How I’m healing trauma trapped in the body

This is a topic that I find really, really interesting, knew nothing about until recently and is pretty much ruling my life at the moment. I don’t much like assuming that you might be a ‘reader’, but if you are, you’ll know that I’ve had quite a bit of success with EMDR. So when it didn’t work for some new symptoms which arose this year (classic 2020, right?) I felt… View Post

On going back to therapy

Hello. Let’s have a bit of honesty, shall we? It’s been three years since I last saw my (utterly brilliant) therapist. I’ve kept her contact details (and given them to quite a few people in that time) but I hadn’t spoken to her in three years – until yesterday. I saw her for about four months over the end of 2016 and beginning of 17, and underwent EMDR treatment for… View Post

The unspoken symptoms of PTSD

PTSD is becoming better-represented in the media and in literature which is great, but I often feel like the same symptoms are shown every time. I think it’s great that awareness, understanding and acceptance are improving but there are a lot of symptoms associated with PTSD and some of them aren’t talked about much, so I decided to share some of the symptoms I experience that are never spoken about… View Post

Why I’ve decided to do a degree

If you’ve read my blog for a while or follow me on social media you may know that I often joke about being late to the party with stuff. All the time. Whether it be TV shows, films, trends, anything. I’m the type of person who saw the hype of Ricky Jervais’ After Life, took no notice of it, watched it a year later than everyone else and sobbed my… View Post

How mental illness changed my view of the world

I feel like the whole pandemic thing has perhaps heightened some of my mental illness experiences (to be expected really, let’s be fair) and it’s kind of obvious to say that trauma and CPTSD can change your view of the world. Trauma changes a person. I was thinking about this lately. Which parts of me are me, as in my personality, and which parts of me are CPTSD-induced? It’s hard… View Post