Suicide – the broken heart within

The news reported recently that another celebrity, model Annalise Braakensiek, has committed suicide. This is on the back of the high profile suicide deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain last year. These famous deaths serve to highlight the awful and distressing matter of suicide in our societies. Indeed, Lifeline reports [...]

A question of sanity: reflections on the Bourke Street terrorist attack

Cynthia is a counselling educator and psychologist working in private practise. She is the author of the book, ‘Return to the Soul’. Here she comments on the latest incident in Bourke St, Melbourne. Another incident of terrorist violence on Bourke St in Melbourne, Australia. Another death, another round of sorrow. Another inquiry into the state [...]

Return to the Soul, a book by Cynthia Hickman, Psychologist

Sometimes it can seem that the world is going crazy. There is the threat of terrorism, distress at the international refugee crisis, disgust at political and banking systems and violence on our streets and in our homes. While these things can make people anxious and concerned, the tension wakes many people out of their comfort [...]