Grief & How to Survive

Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter If you are here reading this, you are in pain and I’m hoping I can help you in some way. Profound grief can come from a loss in many forms.  It is inevitable with the loss of a parent, child, friend, spouse, sibling.  It can be a loss by death, abandonment or betrayal. But it can also

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Natural Relief for Drug Withdrawal Symptoms.

Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter This post is a response to a question about drug withdrawal symptoms sent during a live Q&A session in our support group “Treating Children’s Anxiety Naturally”. How can homeopathy help people cope with withdrawal from psychotropic medications? Drug withdrawal symptoms can often look just like the symptoms you started the drug for.  It’s worth researching the

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Your Immune System’s Warfare Tactics

Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter I’m actually considering calling this post “Killing Me Softly”.  It’s principally about steroid side effects, but I’m not drawing attention to just these drugs. Your Immune System’s Warfare Tactics. I visualize our immune system like a series of defensive concentric walls set up around a citadel: The Citadel: Our immune system will prioritize the protection of our

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Overcoming inertia [When you are afraid].

Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter Fearlessness doesn’t come naturally to me.  I cracked living creatively despite it. If I should let in pessimism & fear now; if I nurtured and entertained them, they may still have the ability to take over my life like unwanted, non-paying lodgers!  Like carrying their weight on my back. Change seeps in around you … Today I

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3 Rapid, Simple Anxiety Cures.

Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter Sarah is age 6 and suffered from germ phobia and severe school anxiety.  Twice this year she was affected by breakdowns during which she said, “I don’t know how I’m still alive when I feel like this.”  Sarah was unable to attend school, had extreme anxiety & insomnia, with very dark days.  When I initially took her

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Weeping, Endometriosis & Bleeding Between Periods – 3 cases.

Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter Case 1: Caroline – PCOS, Endometriosis & Sadness. Caroline suffered with PCOS & painful endometriosis, with a long history of uterine complaints. She reported that it was now affecting her mental health … that she was very tearful & exhausted & worse at certain times in her cycle. She was also suffering from sleeplessness & memory

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School Phobia & Homesickness: Robert’s Case

Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter Robert boards at a school in the UK. He came to me to talk about his miserable homesickness, which was causing school phobia. At the end of our consultation, I asked him about his voice. I knew he was a chorister but his voice was deep and strangled. Surely it wasn’t normally like that. Neither he

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“I’d wake unable to breathe, gasping, holding my throat”

Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter Tessa suffered overwhelming anxiety since as a child I’d be lying in bed as a little girl, replaying something that didn’t work out, knees trembling. Since all the stuff over the years, I love to be by myself when it is quiet. This is a change. I think I liked to help others and be around

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Follow Your Child

Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter Following your child is a fast route to good mental health: Enabling children to gain a sense of their own competence is the key to maintaining good self-esteem and mental health. Sometimes we can step back and let them work things out for themselves, with us feigning nonchalance in the background until we DO grow to trust them.

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Panic Attacks & Family Trauma

Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter Panic Attacks Run In Families? Panic attacks (frequently leading to anxiety & depression) run in families. Some well known explanations for this are: thinking patterns (nurture), common experiences (environment) & inherited factors (nature).  However, some reasons you’d not have guessed! Science is now finding that family trauma can be silently passed down to children. Homeopaths treat panic very

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