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Topic 'Today I am feeling' - managing emotions

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Healing through Temperament

Started by Anonymous on 26 November 2011 at 11:59

I have been fortunate to know an expert counsellor, John Sparkes (a retired JP) who uses one's personal temperament mix with cognitive therapy to deal with problems with feelings and thoughts. 

Before cancer, he brought me out from clinical depression and now I have the tools with which to deal with the emotional upheavals of having cancer.

Through the genuine concern of him and his wife, as well as through social interaction with other recipients of his counselling, I have a secure base where regular sharing of muddles continues to strengthen me emotionally and rationally.

If anybody would like to contact him : John Sparkes or contact me on this site.


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