Emotional Vulnerability

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“Sticks and Stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me”

– Excuse my French but what a crock of shit.

Emotional Vulnerability - As a child I had sticky out ears which attracted alot of negative attention in the form of name-calling.  I remember my parents encouraging me to  rhyme the words -  "sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me" to these name callers in an effort to get them to leave me alone. Sometimes it worked and other times I ended up in physical confrontations with them leading me into further trouble.

By the time I was eighteen, I was so paranoid about how I looked that I used  savings from my first job in McDonalds as collateral to take out a credit union loan and organised surgery to have my ears pinned back.

Words hurt very much.

Welcome to my Blog

My name is Gerard Talbot I am a Counselling Psychotherapist and a Shamanic Practitioner.

Over the next couple of weeks I would like to share my professional and personal experiences around vulnerability. I'll reflect on how I am still finding it difficult today to manage and deal with emotions that were evoked in me consciously and mostly unconsciously during certain vulnerable moments in my life.



" How we Strive and Survive "

I will also explore, how important Emotional vulnerability is in our lives and how we can strive and survive when we are at our most vulnerable?

How as a man do I balance being a soft , caring, understanding, open, empathic, congruent, gentle-man without  allowing myself to be walked all over, taken advantage of and rescue others.

I will reflect on how the feminine by nature can experience and express emotions in a deeply sensitive way when needed.  This is vital for survival of humanity. However, expression and experience of these emotions by the feminine has become more stigmatized and can be viewed as weakness, supressing the power of the feminine.

I will also talk about how important vulnerability is in intimate relationships and reflect on what I have learned while working in a professional capacity with couples who are struggling in their intimate relationships.  I will explore how feelings of fear can block emotional vulnerability in relationships and how this leads to arguments and disconnection.



I hope by writing about the Value of Vulnerability that I can show how important it is for the evolution of humanity. I also hope that  it will help you to be gentle and powerful at the same time, striving and surviving in this crazy rock and roll world we live in.

Next week

I will talk about what it means to be vulnerable from the physical and emotional sense. These will be short experientially written blogs and  I value and am open to feedback.

Gerard Talbot - IACP Accredited Psychotherapist, Dip Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy , BA (Hons) Pluralistic Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Gerard Talbot is a  qualified Humanistic Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Shamanic Practitioner, and Reiki Practitioner. He specialises in providing counselling that allows the wisdom from within to emerge, transforming wounds, trauma into growth to empowerment and strength. He works with individuals and couples.

He describes his counselling approach as “Psychological awakening though Psycho-Education”. This approach embodies the healing power of unconditional love, and is psycho-spiritual in essence. This work examines relationships as a spiritual path, invites you to learn to love and accept yourself and helps you to find your purpose and be present in the world. More



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