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Moving on?

Posted by Helen Hayes on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, In : self-development 




I am now working at the Gestalt Centre, Old Street EC2 on Monday evenings as well as on Friday mornings.  Planning and organising some of the practical matters which this change involved has been, thankfully, quite straightforward.   But it has led me to reflect on other experiences of change, and specifically experiences that have involved physical relocation.   Moving house, changing job, negotiating changes in the workplace, in personal relationships or professional status, or simply the u...

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Facing Difficult Choices

Posted by Helen Hayes on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, In : existential psychotherapy 

I’ve recently read two novels- coincidentally, both by Irish writers- which have explored how we make significant personal choices in our lives.  In both Love And Summer by William Trevor and Brooklyn by Colm Toibín, the main character finds herself at a crossroads, forced to decide between radically different courses of action. All options involve conflicts of love, relationship...


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Memory, Loss & Trauma

Posted by Helen Hayes on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, In : psychotherapy 

There’s a lot in the news at the moment about the approaching tenth anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers on 11 September 2001.  I was fortunate in that no one I knew personally was affected.  For many people, this is an anniversary of immense personal grief as well as a public occasion for remembrance.

Like most people, I can still remember where I was and what I was doi...


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