Dr Karen Philip is a counsellor and an Ambassador for World Kindness Day. She’s a woman of near-ferocious energy and enthusiasm. She feels things and does things with all that she’s got. When we sit down for coffee she speaks as if we’ve known each other for five years, not five minutes. She is adamant and passionate about her work as a lifestyle doctor and hypnotherapist.
In another life, Karen used to own an early childhood centre. She tells me “we would show pre-schoolers pictures of faces. We’d show them a happy face, a laughing face, a crying face, an angry face and the rest. The teachers then ask not only, what are they feeling but what do you think is making them feel that way. The next step is to teach the children that emotions come and go. They’re not permanent”.
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