Here comes the season of giving...and giving...and giving... This blog contains a gift for people who have Codependent patterns (that usually includes anyone whose role and identity are focused on giving care to others). Before I unwrap it, consider this. Ever opened a Christmas or New Year gift and found that inside was something that [...]
Being a psychotherapist is not just about academic or analytic achievement. In your application process we are also keen to assess the personal qualities that are needed to be a safe, effective and sufficiently robust professional. Those qualities include: A lively and enquiring mind An ability to experiment and value learning from mistakes as much [...]
This article was first published by Pamela in January 2016 So here we are, knocking on February’s door, with Christmas excesses a distant memory and 2016 has unfolded its first wet and windy month. Several people have shared with me their experience of another seasonal ritual growing in popularity known as “Dry January” – a [...]
The responsibility to educate ourselves in these areas is widely identified as a necessary commitment if we wish to professionally support human beings actualise their full potential for health and harmony.
At a recent conference in Lisbon Pamela was asked to talk about Therapeutic Storytelling in the treatment of trauma. Watch the interview.
First Published in "The Psychotherapist" March 2009 "A map is not the territory ... The only usefulness of a map depends on similarity of structure between the empirical world and the map...." Alfred Korzybski My time on the Ethics Committee of UKCP has alerted me to numerous longings, from individuals and organisations, to have some [...]
This form of research is sometimes called “modelling”, wherein the researcher gathers detailed information about the subject’s internal processes of reality construction, in terms of internally generated sensory representations, such as pictures, self talk and somatic markers of emotion, visceral activity and arousal. This “data” is then explored in how it holds together and operates [...]
Written by Pamela Gawler-Wright, Director of Training for BeeLeaf Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy Presented at the NLP Conference in London 2008 A Message From Dibley I am a 9 month old miniature Labradoodle, owned by BeeLeaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy which is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise and UKCP Accredited Training and Accrediting Organisation. I am [...]