62: Guarding Your Mental State This Christmas

62: Guarding Your Mental State This Christmas

Look after yourself as a matter of priority this Christmas.

The added social and financial pressure of this time of year can be the tipping point for those of us with mental illness or a history or trauma.

In this episode I discuss why this happens, and what you can do to manage yourself this festive season!

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59: Believe People When They Talk Trauma (+ Patreon Supporter Questions)

59: Believe People When They Talk Trauma (+ Patreon Supporter Questions)

This episode has three parts:

1) I give a preview reading of my next blog post titled “If someone opens up about their trauma - believe them!”

2) I answer three Patreon supporter questions

3) Updates on the progress of How To Get Your Sh!t Together, as well as some other housekeeping.

Enjoy!

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16: What Happens When You Talk About Trauma

16: What Happens When You Talk About Trauma

"When you open up and start to talk about your traumatic experiences, a few things will happen.

More memories will come flooding in and that may become overwhelming. In addition, people will react differently to what you will expect. Some will be supportive and will share their own experiences, while others will disbelieve what you say..."

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14: Reclaiming Your Childhood Through Writing

14: Reclaiming Your Childhood Through Writing

"Writing has been one of the most therapeutic things that I have done. I started with poetry, but quickly moved into a longer format of fiction and blogs, culminating with a book ..."

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8: Why You Shouldn't Let Your Trauma Define You

8: Why You Shouldn't Let Your Trauma Define You

"There is a risk of falling into the trap of defining ourselves based on our trauma. We might relive it over and over again -in our minds, contemplating what happened, wishing it was different.

Or perhaps we are the complete opposite - running and hiding from it, doing everything we can to not accept the event as part of our past. Perhaps we do both..."

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