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Hello you

I have a diagnosis. Frankly, I don’t know how or what to feel about it. I’ve been in free-fall ever since I saw the lady who wrote this letter; almost 4 weeks ago now. The occasion was an assessment for trauma informed therapy. It was the first time I had spoken to a professional about […]

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Therapeutic Arts & Crafts

The Trauma Tree

Are you, are youHiding in the tree?It harbours a childWhom none could or would seeStrange things did happen hereNo stranger would it beIf we met at midnightIn the trauma tree Are you, are youHowling at the tree?Where grown folk turned roundPlaying no can seeNo stranger would it beIf we met at midnightIn the trauma tree […]

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Goldilocks

Isn’t it funny how our mind and body shield us from remembering our traumas until the circumstances are just right for you to safely start processing them? I saw it many years in my Mum, whom in her hour of need finally found a kind soul who was receptive to her extremely private nature and […]

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Faery Tales

When I was a toddler, I used to have a record player with a series of recorded faery tales by the Grimm broths and Hans Christian Anderson.  They were set to classical music; Strauss, Mozart, Smetana and other contemporaries of the Romantic period. I would spend hours and hours in my little room, pottering about […]