Entries by Sue Washington

Working out choice or reaction

As we go through life we work out choice or reaction As we look at the world around us, we don’t have to have special powers of deduction to work out that ‘things’ are not going quite as well as they ought. Words such as “unemployment”, “homelessness”, “crime rate”, “war”, “social unrest”, “pollution”, “AIDS”, “obesity”, […]

Defining ourselves: submission & aggression

The material in this series of 22 x blogs (of which this is number 15) with this similar format were originally published by the now late Ivan Sokolov and his wife Jacquie Pearson under the auspices of The Parent Network.  They are re-published with the permission of the authors for which I am most grateful. Let […]

About feelings (1 of 24)

The material in this series of 24 x blogs with this similar format were originally published by the now late Ivan Sokolov and his wife Jacquie Pearson under the auspices of The Parent Network.  They are re-published with the permission of the authors for which we are most grateful.  This is number 1. Feelings  Feelings […]

Pegasus Educational Psychotherapy Services

Pegasus Educational Psychotherapy Services This is a non-profit making organisation that places supervised practitioners within educational establishments.  Its aim is to have a child psychotherapist in every school and college in the UK.  Therapists work using short-term intervention and are assessed after six weeks. The ‘Peace of Mind’ programme can also be used in school […]

Childhood fear

Childhood fear is a terrible thing if you are the child! Several things came together on our recent trip to Scotland where we visited the Falkirk Wheel – a big ‘lift’ for canal barges taking them far into the air to go from one canal level to another (saving a day of going through many […]

A journey through your own insecurity

Joan Joan is a very self-aware individual – someone who has spent a large portion of her life looking at the reasons her life is the way it is.  Although she doesn’t believe in pre-destiny as such, some of the events in her life, and her apparent powerlessness in the face of them makes her […]

Jim wanted to win the lottery!

Why? The little word ‘Why?’ is a very powerful one when it comes to establishing true motivation.  The process of locking on to a specific objective or an objective to fulfil a need is primarily a subconscious one, involving sometimes convoluted paths of reasoning that take us far away from our true needs.  In Janov’s […]

Feelings of rejection!

The unconscious mind is organised by association.  Lovely Jane aged 24 came to me with feelings of rejection.    This week she came for the second time. At her first session a week ago, she described how she was feeling overwhelmingly rejected.  She and her fiancée had parted company some five months previously, but even […]