By Biasi Rocky
Listening Deeply

  This description of Listening Deeply by Jeff Foster resonated deeply with me and how I describe listening in our sessions I wanted to share with you also.   Listening Deeply The most beautiful quality of all in a human being, in my humble opinion? The ability to listen deeply. To listen from Presence.

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Beating Burnout and Finding Balance: An Interview with Melo Calarco

In today’s fast-paced world, where the demands of work and personal life can often feel overwhelming, burnout has become an all-too-common phenomenon. The relentless pursuit of success and the constant pressure to excel can take a toll on our mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Recognising the need for a comprehensive guide to combat burnout and

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Chapter 9: Balance

In this blog post, we’ll be summarising the key insights from a captivating book on balance and renewal. The author, Melo Calarco, takes readers on a transformative journey by exploring the importance of finding balance in life. The book offers valuable lessons and practical strategies to help individuals rejuvenate their energy and truly value the

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Chapter 8: Gratitude and Compassion

In our journey of personal growth and self-discovery, we often encounter chapters that teach us valuable life lessons. One such chapter revolves around the profound concepts of gratitude and compassion. These principles have the remarkable ability to elevate our well-being, foster balance, and transform our outlook on life. In this blog post, we will explore

By Biasi Rocky
Chapter 7: Purpose and Perseverance

In life, we often encounter chapters that teach us valuable lessons about purpose and perseverance. These lessons resonate deeply with our core values and can have a profound impact on our journey towards achieving our goals. In this blog post, I would like to share a personal story and discuss the importance of aligning with

By Biasi Rocky
Chapter 6: Fear and Trust

Fear can be a powerful and primal emotion that often holds us back from realising our full potential. However, beyond fear lies trust—the belief that we possess the inner resources to navigate any situation, no matter how challenging. In this blog post, we will explore the concept of turning towards our fears, recognizing them for

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Chapter 5: Overwhelm and Anxiety

  In our journey through life, we often find ourselves entangled in the web of overwhelming anxiety. It’s a topic so vast and profound that it could easily fill an entire podcast episode. Today, we will explore a life lesson shared by Melo, shedding light on how overwhelm and anxiety are often products of our

By Biasi Rocky
Chapter 4: Self Regulation

The next chapter of our blog takes us into the realm of self-regulation. As we discussed earlier, self-regulation is a fundamental aspect of mindfulness practice. It empowers us to navigate through life’s challenges with greater ease and composure. One key takeaway from this chapter is the profound impact that self-regulation techniques, particularly utilising the breath,

By Biasi Rocky
Chapter 3: Stress and Resilience

The next chapter delves into the topic of stress and resilience, and I’m thrilled to share it with you. Feel free to incorporate your captivating client stories and travel adventures as we explore the chapter. I must mention that every chapter in the book is accompanied by a tale from Melo’s own travels. So, in

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Chapter 2: Burnout and Self Care

In the previous blog post, the topic of gradual onset of burnout and the importance of recognising its signs came up. The discussion highlighted the need for self-awareness and the significance of implementing self-care practices to prevent burnout. This blog post continuation delves into the stages of burnout and provides essential self-care strategies to address

By Biasi Rocky
Chapter 1: Self Awareness

Welcome to this blog post where we’ll be diving into the fascinating world of self-awareness and its profound impact on our lives. Today, we have the pleasure of introducing a remarkable book by Melo Calarco, a dear friend and renowned expert in staying energised, conquering burnout, and performing at your best. So, let’s jump right

By Biasi Rocky
Compassion Based Mindfulness

    I came across the RAIN acronym from Tara Brach, Ph.D. and I wanted to share this with you because it’s very similar to what I use personally and teach counselling clients and also in the Accidental Counsellor Training.   RAIN is a way to bring mindfulness, understanding and compassion to difficult emotions. The

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