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Rage – the healing emotion

Rage – the healing emotion

I do voluntary admin work on a Domestic Violence Facebook group. Every day women post their unedited rage at what has happened to them. Some of what has happened to them makes very difficult reading: extreme cruelty described in livid technicolour. It got me wondering...

Barriers to seeking psychological help for professional women

Barriers to seeking psychological help for professional women

I once had a rather nasty acquaintance say to me, ‘If you’re a Psychologist, how come you got into a bad relationship? Shouldn’t you have known better?’ That statement cut me to the core because at some deep level I thought it was true. Here I was with all my degrees,...

A Therapist’s Frustration with Trauma Bonding

A Therapist’s Frustration with Trauma Bonding

Trauma Bonding is in simple terms a neurochemical addiction. When an individual is in a relationship, they seek out physical connection and comfort. With this connection comes a lovely buzz of oxytocin – the ‘love/cuddle/bonding hormone’. Oxytocin is nature’s way...

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