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Pesky negative beliefs

By |August 7th, 2022|

Pesky negative beliefs This is the third blog in a little series looking at the three ‘compass points’ that we work from when we’re exploring and then processing trauma.  As a quick recap, we’re talking about thoughts (this is more

What is your body trying to tell you?

By |July 31st, 2022|

What is your body trying to tell you? A couple of weeks ago (before I got distracted by Birth Trauma Awareness week) I’d started a little series looking at the three ‘compass points’ that we work from when we’re exploring

Birth trauma awareness

By |July 25th, 2022|

Birth trauma awareness As I write this, it’s the end of 2022’s ‘Birth Trauma Awareness Week’ and I’ve been super interested (and excited) to see this topic getting much more attention than in previous years.  So, I thought I’d reprise

Feelings are for feeling

By |July 17th, 2022|

Feelings are for feeling In my line of work, I spend lots of time navigating three different but equally important ‘compass points’ of a person’s inner world; thoughts (and as a psychotherapist working with the kind of modalities that I

My favourite resources: April – June 2022

By |July 10th, 2022|

My favourite resources: April - June 2022 This one is a week or so late!  I try to publish this review at the end / start of each new quarter but because I was busy travelling to the UK and

The power of rest

By |July 4th, 2022|

The power of rest I have just returned to the Practice after 2 weeks leave visiting family in the UK and attending a trauma conference in Belfast…oh and catching COVID (of course) to keep things interesting!  It didn’t quite go

Why a special interest in women’s mental health?

By |June 5th, 2022|

Why a special interest in women’s mental health? I’m up to my knees in some more post-graduate studies at Deakin University in Melbourne which is all in preparation for a PhD and, in alignment with the central focus of my

Polyvagal theory and trauma

By |May 29th, 2022|

Polyvagal theory and trauma The experience of trauma is a whole-body one.  Many distressing symptoms of post-traumatic stress are felt in the body, such as a tightening sensation in the chest, a lump in the throat, sinking or dropping feelings

Losing and grieving

By |May 22nd, 2022|

Losing and grieving According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), grief is a normal response to loss.  It can be in response to a disaster or traumatic event or can be in response to a loss in

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