Escaping domestic violence is hazardous

Escaping domestic violence is harder than you think Escaping domestic violence sounds so easy to people who have not had to negotiate it, mused Sophie as she cleared up the kitchen sink after washing up the night-before dishes. She deliberated about whether to speak about the chapter that Bea had read the previous evening. Sophie … Read more

The Way Back after trauma

The Way Back after traumatic times is assisted by family support The way back to Sophie’s aunt’s place was more directly achieved by continuing forward, rather than turning around and retracing her route. She closed her phone photo of the computer screen showing the area she’d selected for the trip while on WIFI at Bea’s … Read more

Counselling Availability Taking Bookings

Counselling Availability Taking Bookings is a rare find Counselling Availability Taking Bookings – You mightn’t believe it But after a medical emergency in hospital and recuperation, I’m Fit and well-rested so taking bookings again. Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD and Relationship Specialist has increased counselling availability taking bookings to help with COVID spread in WA. If you … Read more

Strangulation attempts are now a crime

Strangulation attempt creates fear which is control Strangulation attempt. The question Sophie put to her ex at the court hearing got absolutely no response from behind the screen between him and her. The thought caused Sophie to cover her face as it intruded. Her typing could not keep up with a tsunami of information gushing … Read more

Near-death experiences leave PTSD

Near-death experiences are more frequent than you think Near-death experiences (NDE) research led me to a summary of the literature 😊 Do I really need to go to another reference with this article that mentions a wide range of literature, including one of my favourite books Tibetan Book of the Dead, which describes the mind … Read more

Professional Pride can hinder our health

Professional Pride prevents help seeking Professional pride often gets in the way of asking for the help we need, Sophie thought as she cycled to a large parkland marked on the map, due south of her aunt’s village. The farm houses were all built in the characteristic provincial themes, but each one was unique. The … Read more

Licorice or Liquorice can kill you

Licorice or Liquorice suppliers need to have warning signs Licorice is either loved or hated by people & spelt Liquorice in Australia. The reality is – it can be extremely dangerous – even drinking a few cups of Liquorice tea for more than a month could KILL YOU especially if you have any weakness in … Read more

Remembrance Rituals help us refocus

Remembrance Rituals for Post-traumatic Growth Remembrance Rituals help us refocus and look back on traumatic events in a way that promotes Post-traumatic Growth 😊 We reflect on our progress from that day and hopefully discuss with our support network. It’s important to focus on what has helped us through that time, and manage the PTSD … Read more

Why women don’t just leave Domestic Violence

Why women don’t just leave Abusive Relationships? Why women don’t just leave partners who control them financially, socially, and generally coerce them or become violent towards them? People just don’t understand until they’ve been there themselves, Sophie thought as she packed her picnic things and the tablet computer into the paniers on Bea’s E-bike. A … Read more

Professional counsellors need to use domestic violence checklists

Professional counsellors need training to identify, motivate and constructively support people to leave abusive relationships Professional counsellors were only just beginning to become alert to domestic violence at the time I left my home in 2008, Sophie thought as she walked back from the supermarket with her aunt Bea’s sturdy old shopping trolley, filled with … Read more