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Wellbeing and the healing that facilitates it

In December of 2012, after trying out a host of healing modalities to nuke the childhood emotional trauma that just wouldn't budge, I stumbled across Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and thought I'd give it a try. Although I didn't really understand how it worked - still don't for that matter, but I can attest that it certainly does - it just felt right. I can't really explain my reasoning any further, but I can safely say that it is one of the best decisions I have ever made.

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Still Mentally Well on World Mental Health Day

As today is World Mental Health Day, I thought I should do my bit and blog about it; as I sat down to write, however, my mind went blank. The pain, agony and despair that were my constant companions are now gone, and as I sat there tapping my stylus on my iPad hoping for inspiration, I had a little eureka moment. I realised that my former companions provided a lot of the motivation for my writing.

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The mental illness epidemic: lost on the road to wellbeing

I recently heard Chris Ruane MP, speak and he reeled off some shocking statistics about what he referred to as a mental illness epidemic in the UK. In the past 10 years prescriptions for antidepressants have increased by 500%. Yes, 500% - from 9 million to 46 million. 46 million? The total population of this wee island is only 63 million. When he threw the fact that 32% of people between the ages of 16 and 24 have a psychiatric disorder into the mix, alarm bells started ringing. He further illuminated the issue in comparison to older people; surprisingly, only 10% of over 75s have a psychiatric disorder, with prevalence increasing as we tumble down the age scale.

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