What exactly is counselling?
An Invitation to Play
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 […]
Shenpa or Fixed Mind
I was raised with a strong work ethic: we worked hard and dealt with what needed to be done without letting things pile up. I am grateful for that and it has served me well in my life. The need to be productive became a huge driver in my life. What could possibly be wrong […]
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 […]