With a tear in my eye and a heavy heart I write this blog. My mind tells me ‘no this is a mistake’ but my heart assures me ‘following your integrity is never a mistake’. Political views are not my strong point, but my heart and strength of character are; just like most other working […]Read more "Working Class Hero’s"
Self esteem is a very important aspect of personal development; I would go as far as to say it is the backbone of how a person will feel in general. Confidence in one’s own worth or abilities; self-respect http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/self-esteem I believe that self-esteem is something that can slide up and down a scale of good […]Read more "Self Esteem"
Childrens Act 2004 defines emotional abuse as: Emotional abuse is the persistent maltreatment of a child such as to cause severe and persistent adverse effects on the child’s emotional development. It may involve conveying to children that they are worthless or unloved, inadequate, or valued only insofar as they meet the needs of another person. […]Read more "Emotional Abuse of Children"
I feel a little nervous addressing this topic and that makes me smile. The reason is, that working in addiction has been one of the most thrilling, scary, rewarding and satisfying experiences of my life after being a Mother. I like the fact I can still feel nervous about tackling addiction, even with over 10 […]Read more "Counselling in Addiction"
We are all influenced by others, throughout our lives. This one man and his wonderful mind, has influenced me greatly: 1.”One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious.” 2. “Don’t hold on to someone who’s leaving, otherwise you won’t meet the one who’s coming.” 3. “Until you make the […]Read more "Carl Jung"
It is a beautiful day here in Manchester. I have no idea why I am drawn to blog about abuse tactics, but my blogs seem to have a mind of their own. I simply feel a fire in my belly, run with it and before I know it there is a blog. So here is […]Read more "Gaslighting"
I am proud of my 5-year-old daughters ability to produce the greatest of flatulence noises, using only her arm. I have just been pottering around cleaning and she proudly requested my attention, to show me her raw talent. I found myself about to say ‘stop; don’t do that it is rude’ with images in my mind, […]Read more "Verbally Suppressing Children"