Trauma Therapy Session 30. That’s it Therapy done. I am out of here!
Almost exactly a year. Thirty sessions, mostly just fifty minutes long. Thousands of words, hundreds of tears. A huge amount of realisation and a few laughs. And that’s it, done. Singing off… We covered a few things in our last ever therapy session. I enquired briefly about the discharge letter I had asked Chris for.…
Poetry to ignite the soul: Lost in a sea of pain
Find me… Beyond the shore, we’re the darkness meets the black. Where hope lays beyond the horizon and you are asked to trust without knowing, it is there, waiting to be discovered. Left a drift in a sea of despair, lonely in the echo of an endless night. Clutching at energy to stay a float,…
Trauma Therapy Session 17: Post day 4. I love making progress painful as it is.
The starter for ten… Dam that Dr earns his money. We covered loads and also nothing. At the beginning of the session we reflected on a couple of things and sign posted a conversation for the future. Then we had a really helpful conversation about speaking to other people or more so other people speaking…
Escaping the real world to find hope in the make believe: Peter Pan
I was reminded the other day of a time I really truly believed in Peter Pan and Never land. I acknowledge that every child has a period of make believe and of escaping into their own little worlds. For me that world was a saving grace so many times. I would write notes to Peter…
Survivors guilt. I survived and thrived, they barely stay alive.
Sometimes I feel guilty for the life I have. I feel awful for all the children who suffered in their childhood and never really made it out. Even the ones who survived often face a life of struggles, crafted by their beginning. So many of them get lost in a system designed to teach them…
Six reasons you don’t want help. Challenge yourself to do something different today.
I could list so many people I know right now who are unhappy. For some of them it’s a subtle feeling…I don’t remember the last time I felt truly happy. For others they have confided in me they have struggled so much they have considered taking their own lives. What do many of these people…
World mental health day. You can be happy!
So I am struggling to find the time today for a proper Vlog, but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to connect with you wonderful people on world mental health day. So rough and ready (no makeup!) Vlog, avert you eyes people 😉 I should stress the drugs I am referring to are prescription…
Three reasons to be patient, persistent and proud when battling mental illness
Mental illness can be one of the hardest illnesses to overcome.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react.
‘Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react’ I love this statement, not because it is accurate or scientific. But because it challenges us to think about how much we chose to sit back and let life happen and how much we own our stories.