One of our biggest causes of anxiety, fear, grief and even anger is that we live in a world where we have the illusion that we can control everything. We can’t. We want the world to stay the same. It won’t. Change is inevitable, in fact it’s constant, we just don’t tend to see it, but small changes happen every day.
I use metaphor a lot. I find that it works to my strengths and my therapy style. It’s certainly not the only therapy tool I use, but it’s one that I have found to be very successful. It works, because it is a story with a purpose, and is therefore SYMBOLIC.
I may be a bit of an old fart, but I do know something about computer games, I was young-ish when home entertainment consoles appeared, my first was a Spectrum, …
Traditionally, mental health has always been the poor relation when it comes to funding. If this situation does not improve, the consequences of Covid-19 may echo down future years for some time to come.
This is the hardest blog I’ve ever had to write. If your child came home from school and told you a story like this, you would be outraged.
To my surprise, I have learned that a lot of war criminals were female. And most of them escaped justice after the war. They weren’t unwilling, they were just as callous and vicious as the male war criminals.
Is it a bit dramatic to say ‘A survivor’s story?’ I don’t think it is, because depression is awful. And this is my story.
You may have seen the recent story about Caster Semenya and the debate about gender identity that surrounded it. Here is the BBC link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/48131074 I’m just a simple guy …
I thought I’d share this with you all, because my parents in some ways were total opposites. Just like a battery- one positive and one negative.
Can therapy be fun? That’s an interesting question, can therapy indeed be fun. After all, therapy can be a tough place to be. You are sitting opposite someone you don’t …