“Shame derives its power from being unspeakable.” – Brene Brown. As a co-facilitator of a support group and support community for people with Parkinson’s, I see that one of the most difficult aspects for anyone participating, is to disclose personal difficulty. Whatever we may be dealing with, there may be a significant fear of judgement about saying ‘I’m having a tough day.”, “I’m not coping.” … Continue reading You Are Not Alone
Aaron Beck (born 1921) is known for further developing Cognitive Behaviour theory. I have found that he is known to have developed studies and clinical observations of clients, in the 1960’s, in relation to the treatment of depression. Beck became known for having further developed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and a ‘Model of Depression’. The aim of this was to enable a client to change their … Continue reading You Do What You Believe
Morning Has Broken: My phone alarm goes off at 6.45am, every day; it’s time to take my medication. This week, the sultry, velvet voice of Ella Fitzgerald singing ‘Summertime’, in a duet with the magical Louis Armstrong, has been my favourite way for the start of each new day to be announced. (Photo: Ella Fitzgerald. Source: dunderbeck1980 on WordPress.com). Like the First Morning: The delight of hearing the … Continue reading Morning Has Broken.