Positive Transitions began to evolve following a massive life change I made in the late 1990’s. I qualified as a Master Practitioner in NLP, trained as a counsellor, came out of a long term relationship, resigned as a part time lecturer at Thames Valley University, gave up a lucrative PR consultancy and moved from London to rural Somerset. Quite a shock to the system it was too!
Animals and nature have always been important to me. As a small child my family moved from the inner city to rural Buckinghamshire. We had woodland at the end of our garden where I spent as much time as possible. I came home for meals and to sleep, but home was not a happy place to be. I reluctantly went to school as I was judged stupid and a failure. But outdoors amongst the trees and wild life I felt safe and happy. Since moving to the West Country over twenty years ago I have become close to nature again. When I feel tired, depressed or frustrated with life I walk out into the countryside, breathe in the air and notice what is around me. This could be observing a bird building a nest or the sound of long grass in the wind or the smell of seaweed on the beach; nature seems to speak to me; it offers information or I am taught a lesson. I always return home refreshed and feeling better. I care about the environment and love nature and it offers comfort in return. I intend through a series pf blogs called Nature Speaks to share these experiences with others as not everyone has access to the beautiful rural countryside as I do.
Now I am retired I am in the process of writing a self help workbook inspired by A Native American Creed which was given to me thirty years ago. It will offer information on the many successful tools and techniques I designed and developed for Positive Transitions. I shall be publishing each chapter on this site at a later stage.