I was intrigued by the idea of strawberry mist – I believe Londoners were treated to clouds of it on New Year’s Eve, with some ‘Peach Snow’ thrown in for good measure. It sounded far more pleasant than it was, I was sure, so I rang my friend who lives in central London to ask […]
Author Archive | Joanna Traynor
What to do if you suspect your child is a victim of cyberbullying? If your child is cyberbullied ensure they feel (and are) safe and secure. Convey unconditional support. Demonstrate that you both want an end to the trouble – the same end result: t Work together to find a mutually‐agreeable course of action. […]
War and Peace According to Orwell, words, properly arranged are as good as ammunition. We all know the pen is mightier than the sword but violence is only half the story. Words also have the power to inspire and heal. When we tell tales we create pictures in our mind’s eye. These are pictures that […]
With all that time on your hands, and with everyone you know at work or looking for work, it’s easy to feel isolated and so ‘of little worth’ to the world. This can have the knock on effect of diminishing your status and leaves you with long periods of time to ruminate on your so […]
Alain de Boton gives a fairly eloquent account of the link between anxiety,self worth and the career success culture.
Young people who have experienced psychosis created and starred in this production which conveys the atmosphere and full impact of a psychotic episode in a creative and disciplined format.
Elyn Saks makes a plea – to treat people with mental health with dignity and respect, in hospital, in the media and in work. She talks eloquently about her own experiences of psychosis.
DO NOT ATTEMPT THE EXERCISE HERE WHILST IN A PSYCHOTIC STATE AS IT MAY INTENSIFY YOUR EXPERIENCE – THE EXERCISE IS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED PSYCHOSIS AND ARE CURRENTLY ENJOYING A STATE OF RECOVERY AND REFLECTION. A key feature of a psychotic episode is the experience of hallucinations. Embedded in most hallucinations, there […]