In my previous blog ‘Is trauma present? The survival self in coaching’ I introduced Franz Rupert’s way of conceptualising trauma through the metaphor of the split psyche. Ruppert says that as a person experiences trauma their psyche starts to split into three - the trauma self, the survival self and the healthy
When things get complicated and troublesome it can not only be difficult to articulate what we are experiencing but we can also become disconnected from our emotions and keep carrying on regardless; regardless of the effect it is having on our well-being.
Self-regulation is a term used to describe the ability to control one’s impulses, including the ability to soothe and calm the body’s responses to stress. Being able to self-regulate is also part of being emotionally intelligent in life and work; enabling us to respond to a situation appropriately as it is in the pres
In my blog ‘Is trauma present? The survival self in coaching’ I explored why it is important to be able to recognise when the survival self* is present in the coaching sp
In my blog ‘How can art help with self-regulation’ I talked about using art to help clients connect to the here and now and be fully present and self-regulate. I mentioned that one of the ways of achieving this is to literally draw the bre
Bilateral drawing is drawing simultaneously with both hands and is sometimes referred to as bilateral doodling or scribbling. It is an exercise in both self soothing and warming up your whole brain.