Domestic Abuse – It’s not always physical violence


Domestic Abuse has many forms – it is not always physical violence. Every week, TRTP Practitioners successfully treat survivors of domestic abuse. So often we are not even aware that what we’re experiencing is actually abuse. It creeps up… when it’s not physical violence, we shrug it off with excuses: ‘Oh he’s just feeling stressed this week.’ ‘It’s okay, she’s just feeling vulnerable and at risk right now. She’ll be okay soon.’ And the big one: ‘If only I could DO better. If only I could BE better, he wouldn’t have to get so frustrated and angry.’ If you have ever lived in any of the abusive environments listed below, your anxiety and depression actually be a PTSD symptom. It …

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High Performance and Self Sabotage

TRTP Blog Webinar Trauma High Performance and Self Sabotage

This is a must-see webinar for those who work with high-level athletes, performing artists or business people. Hosted by Judith Richards, creator of The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) and Sally Wilson, a coach and mentor for high-achievers in the arts, sports and business. READ MORE ABOUT THE PRESENTERS ———————————————– As a former international opera singer, Sally Wilson knows a thing or two about being at the top of your field. And she’s discovered first-hand what it feels like to step away from the spotlight and lose your identity. Through coaching, Sally helps her clients let go of their self-sabotaging beliefs and discover freedom, joy and fulfilment. As an accredited TRTP™ practitioner, Sally uses evidence-based practices to create changes that are …

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Fear – How Do We Deal With It?

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We live in interesting times… There is a supposed Chinese curse, ‘May you live in interesting times…’ These are certainly interesting times… And Fear abounds. The planet seems to be overtaken by it. What should we do with it? How should we deal with it? How can we assist our clients to be ok? Please enjoy our latest webinar where we discuss just that – ‘How do we deal with Fear?’ The panel: 1. Dr Helen Mursell, clinical psychologist 2. David Cluff, counsellor, psychotherapist 3. Judith Richards, creator of TRTP (The Richards Trauma Process) Such an important issue that impacts so many… If you are a therapist seeking to know how you can be trained in TRTP, click here. If you …

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Domestic Violence – the Trauma Behind Closed Doors

Domestic Violence – the Trauma Behind Closed Doors

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – THE TRAUMA BEHIND CLOSED DOORS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (DV) occurs across ALL ages, genders, socioeconomic and demographic groups. There is a common misconception that domestic violence only occurs in low socioeconomic demographics. This is simply not true. There is also a common misconception that DV only affects women. This is also not true. A building where domestic violence occurs is not a home. It is just a house. Living under the barrage of insults, control, violence, anger, blame, threats or rage creates a volatile and anxious daily life. And not to mention, the devastating and distressing effects on the children involved. Family violence refers to violence between family members, typically where the perpetrator exercises power and control over …

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Women who have had a complicated or traumatic birthing experience may experience on-going symptoms after the arrival of their baby – from PTSD, with its flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety etc, to post-natal depression, emotional shutdown and inability to connect with their new baby and partner. It is also common for women to describe their labour as ‘normal’, even though their experience was so very distressing. They are often left confused and feeling that they are “not enough” as a mother. The causes of a woman’s distress during her birthing experience are many. A traumatic birth can be described as one that causes a woman to feel any one of these feelings: powerless confused disregarded abandoned fearful unheard Women who have these …


How can I calm myself?

TRTP Blog - How can I calm myself?

How can I calm myself quickly?  Sometimes it feels impossible, doesn’t it? It’s as if we’ve been taken over completely by our feelings. It’s a great question and there are a number of answers – and yes, some of them DO ACTUALLY WORK!!! Here’s one answer that is really effective.  I give it this short, easy exercise the very technical name: ‘Bum On Seat’… This is what you can do to calm yourself.  Stay with each step for a little while, until you feel some stillness, some feeling of expansion happen within you. Become aware of the seat below you.  Become aware of the softness/firmness/texture of the seat.  Become aware of the support… and notice as your body becomes heavy …

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