I have to remember on nights like today how far I’ve come. It’s hard because today I had a lot of things to do, a lot of places to be and lots of people to meet and I was overwhelmed from the moment I woke up. Instead of clearing my head, prioritising those things that… Continue reading Relapse of worry
I made it, I can't tell you yet that I enjoyed it or that I got anything out of it, but I did it. I came home actually feeling less positive and more helpless. I spent the whole group trying to answer questions in the right way, because it's a group. I don't want to… Continue reading Group therapy: week 1
I have been attending counselling for around six weeks and have recently been looking back on my experience so far. When Sarah asked me to write a guest post on the subject, it was perfectly in line with my current state of reflection. As always, I want to give a balanced view so that anyone… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Counselling – Guest Blog by Ruth in Revolt
I was laid awake, wide awake, a couple of years ago & when I headed to my CBT assessment which I had self referred, I showed the lady this text I had sent to my family & friends. She was quite alarmed & said that CBT wasn't going to help. Since then I've just been… Continue reading A text I once sent… which meant I was too anxious for CBT
When we suffer from all kinds of mental health problems, it can change us, often into people we don't want to be. What I also need to say at this point is that right now I'm in a great place, so if you're reading it, please don't think I'm wandering down the dark staircase, it's… Continue reading I don’t always know how to behave – that’s what a personality disorder is, but I promise I’m trying!
As some of you know already, but in case not, my name is Sarah Cardwell & I’m a 35 year old mum of 2 girls with anxiety & Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. I'm at EA at Good Things Foundation & I'm very passionate about helping signpost others & raising awareness, and one day I hope… Continue reading Wellbeing and mental health event planning
I had sensibly planned to spend my mums anniversary with my besties! Jess had agreed to accommodate us, Alex travelled down from Stobo on the Scottish Borders & Lydia travelled up from London. I have had a blast. I've been anxious several times over the weekend but they all knew, allowed me to be honest… Continue reading The Girls Weekend was my latest therapy & sparkle