I can’t believe I’m writing this, my last blog of 2022, a week out from Christmas – I know I say it every year, but this one feels like it’s flown by especially quickly. This time next week it will be Christmas Day and I will be taking a couple of weeks off not only working in the practice, but also social media and blog-writing. It’s been two years that I have consistently written weekly blogs and tried to share some hopefully useful insights into mental health, trauma and some of the approaches that help support recovery.
It’s a real struggle to find the right words or language around ‘recovery’ or ‘healing’ – honestly there are really so many rubbish words around this. How does ‘healing journey’ land with you? That one just gives me the ‘ick’ but whatever works for you, works for you! I am so mindful about how we frame or explore the experience of therapy and I’m also curious about how different words or language inform or shape how we feel about that experience.
t’s been a longer than usual break between writing for the TBW blog this Christmas holidays – and it really was a planned and very deliberate extended downtime for me and the team. I feel like every year I write something along the lines of “it’s been a really big / challenging / hard year”