety counselling empowers people

Eco-anxiety counselling supports positive transformation Eco-anxiety counselling is described in an article  where they outline the development of this concept in 2007.  This blog has extracts from that article. It’s only natural to feel anxious in the face of a melting planet and the sixth mass extinction. In some ways, climate anxiety is a rational … Read more

Green vegetables impact relationships

Green vegetable Health Benefits to Couples Green vegetable benefits include reduced stress, more energy, better memory and keep your body younger! Nearly half the people who reach the age of 85 in the US today have Alzheimer’s.  What would 11 more years of healthy brain function be worth to them and their families — versus … Read more

Brother relationships with sisters are important

Brother fails to respect his sisters – Ch 35 Brother! Who needs one when he’s such a bully – even though he’s the youngest of four children, Sophie thought as she returned to sit next to Bea on the couch, after both had visited their respective toilets. Sophie had marked her great-aunt’s letter with a … Read more

Building provides many lessons

Building Mistakes provide Valuable Experience Building a relationship involves self-examination, recognising our mistakes and exploring the best way to rectify them. Do you feel confident in all three steps? Do you know how to give others constructive feedback? Imago Advanced Communication Skills counselling will help you and your loved one identify solutions to the imperfections … Read more

Letter written in 1962 provides Evidence

Letter Reveals Evidence of Opa’s Character Letter sure shows Opa’s probable treatment of Alida, Sophie mused as she tidied up after lunch, while Bea had a little afternoon nap. She remembered how Bea had said many times over the years that Alida had said she needed to work cleaning the shops below the family apartment … Read more

Holiday here to Experience Sustainable Lifestyle

Holiday here close to city, in bush environment Holiday here because it’s so close, 30km from CBD, yet a completely different world. Experience Sustainable Hills Lifestyle Surrounded by food greenery e.g., Snake-vine beans hanging from pergolas, carpets of sweet potato plants, herbs, spinach shading other vegetable’s roots, years old cale plants and other vegetables sprouting … Read more