Shelley J Whitehead

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Strategies and inspiration for healing, dating and loving for the long term

Shelley J Whitehead - Relationship Coach
A deep rest for the psyche

A deep rest for the psyche

Like all living beings on this beautiful planet, we humans are cyclical creatures. The months of our annual calendar, woven around the shifting seasons and the waxing and waning of the sun and the moon, are a deeply...

Holding time

Holding time

It’s the first day of July today - we’re suddenly at that tipping point when we’re halfway through the year. As I’ve basked in the comfortable month of June, I’ve been living joyfully within the present moment… and...

An Internal Spring Clean

An Internal Spring Clean

The tradition of the Spring home declutter and cleanse is a ritual that dates back millenia. It’s practised across many cultures and is a powerful and healing exercise. And, as an integral part of the process I teach,...

Coming back to life

Coming back to life

Every year, there’s a moment at the tail end of winter when I am suddenly aware of the stirrings of growth in the garden. It’s that moment, when the earth has long lain still and lifeless and the first little shoot of...

The Yin and Yang of Self Love

The Yin and Yang of Self Love

In the month of February - when our Western media is awash with stories around the theme of passionate romantic love - I often work with my clients on tuning back in to the essential practice of self love. Self love is...

Kintsugi for the Heart

Kintsugi for the Heart

The secret to healing your heartbreak is hidden in a 600-year-old Japanese tradition. In the late 15th Century, Japanese shōgun Ashikaga Yoshimasa was outraged to find his favourite tea bowl had been repaired with ugly...

How To Get Over Your Ex

How To Get Over Your Ex

As a relationship coach I help singles who are at different stages of their journey.  Many of my clients come to me at the end of a relationship, when they are stuck in the desperate “why has this happened to me?”...

When to end a relationship

When to end a relationship

A few days ago, Caroline contacted me on Facebook with a huge dilemma. She has been dating her boyfriend Max for six months and although they have an enjoyable time together, her gut feeling was that he isn’t “the...

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