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Trauma is not what happened to you

By |May 15th, 2022|

Trauma is not what happened to you Last week I shared a bit of a recap on trauma, which was something of an introduction to trauma.  This week I want to expand that conversation a bit to provide a framework

Trauma Recap

By |May 8th, 2022|

Trauma Recap Helping clients deal with and heal from their traumatic experiences is at the very heart of the work that we do at Thea Baker.  Starting with a little Assisting clients to understand what trauma is and how it

Mindful May

By |May 2nd, 2022|

Mindful May I think that mindfulness sometimes gets a bit of a bad wrap and because I was looking for a little bit of alliteration-based inspiration this week, at the start of the new month of May, I thought I’d

Trauma-informed therapy

By |April 25th, 2022|

Trauma-informed therapy Quite a few years back now I was working as a Women’s Health Coach and Personal Trainer with a special interest in working with women who had experienced physically and / or psychologically traumatic births at the same


By |April 17th, 2022|

Self-appreciation Not a phrase that is used very often, self-appreciation is as misunderstood as it is misused in everyday language.  In psychological terms it’s closely associated to self-esteem, self-worth and one of my all-time favourites, self-compassion.  As I’m writing this

Positive / Protective Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACES)

By |April 10th, 2022|

Positive / Protective Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACES) So last week I spent a bit of time unpacking the research behind the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) that took place in the 1990’s and has shaped our understanding of trauma and

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

By |April 3rd, 2022|

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) I’m a therapist who has a special interest in trauma and a big part of that interest and specialisation comes from my own lived experiences as a child and later as an adult, and my own

My favourite resources: January – March 2022

By |March 28th, 2022|

My favourite resources: January – March 2022 Here’s another reminder about the purpose of this blog: I really want this blog to be a useful space where people can find all sorts of therapeutically relevant information, mixed up with a

What is EMDR therapy (and how does it work)?

By |March 21st, 2022|

What is EMDR therapy (and how does it work)?  EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that come from difficult or traumatic life experiences or events. Our

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