Published: ‘Telfed Magazine’ “What’s attitude got to do with stress & challenge?”

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019

What determines whether tough times turn out to be beneficial or whether good times will make us miserable?

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Reflexology and Logotherapy – Where Body meets Spirit

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018

Recently I watched an inspiring movie called UNBROKEN. Louis Zamperini was bullied by his classmates when he was growing up in California. To escape their cruelty he ran from them which became his passion. His older brother had faith in his abilities and trained Louis to be a runner. In 1936 he became a hero for his country at the Olympic Games in Berlin where he was congratulated by none other than Hitler. Later on he joined the United States Army and during WW2 his fighter plane was shot down over the Pacific Ocean where he and a few of his platoon survived 47 days floating in a raft. When all hope was lost he was rescued (and captured) by a Japanese war ship and subjected to barbaric war crimes in a Japanese P.O.W camp in Tokyo. He was...

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How to cope after the loss of a still birth.

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017

What can you do to ease your pain and loss after a still birth? For many couples having a baby is not a simple exercise, and there are countless obstacles and stages to pass before that baby is brought home. From my work as a Therapeutic Reflexologist, Bereavement Counselor, Logotherapy practitioner, Mental imagery for healing practitioner, and incorporating emotional first aid for trauma, I have come to believe that the support women need on their journeys from conception to birth is a whole-istic (holistic) approach where the MIND, BODY and SOUL are treated as one. When there is devastating news from the doctor that there is no heart beat anymore, at any stage of the pregnancy, this brings about tremendous loss. When this happens in the third trimester or at the time of birth, women (and their partners) report...

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Second Chances – Reflecting on 2015 – stepping into 2016 with meaning

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016

Find meaning… Recently I was in Eilat for a wonderful holiday. It was so special to take time out from my busy schedule and just be. Each morning I woke up at 6am to go for a walk. There was something magical about watching the sun rise over the mountains while reflecting off the water. The air was fresh and crisp. The city was still sleeping. There was no noise. Just beauty and the changing colours as sunrise arrived, and me alone with my thoughts. At this hour, where everything was still, I felt so much meaning in my life. I was reminded of one of my favourite Logotherapy (meaning centered counseling) quotes from founder Dr Victor Frankl, “For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore,...

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Invictus inspiration

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015

Logotherapy – Finding meaning – INVICTUS This week  I had a Logotherapy session with someone who is struggling to find meaning in her life. She spoke to me about something that had inspired her, the poem INVICTUS. A few years ago I had watched the movie INVICTUS but had never thought about the name of the movie or assigned any significance to it. Now I was challenged to find out more. Why the name INVICTUS and what did it mean to Nelson Mandela, and of course, what are the lessons for us? From IMDb the synopsis of the movie INVICTUS says, “The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided...

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A word on Regrets and Opportunities – Logotherapy…

Posted by on Oct 27, 2013

Logotherapy – finding meaning Deepak Chopra says, “If you can learn from every relationship and understand how it came into your life, then no relationship needs to be remembered with regret.” Logotherapy is a counseling that helps us find meaning in difficult situations/challenges in our life. Sometimes the hardest relationships in our lives are the ones that we cannot walk away from. They are with the people that are the closest to us. There is no co-incidence that this is in your life and the difficult task is what are you going to do about it. You have heard of the saying, “Don’t shoot the messenger,” well, this is how I view the difficult people in our lives who we cant walk away from. Sometimes there is something that we need to hear and were meant to hear, but...

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