The horrors of bushfires don’t go away when the last fire is out. Effects can live on for months or years in the minds and hearts – and bodies — of many people , whether their involvement was actual or as a witness.
‘Hi, please take a seat,’ I said to my new client, whom I’ll call Ellie, a retired librarian with a sad smile who had booked a one-hour session.
Ellie said, ‘No, I’ll stand thanks, I can’t sit down.’
‘Oh,’ I said.,
Jody had started having heart palpitations that frightened her so much, she was about to go to a doctor for a heart checkup and medication. Her husband and teenage children were also worried about her. I happened to be visiting a neighbour when Jody arrived in tears after a scene with her husband, a familiar event where, she said, he had sounded angry and this had made her cry. Read more
Are you someone who feels emotions deeply, and can’t hide this? Do you feel the suffering of others? Have people told you, ‘You’re just too sensitive, let it go!’
If so, perhaps you are one of the 20% of humans who fit the sensitive temperament profile now accepted by mainstream psychology. Read more
Do you know that many people whose X-rays show skeletal damage have no pain, while many others with identical X-rayed conditions daily battle terrible pain for years?
Surprisingly — modern clinical experience shows that unresolved emotions and traumas can play a major part in maintaining or even creating physical pain. Read more
If you’re often anxious, that’s a worry in itself. You’re not alone in that. Anxiety as a response to stress is close to being the world’s No. 1 health problem these days.
Two-thirds of visits to doctors are because of stress. Read more