Karen Woodley

Birth Stories ‘Post-Natal PTSD and Birth Trauma’

“PTSD nightmares aren’t always exact replays of the event. Sometimes they replay the emotions you felt during the event, such as fear, helplessness, and sadness”. Alice Cariv Post- Natal and Ante-Natal depression affects 1 out of every ten women, according to the NHS, affecting partners and fathers also. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a diagnosis…

Narcissistic and emotional abuse

Narcissists and bullies are most often attracted to people who are sensitive souls that care and have compassion for others. My experience has taught me that where there is Emotional abuse, there is doubt in oneself that causes you to second-guess yourself all the time, unsure whether what you feel is right and makes sense,…

Not knowing what to do,…

Not knowing what to do, how to take care of and tend to your emotional self is okay. For a moment, recognise this; you don’t have to do this on your own This is what therapy is for; it’s a space to learn how to do this with someone else.

When there is Trauma

Trauma is dysregulation in the body system and as Bessel A. van der kolk says in The Body keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma, “it keeps us dumbfounded, and the path out of it is paved with words, carefully assembled, piece by piece, until the whole story can be…