Adversity & support · Child abuse · complex ptsd · Dysfuntional relationships · Emotional abuse · mental health · Mental illness · Narcissistic abuse · Narcissistic abuse syndrome · personal coaching · recovery · self care · Shame · Trauma Bonding & Love addiction · Uncategorized · Youtube videos

Why is going ‘no contact’ so hard?

It’s been an extremely busy few days for me recently, which means my blog posts and youtube videos have had to take a back seat. Work has been a priority, with little time for writing and reflecting. I have also had an influx of emails from people needing immediate support dealing with narcissistic individuals. It… Continue reading Why is going ‘no contact’ so hard?

Blogging · Coaching tips · Depression · Gratitude · personal coaching · Resilience · self care

How to live with gratitude

Gratitude is a very important tool that most of us don’t use as often as we could. To be grateful for all that we have in our life can bring a certain sense of contentment and peace. Studies have been done, which show that gratitude improves both mental and physical health. Gratitude can reduce feelings… Continue reading How to live with gratitude

Compassion · complex ptsd · Life (Personal Coaching) · personal coaching · Resilience · self care · Self-reflection & self-awareness

Coaching takes courage

This new coaching chapter in my life is giving me great joy and fulfillment. It isn’t something I ever really imagined myself doing a few years ago and now that I am, I am very much enjoying the interaction with people on a one to one basis. I know how much courage is required to… Continue reading Coaching takes courage

anxiety · Coaching tips · Depression · Life tips · mental health · Mental illness · personal coaching · self care

Self-care chart

When you are struggling from a mental illness, self-care can sometimes take a back seat. You forget or are unable to eat properly. You have trouble sleeping which then results in not having the motivation and energy to do much at all. You can become more isolated when trying to cope and can even forget… Continue reading Self-care chart

anxiety · Child abuse · Coaching tips · Depression · Dysfuntional relationships · Emotional abuse · Mental illness · Narcissistic abuse · personal coaching

Breaking the cycle of your childhood abuse-Start being kind to yourself

Of course it isn’t as simple as the 4 things written in the photo but it is definetely true that in order to break the horrible pattern of abuse from your childhood, you have to stop abusing yourself. YOU hold the answers to how much you will recover and it is up to you to… Continue reading Breaking the cycle of your childhood abuse-Start being kind to yourself

anxiety · Depression · personal coaching · Uncategorized

Unhelpful thinking styles/Cognitive distortions

This link below gives you a useful list of all the unhelpful thinking styles that we might use in our daily lives.For those of you who suffer from depression or anxiety, keeping an eye on your thinking style is really important. Try and challenge those negative thoughts by replacing them with more positive or helpful… Continue reading Unhelpful thinking styles/Cognitive distortions

Child abuse · Domestic abuse · Dysfuntional relationships · Emotional abuse · Narcissistic abuse · personal coaching

Tips on forming a healthy relationship after you’ve experienced an emotionally abusive one

It can be quite worrying to think about a new relationship especially if the previous one was emotionally scarring for you. Emotional abuse in an intimate relationship can erode you self-esteem, your trust and your ability to believe in the possibility of healthy love. I have been there in the past and know really well… Continue reading Tips on forming a healthy relationship after you’ve experienced an emotionally abusive one