You Are Not Alone

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’, global support community. “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 […]

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You Can Do Parkinson’s

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. One of the difficulties that the members of Parkinson’s Road global support community often ask me about, is their sense of frustration, powerlessness and despair at the realisation their diagnosis has changed them forever.  Indeed, as a person with Parkinson’s myself, I too am well […]

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Deciding to Accept Parkinson’s

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. “The more I expect, the more unhappy I am going to be.  The more I accept, the more serene I am.” – Michael J. Fox. One of the most common difficulties that I see, in other people with Parkinson’s, is frustration.  Indeed, I see this […]

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When Identity is Withdrawn

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. Identity is a significant subject for people living with a chronic health disease/illness or disability. For some, the chronic health problem or disability is with them from birth.  In those cases the person’s identity, as being someone living with a chronic health problem or disability, […]

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Unhelpful Mind-Reading

In my role, as Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I often meet people who come to see me due to low self-esteem.  For so many different reasons, what has often started out as an uncertainty, self-consciousness or even fear of inadequacy; usually originating in childhood years, has not been resolved and so has remained with the person […]

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Discovering Your Potential

As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I often meet people who have low self-esteem, low self-worth or a negative self-concept.  People who simply cannot see, or even believe that they have, their own potential.  The potential to be the very best version of themselves, the potential to effect positive change in their lives, the potential to be a positive […]

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Give Yourself a Thumbs Up

This Spring has seen rather chilly weather here in England.  That said, we had a gloriously sunny day for sharing some family time out and about, last weekend.  Here is a rough snapshot of me beside the River Alde at Snape, here in the English county of Suffolk: I am fortunate to live in a beautiful county […]

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