Depression is today’s leading cause of “disability” and a spreading epidemic across the globe. 1 in 5 adults in UK suffer from Depression, with women in middle-age being at highest risk. About 55,000 suicides occur across Europe every year, which means that a death occ...
In therapy, your trauma counsellor is your witness. The act of bearing witness does and can facilitate recovery. How is this possible you may ask? How can a witness heal? Where does this notion come from?
We are not born feeling inadequate. Life experiences and emotions create that sense within us in a variety of creative ways. For example, when we were little and we felt afraid or anxious, our mind told us something was wrong with us, not with our environment.
It’s counterintuitive that in a world filled with such densely populated cities and towns, that so many of us feel isolated. In a charity report titled “You’re not alone”, almost seven million people in the UK state that they don’t have a close friend.
If we do acknowledge that we feel a particular way, we often feel ashamed for feeling that way and become self-critical, telling ourselves off for feeling the way we do, saying we are mean, bad or defective for experiencing these emotions.