Lying on the Couch contains tons of articles about the counselling process, mindfulness, and simple strategies to regulate emotion. I hope that by making this information easily accessible, someone out there will struggle a little less. I see change every day in the amazing people I work with, and it inspires me to reach more folks and encourage them in their healing journey.
The name 'Lying on the Couch' is inspired by existential Psychiatrist Irvin Yalom, after his popular novel by the same title. The work of Irvin Yalom has been influential throughout my counsellor training and career. It is through Yalom’s perspectives, questioning, and dedication to providing excellent therapy to clients that I have been able to better attune to clients in the moment, being a genuine caring presence for their healing journey. I contacted Irvin to ask if I could name my blog after his book - not only did he respond, but he also said yes! It was an honour to have correspondence with you Irvin, and thank you!
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Four Steps to Anchor out of Stuck Thinking and Deepen Self-Compassion
EMDR in Your Therapy Session, Part 1
EMDR in Your Therapy Session, Part 2
The Corona Virus and Me, by Ana Gomez
The New Book on Settling Strong Emotion
Emergency Plan for Panic
Where did I just go? Developing Mindfulness in Exercise
Christmas isn't a Glorious time of year for Everyone
You are Worthy of Your Time
Be Kind, Especially During a Pandemic
Protective Figure Imagery
Finding the Right Counsellor for You
Mindfulness in the Face of Uncertainty
Hello Spring, I've been Waiting for You!
Three Little Things: Journaling to Build Self-Worth
Getting Unstuck from Negative Looping Thoughts (The Shortlist Series)
Living Life - Even on the Tough Days
Help for Insomnia: Creating a Bedtime Routine
A Spoonful of Sugar helps the Medicine go Down
Developing Mindful Awareness
Relaxation for Kids
Simple Skills for Big Emotions
Settling Activation with Intention
Turn Your Internal Compass toward Loving Kindness
Pursuing a Career with Abandon: Why I love being a Counsellor