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Psychology

The Real Reason We Need Trigger Warnings

“Triggers are like little psychic explosions that crash through avoidance and bring the dissociated, avoided trauma suddenly, unexpectedly, back into consciousness.” Carolyn Spring Rolling your eyes at “trigger warnings” or “content notes”…

Living With An Acquired Brain Injury

'Sorry, could you not ask me two questions at the same time?' my friend Dorothy implores, looking frustrated. She hasn't had an easy time of it, but despite that, she is not one to wallow or complain or put up with people asking her two…

Choosing Therapy

“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.” Shannon L. Alder You've heard of Psychotherapy. And you've heard of Counselling. You're not…

Managing Unhelpful Thoughts

'Why, then, 'tis none to you, for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so' - William Shakespeare, Hamlet. Unhelpful, intrusive thoughts are debilitating and none of us is spared. My favourite one to say sadly to…

Punching Up – Are Rape Jokes Ever OK?

'Who is going to complain about rape jokes? Rape victims? They barely even report rape.'  Sarah Silverman I agree with comedian George Carlin, who said that 'anything can be funny, it all depends on how you construct the joke'.  Another…