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.
Wow it’s time to come home already. Where has the time gone? I’m so proud of myself. All the anxiety about leaving and the panic I suffered so badly at the beginning of my journey, especially in the Maldives, feels like only yesterday and yet I have come so far since then. It makes me laugh that I am actually […]
I am proud to say that my mum joined me on a party holiday, but I never get to tell the whole story. Well, here it is...
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 […]