As we come to the end of the month, we are exploring the silent period of holidays, and this inspired me to think about the times when silence is not healthy, in fact, when it can feel violent. First of all, let’s remind ourselves that violence and abuse can be silent.
I am so proud to share this incredibly important TEDx Talk delivered recently by our Advisory Board member, Lewis Wedlock. Whether you work with men or not, I think this one is worth a watch as it raises important issues about the mental health and wellbeing of so many people in our communities. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, Lewis!
Welcome to our July Newsletter. I am writing this from a hotel room in Exeter this month, as I am finishing the last part of my counselling course. As I am standing on the edge of this life cycle (that is what I like to call the significant moments of my life journey), I feel the new phase on the horizon: another cycle is about to begin too. I am becoming a qualifying liberation counsellor soon, and I cannot be more humbled, excited and equipped. Eager to start the work in my own capacity and continue it for the charities I volunteer at as well.
Healing – We need to open up our healing processes to experimentation
Empowerment – We need to reclaim the power
Liberation – We need the freedom to connect with our authenticity
Our communities – Community is our home
Our boundaries – We have to learn to respect our boundaries
Our needs – our personal and collective needs inform healing
Care – We need safe spaces