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Women + anger

Women + anger

[In the interests of transparency, integrity and to state up front an awareness of my positionality – I am writing as a white cis woman.  I recognise the privilege that comes with that in terms of the access to education, financial security and host of other considerations that this privilege has afforded me.  I do not speak for all women, nor do I believe for one second that I have learned all there is to understand about this very complex intersection of challenges. I will use the terms ‘women’ and ‘men’ throughout this week’s blog and recognise that this is a binary position that doesn’t adequately represent everyone’s experiences.  My intention is not to exclude trans or non-binary voices and I fully acknowledge my limited personal experience in this space.]

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The ‘you that is you’

The ‘you that is you’

I’ve written about a few times before about the concept of ‘parts of self’ and more broadly an appreciation that we have multiple ‘parts’ of us which might help us better understand what might appear to be contradictory feelings, beliefs or reactions to people / events around us.

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Write your ‘happy’ story

Write your ‘happy’ story

You might have to bear with me a little this week because at first glance the topic this week might seem a little jarring when it’s sandwiched in amongst subjects like ‘adverse childhood experiences’ and ‘complex trauma’, however I promise there’s some useful ideas to ponder so hang in there!

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Dissociation is not a dirty word

Dissociation is not a dirty word

First off, I was intending on following last week’s blog with a discussion around Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (or C-PTSD / Complex Trauma) but I’ve been away this weekend at the EMDRAA (EMDR Association of Australia) conference in the Gold Coast and I feel really strongly motivated to speak about one of the very common ‘symptoms’ or experiences that people who have C-PTSD report – dissociation. 

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