Erica Clark-Rossam


Erica Clark is currently a clinical psychologist and hypnotherapist in private practice in Durban, South Africa.She is also a practitioner of Trauma Release Exercise and Brainworking Recursive Therapy. She started her working life in the business world, became an art teacher, and then gained degrees from the University of London and Natal (now the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal). She has Master's degrees in the History of Art and Psychology. She taught both subjects at university level. She has written two self-help books,The "Guardian Within: Beyond fear and defence to inner strength and ease" and "Who Pulled the Plug on my Fantasies...and how to find contentment", and a third entitled "Absent Parent, Absent Partner: Unfinished business in relationships" is in progress. She recently published a collection of her poetry, "At the Wild Edge between Water and Earth", and has work in several anthologies. She hosted the Barefoot Poets for ten years in Durban, co-founded a hiking club,"The Amblers", practises yoga and loves to paint and dance. She is happily married to Clive Rossam.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
A family joke is that my first word wasn't Mama or was "WHY". Curiosity may have killed the cat but I am living proof that eagerness to see what happens next actually make for a long, full and colourful life. I wake up and feel excited to get on with a writing project or to see my clients or go hiking or dancing or do one of the many things I love.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
As a therapist I see clients for part of the day. Otherwise I am off to yoga or to have coffee with my closest friends, or making my way to my hiking group or to a writers' circle or to my poetry group. I also love movies and dinner with friends. I am never bored. Books are my constant companions.
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Who Pulled the Plug on my Fantasies...and how to find contentment.
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 70,770. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
The book explores what prevents people from achieving happiness and contentment, and how to attain and sustain a satisfying measure of both. It explains how our conscious fantasies and largely unconscious phantasies are full of "shoulds", "oughts", "musts" and "buts", that make lived experience seem painful, dull or difficult. Ways of accessing our phantasies and unproductive beliefs are offered.

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