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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
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 […]
I would like this post to be a bit of a discussion as I need some advice people!
I've never let my illness get in the way of my work or education yet the negative stigma against mental health says otherwise... so how honest should I be?
Living with a monster is what having to control PTSD feels like to me. It’s an endless cycle of oppressing my demon to prevent all hell breaking loose. The best way I can describe it is with a diagram, excuse my poor drawing skills: The picture shows my silhouette with a rip through my chest. That’s where I feel all […]
I've been pleasantly surprised how people came through for me ...
Anxiety is a term frequently used by anyone and everyone generally to describe a feeling of nervousness or worrying such as before an exam or job interview. I’ve mentioned my anxiety a few times in my posts as it’s one of the main side effects of PTSD and other mental illness’ so I wanted to take a minute to explain […]