Healing to Become New

Maybe you’re not healing because you’re trying to be who you were before trauma. That person doesn’t exist anymore- there is a new you, trying to be born. Breathe life into that person. Anonymous I have not written a blog for a long time. My life has taken another trajectory. I still mentor clients 1:1 … More Healing to Become New

What is Success?

Success is being invited into other people’s worlds I ran my first face to face workshop yesterday, the first one since March 2020. I had been mulling over what I was going to deliver, for the past week. My dreams were filled with ideas: examples of what I had used before in workshops, mixed with … More What is Success?

Writing for wellbeing

Wellbeing in the City of Birmingham A wellbeing pop up incentive has been offering therapies and activities for people working in the City centre. Today, I gave a writing for wellbeing taster, on the topic of mental health. We wrote a group poem on emotions, exploring how all emotions are ‘messages’ giving us an opportunity … More Writing for wellbeing

Trauma and using Fairy tale to Heal

It has been well documented and researched that expressive writing- emotional writing- can promote emotional relief with releasing deep-seated feelings from past trauma.  As a therapeutic technique, where the therapist/practitioner is seeing the client as in counselling, tailored writing techniques can be given, gently monitoring the progress of the client. Expressive writing by its design … More Trauma and using Fairy tale to Heal

Menopause at 3 am

It is 3 am sitting with my cat feeling hungry, angry, itchy, flushed, wired, tired and fired up with ideas. I crawled into bed before 11 pm and fell asleep after reading two words from a book (about menopause). Then by 1.30 am I was hot flushing, itching, tossing and turning, throwing the covers off, … More Menopause at 3 am

Writing to heal difficult relationships

How can you use journaling to heal difficult relationships? Can this tool even be used successfully? It can be used to address unforgiveness especially in past relationships where there have been things left unsaid, grievances which have just been left unresolved. Writing unsent letters are perfect for getting all that needs to be said in … More Writing to heal difficult relationships