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Interview with Craig Hamilton
Author of A Better Life

Craig Hamilton is an Australian radio sports broadcaster who suffers from Bipolar Disorder. He has published two books; Broken Open which was published in 2004 and A Better Life which was published in 2012. An extract from A Better Life appears in the Vol 3 Issue 40 (Sep/Nov 2012) edition of The Art of Healing which is entitled ‘Twenty Nine And A Half Kilometres’, and the interview below took place after publishing this extract.

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Interview with Amanda Stuart,
Author of The Longest Journey

Relationship difficulties, anxiety and depression are common triggers for men and women to seek counselling. Amanda Stuart describes how for many clients it becomes clear in counselling that old wounds – neglect, hurt and anger – are at the heart of the presenting problem, often decades later. Amanda decided to write The Longest Journey to highlight the effect of this buried pain, which often links to childhood.

1. Do you use any particular tools or techniques in the counselling process?

While I work from a broad range of theoretical frameworks, I also work intuitively with the client, paying close attention to their emotional state. Many clients suffer from anxiety when they first come to counselling so I always teach relaxation techniques..

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