Find Joy in the Journey
It was some 47 years before Bob finally came to begin understanding his place in this world, his identity – and to learn to heal his past; a childhood hugely disrupted by multiple abandonments, childhood emotional neglect, and the cumulative effects this had on his behaviours in both child and adulthood as he sought that ever elusive ‘peace of mind’ and sense of contentment.
To get out, you need to get in!
What finally shone the light on his release from seeking respite from all that was outside of him was discovering, as perhaps you are now, the practice of mindfulness. No more would he believe peace was an unattainable nirvana, no more seeking ‘It’ll be alright when… [he would get the next car, home, partner, promotion] – those short gratification hits based on items or experiences outside of him.
Always trying to scratch an itch that just wasn’t there – no more would he need to numb the emotional pains of depression, low self-esteem, anger – and that deadly sense of emptiness and feeling incomplete.
Of course, life still has its challenges and these are now a reminder that he is alive; that there is always new wisdom available from the vicissitudes of life. That he does matter and he is as worthy; no more, no less, as any other human.
In fact, just like you!
Bob Brotchie is a private practice counsellor and former award winning Paramedic. Now providing services to clients in the privacy and comfort of a truly welcoming environment at Anglia Counselling (Newmarket) in the beautiful English county of Suffolk (GB).
The therapeutic models Bob offers are bespoke to the client’s needs whilst integrating a Mindful approach to Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) principles. The great majority of his clients suffer anxiety and/or depression resulting from either trauma (PTSD), or childhood emotional neglect (CEN)
For clients experiencing trauma, OCD, and/or phobia, he offers the Rewind Technique which is a rapid process providing fast results – without unnecessarily re-traumatising the individual.
Sonya Palasiuk and Bob have collaborated on various online social projects for over five years. Sonya is your mindful program ‘angel’, overseeing technical aspects, program administration and content format.
Sonya also founded and runs the amazing online community, LeanOnUs (LOU), drawing together people and resources for the good of all as a non-profit venture, now in it’s eighth year.