I have been committed to mindfulness for a while. I love mindfulness, its simplicity, its obvious common sense and the fact it challenges the divergence of science and spirituality. I have an insight into its works at a physiological level and a belief in its value to all. My bookcase is beginning to fill. My […]
About Emma Dunn
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‘Doing it’ Time to start meditating After months of procrastination I got to the stage of wanting to actually try meditation. There was a fear that those who saw or knew would scoff. Perhaps there was part of me that would scoff too. My journey seems to be about procrastination, I instinctively feel this is […]
I am a middle aged mum (and incidental a psychotherapist) who wants to spread the word about Mindfulness. However the media hype is something that might put any novice off. I hope to provide a fresh and personal perspective. I am not a Buddhist, I hold no particular belief about God or Allah, or paganism. […]
Thoughts and Anxiety Anxiety often manifests itself as poor eating, irritability due to poor sleep, and an inability to concentrate. First line treatment addresses these manifestations. Anxious people are encouraged to exercise to become physically tired; eat regular meals and to make lists to feel less over- whelmed. These are useful for symptom alleviation but […]
Prompted by Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015 Identifying the motivation behind our eating. Part 1 An article on ‘Anorexia’ and ‘Bulimia’ this isn’t for me? Stop a minute. This is not about these conditions. Both Anorexia Nervosa (AN) and Bulimia Nervosa (BN) are familiar terms to describe mental distress that has manifested as an altered […]
A debate; Why do we give up pleasurable experiences for 40 days? I noticed something that made me curious today, the day before Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day). A debate, on social media, about what to give up for Lent. It struck me as interesting the need to give up something. Lent, traditionally is a period […]
Health Care Professionals must exhibit true empathy with their ‘over weight’ clients. Judgement and stigmatisation is not helpful. This blog is a personal reflection of the knowledge I hold regarding obesity and its treatment. Information I have gained as a dietitian and latterly a counsellor. Counsellors generally try to follow three core behaviours; empathy, unconditional […]
It is interesting how counselling is associated with mental ill health. Nick Clegg at the Liberal Democrats conference (2014) promised to increase spending on mental health, and there is frequent debate about putting mental health spending on a parity with that of physical health. I however, am not debating whether your mental health is sub-optimal […]
Eye contact in counselling; An example of when it might be one sided. Eye contact is often highlighted as an important part of engagement with an other. When I am counselling others my gaze is focused on the eyes of the person sitting in the other chair; ‘my client’. This is regardless of whether they […]
Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham in 1955 created this ‘Window’ concept to understand how individuals work within teams and to improve productivity, communication and collaborative working. It is frequently used within counselling to explore self awareness. It is a metaphor for displaying ourselves, drawing on ideas of visibility and transparency as well as curtaining off areas […]
ABOUT EMMA DUNN
Emma Dunn is a psychotherapist & counsellor in Rastrick, Brighouse, West Yorkshire. She treats those with depression, anxiety, stress, unhelpful eating habits & existential angst & also runs a variety of mindfulness courses.