Video: The Power of Self-Acceptance – a participant speaks

Video: The Power of Self-Acceptance – a participant speaks

The Power of Self-Acceptance A participant speaks about her experience of participating in Making Moves courses over 20 years and how she learned self-acceptance. This video was filmed at the book launch of From Wallflower to Sunflower. She first attended in 1996 to the very first 6 session group I ran. This is her account of the discoveries she made

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Video – on being an introvert in an extraverted world

Video – on being an introvert in an extraverted world

At the book launch of “From Wallflower to Sunflower” I spoke about my motivation for writing the book, in relation to being an introvert in a world that’s set up for extroverts to succeed. If you’re an introvert, or have a strong introverted side, do you do you feel pressurised to be different from the way you are? You don’t

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How to stop killing your hopes and dreams

How to stop killing your hopes and dreams

Winter Solstice Morning This morning the new sun appeared on the horizon. It is the sun that will carry us through to midsummer. The Celts stayed awake all night to honour the dark time when the old sun dies (often through very bitter weather) and to watch the new sun arise on the horizon. The new sun is a faint

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ARTICLE: They fuck you up your Mum and Dad

ARTICLE: They fuck you up your Mum and Dad

How to free yourself of the baggage you carry from family and discover the real purpose that your family have had in your life. Are you dreading being with your family this Christmas? Are you already getting that sinking feeling in your stomach. You’re going to have to be nice to people who made the most enormous mess of your

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Why we need to get out of our head?

Why we need to get out of our head?

How to stop the “cop in the head” from getting the better of you Are the cops in your head getting the better of you? By ” cops in the head” I mean the voices in your head that  tell you it would be a really bad idea and REALLY UNCOOL if you said or did what you wanted to

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The Curse of Emotions – overcoming negative emotions

The Curse of Emotions – overcoming negative emotions

You were feeling great… and then you get an email or your partner/boss/friend says something that really upsets you.  And suddenly you’re on fire! You feel full of justified rage. Even if you know the thing that has upset you is rather trivial, possibly not even true. You don’t quite know where it all came from – all this emotion

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Overcoming trauma: breaking free of being too good

Overcoming trauma: breaking free of being too good

Overcoming trauma how one woman after being too good most of her life overcame the trauma 
that had kept her locked away and discovered that life can be beautiful Leah was a quiet child, a good child. She was born into an Irish family where there was no time to be “a wet blanket”. So Leah kept quiet and got

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Anger as positive power

Anger as positive power

How to Express and Channel Your Anger in Empowering Ways Without Hurting Other People When were you last angry? How did it feel? Did it feel good/powerful to express your anger? Did you feel heard/understood/released? Or did you feel embarrassed by the fact that you were so angry, ashamed that you should have such powerful feelings? Were you afraid of

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