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.

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.

Endings…and new beginnings.

Whether it’s a new job, new relationship or a change of City or Country to live in, a new beginning will always signify an ending of some sort. For instance,  a new commitment to a relationship will mean the ending of your days of being single.  This might stir up panic or joy depending on … Continue reading Endings…and new beginnings.