About Vivienne Silver-Leigh

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Vivienne Silver-Leigh had a career first as a speech therapist, and then became a lecturer in English and counselling. She trained counsellors for five years, and now has a private practice, working as a psychotherapist, from a humanistic/integrative perspective. Following a strong interest in spirituality, she learned yoga and various forms of breathwork and meditation. She can be contacted on e-mail: VSilverl@aol.com

Articles by Vivienne Silver-Leigh

  1. Mystical Gardens of Bellenau

    Listed in retreats and travel

    Vivienne Silver-Leigh shares her experiences of Chateau Bellenau in Normandy, which has been restored over the past three years to provide a peaceful and magical setting for transfo...

  2. Creative Inspiration

    Listed in psychospiritual

    This article is an exploration of the author’s ideas about spirit, creativity and inspiration (which she points out also means breathing in).

  3. Our Many Selves

    Listed in psychospiritual

    Transpersonal Psychotherapist Vivienne Silver-Leigh looks at the different models of the self, stressing the importance of maintaining contact with our higher nature through some fo...

  4. Alchemical Transformation

    Listed in psychospiritual

    Vivienne Silver-Leigh gives us an insight into the relevance of alchemy in terms of personal transformation, inner change and personality development.

  5. Intuition, Our Wise Guide

    Listed in psychospiritual

    These days, we are often distracted by and overloaded with stimuli from our environment, thus neglecting our inner voice, or intuition. Yet a combination of logic and intuition can ...

  6. Wising Up

    Listed in psychospiritual

    Vivienne Silver-Leigh offers encouragement to those of us who feel that when we retire and become senior citizens our lives are more or less over. With the exception of those who su...

  7. Listening with the Heart

    Listed in psychospiritual

    Vivienne Silver-Leigh, from her experiences of counselling training, shares some important lessons about active listening, a skill needed to understand and develop our relationships...

  8. Healing in Silence

    Listed in psychospiritual

    In this article the author describes her own experiences of developing and combating breast cancer, drawing on her personal spiritual journey of discovery embracing different religi...

  9. Play to Live

    Listed in psychospiritual

    Regular columnist Vivienne Silver-Leigh reminds us of the importance of play. She quotes Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler on the theme of playing, that: Playing keeps us youn...

  10. Accepting Who You Are

    Listed in psychospiritual

    Vivienne Silver-Leigh highlights the importance of accepting ourselves as who we are. She describes how she compared herself, unfavourably, to people whom she believed had more posi...

  11. Wholistic Integrated Approach to Health

    Listed in energy medicine

    In this feature, Vivienne Silver-Leigh looks at brain respiration. The courses the author has experienced consist of exercises, meditation, healing, Chi Gung and Yoga breathing. Cer...

  12. Connection to Spirit: Is Your Spirit Showing?

    Listed in psychospiritual

    In her regular column, Vivienne Silver-Leigh discusses the concept of transpersonal, first discussed by the psychologist, Carl Jung and later developed by psychologists and writers ...

  13. The Healing Power of Faith

    Listed in psychospiritual

    In this Column Vivienne Silver-Leigh discusses the evidence and techniques described by Herbert Benson MD in his book Timeless Healing, in which he reviews compelling research demon...

  14. Road Rage, Hate and Disconnection

    Listed in psychospiritual

    The author, a psychotherapist and victim of road rage, analyses the reasons for hate in many forms, on the road, between races, religions and cultures, its variations from country t...

  15. Make up your Mind

    Listed in psychospiritual

    The author looks into the process of right decision making by attending a workshop on Discernment. She watches her own choosing mechanism in action, and also how other people make d...

  16. Living Positively With Cancer

    Listed in cancer

    In this article the author (she writes a regular column for Positive Health magazine) shares her journey with breast cancer which she has lived with for 25 years.

  17. New Perspectives

    Listed in psychospiritual

    In this article the author focuses on how to achieve a positive frame of mind and create more appreciation for what we have. In a crisis - be it anguish, self-pity or despair - she ...

Book reviews by Vivienne Silver-Leigh

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