It is incredible to think that over 2,500 years ago a great teacher revolutionised our thinking with the idea that it is our intentions rather than our actions that can lead us to enlightenment. This idea puts emphasis on the power of our internal world – how we represent and interpret the world using our senses and thoughts – and shines a light on how much we can change the world around us when we change how we relate to it.

There are some fascinating parallels between Buddhist thought and Contemporary Psychotherapy, not least the emphasis on questioning the way we experience the world. This allows both for a respect of how differently we each interpret experience, and a handle on change when we realise how flexible our interpretations can be.