Co-Existence of Mental and Physical Health

I dream of a world where mental and physical health co-exist as complementing therapies and life priorities.A few days ago, this Instagram story from one of my clients inspired me to share these thoughts on mental health.

Jun 28

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Self-Care / Self Compassion, Stress Management

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The Lessons We Learn From Every Day Experiences

A couple of weeks ago I was talking to my partner and I found myself telling her this story… It’s the spring of 2002, I just stepped out of the front carriage of the Piccadilly Line train on the London Underground. It is late in the evening, and the platform is basically deserted. My ...

Apr 26

Categories: Empathy, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Other

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Three Little Children

There are many different ways to explain the complexities of the human psyche. None will ever do it full justice. Some are outright incomprehensible to the average Joe Bloggs and only reserved for the few trained experts; these are useful to the clinician or researcher, but seldom to a person ...

Mar 29

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...

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A Balanced Workplace for All

Can you relate to the picture above? Many can.In my 2015 TEDx talk on ‘the global epidemic of workplace unhappiness’ I reported that 87% of the global workforce, according to Gallup, was either “checked out” from their workplace or “acting out their ...

Feb 23

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

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Drawing Maps

As we walk about our daily lives we get to draw a map of the world we see. Our parents, our life experiences and the people we encounter along the way, each shaping a unique version of this map.At some point we meet someone important and they too come equipped with a unique map of the territory ...

Feb 8

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...

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The Power of Equanimity

The end of year is a time when many of us pause to take stock of the time passed and to assess how to best move forward with the time remaining.What an important opportunity to ponder on equanimity!Two monks are silently walking back to their monastery after a heavy day of rain. Along the path, ...

Dec 31

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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The Feather and the Wound

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning, you decided to take yourself out for a bike ride by that beautiful park by the sea.It’s busy this morning, but you are a skilled and experienced bike rider, and you continue with confidence along the path.You get momentarily distracted and things unfold ...

Dec 7

Categories: Mindfulness, Relationships & Marriage

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Emotional Bank Accounts

Think about the time when you first dated your loved one.You most likely remember the time as a joyous, exciting and fulfilling phase of your relationship. You were likely in what is commonly known as the ‘honeymoon phase’.After years together, however, most of us have a rather ...

Oct 26

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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The Pressures of External Demands

We live hectic lives!I imagine that most of you would agree with the above statement. Few are the people in today’s world, who found a way to balance the perennial demands calling for attention.The sheer volume of tasks and responsibilities we must attend to is enormous. In my experience it ...

Sep 30

Categories: Health Psychology, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, ...

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Unnecessary Judgment and Blame

 I realised that most of us constantly judge and blame ourselves for some things that actually warrant no judgment or blame.I often go through the following short script when I notice that a client is beating themselves up unnecessarily.Me: Hold on a second! Do you know I am Italian?Client: ...

Sep 1

Categories: Forgiveness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Mindfulness, ...

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Videogames are just like life!

It’s not uncommon to feel like life is a never-ending set of twists and turns, often unexpected, always somewhat challenging. Over the years I used the analogy of videogames to address this concept and many of its derivatives. I don’t know if life is like videogames or videogames are ...

Jul 30

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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What can business teach us about relationships?

What can business teach us about relationships? I would say quite a lot. Today I want to follow up on my video from two weeks ago, where I introduced the idea that we can learn a lot from the relationships of every day life, like business relationships, to further enhance our intimate ...

Jul 1

Categories: Mindfulness, Relationships & Marriage

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Feel happier by clearly distinguishing between 'change' and 'outcomes'

You may recall the video we sent a couple of weeks ago. If you have not seen it, I would thoroughly recommend you watch it. It is my experience ...

Jul 1

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...

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To Stress Or Not To Stress?

 Today I want to share the third analogy I frequently use in my sessions with clients. “What disturbs men’s minds is not events but their judgements on events.” Epictetus Today I want to share a few examples to illustrate how in most situations the stressors we perceive as ...

Jul 1

Categories: Mindfulness

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The Clown

You may recall the video we sent a couple of weeks ago. If you have not seen it, I would thoroughly recommend you watch it.  The clown is the next analogy I frequently use during my therapy sessions, ...

Jul 1

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Empathy

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Blog Writer:

Dr Oberdan Marianetti

Dr Oberdan Marianetti is the founder of Essence Coaching, and the creator of the EssenceĀ® model. As a qualified Psychologist and Sexologist, Oberdan has successfully helped individuals and couples revive the excitement in their relationships and sex life. He has a keen desire to help people reconnect with their true selves - their EssenceĀ® - and form meaningful connection with others. Whether through private consultations or public workshops, Oberdan is committed to helping each individual rediscover the power and beauty of their own sexuality in an open, safe and non-judgemental environment. With the experience accumulated from private practice, he brings new perspectives on intimacy and sexuality through highly engaging and informative presentations and workshops on sexuality, sex and relationships." His work has been published by the British Psychological Society and Oxford University Press; he is a regular speaker and has developed his own Leadership model (Essence Leadership), which was featured in sector-specific publications and in TED.

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