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How understanding ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT can heal us from childhood trauma

When we've experienced childhood trauma it can be really difficult to break free from its devastating impact even many years down the line. It might make little or no sense to us why someone who was supposed to nourish and protect us could behave so cruelly, and we may find ourselves stuck in a place of deep anger, resentment, bitterness, pain and confusion. Whilst this video isn't a magic-wand solution in freeing ourselves from trauma (we still have to do the healing work which takes time, compassion, bags of self-love and patience) I really do hope that by understanding a little bit about arrested development you may regard it as a healing tool on your journey in the way I have.

How do you support your partner when you both have mental health issues?

Depressive and anxious episodes in others can sometines feel triggering if you already have a sensitivity towards experiencing those states. Trying to be an anchor for your loved one when you’re in a dark space yourself can feel overwhelming and you may find yourself drained, not really knowing how to give. Here’s my top-five tips for riding out the storm together.

#MeToo

As we herald the first anniversary of the sexual assault movement #MeToo I started to reflect on my own experiences. I’d always considered the things that happened to me weren’t bad enough to warrant disclosure and that anything which occurred must’ve been my fault anyway...

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