July 22, 2020

A theme which often comes up in therapy, especially for people with dissociative patterns, is that they have a sense that they don’t know who they are.

In Gabor Maté’s work, he often discusses what I consider to be at the root of this. Two fundamental needs every infant...

June 1, 2020

What type of thoughts visit you and leave, which do you invite in to make themselves at home?

Positive thoughts can be unhelpful. Negative thoughts can be helpful.

Sometimes we can get tangled in a web of positive thinking, trying to fight with, challenge or push out neg...

May 1, 2020

So, you know that you go into freeze, shutdown, disconnection, dissociation, collapse or seizure as a result of Trauma. But how can you un-learn that powerful survival response which, let's face it, helped you survive?

I will be sharing 5 methods to prevent the freeze r...

April 1, 2020

Over the last couple of weeks I have spent the evenings studying with the Social Care Institute for Excellence. In order to support my clients I wanted to gain a greater understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in order to advocate with and for them.

Principles of...

March 1, 2020

During this current pandemic, we might find old, dormant survival patterns resurfacing.

Things are changing frequently in many ways - there are so many Government rules to keep on top of. This takes brain power. Your brain is also adjusting to your internal 'rules' - so...

Take a deep breath, put your feet up and relax... as you discover how breathing can have such a big impact on mental health and how mental health, in turn shapes our breath.

We breathe how we feel

Our emotions directly affect the breath - think of the last time you felt...

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