The Power of Visualisation in Therapy

As someone who struggles with disassociation and connecting to my body, I have found naming and visualising my feelings to be an incredibly powerful technique for understanding and translating complex emotions into simpler needs that can then more easily be met through my own self-care. This blog post gives you some insight into my experience…

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Therapy Session #5: Body Image and Depression

I take frantic notes after every therapy session with the aim of remembering all of the revelations I came to in that 50 minute period. Most of the notes I take are disjointed blurbs that, when read together, illuminate some kind of unifying message or wider theme. Sometimes I have to think about how to…

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Therapy, Session 2: Self-Care 101

Self-Care 101: ‘Write 1 thing you’re grateful for or like about yourself per day.’ This was my therapist’s response to the prolonged silence and shrug that followed her question about what I need right now. What would self-care look like for me today? A simple enough question, but I stared at her dumbfounded.

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Depression: A Poem

On the way home one evening, when I was in a particularly dark place, I had the clarity and understanding of my headspace to write the following words below. I cherish them still because nothing I have been able to write since has so concisely and aptly captured the extent to which I feel removed…

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