Emotional Spring Clean – Are You Ready?

Written by Lara Just – April 2017… We hope you have enjoyed the Easter break. This time of year regularly invokes a need to spring clean – this could be our homes, our working lives or our own emotional intelligence so we thought this month we would look at detoxification and cleansing – both emotionally and physically. “Detox” was once one of those trendy words for diet fads, however, “detoxification” is a natural body process. Many organs are involved in this process and primarily our liver. It is basically a process of converting toxins to something less harmful to either re-utilise or to safely get them to the outside (via our excretory organs). Our bodies mainly do this when we are…

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Addiction – the Opposite of Connection and a Learnt Habit?

Written by Lara Just – March 2017… This month I came across and interesting animation film on the meaning of addiction. I thought it was very good and though this ‘new way’ of thinking about addiction has been around for a few years, it is still surrounded by quite a lot of controversy and misunderstanding. In this blog I will look at addiction, what it means, what is helpful and not so helpful and what we can do about it. When we think of “addiction”, here we can mean anything from substance abuse to behaviour addictions – e.g. like drugs, sex, gambling, food or shopping. Addictive behaviour can develop into addiction cycles which means certain “repetitive cycles” that are preceded by…

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7 Top Reasons Why Horses Can Change Your Life

Written by Lara Just – March 2017… Equine therapy has become an innovative approach for generating lasting change and can work well for corporate teams, families, couples or business partners and individuals, particularly when we reach places of stuckness. More research in this area is becoming available but it is still a new modality. In the coaching and therapy sector as well as business development it has become a useful innovative and solution-oriented way to overcome obstacles. But why is this creative and experiential approach so helpful? How can it enable change so effectively? Here are some of the top seven reasons of why horses can be so good at being enablers of change: Reason 1: Horses Really Get You They mirror our…

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Debunking the Top 6 Myths of Online Therapy

Written by Lara Just – Feb 2017… At ADADSU, we understand that your time is precious and you may not be able to attend psychotherapy, counselling or coaching sessions at our London therapy clinics.  With this in mind we now offer clients the choice of face-to-face or sessions conducted over appropriate online technologies. This may be via video, audio, email, chat or phone methods. It is interesting to us that there are still a number of myths surrounding online therapy that can put people off. We thought we would address some of the concerns in order to put your mind at rest: Myth 1 – Online therapy is not as effective as face-to-face sessions In truth, you only get out…

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The Horse as a Therapist – Harnessing the Healing Power and Intuitive Wisdom of Horses

Written by Lara Just – April 2016… We have recently started a new project to be added to ADADSU: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Leadership Coaching. We are so excited about its potential having just witnessed most transformative changes among therapists and other mental health professionals on recent training days. This innovative and efficient way of working will soon be part of our services on offer, so stay tuned! Why Horses? Though other animals have been utilised to facilitate psychotherapeutic work, horses are unique as they are herd and prey animals. As such they are very attuned to their surroundings and are able to pick up the subtlest energies in the herd and in the environment, crucial to their survival out…

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