Category: ancestors

A trip that freed me

Here are some pictures from my trip to Perthshire, Scottish Highlands this past October just before Samhain. This was a long anticipated trip, not because it haven’t been before, I have, but because I made it there on my own after talking and planning…

Comparing lands’ signatures and emotional healing

North Wales, Snowdonia. So peaceful here. The land lulls you gently into comfort and quiet, soothingly singing a gentle tune. The land’s signature is of a simple life, uncomplicated by any depth of emotion or tragedy, I feel. It is an old land with…

Coming back to yourself – identity and spirit

As a psychotherapist and a transpersonal approach practitioner the aim of my work with clients is to facilitate making ‘whole’ and help clients get back to themselves, get back ‘home’. This time of year brings me closer to my roots, to my ancestors of…

Walking with ancestors

This morning was one of those mornings when I felt my time was well spent. I was called to visit woods, a particular place I know well. Whenever I am called like this I always follow and I got in my car this morning…

Nature-based spirituality and the transpersonal

The Pagan Path and Psychotherapy  

Sacred Land Trinity 

Scottish Highlands Snowdonia, Wales Connemara, Ireland I worked with a bereaved client at the beginning of my psychotherapy training called Margaret. She was 83 years old and what a force of nature she was. Such passion for life, such grit, commitment, devotion, determination and…

Conflict and lessons of Samhain 2016

What is happening this year around Samhain for me is interesting and I aim to delve into reflecting on what this means for me at this time. I feel angry with my ancestors, on one hand, and, on the other, I feel grateful. I…