Counselling, Stress Management and Personal Well-being in Inverness and Muir of Ord
"Shona has helped me to understand my anxiety, and through her teaching of relaxation and connection I am finally recovering from a lifetime of feeling stressed."
"Making the connection with myself through the breath while following Shona's instruction, brings a quiet, calm focus. It enables me not to get caught up in the reactive thought patterns and fears but find that place of calm within me. I can use this at any time to help cope with stress."
"I feel like for the first time I am moving forward with awareness and a growing sense and trust in myself."
"We take care of the future best by taking care of the present now"
-Arriving at your own Door, Jon Kabat-Zinn
"If Happiness hae not her seat
And center in the breast,
We may be wise,or rich, or great,
But never can be blest:
Nae treasures, nor pleasures
Could make us happy lang;
The heart ay 's the part ay,
That makes us right or wrang"
- Robert Burns, From Burns Complete Poems and Songs (Oxford 1969)
"With our cell phones and PDAs, we are now able to be
in touch with anyone and everyone at any time. In
the process, we run the risk of never being in touch with
- Arriving at your own Door, Jon Kabat-Zinn
"We learn wisdom from failure
much more than from success;
We often discover what will do,
by finding out what will not do;
and probably he who never made a mistake
never made a discovery."
Samuel Smiles taken from A Guide for the Advanced Soul, Susan Hayward
"Simply bearing witness
Arriving at your own Door - Jon Kabat-Zinn
"...meditation is not about feeling a certain way. It's about feeling the way you feel. It's not about making the mind empty or still, although stillness does deepen in meditation....Above all, meditation is about letting the mind be as it is and knowing something about how it is in this moment. It's not about getting somewhere else, but allowing yourself to be where you already are."
Wherever You Go, There You Are, p.33,34 - Jon Kabat-Zinn
"Awareness may not diminish the enormity of our pain in
all circumstances. It DOES provide a bigger basket for
tenderly holding and intimately knowing our suffering
in any and all circumstances, and that, it turns out,
is TRANSFORMATIVE - and HEALING"
From Arriving at your own Door by Jon Kabat-Zinn
"There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands"
Taken from 'Illusions The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah' p 57, Richard Bach