This is probably the most difficult blog to write, because it deals with the darkest side of mental health, which is suicide. I wrote it a while ago, but was not sure when to post it. Last night Kim and I watched ‘Zoe’s Hardest Road Home’, the BBC/Sports Relief documentary which charted Zoe Ball’s journeyContinue reading “Suicide and Depression.”
Category Archives: Listening
Time to Focus on the Present….. The Power of Now
Accept – Then Act “Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it”. Eckhart Tolle I have recently read ‘The Power of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle; I was introduced to his writings when I first went to ASCA and had an introductory interview withContinue reading “Time to Focus on the Present….. The Power of Now”
The Importance of Listening, Part 2: Konrad Kellen – A Gifted Listener
One of the best examples of a truly gifted listener is Konrad Kellen. Now this is not specific to mental health however, it does show the power of listening and how you filter the information you are given. During the Vietnam War, Kellen heard something that should have changed the course of history. It didn’tContinue reading “The Importance of Listening, Part 2: Konrad Kellen – A Gifted Listener”
The Importance of Listening, Part 1.
“People don’t always need advice. Sometimes all they really need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen, and a heart to understand them.” Continue reading “The Importance of Listening, Part 1.”