June 2010

Dear Friends,

Catch of the day

Our side bar sports a new image that was taken by our photographer Andrew Hewett of ‘The Classic Kalk Bay Red House Lighthouse Calendar’ fame. Andrew has a whole new set of fish http://onlinecounsellingservices.org/wp-content/uploads/images on Special Links that demonstrate his artistry and skill. Thanks Andrew for allowing us to use ‘Catch of the Day’ for our June theme, which we have elected to call ‘Something Fishy’!

Whale meet again…

Talking of ‘Something Fishy’, you might have noticed that last month a whale tail buoy was erected in the sea off Glencairn – potentially this could have been a perfect April Fool’s Day joke by some merry prankster! For those of you who don’t know, we love the image of the Whale’s Tail. It is our original logo (a real tail, that is) and appears on our site. It represents the concept of ‘Zest for Life’ that we at Change Matters hope you discover when you dive into self-discovery and make those changes so vital for personal growth. Our roving reporter captured art imitating life in this way – for you to enjoy!

Curiouser and curiouser

The Pottery Night Meditation Cookbook takes up our theme with a new recipe called Augrabies Special – despite its curious name, it is about what you can do with a fish and a few other basic ingredients…(not whale meat please).

This month Food for Thought looks at what might be a bit fishy in our own lives…Previously we touched on the concept of roles. We now look at the roles we play such as daughters, sons, wives, husbands, lovers, friends, learners, professional soccer players, potters etc – and provide a “starter kit” mapping technique so that you can begin a process of identifying which roles are difficult for you to manage, and why.
Role over! Brand new workshop

To continue this important process of examining how we cause trouble for ourselves in our roles, we are offering an exciting new One Day Workshop on the subject on 27 June. The workshop is called ‘Devoted Habits – Tools and Techniques for Personal Change and Growth’ –  and is sure to envigorate you. What are your devoted habits in relationships? Do you even know? Call Miranda 021 788 5727 or mail her at changemattersinfo@gmail.com to book now.
Give the gift of therapy

Recently we were delighted when a client came to us because she had been given the gift of an intensive Innerbition Project process by a friend! It went so well that we are now officially offering gift vouchers and personal mini-workshops. For those who wish to gift this innovative form of art therapy, click on The Gift of Therapy to find out more. Give someone you love the time and space for self-discovery.
Practice rules

Yoga with Wendy gives our readers some tips about getting down to practice – a must-read before you go trying to tie yourself up in knots…
Poems and pictures

Last but not least, Eliza Burke adds a startling poem ‘I am learning from my hands’ to our Creative Contributions. Those of you who attend groups or psychotherapy sessions might relate…Our Visual Arts section has another orange flower submission, which has been chosen to grace our Meditation Chakra Chart project, which is ongoing in its development…as are you…so watch this space. And keep sending us your flower pics!
Thought for the day

‘A great lie is like a great fish on dry land; it may fret and fling and make a frightful bother, but it cannot hurt you. You have only to keep still, and it will die of itself.’ – George Crabbe

Well that’s all for now folks…

Very best fishes from
Miranda and Jana