Why nerd therapy? Or how I stopped worrying about looking like a professional

Why use nerd therapy? It seems like a weird idea on the surface. But with the Marvel films and Star Wars movies being popular as ever and gaming no longer a niche thing for oddballs. My passion for nerdy approaches to therapy begins with the understanding that for every person, we need a different approachContinue reading “Why nerd therapy? Or how I stopped worrying about looking like a professional”

Mine-fulness and Minecraft Therapy

I run Minecraft Therapy! An awesome way to work using a fan’ favourite game, Minecraft! Affectionately referred to as “Lego but on a computer”, Minecraft is a game with a massive amount of creative potential! Check it out here at Pop Culture Competence! So why not use it in therapy? Kids can build confidence byContinue reading “Mine-fulness and Minecraft Therapy”

Mindful communication

When I was on the railways I found myself devouring books on world philosophy, in search of wisdom and meaning. Reading these brought me to seek a more fulfilling calling in life, and when I learned about counselling, and how it could be a career option for me, I knew I’d found my path. OneContinue reading “Mindful communication”

Body scan meditation

The body scan meditation is another potent tool for relaxation, anxiety, and releasing stress. It can also be surprising – especially if you find yourself holding tension in areas you’d hardly considered. This does more than relieve tension – it helps you recognise it, helps you find where stress is stored in your body. DuringContinue reading “Body scan meditation”

Self-compassion – you deserve it

“Have compassion for yourself as well as others.” This #mentalhealthmonday, lets talk about self-compassion. Imagine, for a moment, that you could be as giving, caring and understanding of yourself as you are of your loved ones. Often, we can be so understanding and forgiving of others, but brutal critics of ourselves. We come to beatContinue reading “Self-compassion – you deserve it”