Title Image - Foundations for Healing Trauma program

Short course – Foundations for Healing Trauma (8 modules)

Healing our individual trauma is central to healing the world now. (To state the very obvious!). So we can see clearly. So we can access our strengths. So we can truly connect with each other and multiply the goodness we each bring,…

Embody your soul purpose

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Trauma can blunt the free flow of your authentic self energy. The right environment and connections can free it.

What does nature want for you?

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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,…
slinky effect - ACES adverse childhood experiences

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…
2014 review & 2015 open into new djp

2014 wrap and 2015 open into new

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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…
Deborah Jackson Empathy talk

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…

Living tender

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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…
Songs for the Women

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. …
women as art in motion

What started your descent into love with yourself?

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…

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…