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Mentoring Dan

This is Dan. He is 19 years old and he looks okay doesn't he? But unfortunately he is far from okay. He is currently experiencing some extreme mental health challenges ie severe anxiety / anger, substance misuse, self harm and obsessive suicidal thoughts. He has been written off by the mainstream mental health services (such as they are) and was advised to keep on taking his prescribed medication by his last psychotherapist who was charging £350.00 an hour!! Dan was recently referred...

Home in Avalon

So it seems a little odd that amidst a global lockdown when the majority of people are staying put I find myself undergoing what feels like a big and hugely significant move, a transition and a homecoming. It seems a little surreal but never the less here I am! Just before lock down I was in Glastonbury to celebrate the Spring Equinox which was my way of compensating for the change of plan in which I had thought I would...

The Broken Drum

I am a broken drum that was neglected for a while. You might not know that I was broken but I am. One day I fell and now my wood is cracked. I thought that I was not worthy of being played because I was damaged and imperfect and my shame kept me silent. But I discovered by chance that if my skin is warmed and I am given a little love my beat still travels and enters the places where it is...

Sacred Masculine or Scared Masculine?

The truth is, it’s a fine line! I lived the first fifteen years of my life in fear that my step mother would assault me while I was at home and when I was at school I lived in fear that I would be teased by my peers for wearing uncool clothes or be verbally or physically attacked by the rougher kids from the other more working class estate. After I left home I spent seven years with no fixed...

Time To Shine

As we draw closer and closer to midsummer Solstice when the sun is at its zenith I am reminded that now is a good time to shine. Now is a time of action, a time when right action that arises from a place of love, from deep within and through, is being asked of us. We are asked to stop playing small and to step up into and be the light, to speak and be our truth so that...

Yesterday I Fell…

…the challenges had been coming too quick and fast and I didn’t have enough time to regroup and centre myself. I forgot about me and tried to carry too much. The fear touched some tender scars and the discomfort in my body clouded my vision and I lost sight of who I really am. My little boy got scared and the man was a little too hard on him. Yesterday I fell, I held space for those who I was...