Tag Archives: mental health

Writing a Book for Mothers Apart

This week I’ve started writing a book that has been many years in the making. Before this week, I’ve been preparing to spend some time working out exactly what type of book it is that I want to write… a … Continue reading

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Diagnoses are Risky for Mothers Apart

As you can imagine, mothers who have become separated from their children through family courts processes are usually profoundly distressed. Often survivors of trauma, abuse and violence, they sometimes just exist rather than have any quality of life. Estrangements might … Continue reading

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Escaping a loop of unwanted thoughts

I am writing this post to help a client who has been experiencing overwhelming, unwanted and seemingly uncontrollable frightening and distressing thoughts. I hope that it might be helpful to whoever reads it. I have a great deal of personal … Continue reading

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The VIA Inaugural Conference 2014 part two

The VIA Inaugural Conference: Contemporary Development in Violence and Interpersonal Aggression Research on 24.10.14 brought together academics, practitioners and community members to meet and share ideas about matters of violence and interpersonal aggression. Devon Polaschek from New Zealand began the … Continue reading

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