I am going to tell you a story about a 2-year-old who felt abandoned and how it actually affected her whole life. This little girl was born in a war zone with all the stresses and anxieties that caused but when she was two, her mother was put in hospital in a town for six […]Read More
Are you one of the many people who sometimes feels overwhelmed by the constant pressure and stress? If this happens often there is sometimes another complication. Where people had trauma or especially separation from parents when they are tiny and their brains are developing, the hippocampus and other parts of the brain stem are affected […]Read More hippocampus, more susceptible to stress, overwhelmed, stress, trauma, Why are some more susceptible to stress?
Stress, anxiety and even depression all cause damage and they happen when people get overwhelmed. There may be a build up of months or even years of too much pressure, or it may be because of something sudden and dreadful that happens. Either way it becomes a trauma. It’s a bit like blowing up a balloon, if get […]Read More stress anxiety and depression, trauma
One moment everything is normal then suddenly life changes. Something happened and you are plunged into a whirl of fear, pain and bewilderment. This is trauma. It may be a fall. A car accident, an out of the blue illness, a job loss, something happened to a friend or family member and suddenly life has changed. You […]Read More buried stress or unexplained anger deep inside., trauma, TRTP
A sad fact about our society is that we don’t all live relaxed and pain free lives. Many kids have a very difficult childhood. You either know people in this situation or read about it in the papers or on the news. I see a lot of it in my job as many of you […]Read More pain, stress, trauma, We don’t all live relaxed and pain free lives
Overwhelm is an insidious problem. It shows up in so many areas of your life and it is seriously damaging. You may become overwhelmed at work, by too much attention, by an accident or sudden shock or even by severe trauma of various types. Whatever the cause, when you get overwhelmed a small part of […]Read More Overwhelm is an insidious problem, trauma, TRTP
People are slowly getting back to the workplace after the summer holiday and I hope you had a great Christmas and have had a refreshing break to start the New Year. For many people it is good to get back to a routine, to see work colleagues again while others are juggling childcare because schools […]Read More back to the workplace, PTSD, stress, trauma, workplace stress