Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas from all at 96 Harley Psychotherapy


Well, we're almost at the back door of another year - another ending, no less. Those of us who have been on the wrong side (or perhaps the right?) of the archetypal therapist's tissue-topped coffee table know all too well what this can mean - anything from melt-down to the quiet joy of recognising that we can actually sustain ourselves emotionally without need of professional help - at least for the holidays!

So how has 2013 been for you, psychologically speaking? Do you feel like you're growing? Or perhaps regressing? Ultimately, whichever one, it is (arguably) all in the service of deepening your experience of life. If things have got worse, it's because they're on their way to getting better and if they've got better, congratulations, you're no doubt experiencing the fruits of being in the flow of life!

At 96 Harley Psychotherapy, we like to encourage good 'psychological hygiene' at this time of year, in the form of taking stock of all that has worked and not worked, succeeded and failed, been gained and lost over the course of the last 12 months. Such processing really does help de-clutter the mind and make way for the coming year. Even taking simple steps, like clearing your desktop of all those errant screen grabs and loner files, sorting through your in-tray and packing away your summer clothes (if you haven't already) can lead to a sense of marking completion and paving the way for the exciting, new and unimagined.

May we, at number 96, take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to all those with whom we have connected during 2013 and to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy 2014. Expect more of our disarmingly candid psychological commentary in the New Year!

Written by Jacqui Hogan

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