Mental health

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What’s your REAL story?

Today, we watched a documentary made by a well known YouTuber. This documentary didn’t deliver what it promised. The title was enticing, but in the end it displayed a lack of something I’ve felt very […]
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What is empathy?

Empathy is a recurring theme in the things I like to think and talk about. Along with sympathy, emotion, mental health and the relationship between these concepts. I like to think that if I had […]

Tearing down the house – 6

To all therapists who did not recognize the childhood abuse survivor that was sitting in front of you. Do you have children of your own? Do you regularly drag them by the hair or ears […]

Hiraeth

Hiraeth is a Welsh concept of longing for a home which you can’t return to or one that was never yours. not necessarily a house, but a homely feeling such as love. It can be loosely […]

On dealing with triggers

Yesterday, Joep was cranky. Nothing on the computer was working. He got progressively more upset. This is a trigger for me. We both know this and deal with it when it happens. This time, I […]

Somatic Experiencing

Today, I had an intake for Somatic Experiencing. I’m on a waiting list for trauma therapy, but that’s 15 more weeks from now and I decided that I’m not going to sit by idly and […]