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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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Truth, Dare or Promise?

Posted by Helen Hayes on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, In : self-development 


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The arrival of a New Year is often an occasion for reflection on our lives, evaluating how well we have achieved our personal goals in the preceding year and thinking about our aspirations for the coming year.  We might make New Year resolutions enthusiastically, or refuse to do so on the grounds that we are unlikely to keep to them for very long. 

It seems to me that many New Year resolution...


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Love and Stamina?

Posted by Helen Hayes on Thursday, November 17, 2011, In : 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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Holiday Stress & Existential Psychotherapy

Posted by Helen Hayes on Monday, August 15, 2011, In : existential psychotherapy 

For many people this is summer holiday season, time to relax, unwind, and enjoy a brief escape from the usual routine.  But sometimes holidays themselves turn out to be stressful experiences.  Family relationships can become strained; travel arrangements are plagued by delays, cancellations, traffic jams; minor accidents or ailments cause upset; the weather is always unpredictable; ...


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