When my counsellor and me were working through my PTSD I had some homework that I needed to complete which was to write a script of the trauma from when it started through to when it ended and then mark my anxiety level (on a scale from 1-100) as I was reading it through. This … Continue reading Narrative Exposure Therapy
The task of writing down your evidence for and against your critical beliefs is a good starting point for self-compassion but it isn’t the easiest task to complete as you have to face your critics (meaning you) head on which can be daunting and needless to say, pretty fucking difficult. However, using imagery is a … Continue reading Positive Imagery – Self-Compassion Part 2
Hopelessness. It’s the root cause of most mental illnesses and addictions. Hopelessness comes with the question those struggling probably ask themselves on a daily basis “What is the point?” Hopelessness creates the illusion that you might see no future for yourself, that you’re a lost cause, broken and way beyond the point of being able … Continue reading Hopelessness
One in four people suffer from depression. Globally, roughly 264 million (give or take a few) people suffer from depression. Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses and it is the leading cause of suicide. It is a word we hear almost daily (as it can be used in many contexts) but we … Continue reading What Is Depression?
Being anxious is a normal and pretty healthy human emotion. It all goes back to when humans first started out. Back in the day we had to be alert for potential dangers such as predators and any other incoming dangers. If a predator was to approach us we would get a rush of adrenaline to … Continue reading Understand Your Anxiety
Today I’ve been floating. My past couple of weeks have been really full on with sight seeing, travelling and trying to cram as much in as possible. My Cairns trip is coming to an end and I wanted to do something therapeutic/relaxing before I start work again so I searched around looking at spas in … Continue reading Floating
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
I completed my Reiki stage 1&2 probably about 4 years ago. This allowed me to practise Reiki on myself and others. It gave me a little bit of insight on how to perform Reiki on animals but not as much as I wanted. For many years it has been a dream of … Continue reading Now Certified To Practise Animal Reiki!
The other evening I went for a hack with my loan horse Bubbles. It was quite late in the evening but still warm so I decided we'd go bareback. It's something we do every now and again as we both enjoy it! I live in a pretty busy community, but the yard is set in … Continue reading Never Underestimate The Power Of Being Around A Horse