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Not everybody can afford therapy, or has the time for it. With this in mind I decided to share what I've learnt about mindfulness and how practicing it has benefited me...
I was told that EMDR would be tough. That getting through to the other side would be a struggle, like going through a dark tunnel. Now I’m experiencing it… it’s hard to explain the journey it takes you on. After the last few sessions my therapist felt that I was approaching the bilateral stimulation tasks too logically, meaning I would […]
Some very exciting news from the weekend! As I mentioned in my previous post Article courtesy of Anna Dutton I was asked to write an article on mental health for a local magazine. To make the article suit the magazine’s target audience I had to write something that would speak to proper grown ups, so I decided to reach out to parents […]
How colour helps you to deal with your emotions using Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy
I've taken the plunge into the mysterious world of EMDR Therapy. Here's what I've learnt so far...
Did somebody say published mental health writer?..
Woah. Sounds pretty cool right? Whilst I’m sure someone has invented therapy with pets that’s not what I wanted to talk about! What I mean to question is whether pets have a soothing effect and if they can in fact help someone who is suffering with an illness, including mental illness. Well I think they can. My lil guinea pigs […]
Sunday was World Suicide Prevention Day and awareness continues for the rest of the week, so to do my part I thought I'd share my experience of dealing with suicidal thoughts. This is exceptionally emotional and difficult for me to discuss, but I do find it's both a sad and beautiful part of my story.
Now that I’ve firmly settled in back home I can feel the effect that challenging myself has had on me. I honestly feel so much stronger and secure in myself, my anxiety is hugely reduced and if I do experience it I am now less likely to panic or feel frightened. So I’m chuffed. I know this isn’t the end […]