Open to Change

In my work as a counsellor, in my own life - whenever people are at a crossroads - I come up against this question: am I open to change?

We may want change, but what about that awkward, in-between time, when we wake at 3 a.m. with a scrabbling thought that we don't know what's happening, we're not in control and can't see the way through.

This 90-minute session explores how to be OK with not knowing; how to stay open, when our instinct is to shut down and cling on to what we know. 

Drawing on CBT, Buddhist teachings and lived experience, I offer strategies, perspective, time to reflect and practical exercises. By examining your experience of change and attitude to risk, I’ll help you create a personal audit of the impact of change, and find out what you need to make the changes you want.

Resources: The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-ZinnThich Nhat Hanh

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön @ProfPaulGilbert