Trauma and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Trauma is a complicated thing, one word that can conjure up so many different facets and contexts. I think it is fair to say there is no one definitive ‘traumatic experience’ as each individual will perceive and respond to it differently. In this blog post I want to talk a bit about my own trauma and how I was helped to process it through Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing therapy.

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Come on lads, man up

Recently I have noticed a peppering of showbiz ‘personalities’ who express their frustration with people sharing their experience of mental health, they cry man up! One particular comment is from Piers Morgan, he states: “I’m not convinced by this new trend of male public soul-breaking. Time for our gender to get a grip, methinks. Life’s tough – man up.”

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