The River of Integration – Discovering Flow and Harmony Between the Chaos and Rigidity

What is the River of Integration? The River of Integration is a metaphor coined by Daniel Siegel in his book Mindsight. It is used to describe a human being that is thriving, healthy and well. When the river (and human being) is integrated, healthy and flowing, it is – Flexible, Adaptive, Coherent, Energised, and Stable.…

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Shifting from Resistance to Acceptance

One of the challenges on the adventure of whole-heartedness is shifting from resistance to acceptance, especially in relation to emotions. Learning to realise that each morning when we wake up is a Guest House.   Poem: The Guest House by Jellaludin Rumi “This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A…

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Which Bucket Are You Filling – The Emotional Hunger or the Physical Hunger One?

Throughout my own personal adventure of mindful and intuitive eating, I became aware of the different types of hunger. The two most popular types of hunger are emotional and physical hunger.   What’s the Difference Between Emotional Hunger and Physical Hunger? Glad you asked! Following is a graphic showing eight differences between emotional hunger and physical…

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Using the Fullness Awareness Scale to Recognise When I’ve Reached Enough Food

When I started learning to tune back in to my body, I used many tools. One of the tools I found very useful was the fullness awareness scale.   What is the Fullness Awareness Scale? The fullness awareness scale is a tool you can use to tune in to your body and recognise if your…

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Starting to Shift from the Drama Triangle to the Winner’s Triangle

A few years ago when I was studying, I came across the drama triangle. It made a lot of sense to me at the time in relation to the different scripts we can play out in our relationships.   So, What is the Karpman Drama Triangle? The Karpman Drama Triangle is also known as the rescue triangle. It…

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The Three Basic Communication Styles

Effective communication relies on a high degree of self-awareness. By developing awareness and understanding your own communication style can help to build quality relationships with other people and handle conflict. Let’s have a look at the three basic communication styles.   The Three Basic Communication Styles The three basic communication styles are: Aggressive communication, Passive…

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Am I Hungry? Maybe the Hunger Awareness Scale Can Help You Decide!

After writing about emotional and physical hunger (two types of hunger), I thought I would share with you one of the tools I use with clients to identify physical hunger. It is called the hunger awareness scale.   Am I Hungry? Remember when you were a child and you ate when you were hungry? That is what…

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