“Anxiety is very much a condition of your attitude toward how you feel. But how you feel depends on how you think. Thoughts that are keeping you anxious can be changed. In other words, your […]
‘Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor the body’ Seneca Having just returned to New Life for the fifth time in four years I was reminded of some of my earlier journeys, from the relatively smooth […]
Tammy Hayano came to New Life this past weekend to lead a workshop on TRE. TRE® (tension or trauma releasing exercises) is a simple technique that creates a natural response for your body to remove […]
Jojo’s problem was extreme stress and burnout, an issue which she attempted to escape with alcohol and partying when she did have time off from work. This ultimately took a toll on her health: “I burned the candle at both ends — hard. It all caught up with me and by November 2014…
I didn’t know what ‘burnout’ was until I came to New Life. I didn’t really think it was anything at all. Maybe it meant being overly stressed, or perhaps it was a weak person’s syndrome, or even a euphemism for not being able to cope. (…) By now I know that I need rest. The surprise is realising that it’s allowed.
I came to New Life to find some direction in my life. My favorite part was learning about the enneagram and understanding my personality type better, what makes me tick and my traits. I had never heard about the enneagram before, just the Meyers Briggs system. The enneagram went into more detail about childhood behavior and gave more insight into a career path.
Mary’s workshop was based firmly in the understanding that it is not what arises in us that determines whether we are okay or not, but how we respond to it. She introduced concepts and exercises that encouraged us to call on our inherent qualities of compassion, spaciousness and clarity in getting to know, and welcome our feeling nature, including, towards the end of the workshop, some of our stronger emotions.