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Workshop: Methods for Unpacking Trauma

Our next workshop on Saturday 29th July 2017 will be looking at methods and tools for helping clients deal with trauma. This will include: historical child abuse and its ripple effects in the family adult experiences, including retraumatization and patterns of

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Focusing on men in grief

A few weeks ago, BBC ONE aired a one-off 60 minute film, Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum And Dad. It focused on grief in men who had lost their partners.  Rio Ferdinand is an English former professional footballer who lost his

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Toolkit for Counsellors gets a great review

Our Cinnabar Toolkit for Counsellors has received a brilliant review in the current edition of Private Practice, BACP’s magazine title for subscribing members. For those of you who aren’t members or subscribers, here is the review in full by Trudi Dargan,

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The hidden wounds: who cares for our veterans?

An article appeared in the Mail on Sunday magazine a short while ago: The hidden wounds are hardest to heal: families struggling with PTSD  Here are Mo’s thoughts upon reading it: “How true that is – these are hidden wounds. These

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Patience at The Tavistock Clinic

Mo read an article about The Tavistock Clinic that moved her a great deal.  The story of Josh, a young boy born to vile and pointless parents. Why did they bother to have a child when all they wanted was

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Tattoos and self-harm scars

We saw an article on the BBC website, part of a series on self-harm where a lady called Becci answers readers’ questions about living with self-harm  This is a lovely article, full of insights from an actual person who has self

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Personality and body

There’s a story in the news this week about a young woman with a personality disorder. She describes herself with insight and paints a picture of the struggle that she feels with her own emotions and the eating disorder that

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Time to Stare

Mo says… Over the last five years I have realised how precious time is. I have rushed about. I have made use of every minute I’ve had in a day. Never giving myself the opportunity to sit and stare and

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A message from a sufferer: you are not alone

P is 34 years old and has had depression and anxiety since the age of thirteen. Despite knowing his triggers, P has difficulty in multiple areas such as family, isolation and other social aspects of life. However, he reached out

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Depression: ‘a cold of the soul’

An article appeared on the BBC News website a few days ago that caught our attention. “How Japan Came to Believe in Depression” describes how an entire society came to appreciate the existence and intractability of depression. Just by being

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