Karen Woodley

TENDER HEART

When there is complex trauma in our bodies, it can feel like our hearts are broken. I want to remind you that I know there is hope, and hope is a very beautiful thing! The most important message in healing from trauma for me, and I want to share with you, is to go slowly…

Being groomed as an adult woman

Whatever happened to people who love because they love? Who knows how to love without destroying someone, without their selfish ego needing to be adored? Why do we women allow this to happen? “Because our relational needs, human needs were not met, have not been met, and we are vulnerable, we do not see the…

The Integrating Adult Ego State

  Ego States are a fundamental theory of TA. They explain the complex voices and feelings we all hear and act out. Today I am sharing ideas on the Adult ego state and how we can strengthen and grow this because it is the reality of the moment, and it is easy to be out…

How to stop being caught in dramas that keep you stuck

The Drama Triangle developed by Dr Stephen Karpman in 1968 helps us see where we get stuck in relationships, be they at work, intimately or in any situation. It’s called the drama triangle because it explains how we play games when we are not living authentically and trusting ourselves! You might find that you often…

It turns out the human connection is what cures

During this lockdown Doctors have been prescribing antidepressants too readily as the BBC last week reported saying that the number of people accessing talking therapy has fallen. Here in Wales, it has fallen considerably. At the same the government in Norway are giving more people power over their lives by being open to medication –…