“I was acting as if I had been traumatised, but I hadn’t. My parents were loving.” So what happened here?
The majority of people I know who think they have BPD (past me included) are really suffering from complex PTSD and confusing the symptoms. So how are they different?
If fear was meant to warn us of danger, anxiety is fear gone mad. Biology might explain trauma response, but why do we emotionally hold on to fear?
I finally got to read Moshe Feldenkrais, who is the father of body-awareness exercises. Do you know how they influence our thoughts and awareness and subsequently, heal trauma?
Nationality-wise I can make claim to 3 countries, but I’m not sure my heart belongs to any of them.
Trauma recovery is kind of my thing. So when a recent trauma threw me, I thought bouncing back would be no biggie.
I don’t miss much from the country I grew up in. I’m only missing the space between the notable events and people.
The people here in the UK are known to have a stiff upper lip;
they hold back on showing their feelings as emotional public displays are discouraged. But why is that dangerous?
While stuck in traffic last Sunday, my friends and I realised that anger is nothing more than being stuck perpetually in our fight response. Why do some things always get the better of us?
In the mind-body school of trauma, movement is a staple to recovery.
Often we associate bodily sensations with danger, so we disassociate. But gentle movement therapy can help!