Beware Garrapatas during dating!

Beware Garrapatas during dating!

For those who don’t know what a garrapata is, it’s Spanish for tick. I’m not talking about the mark you long for on your graded paper, but the other kind. A garrapata is the sneaky parasite, who lies in wait in the long grass, until an unsuspecting warm-blooded victim...
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...
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...