Self-compassion

Self-compassion or self-love may be a foreign concept for some people. This is especially true for those who were raised in abusive or unloving homes, where compassion may have been non-existent. Self-compassion refers to a way of relating to the self — with kindness. It is not to be confused with arrogance or conceit, which usually indicates … Continue reading Self-compassion

A new therapy home…

July 2019 was moving time, we said a sad goodbye to The Bone Yard and all it's wonderful residents, and a warm hello to Market House c/o Chapter Arts Centre in Canton. With a new room came a new name, 'Therapy at The Derw'. Our space has taken bucket loads of imagination, creativity and TLC … Continue reading A new therapy home…

Mindfulness

Being mindful means focusing wholly and completely on the present task and present moment. Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing. Some people call this awareness "mindfulness". Mindfulness can help us enjoy life more and understand ourselves … Continue reading Mindfulness