I am…

In the immediacy of daily life what  keeps me motivated, happy, and free (most of the time) is the awareness of  the need to control others, particular if I am stressed, tired and or anxious….

Healing  toxic relationship dynamic (co-dependency)  necessitates  being vulnerable, building ego strengths and healthy boundaries to become your own “excavator of the psyche”  is in the unravelling process –  from being what the Sufi’s terms as “being tightly wrapped” requires  a commitment to longterm therapy, meditation and yoga……to reclaim what was shutdown by trauma to trusting yourself in the  journey to authenticity.

Having a stepson come into my life 14 years ago  changed my thinking and assumption of parenting. I needed to go deep into my inner resources and reawaken effortless grace and patience…

I am an alpha babe who can overthink everything, I was addicted to my narrative for a long time in my early recovery, today the narrative is a mirror of my experiences, simpler, succinct and compassionate…

My self care regime is simple: Sleep. Eat. Meditate. Exercise. Upon awakening my mind is trained to   engage  in mindfulness to slow down a lifelong habit of overthinking, reactivity and impatience…ergo ease   into a neutral mindset is a combination of  self-compassion, and self forgiveness…

I have learned the value in letting go…and slowing down…now in my mid 60’s it easier to restore calmness, compassionate self care and ease into stillness – bliss!

Effort and grace engenders being  compassionately curious about  others…no longer judgemental and disempowering are skills that serve me well in my  work as an Addiction Therapist specialising in treating complex  trauma therapy.

Healing intense feelings of helplessness and helplessness can begin with engaging in  holistic therapy to inspire awareness and change. I suggest  hypnotherapy,  somatic experiencing, yoga and meditation.

 

12step  recovery communities embraced holistic therapies many years ago…and I recommend people new to recovery seek  people who have long term recovery, experience/commitment  in their personal therapy,  because the benefits of going beyond addiction recovery social constructs is where you will want to heading…

If nothing changes, thing changes… Internationally recognised as a leader, influencer and expert in addiction:   Dr Gabor Maté’s topical youtube  tutorials can support  your biospychosocial recovery…his talk contains the elements of therapeutic safety, permission and potency to find your way through the complex  layers of addiction and mental healthcare.