Entries by Deborah Jackson

What does nature want for you?

A different kind of blog today.  Some pictures taken on a roadtrip inland, back from Sydney.  I had been visiting my Mum in a nursing home, her Dementia rapidly advancing.  Such special and emotional time, in a relationship that had been, well, frankly, fraught. The trip took forever, but the landscape had something for me. […]

HPA, DNA and the slinky effect

Could your life struggles today be the effects of a neurochemical slinky set in motion long ago? Repeated adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s) can change the body, brain and nervous system and ultimately the whole life that follows. Better insight promotes self-acceptance and targeted strategies for healing. For some of you, the absolute struggle of life […]

The Power of Empathy

EMPATHY is one of the most powerful social skills you can have. When you offer empathy to a person – watch as they move from a less conscious perspective, mired in their defences, fighting or avoiding things .. and then  drop into their truth, find what they really feel and know.  Watch further as they […]

Living tender

Modern life.  So much rush.  So much pace.  So much surface. Tenderness can seem a luxury.  Something for another time or someone else or a special scene in a movie. How much do you allow tenderness to move you if it happens?  You’ve really got to be ready for it, to notice and soften and […]

Songs for the Women by Kaylia Dunstan

I feel very lucky.  Special.  I have a secret.  She’s a friend of mine.  A clever, clever woman with the courage to go deep and talk about it.  Her words touch in unexpected ways, wake things up, bring sisterhood and soul and soothing.  I already know this, but others are just discovering …

Interview on Australia Counselling: Helping clients achieve mind-body wellness

I was recently interview by CEO of Australia Counselling, Clinton Power, about my practice.  It was great to have a chance to think carefully about who I help and how. [hr] Australia Counselling member Deborah Jackson is a psychologist practicing on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Deborah provides counselling services to help individuals heal through trauma, mood […]

Why Do I Love Yoga? – Dee Parkinson

A colleague, friend and sacred-gifted yoga teacher shared this with me today, something she wrote whilst on a yoga retreat in Ubud.  I felt to pass it on.  How do you connect into your body and yourself? “For me, yoga has been my medicine. In every strength, stretch, twist, squeeze, and bend of a pose, […]