Author Archives: andrewaustin

Positive Influences

I’ve been asked a few times recently what have been the positive influences on my work and philosophy, and what things I recommend.  Here are some of those things, people, workshops and books, etc.  This list is in no particular … Continue reading

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Ranting again (Bastard Life Coaches).

I must be getting old, either that or I am just getting tired. I’ve seen it happen to relatives and their peers who take up political causes, rage at the television news debates, get angry at the behaviour of the … Continue reading

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Let’s take it offline

There seems to have been a new work ethic lurching about in recent years.  It looks something like this:  “If it seems difficult, or if it seems like hard work, then you are doing it wrong.”  The Law of Attraction … Continue reading

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Dowsing to death

Someone sent me this last week in response to my blog posts, I’ve edited it slightly to correct grammar and spelling: When my best friend told me that she had a mole on her back that was sore, itchy and … Continue reading

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Persona Non Grata

Theo trained back in 1988, he has more status than Bill who trained last year, because Theo was there back in the early days and has been in the game a lot longer than Bill. But Bill is more up … Continue reading

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Beliefs

I am continually amazed at how much healers, therapists, and personal development gurus attribute to beliefs.  It is as if they have found that the act of belief literally shapes the universe, and if your universe isn’t shaped right, then … Continue reading

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Staying Sane in Insane Places

I noticed something recently. A while ago I was stuck in the company of a “friend” whom I find particularly aggravating. I find her behaviour controlling and contradictory whilst her endless rhetorical negative remarks seem to demand constant agreement. Family … Continue reading

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Liver Failure

I found a disturbing story on the BBC news website this morning: A critically ill teenager being treated for liver failure after binge drinking left his hospital bed and went to the pub for a drink, it has been confirmed. … Continue reading

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Over rated sense of self importance

A pattern I have long since noticed with therapists is a generally over-rated sense of self-importance. Too many therapists seem to proclaim how they are busy changing the world, making the world better and so forth. Some might be actually … Continue reading

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Problem Drinkers

A few years ago at a workshop in Leeds with Frank Farrelly and Nick Kemp, Farrelly was asked what advice he’d give to therapists. “Grow a thicker skin!” came one suggestion. I like this. Frank also talked about “therapist eaters” … Continue reading

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