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New Beginnings

In my preparation for coming ‘back to work’ I glanced through old comments and notifications and found a comment left in 2008 “How do I know I am with the right therapist”? I don’t know how I answered back then, but today I thought “What an interesting question”. How do therapists/counsellors know that they are …

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Hearing Voices: From The Inside Out

This is a lovely 14 minute clip of Eleanor Longden describing her journey from a perceived madness to recovery. Besides any doubts we may have of her diagnosis of schizophrenia, her process of recovery sounds very much like recovery from DID. Take care, take faith, and take hope.

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ACC: 6 Months After The Review

Almost 6 months have passed since the Independent Review came out about the state of affairs regarding the hotly disputed ‘New Clinical Pathway’. Since then the ‘sexual abuse community’ (if you can call it that) has been holding its breath waiting for the changes to be implemented. Unless something slipped through my radar, nothing has …

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Letter To My Younger Self

Today I came across a lovely blog post from a fellow blogger. The title is “Letter to My Younger Self”. I became curious to see what Rachel (the blogger) wrote. Those of you who know me will understand that: I hold the strong belief that a big part of the recovery journey  is to find a …

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Does Counselling Work?

  The other day, on my way to town, I listened to talk-back radio questioning the counselling industry and wanting to hear from listeners whether counselling ever worked for them. Listening to some of the comments made, I was amazed how quickly people are prepared to judge without bothering to do at least some research, …

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For New Zealand survivors of child sexual abuse: make your voice heard about the new ACC clinical pathway. Take a few moments and fill out the survey > http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=K1aUq_2fEWmsjDWLZHzeL_2bdA_3d_3d

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Climbing the Mountain of Sexual Abuse Recovery

This blog is about climbing the mountain of recovery from sexual abuse. It’s about the struggle, the hopelessness, the hurt, the obstacles, and the joy that comes with undertaking such a transformative journey. I remember one of my teachers saying: “Therapy is like climbing a mountain. You have a guide/therapist who knows the territory and …

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Dissociation – Multiplicity – Recovery

I wish all my readers a wonderful ‘TwentyTen’. As the new year begins we are looking forward to the coming days, weeks, and months hoping that the hard times of the past year are behind us. I hope that you find in the New Year all you need: support, love, care, rest, peace, healing, and well-being. …

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It’s This Time of The Year Again …

Hi Everyone! It’s this time of the year again … you hear Christmas songs everywhere – (I spent all morning baking gingerbread houses) – people here DownUnder get their swimsuits out while those Northerners huddle around fireplaces wrapped up in warm socks and pullovers. I fiure, this is just the right time to play a little …

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Multiple Voices

  Are you interested in Dissociative Identity Disorder? Do you wonder what it means to be a ‘multiple’? You’ll find heaps of information on my     Multiple Voices Blog Maybe you feel as if there are more than one ‘people’ inside your head?  Maybe you are just curious? Go and have a look!   …

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