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Somatic experiencing changed my life (or how I learned to be at home in my body)

It’s 7:30 at night, and this all too familiar unease sets in again. A restlessness, a feeling that whatever it is, I’m not doing what I’m supposed to be doing. Yet I stay slouched on the couch. And that’s where somatic experiencing comes in. Over the years, I’ve turned from an avid novel-reader to an … Continue reading Somatic experiencing changed my life (or how I learned to be at home in my body)

I’m so terrified of being a bad mother, I’d rather not be a mum at all sometimes

I was watching a mother-daughter duo on the tube today, how carefully the mum would adjust her daughter’s woollen hat, and started welling up with tears. She was clutching her little one’s hand tightly even sat down, as if she was terrified of loosing her amid the rush hour madness. I sympathised, thinking “if I … Continue reading I’m so terrified of being a bad mother, I’d rather not be a mum at all sometimes