Julia Vaughan Smith

Reflections on growing our Healthy Self

The Healthy Self is a dynamic entity, holding the capacity for self-regulation, autonomy, and our connection with ourselves.  Its resources can be expanded through therapeutically facilitated integration of the cut-off trauma parts, and the consequent reduction of the survival self. However, throughout life we need to train ourselves to use the Healthy Self well, and …

Julia Vaughan Smith

Recovery: coaching in the aftermath of Covid-19

This article appeared in the July 2020 issue of Coaching Today, which is published by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (c) BACP.    https://www.bacp.co.uk/bacp-journals/coaching-today/ The military metaphors have become so common in the pandemic that we stop paying attention: it’s a ‘fight’, a ‘battle’. If so, then it’s one where the ‘war’ involves …