Fear – How Do We Deal With It?

Dealing with Fear

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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Trauma Implications in Chronic Pain – Resolve the Trauma, Resolve the Pain

pain and trauma

Chronic pain costs the Australian economy $A73.2 billion/yr. according to Pain Australia’s Cost of Pain in Australia report at Parliament House, Canberra on Thursday, April 4, 2019.And this says nothing of the massive personal, family and community cost.Very often, in conditions such as CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), the initial injury has healed but the pain continues. Join Judith Richards, creator of TRTP, Dr Dinah Blunt, anaesthetist with many years experience in pain clinics, and Carole Young, a physiotherapist with a career in rehabilitation. In this webinar, they discuss trauma implications in chronic pain and the often associated depression, anxiety and PTSD. Judith, Dinah and Carole have each used TRTP to resolve chronic pain. A very interesting webinar which I hope you’ll enjoy. If you are a therapist seeking to know how …

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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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THE SILENT SUFFERINGS OF BIRTH TRAUMA 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 …


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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