Does the idea of time with your extended family feel like torture?

Many people with trauma histories (or grief and loss of any kind) find family gatherings especially triggering. These simple self care ideas for trauma support will help you support yourself through this highly charged time of year.. I’m loving the new series / sweary reboot of Criminal Minds Evolution (you…

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Self Care Coaching to Remind You You’re So Much MORE Than Your Mental Health

It’s so easy, when in the grip of symptoms of mental health conditions, to feel like that’s all there is. That we’ll feel like that forever. That there’s no escape. When I look back at my darkest (so far – although I imagine that this work means I’ll seek help…

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Couch Coaching: If Nola Darling Came to Me for Coach-Therapy

In this occasional blog series, I imagine fictional/historical characters coming to me for coach-therapy. Today, it’s Nola Darling (played by DeWanda Wise) from the TV reboot of She’s Gotta Have It. Nola: I thought I was fine but I maced some random guy last night. Friend: You what? Nola: All…

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Highlights from Trauma Week 1

This week’s self care ideas are to help you support yourself with trauma (big T and little t – telling yourself that others have been through worse won’t help you heal as much as paying attention to what YOU need, be that time and space, therapy or something else). The…

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