Saying “no” can be enourmously difficult and there are even books to teach people the skill. For example the book by Sarah Knight “F**k No! is a bestseller that provides extensive information on the subject and may have helped many people to become confident in saying “no” However, as difficult as it may be, when … Continue reading Taking “No” For An Answer
“Trust Issues” In Trauma Survivors
Clients from all walks of life sooner or later in our sessions raise the issue of trust. They commonly say phrases like "I don't trust anyone" or "I trust people too much or too quickly" or generally make comments like "I have trust issues". Issues with trusting others are one of the most common and … Continue reading “Trust Issues” In Trauma Survivors
Purpose of Recalling Childhood Memories
Photo by Suzy Hazelwood on Pexels.com Most of people in trauma therapy are unwilling to go back to their childhood memories and recount, re-tell and explore them. Perhaps it makes sense as the desire to "move on" is very strong in all of us and trauma therapy is often viewed as a way to heal … Continue reading Purpose of Recalling Childhood Memories
Parenthood Challenges For Trauma Survivors
Photo by Flora Westbrook on Pexels.com We hear about post-natal depression, anxiety and mental health difficulties so often that people stopped asking "why" these difficulties occur and started treating these as something expected. Here and there at pre-natal classes, from mothers and friends we hear that "baby blues" is something to "watch out for" but … Continue reading Parenthood Challenges For Trauma Survivors
Common Relationship Difficulties Of Childhood Trauma Survivors.
Photo by Bahaa A. Shawqi on Pexels.com Making friends should be easy. Easy, particularly for those of us, who are naturally outgoing, possess some social skills and enjoy people's company. Whether one had a happy or a disturbing childhood, it usually does not play much role in establishing the initial contact with people. The ease … Continue reading Common Relationship Difficulties Of Childhood Trauma Survivors.
We Are Open: Access To Therapy during covid pandemic
Face-to-face appointments at Therapies Summer hill are available for fully vaccinated clients only. This will remain the case, regardless of the legislation/rules in NSW. Please have your vaccine certificate ready if you are attending your first appointment and comply with COVID safe plan implemented on premises. If you are not vaccinated telehealth appointments are available … Continue reading We Are Open: Access To Therapy during covid pandemic
Journey Inwards. Using Lockdown To Your Mental Health Advantage.
No one wants to be in lockdown. Often, it is forced upon us all of a sudden, amidst the global pandemic, throwing our lives into chaos and forcing us to stay home, isolate and limit our lives to basic necessities. Many articles been written about the heavy impact lockdowns have on our mental health, and … Continue reading Journey Inwards. Using Lockdown To Your Mental Health Advantage.
The Enemy Within. Self-maltreatment In Trauma Survivors.
Who is that part of you that does things against your own intentions? How come you intend to do one thing and later find yourself doing the opposite? Do you often wonder how or why you act a certain way, failing to understand your intentions? These questions may be just common for anyone, as … Continue reading The Enemy Within. Self-maltreatment In Trauma Survivors.
Emotional Scars: The Legacy Of Adverse Childhood Experiences
All children are born very needy and dependent. They simply cannot survive without a responsible adult providing the necessary care. Besides basic needs for food, shelter, clothing and safety, there are emotional needs for attention, validation, support and company. Those lucky babies born into families that expect them and are prepared to look after them … Continue reading Emotional Scars: The Legacy Of Adverse Childhood Experiences
Nightmares And How You Can Use Them To Guide Your Recovery
Nigtmares are the most unpleasant and often very persistent symptom of post-traumatic stress. Many people suffer from them to such degree where they fear going to sleep and cannot get a good night rest. While nightmares are a real pain, they are not only a nuisance. In my practice of working with trauma survivors long-term, … Continue reading Nightmares And How You Can Use Them To Guide Your Recovery