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Complex Post Traumatic Stress DIsorder C-PTSD Complex PTSD is where several traumatic events have occurred, usually in childhood, and which have a massive ongoing impact years later. I see it a lot with survivors of institutional abuse, sustained abuse over years, survivors of regular violence in the home and so on. Trauma is a 'psychological injury' it's a result of…
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Why I have a love/hate relationship with “Acceptance”. Back when I was worrying all the time, only seeing the negative, going over and over every conversation, stressing before anything social and generally living wound-up and in a panic, there were a lot of memes and quotes out there saying you have to accept where life is at and learn to…
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Negative and never sees the good…

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We all know the person who always spots the problems. 9 things right don’t matter… the one wrong is all they comment on. The worst-case scenario is the only one. Everything someone does is viewed as bad. It’s almost like they can’t wait to make the sharp comment or point out the problem. Everyone else is enjoying the day out…
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Of late I’ve found myself talking a lot about holding back.

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That sense of not being able to focus or push through, which distracts us into time wasting. Rather than do what we need to do we waste time on Facebook, Netflix, mindless games etc. Usually with a sense of ‘why bother, it won’t work’, ‘there’s too much to do to even start’, ‘I can’t do that’. Speaking at the Midlands…
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5 Top reasons people stay stuck in Anxiety.

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    Sometimes people will know they’re anxious. They’ll even say things like ‘I’m too anxious to do that’, they will worry all the time, always see the negative, lie awake unable to sleep, rerun conversations, even have panic about travel or groups of people etc. and yet they endure. What is it that makes it so easy to stay…
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