Trauma

These articles discuss the darker side of the realities we can sometimes inhabit – the woundings, fears and re-traumatising behaviours we can become involved in because of earlier unhealed traumas. Evidence shows that it is only by feeling our way into these past experiences, often with the help of a therapist, that we can achieve freedom from them.

Depth Enquiry and The Memory Hole

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We’re pleased to announce a new page on the Therapy Duo site that discusses Amanda’s Depth Enquiry technique. She’s been developing this technique for several years now, and has achieved some remarkable results with clients. Depth Enquiry (DE) is an extension to EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). DE can take clients to a deep […] Read More

Escaping the Narcissistic Bubble

Fear can be an instinctual defence but one that stands in the way of a happy future.   Forgiveness could be the answer.

We spoke in a recent article about Narcissistic Wounding in the couple relationship, and how learning to withstand this wounding can be a powerful way of transforming a relationship. The artist Louise Bourgeois had a deep understanding of narcissism, as evidenced by the rich art works she made over many years. In these works she […] Read More

Beyond Narcissistic Wounding

Getting past the original narcissistic wounding to find a place of connection through feelings, sensations and understanding.

Often couples come into therapy recounting an argument they've had. Each partner valiantly tries to get us to agree that their own position is correct. Well, it won't work. We're not there to be adjudicators. Actually, we're not even there to resolve conflict (which may sound strange, but more on that later). What the couple […] Read More

Warring Couples

Moving from war to a re-humanising peace in your relationships.  Non-violence towards self and others is a key to change.

We recently posted The Golden Rules of Relationships which highlighted the importance of feeling our feelings. Another way to say this is "Stop the violence within ourselves". What violence? That caused by the self-imposed requirement, based on our experience in the world, to push down how we really feel, how we would naturally react. We […] Read More

From Illness to Stillness

Illness is a blessing that offers a great opportunity.

We're excited to hear about a new book From Illness to Stillness due out soon, by Michael Harrington. Uncovering your innermost being releases a wondrous diamond. Once it begins to emerge from the layers of conditioning, a realization dawns: you are ageless and timeless. When every free instant goes into this quest, you will no […] Read More