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January 6, 2019

The second fear I want to delve into is intimacy. Something I learned over the past year in therapy is that babies subconsciously develop an emotional attachment with their caregivers. Based on what I’ve learned, this is something that happens automatically and can’t be stopped. As sad as it is to s...

December 30, 2018

Everyone has fears. That’s part of being human. Some people’s fear may seem more extreme or irrational to others. A point could be made that our fears stem from past experiences. People with more intense experiences in their past could have fears that don’t make sense to people who haven’t has as mu...

July 1, 2018

For people with trauma, escape is a welcome friend. So dissociation, depersonalisation and daydreaming, become the brains way of protecting them. They are real and potentially life saving necessities. But, sometimes, the threshold for reasonable escape is socially unacceptable or harmful and therefo...

March 21, 2018

I sat in the kitchen, watching television, just like any other day. Suddenly, I started crying. My body started to shake. I couldn't stop the tears from falling. It felt as if someone had ripped my heart out of my chest, as if I had lost my best friend. But none of that happened. I was just watching...

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