Three Quick Quotes and a FREE resource – 3 February 2021
Firstly, a heartfelt thank you for the extremely encouraging and supportive comments following the release of my new blog and podcast last week ‘Falling down, getting back up again: my journey over the past year’. One evil man acted his evil upon me … and so many caring, compassionate people have responded with love and empathy. I’d say that’s a win for us.
Now, onto this week’s TQQ – providing three quotes, a snapshot of my week, and a free resource. If you enjoy this email, please forward to friends and ask them to sign up here.
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A lot of people, looking at me standing up in front of a hundred or two hundred people, assume that it requires a lot of courage, because they imagine themselves doing the same and the fear of public speaking kicks in. I look at survivors who battle to get out of bed on a morning to go to therapy, and I know that that’s what true courage looks like.
So much of the time while I was in that phase of therapy and life, I felt a failure. I felt pathetic. I felt ridiculously inadequate and undeserving of respect. After all, what kind of person lies in bed on a morning, too terrified to get up?
Now I look back and I am full of admiration that I got up and went to therapy. And equally I admire every survivor who does the same.”
this week’s free resource
‘A flashback is a sudden, involuntary re-experiencing of a past traumatic event as if it is happening in the present.’ Debilitating, overwhelming, even shameful – post-traumatic flashbacks can make our lives hell (and something I’ve battled again this last year, so it feels more relevant to me than ever). This week’s psychoeducational poster is designed to help, and you can download the resource here.
snapshot of my week
Hello Mr Heron! I passed him this week while I was out walking Peps. He was so still, I thought he was a statue … just so much poise and serenity, so still, so elegant, such focus waiting for his dinner … I had a vague thought that maybe I should try to emulate him. But I decided that realism and self-acceptance were the way to go instead. 😉