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I did it!

Readers of my previous post will know that I had applied to BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) to become a Lay Member for the BACP Register Advisory Board.

I finally had my interview last Friday (13th) and today I received confirmation that I have been successful.

I am so pleased that 6 months after submitting my details I have made it past the finishing post and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead.

I know that I can bring a lot to the table and whilst it will be hard work at first, I expect the challenge to be rewarding in the medium/long term.

Can’t wait to start.



When the wind blows some people build walls. Others build windmills…..

How do you deal with what life throws at you? Do you build a wall and cower behind it? Or do you take advantage of the opportunities that come your way take control and, like a windmill, feed off the energy created by the wind in your sails?

The key to success is being flexible and brave enough to recognise opportunities that come your way and act on them rather than letting them float on by for someone else to grab.

Start making your own luck by learning to be more spontaneous in your reactions to new challenges.  Don’t be afraid to fail. It is only by trying and failing that we  learn and earn our success. As Winston Churchill said, ” Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm” and he seemed to be fairly successful!

Change Direction

Even a small change can reap big benefits.
Consider alternatives.
Look with fresh eyes
Register patterns.
Feel where you are blocked or stale.
Try something new.
Start with small things and experience the difference.
Then you’ll see the more important changes
and you’ll make then naturally

[From Be Happy…..by Patrick Lindsay]