EMDR 5&6

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 tasksContinue reading “EMDR 5&6”

A teenager’s perspective

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 decidedContinue reading “A teenager’s perspective”

Pet Therapy

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 theyContinue reading “Pet Therapy”

Suicide Prevention 

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.

Living with a monster 

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.Continue reading “Living with a monster “