Thoughts for the New Year: Humans are often only one layer deep, and that gets in the way of meaning…

Here’s something that’s disturbing about humans: when it comes to our most strongly held opinions, the more strongly they’re held, the less likely there’s anything of substance underneath. Especially when they’re based on how we feel… We’re evolved animals, and pretty much everything we experience Read More …

Demystifying the unconscious…

It’s been a while, so I thought I’d try something a bit more challenging than usual, and less ranty! I’ve chosen a deliberately obtuse title today – so let’s start with some demystification of that… Most of us have a pretty limited idea of what Read More …

We don’t need any more anger, we need action (and a lot more compassion)…

So, whilst this isn’t a political blog, you’ve probably figured out that I’m not a Trump fan. After the US election last week, like many, I was stunned, and weirded out, and frightened for the future, and a little bit weepy. I also had a Read More …

Guilty, anxious? You’re not alone…

In my practice, the most common ‘ailment’ I see is anxiety. If you read this blog regularly, you’ll be aware of my views on anxiety as a mental disorder: that it isn’t one. Instead, it’s a normal, human system that has gone wrong. In fact, Read More …