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Allowing Space to Grieve the Childhood Loss of the Authentic Self

The greatest loss we will ever experience is the loss of the authentic self. It is a loss that severs us from our life force and essence. This loss of the authentic self in childhood is a disenfranchised grief arising from a loss that has not been recognised or mourned. It is a hidden sorrow…

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Supporting Our Children to Feel the Wall of Futility to Nurture Resiliency

   Holding loving limits for our children is an essential part of nurturing their resiliency and ability to adapt to life. Psychologist Gordon Neufeld calls this the Wall of Futility. It is when we hold our child in the experience of futility until this is felt as waves in their body. Supporting our children to…

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Being A Good Enough Parent

Our children need us to embrace our imperfections and to model to them how to learn and grow through mistakes. It’s vital to remind ourselves to be a ‘good enough’ parent, not a perfect parent. This concept of the ‘good enough’ parent emerged from psychoanalyst Donald Witticott’s work and describes how good enough parents do…

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Keeping Our Children’s Hearts Soft

Our most important role as parents is to nurture our child’s heart to allow them to remain soft and open. We give our hearts to our children so that they may give us their hearts in this beautiful dance of nurturing secure attachment. As parents, we are the guardians of our child’s heart. Our sacred…

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