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    This article looks at how to organize a seasonal bedding. I will start with the main difference between annual and biennial plants and their use in the garden. In the second part of the article I explain each step of how to prepare a seasonal display and a flower bed. Annuals Annuals are...
    Flowering and non-flowering plants Only 8% of plants don't reproduce with flowers. Those are: - Ferns - Moss - Conifers - Horsetail equisetum - Cycads - Liverworts - Clubmoss (there are 4 species of clubmoss in the UK) - Selaginella (it’s a cone structure which has spores in) So flowering...
    You will not be punished for your anger, You will be punished by your anger - Buddha Managing anger is something we can all learn to do better. This article introduces the basis of a better understanding of anger through an existential lens. There are different aspects to this that I usually...
    What is a diagnosis?   I am now thinking about words such as 'depression' and 'anxiety', not names that indicate neurological differences (e.g. Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autistic Spectrum, and others)   I wonder why certain people are so attracted...
    February 19, 2018
    Having a good night sleep can sometimes be difficult for everyone and all sort of things can get in the way. I find in my clients that more often are thoughts and worries that keep them awake. However, the more we focus on wanting to sleep, the more it gets difficult, what to do then? I wrote a...
    November 19, 2017
    What is empathy?   When we work in psychotherapy we value the use of empathy as a therapeutic tool. Especially in the Humanistic and Existential traditions we value the use of empathy to get closer to the client’s experience. Carl Rogers describes empathy as the desire to understand the client’s...
    October 5, 2017
    «Supponiamo che mi sia successa una cosa molto sgradevole. Se non l’ho assimilata, diventerà un corpo estraneo e formerà un ascesso nell’inconscio; allora psicologicamente, comincia lo stesso processo di suppurazione che accade nel corpo fisico. Avrò dei sogni o, se sono introspettivo, una...
    September 12, 2017
    Benefits of Meditation Meditation is becoming more popular in our Western society appealing to an always growing public. The benefits of meditations are:It helps managing the stress of a frantic life;It often generates insights helping us to tune-in our inner selfIt can purify the mind creating...
    "L'individuo che si rivolge al terapeuta porta con sé il diario della sua vicenda, della sua storia. Il compito dell'analista cosiste nel decodificare il linguaggio di questo 'diario di bordo', non per accumulare dati ai fini di una diagnosi di patologia, ma per cogliere e mettere a fuoco le...
    The correct term would be unconsciousness, however, with time, the adjective unconscious is often used as a noun. The term unconscious started to be used more heavily in the 19th century also thanks to the popular work of Freud. His theory, that we call psychoanalysis, postulate the existence of...
    Dreamwork is about paying attention to your dreams and learning something new about yourself. As opposed to dream analysis, that is concerned with meaning, dreamwork is process-focussed. It is the mindful practice of looking at dreams as opportunities for development. These are the three...
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