What exactly is counselling?

  Many people ask me and others probably wonder: what exactly is counselling?   Counselling is not about healing others. I don’t heal anyone. I walk alongside the men* I work with as they heal themselves.   When I work with a man, I start by being in his corner so that he can learn […]

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Shenpa or Fixed Mind

In listening to several of Pema Chödrön’s audiobooks over the holidays (Walking the Walk and Getting Unstuck: Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality, both available here) I have noticed a gentle opening in my mindfulness practice. As I learn about the Tibetan concept of shenpa, I am feeling myself lightening up in my daily […]

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