“Conscious Suffering”

A friend sent me an article the other day which really impacted me. Those restorative moments when something comes your way that is just the right thing . The author of the article is  Kelly Brogan , a psychiatrist who specialises in women’s health.  She speaks of how difficult it is to sit with emotional

Reflection on Sadness

Last night I was having dinner with a friend and talking about sadness. I was telling her how sad I often feel in our society which is obsessed with the notion of happiness. It was a lovely experience to sit with her, talk about my sadness and not experience any pressure from her to be


I was walking  to my writers group this afternoon in busy Melbourne city when an aboriginal woman, indigenous to this land , came alongside me and asked me for some small change. I was flustered, didn’t know what to say, muttered that I didn’t have any, she pleaded with me, said she needed something to

Recovery from heartbreak

Recovery ….

Still in recovery from the Narcissistic ex partner! Why does it take sooo long, sigh! I am working so hard at it and yet I know that recovering from deep grief , loss and disappointment takes as long as it takes . I feel completely shattered by my experience with him and at the same



Many of the clients I work with talk about experiencing loneliness. Some say that the therapeutic space is the only place they feel safe enough to admit that they feel lonely. Mother Teresa once said  that loneliness is the biggest poverty of the western world. She was commenting on the reality that people died in their

Choose to be the kind of person you want to be, even in the midst of the unfairness of life.

Coping with the unfairness of life.

Today, I was reminded of a wonderful piece of writing called “The Invitation” by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. Someone at my work place brought it to my attention. I read this piece years ago and reading and hearing it again strengthened me. Here is an extract from it that particularly touches me …… “It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I


Speaking our truth

Today I have been thinking about something a friend said to me recently.  She was wanting to tell the truth about doubts she had about her  relationship to her partner, but was silenced from doing so due to her feelings of obligation towards  him (not a live -in relationship). I thought this is such a


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About me

Rosalind Lewis

Rosalind Lewis

Professionally I have 29 years experience as a Clinician, Lecturer, Group Facilitator, Educator and Supervisor in Education, Social Services and Mental Health. I currently live in Melbourne, Australia and work in Mental Health. I have a particular interest in supporting and empowering women and men to be all they can be, by assisting the discovery of tools that help them find strength to transform difficulties into opportunities, enriching their lives both personally and professionally. I am a New Zealand Registered Psychotherapist with PBANZ, member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists and have a Masters of Health Science (Psychotherapy) First Class Honours. My research thesis was about the long term consequences of intimate partner violence for women. I am influenced and informed by both my professional experiences and my own personal journey, which has involved many challenges and celebrations along the way.