Trauma and EMDR

What Is EMDR? Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful psychological treatment that has been used effectively for over 20 years in a variety of international settings and cultures with many different types of psychological distress. How Was EMDR Developed? In 1987, psychologist Dr Francine Shapiro made the chance observation that eye movements

DVA Mental Health Support

Factsheet HSV99 – Mental Health Support Article from: Purpose This Factsheet outlines mental health services for the veteran and ex-service community. When do I seek mental health support? If you are worried about how you are feeling or coping, then help is available. You may be feeling sad, anxious, or angry. You may be

Help my Family to Grieve

Help my Family to Grieve Grief is a normal, natural and inevitable response to loss, and can affect every part of our life. It is varied and different for everyone, including children and adolescents. Common grief reactions (Adults and children) Anger Anxiety (including separation anxiety) Bedwetting Behaviour changes Changes in eating pattern Guilt Physical complaints

Trauma Exposure and EMDR

TRAUMA EXPOSURE A degree of psychological distress is very common in the early aftermath of traumatic experience and can be considered a part of the normal process.  However, when distress continues, following a traumatic event, and is severe enough to interfere with important functioning of your life, it can no longer be considered as a

Trauma, PTSD – Why Me?

We all deal and react to trauma differently. I’ve experienced this while working with children and young people in the child protection system and their natural and foster families, working with children with challenging behaviours, veterans, people with acquired injuries (permanent disabilities), victims of crime and their perpetrators, adult survivors of child sexual abuse, people

Bullying in the Workplace

  Is your perfect job beginning to lose its shine?  Are you starting to feel emotionally overwhelmed?  Have you lost or are losing your confidence?  Do you feel manipulated and you are not sure who you can trust? Are you are confused because things don’t seem to be what they are meant to be?  Are