Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference.
Truly empathising with someone can make them feel deeply understood and Link Centre Director Geoff Hopping believes compassion, empathy and love can be extremely healing.
The impact of climate change on our planet and what this may well mean for future generations.
Working Online with Counselling and Psychotherapy - a presentation video, delivered by Karin Brauner.
Mark Head has recently much reflected on the whole idea of competition. It has been relevant to him both at a personal level, in relation to his own business, the Link Centre, and at a more global level where groups or countries compete (not always in a healthy way) for resources. He relates it to the Jesuit parable of the long spoons.
People have different views on working with escape hatches in therapy, here are some ideas from Janine Piccirella . . . .
In an article in the UKATA Transactional Analyst magazine (Autumn 19), Karen Miniken talks to Janine Piccirella about the project she initiated to disseminate information from UKATA via audio files, and about her own experience of dyslexia.
Do you ever feel stuck with something? Maybe a work situation, or something you want to do (or not do!) but never quite get round to making the change?
We’re complex animals, and sometimes we end up stuck on something because the real reason for the ‘stuckness’ is yet to be uncovered.
In Transactional Analysis (TA), a model of human communication, thinking and behaviour, we recognise that sometimes we get stuck on one thing because we discount the real reason for our stuckness.
Human being are social animals. We survive and thrive within social groups, and there is increasing evidence that the way our brains are structured both supports and requires the relationships we have. These relationships enable us to develop not only our understanding of the world but also a sense of our own identity.
Obviously, how these understandings develop owes much to the nature of the conversations that we have with those around us. Being able to speak, and really be listened to, is a powerful force in us developing the stories that we use to explain and live our lives
We all need more internal self care in Winter. For many people this is a strange time of year. The days are shorter, and the weather is generally wetter and colder. It can feel more difficult to get up in the mornings. We tend to spend more time indoors away from the elements and the natural light. All of this to a greater or lesser degree has an impact on our mood, and for those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder this impact feels severe.
What's stopping you...let's explore it. Fleur Newton-Edwards CTA(P), Dip.Couns, Dip.Spvn, Dip.Hypno, BA[hons] Education, UKCP, IARTA, PTSTA talks us through her own experiences and why she is sharing her valuable knowledge in a quick-fire 5 question and answer session.
The Link Centre talks to Annette Jones, who is a specialist couples counsellor. With 17 years experience, Annette works with couples who want to improve the quality of their relationship and also help couples with controlled separations.
There is always a reason that we do what we do. Take New Year’s resolutions for example: How many people set themselves New Year’s resolution and then don’t stick to it?
Christmas is all about fun, family, peace and harmony. Right? What if it is a perfect recipe for Psychological Games.
Qualified counsellors and psychotherapists who want to progress and add a different dimension to their working life. Developing a supervision practice alongside our client practice gives a variety and alternative, creative and nourishing way to work.
Making choices and the impact of our choices have. Are they far greater than ever before?
Do we still see vulnerability as a weakness especially in men? What is the impact of this and how might be change this perception.
Transactional Analysis - What if you could learn the skills to communicate more effectively. Helping family & work life. Wouldn't that be worth looking into?