You might be surprised how our dreams can reveal tensions in our lives of which we are only dimly aware. More importantly, though, dreams give us a window into our deepest desires and aspirations – indeed the word “dream” is a metaphor for our most compelling vision of the future. In this article, Dennis Richards discusses the powerful messages contained within dreams and provides information about a forthcoming online seminar.
Chester CSVSS are facilitating a workshop on Dissociative Identity Disorder which is being delivered by Carolyn Spring from PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors). Carolyn herself has a diagnosis of D.I.D. If you are interested in what will no doubt be an interesting insight into the condition then please contact Jo Robinson at email@example.com for more information and a booking form (bookings and payments need to be received by 29th March at the latest).
Are you looking a qualified or trainee counsellor looking for an Supervision experience that is both creative and exhilarating? In this article, Kathryn Sim, a Senior Accredited Counselling Supervisor working at The Hope Street Centre describes how the process of supervision can be so much more than a necessary chore!
It is now just over a year since Brightstone Clinic started to receive its first clients. In fact our very first referral was on the 3/3/12. Since then we have placed 23 clients with 4 counsellors (3 female and one male) at the Brightstone Clinic and many more people have been referred to other more suitable services either at the Hope Street Centre or elsewhere. In this article, Jessica Woolliscroft, Director at Brightstone Clinic looks back over a successful first year since the launch in February 2012.
We are delighted to share with you a recent article in Pretty Nostalgic magazine, which features one clients' experiences at The Hope Street Centre. In the piece, freelance writer Lisa Jarmin describes her time as a client with us, and shares some beautiful images of Hope Street.
Lisa says of her experience:
As we move towards the end of January, many of us will be either starting to feel the benefits of sticking to our New Year Resolutions, or will be noticing that we have let some of that resolve slip. A good way to stay on track and achieve your goals is to identify a person who can act as a role model in your decision making. In the article that follows we discuss the function of a role model in our lives, and provide some thoughts on choosing someone who feels right for you.
Andrew Frost has recently gained qualification as a Hypnotension Practitioner. Andrew already practices as a Professional Advanced Hypnotherapist here at Hope Street and had identified the need for specialized training in this important field. In this article, Andrew outlines the ways in which The Hypnotension programme can help you to identify and address the emotional and lifestyle factors that are unique to you, and lower or even return your blood pressure to normal levels.
Dave Masters, Homeopath at The Hope Street Centre shares some advice for women suffering from PMS in this article.
It is estimated that 80% of women experience Premenstrual Syndrome. There may be a variety of physical, mental and behavioural symptoms tied to a woman’s menstrual cycle. PMS is a complex health issue and scientists cannot agree on its cause or the best way to treat it. Many women just put up with how they feel because “it is that time of the month” but they needn’t!
There have been attempts over the past few years to set up statutory regulation and to protect the titles of psychotherapist and counsellor so that they could only be used by practitioners with specific trainings. These attempts have failed for complex reasons and now the government has decided to try to establish a voluntary regulation system called Assured Voluntary Registration AVR. This involves establishing a register of organisations that hold their own lists of approved members and are judged to manage themselves in a safe and professional manner.
How are Psychotherapists and Counsellors regulated? How can the public be sure their therapist is safe and qualified? In this article, Psychotherapist Jessica Woolliscroft explains the ways in which individuals seeking counselling can ensure that the Therapist they choose is properly trained and practices in an ethical way.