Category Archives: Trauma

There’s so very, very much more to it than popping pills.


 Opinion piece, and personal account,  from Guardian columnist Deborah Orr on her experience of being prescribed then first taking “anti-depressant”. After five week process she was prescribed by a doctor she never met with no conversation about what to expect … Continue reading

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emotional body signatures


Where in your body do you feel that? Continue reading

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revealing the trauma of war


Excellent article in National Geographic about application of very simple, powerful approach of encouraging vets to make and paint masks as a way to express their pain, their woundedness. As one says… “I THOUGHT THIS WAS A JOKE, I wanted … Continue reading

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What does “trauma informed” really mean?


Trauma does not mean “that shit that happened”. Trauma means “wound”. Trauma is the effect left within us. The essential experience of that effect- “trauma” – is being left feeling disempowered and disconnected . That’s the nature of wound. Thorns … Continue reading

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Why did I go Mad?


BBC Horizon documentary aired in UK on 2nd May, 2017. Why Did I Go Mad? It starts us off in familiar territory, deep within the orthodox belief – the story that that people who hear voices have a thing called … Continue reading

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What’s it like round here?


Seth Godin often pops something into my inbox that shows me a way to say something I’m struggling to find a way to say and to share… Community standards “What’s it like around here?” It’s a fair question to ask … Continue reading

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Understanding Trauma – Peter Levine and his Slinky


Peter Levine’s work unlocks our understanding of how trauma works within us – and how we can heal ourselves and find ways to support others in their healing, In this short [6min] clip he uses a slinky to demonstrate how … Continue reading

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likely the effects of a particularly powerful psychological trauma…


“may well be the effects of  particularly powerful psychological trauma” These are the words of Eugene Bleuler when he first coined the term “schizophrenia” as a way of naming and understanding what he had been observing in patients in his … Continue reading

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Thorns in the spirit…


Trauma means Wound The word “trauma” means “wound”. Trauma is not the thing that happened but the effect left within us by our experiences of what happened.  It can, though leave us experiencing life as if the thing that did … Continue reading

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Trauma is not the thing that happened…


Trauma is not the thing that happened but, in fact, the effect left within us by our experiences
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