Tapping Into Our Shadow

A man was walking home late one night when he saw the Mulla Nasrudin searching under a street light on hands and knees for something on the ground. “Mulla, what have you lost?” he asked.“The key to my house,” Nasrudin said.“I'll help you look,” the man said.Soon, both men were down on their knees, looking […] Read more »

Healing Self Blame Through Tapping

If you burnt the toast this morning as you were making breakfast you could say that you blamed yourself for the mistake. It's not such a bad mistake, you would probably get over it by lunch time. But, what if you always blamed yourself for everything. That would be a very different experience: you might give yourself a […] Read more »

Tapping Into Patience

Life is like a vast landscape with both soft grass and sharp thorns; impatience rails against the thorns, patience puts on shoes Rick Hanson, author of Buddha's Brain Life can be challenging. We all have so many things to do, places to go, people to see and there is not a moment to lose ... […] Read more »

How To Make Progress By Being Intolerant

Imagine setting out for a long, delightful walk in the countryside. After a few miles of happy wandering you notice that you have a stone in your shoe. Would you: A. Stop as soon as you could to take the stone out of your shoe? B. Keep walking, ignoring or distracting yourself from the discomfort, […] Read more »

Tapping Into Self-Compassion

"Always remember that you are absolutely unique, just like everyone else" - Margaret Mead Problems are a problem. Life is full of difficulties; they come in all shapes and sizes from the trivial and mundane to the life changing and heart rending. To make things worse we have a problem with ourselves having the problem […] Read more »

Why am I making no progress?

Some people feel like they are making no progress in their therapy or self-development. Whatever they do, things seem to stay just as bad as before. It can be both discouraging and frustrating, some people even give up trying. To understand one of the reasons for making no progress (and some ideas to help get […] Read more »

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