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How to stop involuntary recall, or flashbacks, of PTSD

Our subconscious, like a library of DVDs As a new guest blogger for the 70/30 Campaign I have been asked to share with you my most recent blog on my own website about the involuntary recall, or flashbacks, of PTSD. Imagine a library. Full of DVDs. With information on...

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I wish my teacher knew….

Last week I attended a mental health first aid course run by Mental Health First Aid, (https://mhfaengland.org/) it was excellent and covered everything from - What influences mental health, Depression, Anxiety, Suicide ideologies, Psychosis, Self-harm and Eating...

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Attachment

I was 38 when I had my son - plenty of time then to sort my shit out - 20 years later than my mum - you'd think that by then I would have half a clue - you'd be wrong of course. I was clueless. Because you cannot know what you haven’t been taught or more importantly...

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Tears of a Clown

As a researcher in the arena of childhood and youth, in particular how cultural narratives impact on children and young people it is not unusual that personal experience impacts upon the topics that I choose to study. One such incident occurred last year, following a...

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The Gender Agenda

When a new baby is born one the very first things we ask is "Is it a boy or a girl?" When we ask that question what is in our minds? Do we really want to know the biological  details of how this child will physically reproduce when it is older? I suggest not. I don't...

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Kids and Teens in Crisis?

Wow, where did it all go wrong? Having lived and breathed the ‘crisis’ around school within our own family for almost a decade, I realise now so much has changed. Back then I felt like we were alone, one of a kind, we didn’t fit the mould, square peg, round hole...

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Happy Tapping with Mia & Charlie

A little bit of hope for the family of an anxious child. Some families sail through their children’s childhood years without a hitch and that is great for them but sadly others have a daily struggle in getting their children settled into bed, sleep in their own room...

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My experience dealing with childhood trauma

Emotional numbness is often used as a coping mechanism that can be necessary to protect us psychologically from traumatic events. It has helped many people survive adverse childhood experiences – however this can later damage their ability to build healthy...

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The Window of Tolerance

 Dan Seigul first named the Window of Tolerance, as the level of arousal in which a person can function to the best of their ability. When an individual is in this zone they are able to process their surroundings and regulate themselves in a positive way. When we are...

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Behaviour, Consequences and Discipline

Children’s behaviour…  as parents and carers we all know how this impacts on our lives. We also know about the consequences of a person’s actions. Many of us think we have a fair grasp of discipline but what does discipline actually mean to you? There are many...

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Picking up the pieces: A false economy

With child abuse and neglect, it’s the emotional cost that hits us all the hardest. But when it comes to providing the services that could reduce the number of victims and the severity of the damage done, the language of Government is that of money. As such, how such...

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

  Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on both a person's lifelong health & well being and future opportunities. Traumatic and negative events in ones childhood, known as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), have previously...

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LISTEN TO THE LITTLE VOICE…

This is a stick- well that’s pretty obvious but if I invited you to imagine a stick, would it have been this very one? It might have been similar but it could not possibly have been this particular one. This stick is unique. It has twists and turns. It has formed in...

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