Our inner protectors

Good morning world! As part of my ongoing CPD I’m currently training in Internal Family Systems. This model is used in family, couple and trauma therapy as a way to understand the protector roles of parts inside of of us and how they may sabotage our healing or connection with others. It was developed by […]

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Article | Complex PTSD and survival responses

With C-PTSD the ‘symptoms’ are survival mechanisms from painful past learning experiences. The body and nervous system remain hypervigilent to danger and danger cues. When the fight/flight response cant be eliminated by either avoidance or attack the system becomes overwhelmed with energy and dorsal vagal response causes an involuntary shut down known as ‘freeze’ mode. […]

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Mindhack | Coregulation for lovers

Morning lovers! 👫👬👭❤🦄 not just heterosexual lovers but any lovers (I liked the colours on the image dont shoot me!) Coregulation is the act of intentional soothing of your nervous system to help another person feel safe. It works because our nervous system has evolved through the Ventral vagal complex to use social cues as […]

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Morning boost!

Hope you don’t mind Pukka (no one hates free advertising surely?!) Autumn is when I switch up my hot drinks. I love a herbal tea and currently I’m on a detox and avoiding my morning black coffee. Turmeric is a wonderful anti inflammatory so I’m giving myself a quick immune boost to avoid any bugs […]

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Hugs

This time of year is tough. The daylight is rapidly shrinking and I notice a shift in mindset in some of my most Resilient clients. This is the time when I double up on bodywork and techniques to soothe a jangled nervous system. It’s the same every Autumn… the lack of daylight and good weather […]

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Inner child work

So I’ve talked about inner child healing before and it’s a big topic in therapy and wellbeing circles. In fact as I’m sat here in a busy cafe drinking coffee in town I can see lots of different behaviour patterns being played out in kids and parents alike. Its where my former early years professional […]

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Healthy boundaries

Something shifts gears once you begin to foster healthy boundaries… and it’s one of the transitions I love witnessing with my clients. In particular you can see the change in their relationships which were perhaps quite codependent and unhealthy in their patterns. How the person talks about their needs starts to change from focussed on […]

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