Therapy Saves Lives

I never believed talking could have such a huge impact. Being happier than I ever thought I could be, sleeping through the night, comfortable in my own skin. These are all the reflections on every transformative hour and the moments in between.

I recognise for lots of us we hesitate reaching out for help with our mental health. We convince ourselves there are others more in need, that time will fix it, that it is not getting worse, that we just learn to live with it. From someone who believed all that and more I wish I had started this process years ago. Sometimes we don’t even notice how much we are missing out on until we find happiness.

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.…

Not ready, but ready. When the work is not quiet done and how to move forward.

I am not ready to finish therapy. That was a thought which crossed my mind today. I know there is enough trauma there that realistically I could work at it for years. Trying to unpick the tapestry of that design which has already been spun. But in all honesty I don’t have a choice and…

Gearing up to finish therapy. 3+ Ways to make it great

So I only have two sessions of therapy left. One of which is today! I know transitions are hard so I am trying my best to make it a good conclusion, here’s some of the how’s… Celebrate… This is top of my list for a reason. Therapy can be hard work and even if we…

Trauma Therapy Session 23: OCD. Happy to be taking back the power.

So yes at times I have or in fact do demonstrate behaviours which go a little beyond the standard. I had mentioned briefly at the last session a consideration to Chris that I might be demonstrating behaviours which are considered, obsessive or compulsive. We briefly touched on it and here are all the highlights of…

Trauma Therapy Session 20:Well that was astonishing again. EMDR…

I knew going into todays session that it could be amazing but still it blows me away just how effective it can be. I am sure it helps I have an amazing psychologist who is so skilled at guiding me on this path. EMDR My Takeaways… Before I describe as best I can the flow…

Starting a hard conversation. Advice is often easier to give than take.

Well that was the start of a conversation I have managed to avoid for around a decade. It was so hard, but I am glad I managed to start it. Preparing to begin… I have been speaking with my therapist Chris about how to talk to my eldest daughter about my childhood. She has frequently…

Trauma Therapy Session 19: The Magic pill EMDR at least for some

Continuing to share a journey through therapy in the hopes it helps someone else find their path. I was so hesitant about today. I must admit I think part of me was a bit of a skeptic. I didn’t see how waving my eyes back and forth or tapping my legs would make any difference.…

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