As much as I dislike watching the news and tend to limit what I take in, it is increasingly difficult to not be affected by the constant bombardment of war footage, terrorist attacks, murder and suffering. When you are a highly sensitive & empathetic person, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the sadness of… Continue reading The aftermath of a traumatic incident
Inspired by a comment made by a friend on her facebook page, I wanted to address the difficulty of finding a balance between self-soothing and running away from emotional pain. I also wanted to write about what it actually means to self-soothe. Self-soothing is about allowing yourself to experience any uncomfortable emotions by using healthy… Continue reading Finding a balance between self-soothing and running away from emotional pain is tough..
Ending the stigma of mental health is still proving to be a challenge, although in the UK we are getting ever closer to our goal of a deeper understanding, tolerance & acceptance of the importance of talking about our mental health. As somebody who has never known what life is like without mental health problems,… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness week
Today marks 1 year since I started Courage Coaching and I can definetely say it has been totally worth it! Although I wasn’t new to wordpress 1 year ago, I was very new to coaching! Since completing my certification and coaching my first clients, it has been both exciting and challenging. Through creating my small… Continue reading 1 year of Courage Coaching
If you have become estranged from your parents, it’s important to remember that this can be a very vulnerable place to be. Making the decision to become estranged from your family may alleviate some of the instant emotional pain after a huge argument, however, many people find that estrangement is a constant battle in their… Continue reading Dealing with parental estrangement
It is important to raise awareness about the challenges a sibling faces when their brother or sister has special needs. Many years ago, when I came across a book writen by a woman who grew up with a special needs sister and the struggles she and so many others like her faced, I felt validated… Continue reading How does having a special needs sibling affect you?
When you don’t get certain basic needs met in your childhood, there will come a time in your future where you will eventually become awakened to these unmet needs. Although this isn’t the same for everyone, there is usually one feeling which is most prevalent for most: ”The feeling of being ripped off” This feeling… Continue reading The loss of what should have been