When Identity is Withdrawn

I am a Writer for ‘The Parkinson’s Experience’ global community. Identity is a significant subject for people living with a chronic health disease/illness or disability. For some, the chronic health problem or disability is with them from birth.  In those cases the person’s identity, as being someone living with a chronic health problem or disability, […]

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Festive Tears on Standby

I am a Writer for ‘The Parkinson’s Experience’ global community. For me, this has been a landmark year.  With the high points including the many fun gatherings with family and friends, making wonderful new friends, a move to focusing on developing my writing career, taking up new study,  achieving a long sought diagnosis for my […]

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You Are Not to Blame

Surviving the loss of a loved one, who took their own life through suicide, has a number of complexities that the natural death of a loved one, may not necessarily have.  Some, or all, of the following responses are common: Shock Frustration Anger Disbelief Denial Helplessness Fixating on the imagined, or known, image of the […]

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A Fond Farewell

Contrary to what one might expect, one of the most difficult aspects of completing a course of Counselling or Psychotherapy is, for some, the ending itself.  The final stages of therapy, as much as the ending itself, may serve as a reminder of other endings that have been experienced in life or may simply be an emotional […]

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