Podcast recorded with Ela Sanghera at Virtually Unbreakable. In this video I talk to Ela about the importance of therapy as a parent and how I support my clients with anxiety, depression and trauma. I emphasise the advantages of working holistically and seeking support for your mental health early. I encourage viewers and listeners to help others by helping themselves first.
With so much focus on CYP (child and young people) mental health post-pandemic, I am often asked by parents the best ways to help their child who is full of worry and uncertainty. It can be heartbreaking as a parent watching your child struggling with anxiety, overwhelm and loss.
My route into creative supervision stemmed from my initial training as a drama therapist. Witnessing the huge benefits in using the arts to heal and empower, I became interested in applying creative techniques as a clinical supervisor. I also want to spread the message that the creative arts can be used to help us in so many ways we might not have thought of before!
**This is a blog I wrote in April 2020, during the first coronavirus lockdown in the UK, before I had a website to publish it on!
I have been thinking about this blog and I feel that the main focus of prioritising time for oneself still rings true today and everyday.
Many women are still working from home, juggling work and family life like never before. Some of us are yet to see family and friends that we have been separated from.
So at this point in time, as life is about to start moving forwards and gathering pace, it is important to maintain some of the principles written about here with regards to managing time, connecting with loved ones and ring-fencing space for yourself and your own needs.**
“You’re a what?”
This is usually the next line in a conversation where I’ve been asked what it is I do for a living. So you’re not alone in not having a clue what a dramatherapist is.
“But what is it?”
Usually the follow up question. I have tried a thousand ways to put it into lay terms but usually for people who actually weren’t that interested anyway.
But you’re here because you are interested.
In this guest blog I look at the need for talking about miscarriage. Therapy can provide a much needed space to talk, process and grieve.