Category Archives: Recovery

Ten Ways To Build Resilience

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Different people respond in different ways to trauma. One of the reasons for this is that some people are more resilient to its adverse effects than others and even manage to grow and develop as a person in positive ways Read the rest

Steps To Healing From Childhood Trauma As An Adult

Research shows those who suffer childhood trauma CAN and DO recover.

Making significant changes in life can be a very daunting prospect, but those who do it in order to aid their own recovery from childhood trauma very often find Read the rest

Time Perspective Therapy Can Help Us Live In The Present

 

Based upon Zimbardo’s and Boyd’s (2008) Time Perspective Theory, a therapeutic technique known as Time Perspective Therapy (Zimbardo, Sword and Sword) was developed.

Time Perspective Therapy is predicated upon Zimbardo’s idea that the way in which we Read the rest

Start Your Own Mental Health Blog

 

 

My Own Experience Of Blogging :

I started this blog about five years ago as I believed it would help in my recovery – it has certainly done so.

It has introduced some structure into my life and Read the rest

Controlling Emotions : The Emotional Regulation System

 

If, as children, we experienced, significant and protracted trauma we are at increased risk of developing various psychological difficulties as adults, including an increased risk of developing borderline personality disorder (BPD) and complex posttraumatic stress disorder.

One of the Read the rest

Forgiveness And Its Health Benefits

What Is Meant By Forgiveness In The Context Of Forgiveness Therapy?

Forgiveness in the context of forgiveness therapy does not mean condoning what another person has done to one but is a process that involves letting go of anger, bitterness, Read the rest

Right Brain Therapy : Benefits For Trauma Survivors

 

How Useful Is Right Brain Therapy For Trauma Survivors?

Why is it that right brain therapy may be more appropriate for trauma survivors as opposed to therapies that concentrate largely upon the left brain?

Right Brain And How We

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3 Stages Of Complex PTSD Treatment: Stabilisation, Therapy And Reintegration.

 

 

Complex PTSD treatmentWhat is the best complex PTSD treatment?

The NHS (UK) recommend that those suffering from complex PTSD undergo three stages of treatment. These are as follows :

1) STABILISATION

2) TRAUMA-FOCUSED THERAPY

3) REINTEGRATION

Let’s look at Read the rest

Somatic Experiencing Therapy : Healing The Dysfunctional Nervous System

Dr Peter Levine’s somatic experiencing therapy is predicated upon the idea that the disturbing symptoms of PTSD are substantially caused by the adverse effect our traumatic experiences have had on the way our body and nervous system works.

In essence, Read the rest

Why Some Individuals ‘Bounce Back’ And Thrive After Trauma

 

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I have already published many articles on this site showing how significant and protracted trauma during childhood can lead to the development of a complex form of post-traumatic stress disorder in later life. But some ‘bounce back’ and even Read the rest

Mental Illness, Nature And Nurture And Treatment Implications

 

 

 

 

Above: Environmental factors which increase the risk of developing mental illness. Childhood adverse experiences, especially when repetitive and chronic, are frequently particularly damaging.

We have seen that those of us who suffered significant childhood trauma are Read the rest

Nine Key Recovery Targets For BPD Sufferers

We have already seen from other articles published on this site that those of us who suffered severe childhood trauma are at much increased risk of developing borderline personality disorder (BPD) as adults than average.

We have also examined the Read the rest

Learning To Trust Again After Childhood Betrayal By Parents

 

If we suffered parental abuse during our childhood, this clearly equates to a serious betrayal. Being betrayed by one’s parents is particularly devastating as parents are the very people who are responsible for our psychological welfare and are supposed Read the rest

The Vital Importance Of Having Our Traumatic Experiences Validated.

Research has established, beyond doubt, that, all else being equal, the greater our experience of childhood trauma, the worse both our physical and mental health are likely to be during our adulthood, and the more likely we are to die Read the rest

Constantly Feeling ‘Empty’? Effects And Solutions.

 

 

‘I have of late – but wherefore I know not -lost my mirth, foregone all custom of exercise; and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition, that this goodly frame the earth seems to me a stale Read the rest