You can cope and you will get through this.

Self care and resilience through the hardest of times. Photo by Darius Bashar on Unsplash I woke up this morning with horrendous anxiety. My head felt full of worries, racing thoughts and rumination. My body felt the fear and anxiety in the tightness in my chest and loss of appetite. I knew that going for a run … Continue reading You can cope and you will get through this.

How we can deal with our anxiety during the coronavirus uncertainty.

Photo by Aarón Blanco Tejedor on Unsplash Last night when I switched on the news it was all about the coronavirus. My social media was also a bombardment. I, a mental health professional and fairly level headed, began to feel the edge of panic. I confess; thoughts such as, “maybe I should go and bulk buy … Continue reading How we can deal with our anxiety during the coronavirus uncertainty.

The Adverse Childhood Experience Study – and how it impacts how we think about trauma.

Photo by Luis Galvez on Unsplash The groundbreaking Adverse Childhood Experience study was a major study of more than 17,000 people to find out if there is a correlation between traumatic events in childhood and adult health. ACE’s are events during childhood that happened either to you or to a parent. Traumatic events include: sexual abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse, emotional … Continue reading The Adverse Childhood Experience Study – and how it impacts how we think about trauma.

Using our Compassionate Mind to Change our Inner Critical Thoughts.

How can we cope with that our loud inner critic? Here, I give you some tips on how you can deal with the voice in your head and give yourself some inner peace.

The Trauma behind the addiction.

It’s time to drop the stigma and view addiction through a compassionate lens. Sam ColemanFeb 13 · 5 min read Photo by Michael Longmire on Unsplash “Not all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but I do believe that they can be traced to painful experience. A hurt is at the centre of all addictive behaviours.” Gabor Maté In the Realm of Hungry … Continue reading The Trauma behind the addiction.