Cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT for short is a type of psychotherapy that helps you change negative thought patterns and/or behaviours, it has been proven effective in helping treat a wide range of mental and emotional health issues. CBT helps you challenge any negative thoughts or behaviours and practise self-help techniques which are designed to … Continue reading Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
There is no doubt that mental health has been on one hell of a ride this decade. For me, I started off this decade by attempting suicide, self-harming, I was severely depressed and I had a firm hand on my self-destruct button up until last year. I’m now here clear minded, traumas processed, I see … Continue reading What A Decade
The what ifs that circle around our head can cause us so much pain. The what if I had done that? Or what if I had said this? They are endless and they can ruin our mental state. After my dads death I was filled with what ifs which led to me feeling a huge … Continue reading What If?
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD for short. It’s a trauma/stress disorder that can develop after someone experiences something traumatic basically. This can be any experienced that happened during childhood or adulthood. With PTSD the brain doesn’t process the trauma the right way, it doesn’t always realise that it is a past event which can … Continue reading PTSD And Music
This time last year I had finally completed my CBT and counselling. It was a great day, hugely proud of myself and the following 12 months have been one hell of a journey. For a few months after I had finished my therapy I was still having some issues with anixety. My depression and PTSD … Continue reading This Time Last Year
It's getting closer and closer to the end of 2018 and what a year it has been. It's the first year in a while where there has been more ups than downs but it has been a roller coaster adventure. I've had a tough couple of months with my anxiety. It's been a real shitter … Continue reading Farewell 2018!
I'm not great at explaining things so you might have to bear with me on this one...I've never truly known who I am or what my purpose in life was. For the past 10 years I've been fighting a mental battle with myself. A battle that I surrendered to at first but the fight never really ended. … Continue reading Don’t Lose Sight Of Who You Truly Are
Losing a parent is horrible, definitely one of lifes cruelties. I lost my dad when I was 12 years old, my brother was 16, mum was 48 and my dad also 48 years old. When he passed away it crushed our household. My brother shut himself away, you could see my mums broken heart, m, I … Continue reading Losing A Father – 10 Years On
Almost 10 years ago, I lost my dad. His death was sudden. Nobody could have predicated it was going to happen. He died one normal Friday evening from a heart attack. It wasn't his first heart attack. His first heart attack was a few years before. This was his second. I was 12 years old … Continue reading The Death Of A Husband – A Daughters Point Of View
I was at the Manchester Christmas markets last year with my best friend L. It's somewhere we go almost every year and we went to our favourite stall. It sells incense sticks, cones, holders and gorgeous handmade journal type books. So I bought a journal that 'winked' at me. It was too beautiful for me … Continue reading Journal