My journey of self-awareness started in two thousand and three and for many years prior to that I had a natural curiosity. This consciously started with me looking at the BBC website for information about psychology. It was also during this time that I was about to go away and while I was away, I come across a book.
This book was not only the first book I had read to do with psychology; it was also the first book I had ever read. During this time I had a conversation with a family friend that I remember to this day. He said to me 'Don't just be another brick in the wall Oliver', and from that moment, I have never looked back.
Since then, I have studied and experienced many Spiritual practices, healing techniques and different areas of Psychology. These include, but are not limited to: Buddhism, Kabbalah, Psychology, Philosophy, Mysticism, Body Language, NLP, Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Reiki, Reference Point Therapy, The Now Technique, SHEN therapy and Family Constellation.
Over the years I have trained and worked with numerous experts and pioneers in the area of transformation, and without such support, I wouldn't be where I am today. This I something I will always be grateful for.
The articles that I write are the result of everything I have experienced up until this point. They were not planned and just seemed to 'happen' one day. However, in reality they are the consequence of many years of self-development and didn't just 'happen'.
The first article that I wrote was a result of being out one night and this gave me the inspiration to write about the defence mechanism known as projection.
Although I hadn't written about my views publicly until this time; I have kept a journal since the end of 2008. This started after hearing Dov Baron talk about the benefits of journaling.
One of the biggest inspirations in my style of writing has been Osho. Before I ever wrote an article, I was drawn in by his style of writing. And I said to myself 'If I could write, I would write like him'. What I appreciate about his style of writing is his directness and the clarity that his writings have.
For a more in-depth look into why I got into self-development, please click here.