I am influenced by the original philosophies of the person-centred approach, attachment theory, Gestalt therapy, Existentialism, Internal Family Systems theory, Transactional Analysis, Polyvagal theory and the work of Carl Yung, amongst others.
Current influencers and resources that may speak to you also:
Dr Meg-John Barker - fantastic queer contemplative practitioner with a generous collection of free zines and books including on trauma, feelings, plurality, consent, creativity, sex, relationships, gender.
Esther Perel on relational intelligence, couples work, amazing podcasts
Martha Beck on following your own inner compass for a life of integrity and freedom. Podcasts 'The Gathering Pod' and 'Bewildered' so great.
Betty Martin & The Wheel of Consent
Dr Gabor Mate on attachment, trauma, addiction, health, AD(H)D
Sonya Renee Taylor on radical self love and author of 'The Body is not an Apology'
Byron Katie with a powerful meditative method of internal inquiry
Brene Brown on vulnerability, shame, perfectionism and courage
Pema Chodron on Buddhist wisdoms of compassion and peace
Irene Lyons Nervous System expert - on how experiences/trauma affect us physiologically and how we can work with it
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