Tag: Emotions

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD, Juniper, Counselling, Dorset

What is the cause of PTSD? All humans are complex organisms who constantly strive to adapt to the demands placed on them by their physical & social environments. When threatened they react with fear & distress – a survival function. We learn from danger…

Victim Blaming

Juniper, Counselling, Trauma, Brain Science, Equine Therapy, Paintedhorse

I recently attended a truly inspirational and passionately delivered talk by Zoe Lodrick on ‘Dynamics of Power and Control’. Zoe is a Sexualised Trauma Specialist and has expertise in sexualised trauma, domestic abuse, victim behaviour, sex offending and in the interviewing of victims of…

The Fear Layer

Counselling, Dorset, Self Development

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The Experience of Sadness

Paintedhorse Juniper Counselling Glastonbury Gestalt Person Centred Transactional Analysis

Almost a year ago my niece whom I had fostered for five years, looked up at the window that I was looking out of, as she ran away for the third and final time. Social services, as I knew they would, ended our placement…

A New Hope: Forgiveness

Paintedhorse , Equine, Healing, Learning, counselling

“It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain” – Oriah Mountain Dreamer This…

Sound Therapy for Horses

Juniper Counselling Therapies Sound Therapy BE Potter Capture the Moment with Words. Dorset Somerset

BE Potter is exploring the world of sound therapy with horses, which you may have seen on her first session at Paintedhorse.  I invited her along to play her Native American flute for Jac and the girls. We weren’t bargaining on the strong wind and…

Walking Down the Line

Juniper Natural Therapies Counselling

The last day of the year tends to always find me reflective and perhaps a bit melancholy – this year is certainly no different.  To me this picture captures it all without words. It was taken by a friend who I met a couple…

Journey with the Horse

‘Journey with the Horse’ is an equine-facilitated activity which I use with clients to help aid self development and learning. As I was thinking of ways to adapt the programme in the winter months, it got me thinking about on my own journey with…

Evolution

Phoenix, Fire, Release, Counselling, Dorset

When the phoenix shows up it indicates a new beginning, a fresh start, the ability to create a future different from the past. The phoenix showed up at the start of the year for me and with it came the message that a part…

Anger: An innate Emotion

Anger, Counselling, Dorset, Georgie McBurney, Juniper

Dealing with Anger – my journey