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On 1st June, 2015, The Psychology Space officially opened. The Psychology Space has transitioned out of and away from the franchise Life Resolutions Wollongong. After five years, the owner of the practice, Julie-Anne Geddes, decided Life Resolutions Australia was no longer adding value, and as the contract had come to a natural end it was time, time to move on and begin a new story. With much gratitude and appreciation for the old story; the old story is becoming the ‘old new’ story – The Psychology Space.

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As it is in therapy – the beginning of a new stage in life, or transformation, will encompass the richness of what has been. We don’t have to toss everything away, we can hold onto what is valuable and important to us in life and blend this with our preferred ways to be.

Recently, I attended a four hour lecture/workshop with David Whyte at University of Technology, Sydney. David is a philosopher and poet whom I have been reading since 1998.  Here’s the link to his website. A lovely therapist friend, Lesley Porter, introduced me to his work. It was a joy to finally meet him, buy his latest book and to have him sign the book. Generously, he insisted on finding his fountain pen for the book signing. The book is called Consolations – The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words.

The word Beginning – here are the first couple of sentences from David Whyte’s book about the word, Beginning.

Beginning well or beginning poorly, what is important is simply to begin, but the ability to make a good beginning is also an art form. Beginning well involves a clearing away of the crass, the irrelevant and the complicated to find the beautiful, often hidden lineaments of the essential and the necessary. Beginning is difficult, and our procrastination is a fine ever-present measure of our reluctance in taking that first close-in, courageous step to reclaiming our happiness … p29.

Lineament means: a distinctive feature or characteristic … David Whyte always teaches me new words!! You can purchase his books here.

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Take care,

Julie-Anne …

PS We are still working on the website and blog … learning and making mistakes all the time!

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