Refuge as Therapy, Therapy as Refuge

Welcome. Each moment is precious. Welcome to your moment. Be here now, with the fullness of your heart. Take this moment to breathe... breathe in... out... Take feeling - how are you going right now? What is arising for you? In you? In the you of you? Are you, the littler you, overwhelmed? If so, …

Finding Your Path in Life

One of the amazing parts of counselling psychotherapy is when a person is seeking where they belong. We feel lost, afraid, alone, stressed out, and even desperate. But only one sleep can change all that. We honestly never know what is around the corner. Life is actually a massive adventure, and we have no idea …

Mental Health 101

So many people talk about "mental health" nowadays... but the simple truth is that dealing with the illness side of mental health can be extremely challenging. Therapists and clinicians, doctors and nurses, psychologists and counsellors, also deal with mental health and illness in their personal lives. I remember as a young Counsellor in training one …

The Politics of Faith: A Psychotherapist’s Critical Reflection on ‘Lumen Fidei’ Light of Faith by Pope Francis

The Politics of Faith: A Psychotherapist’s Critical Reflection on ‘Lumen Fidei’ Light of Faith by Pope Francis Critically reflecting on Pope Francis encyclical letter to the faithful of the Roman Catholic world ’Lumen Fidei’ that was published during June 2013, Dr Joseph Randolph Bowers brings over thirty years of community based practice, reflection, and advanced …

Range of Online Services, Armidale, New England NSW

    Ability Therapy Specialists was a community idea struck during the disbanding of state services. How can we keep senior skills and professional expertise in the New England? This was how the concept was born.     We are registered with the National Disability Scheme to assist eligible participants. We also now offer distance …

Spiritual Direction in the New England

This week I had an unexpected joy to speak with the president of the Conference of Spiritual Directors Australia.  Their work is to promote a contemplative mindfulness approach to this ancient and modern service. At the same time, CSD is a modern professional association. They have a code of ethics. And all you would expect …