Where Does The Time Go?
I'm in awe of those people that stay on top of their blog writing. Each time I write a post, I'm determined to make it a regular thing, and then, before I know it, six months has passed, or a year, or even more, as in this case.
I've been super busy! In my job, I have to do CPD (Continuous Professional Development) so I'm often on training, and have recently completed some extensive training in Transactional Analysis therapy, which is a wonderful tool for use in the therapy room
Transactional Analysis (TA) is a talking therapy designed to help people understand how they communicate with others, and how those communications are shaped by past experiences, particularly the way you learned to communicate during childhood. Whether you were brought up by controlling or nurturing parents (or caregivers) has an enormous effect on whether you communicate from a place of child, adult or parent when you interact with others. Your default communication method can lead to arguments and confrontation, perhaps even finding that you are being controlling or controlled. Understanding this behaviour, and more importantly what's driving it, can help you to make the changes you need in order to communicate more effectively with others. It's fascinating stuff, and highly beneficial for clients.
So that's what I've been doing.
I also visited London for the first time since pre-covid, to do some training with the British School of Meditation. It was good to be in London again and the training was really nourishing and insightful.
On top of that, I've spent a year studying ancient astrology in my spare time. Reading a birth chart is so intricate that it isn't something I'll be adding to my list of professional services, but it's something I find fascinating, and certainly something I'll continue to dabble with as a hobby.
How about you? What do you do with your spare time? Do you have any spare time? If you do, do you spend it doing things that nourish your soul? It's really important, for me anyway, to keep my brain stimulated. I'm a sponge for knowledge and love to learn. I already have more courses bookded for the remainder of this year. Some for professional development and some just for fun.