Personally Speaking

This section contains personal blog posts about life and its challenges.

I have had my share of what Hamlet called “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” and I like to write about these rather than bottle them up inside.

A lot of these posts are quite personal, but I am not a particularly private person. I write about the emotional side of work, relationships and even aspects of mental illness. None of this is intended to be prescriptive or is published as profesional advice.

We are all human! The more we can speak about our real experience, the more likely we will be to feel a sense of community and acceptance.

I hope you enjoy these blog posts. Please feel free to email me at peter@coachcreates.com if you want to discuss anything that arises from them.

Class Reports: Early Days at Uni

I remember my first few days at University. My group were all dressed in black, or occasionally punk stripes. A few of us wore earrings or make-up. We all loosely held left-wing views, with some of us joining the Marxists, others the Fabians or Socialist Workers, but...

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night ends a month in which the sun is buried and then rises again. I felt a surge of energy as I took down the Christmas decorations this year.

AAP Quarterly: Stirring the Pot

This post mentions the article I submitted for the June 2021 AAP Quarterly journal, of which I was Guest Editor. The article was called “Stirring the Pot,” the title of a short story I wrote as part of a series of creative coaching sessions with Heather Mullin.

AAP Quarterly: Psychosynthesis and Creativity

Contribute to the June 2021 issue of the AAP Quarterly journal. Firm Deadline for Submissions is May 1, 2021 Creativity and Psychosynthesis with Guest Editor Peter Stewart “The seed germinates in the night”. Joseph Conrad, novelist Creativity and Psychosynthesis have...

Letting Go

For some weeks now, I’ve felt like I’ve been holding onto a rock with waves breaking over me, not quite sure what to do next. This feeling relates to a holiday memory from when I was a young man: I had been on a long swim, the weather turned windy, and I ended up...

Anxious Moments

Many people are affected by anxiety. Most people prefer not to talk about it. The blog update below is based on a bout of anxiety that I experienced after several months of UK lockdown in 2020. I found that focussing directly on how I felt was enormously helpful for...

Giving and Taking

The first Annual Psychosynthesis Leadership Coaching symposium was held on 14 November 2018. My article about the event begins with Tong-len meditation and ends with equine guided therapy and psychosynthesis.

Blue Monday and the Wolf Moon

Blue Monday is apparently the day that most people feel is the most depressing of the year. This year, it fell on the day after the Super Blood Wolf Moon. I don’t know who decides the date of Blue Monday, nor whether the choice is governed by genuine statistical...

Mixed feelings at New Year

Underwhelming Many of my friends on Facebook, and many coaches whom I follow on Twitter, have described their  New Year celebrations and expansive plans for 2019. For myself, this New Year has been more than usually underwhelming. I often say inwardly that I would...

Work Testimonial

I had come to a bit of a crisis in my journalistic career when I signed up for 6 sessions of coaching with Peter.  One large project in particular seemed to present an insurmountable obstacle From the outset I was struck by Peter's kind and sensible manner, and the...

Client Testimonial

“His friendliness, positivity and good old-fashioned common sense make him a brilliant coach. I can’t recommend him highly enough”.

Green Careers Week

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Cartoons

Thank God for a sense of humour. The Cartoon Museum in central London has a superb collection of political and satirical cartoons from the 18th century onwards. I visited on the day that Liz Truss sacked Kwasi Kwarteng as Chancellor, hopefully consigning Trussonomics...

Class Reports: Early Days at Uni

I remember my first few days at University. My group were all dressed in black, or occasionally punk stripes. A few of us wore earrings or make-up. We all loosely held left-wing views, with some of us joining the Marxists, others the Fabians or Socialist Workers, but...

EPA Interview with Petra Guggisberg Nocelli

Interview: Petra Guggisberg Nocelli I am delighted that I will be interviewing Petra Guggisberg Nocelli this evening (8th February) as part of a series of monthly interviews hosted by the European Psychosynthesis Association. Petra is the author of several influential...

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night ends a month in which the sun is buried and then rises again. I felt a surge of energy as I took down the Christmas decorations this year.

AAP Quarterly: Stirring the Pot

This post mentions the article I submitted for the June 2021 AAP Quarterly journal, of which I was Guest Editor. The article was called “Stirring the Pot,” the title of a short story I wrote as part of a series of creative coaching sessions with Heather Mullin.

Seeking Meaning

Heather Mullin and I will be holding a series of seminars in London on the theme of Seeking Meaning. The first of these will be held in February, and is offered as a package with six coaching sessions. Please call 07703 341 529 if you are interested to discuss this...

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