Amanda Williamson
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What INSPIRES you? Your work? Other areas?
I am passionate about my work as a counsellor - connecting with people to help them in making decisions that are right for them - to lead to greater acceptance of self (MYself included).
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Some networking - get ideas for new ventures, new learning, new creative outlets.

Amanda Williamson's Blog

Pilgrimage to my hero

Posted on March 22, 2012 at 17:08 2 Comments

I am so excited. I can barely contain it. 

Tomorrow I set off for adventures with my family - 3 weeks in the States. This is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday - contrasting greatly with the UK camping trips which are our norm. My husband is from America and there are some great landmarks of his homeland that we are all wanting to see - vast, majestic gifts of nature which I anticipate will be truly awesome i.e. actually inspiring awe, rather than being "quite good" I'm referring…


A Construct to Make Sense of Existence

Posted on March 12, 2012 at 9:18 2 Comments

What does it mean to Be?

Why can we not Be without Meaning?

There is no Meaning; we construct our own.

We are together.

Our hearts beat, our blood coarses, we share the air,

Our atoms have traversed the universe for infinities.

We are alone.

My blood, my breath, my thoughts,

Entombed within the boundaries of biology.

I am everything.

My senses, my thoughts.



A (sort of) book review - The Compassionate Mind by Paul Gilbert

Posted on March 1, 2012 at 15:42 0 Comments

I read this book last month, having requested it for a Christmas gift. It came highly recommended to me by a fellow workshop attendee (on a Heart Intelligence workshop run by Gill Wyatt). I had a conversation with this man afterwards and we talked about a stumbling block in intimate relationships - how can we truly love others if we don't love ourselves? He had…


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At 19:11 on January 2, 2012, Richard Lumley Smith said…

Hi Amanda 

I am doing well thank you !Looking forward to 2012 i seem for once to be in the right place at the right time ! Finding my way around Totnes and local events ,hoping to add a few events of my own soon vis Occupy Totnes movement !

I hope you are well and enjoyed your Xmas and New Year.Hope to meet up with you soon at one of the events advertised or Gill's next meeting !If you come to Totnes let me know ,i will buy you a coffee !You will soon make friends on site and please keep blogging ,we need to keep site alive and kicking !

Love Richard X

At 11:18 on January 2, 2012, Christoffer de Graal said…

PS   just seen your comment re the links. yes, sometimes it seems when there is a lot of traffic ( or something) the links don't go through . :  here they are in full:
with love  ~ Christoffer

At 10:44 on January 2, 2012, Richard Lumley Smith said…

Welcome Amanda and i could not have put up a better description of Gill's meeting, which we both attended !I hope you enjoy exploring the CCD site and find new contacts/friends as i have done !Most of all thank you for following my recommendation and joining !

At 10:44 on January 2, 2012, Christoffer de Graal said…

PS  yes, how we promote, yet keep personal, and use social media Blogs etc..  and do it in concious, heartful way is something I'm very happy to talk about.  This is actually something I often cover in the Work Support and Professional Coaching sessions I offer, (initial 20 min session is free, so let me know when you'd like to book one of those, if it would be useful at any point)

At 10:24 on January 2, 2012, Christoffer de Graal said…

Yes, your Blog looks great.  I nearly went to Gill's workshop too.  looks like I missed a good one  -  kind of got that energy as I tuned into it.

As you say, what you wrote is pre written copied over from your blog. ( and  , yes, I find it lovely - inspiring - to read!)  What would also be great, is if you'd take a look at some of the suggestions in this CLICK HERE  And look at other peoples profiles, postings, etc and comment about how that touches you, in that moment, how what you see there inspires (challenges )  And, given your interest and perspective, what can you say to support, inspire 'sponsor' others to share their gift(s).  how's that sound?  love and warmth ~ Christoffer

At 9:27 on January 2, 2012, Christoffer de Graal said…

Hello Amnda, 

Thanks for joining us to ..  You are very welcome here :-)   what kind of new ventures new learning, new creative outets are you interested in?   ...  I Look forward to  finding out more about you and what you do.... got anything on the web? 

You may find some of the things I've put in my TOP TIPS blog will help you connect and share what you do, and will support you to get the most out of CCD  - CLICK HERE :-)  

Also, as we don't have someone on CCD doing 'moderating', and you now have a place on CCD where people can post comments do read these Guidelines re posting and hosting comments  CLICK HERE  (the ‘we’ in CCD is all of us here – not a steering group or something like that that to manage CCD!!)

I really hope this site serves you well. 

much love and warmth


PS As you are here to share about and support your Counselling work, (and please do),  if/when /as you do  those things do note this CLICK HERE

At 1:31 on January 2, 2012, Robert Moore said…

Hello Amanda - Welcome to CCD.
I am Robert, one of the people who often checks in new members of CCD.

Christoffer, who began this network, will, no doubt, also leave you a message directing you to a certain page: for myself, I would like to direct you to another area.

Now you are a member, check out the 'getting started' menu above as this will give help on adding a profile photo and adding events - if you want to add events, read through the 'Adding an Event' information as there are requirements we ask for.

Also, read this blog I put up recently about CCD news as I touch on a variety of aspects of CCD: privacy, getting involved and more

I am now familiar with how this site works - and know it has is quirks too. supply the software  - that we pay for each year through donations from members - it can take a bit of getting used to. Hope you find your way around.

All the best,


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