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. […]
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I am Deborah Jackson, a Psychologist. My passion is to help people live from their true essence.
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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 […]
Reflect on what 2014 has brought you. Love it & let it go. Breathe into the new. My season’s gift to you is a process here, to reflect on the year you’ve just had and what it’s brought you and to open deeply into the now, the new expression and new energies filtering through. Do […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 …
”Just think positively”. Those words grate with me. Ack, like nails on a chalkboard. Almost. Perhaps because they are often misused when we are trying really hard to lift ourselves, be responsible, do the right thing. The sticking point is that there is no value papering over the truth of things to “try” and think […]
In my 30’s it began. I romanced myself in the gothic bathroom of the old semi in Balmain. Jasmin grew from outside in the cracks of the rotting window sill and hung long down into my bath-tub. I lit candles. The floor was concrete, the room was big, it was a dreaming space and a […]
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 […]
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, […]
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