Chris Rudyard <email@example.com>07:12 (3 hours ago)
Would an employer also be expected to support someone with an ongoing physical concern?
The state and lack of mental health services shows how much mental health is still devalued by government. Working with someone's mental health is just as risky as any medical procedure, with far-reaching consequences.
The current approach to mental health is simply a way of bailing out government from their responsibilities. I know people need to be aware, and be helpful in an emergency, but the expectation on an employer is too much in my opinion. I'm convinced government want employers to carry their staff until the end.
The amount of people negatively impacted by their mental health, complexities and heaviness of mental health is much more than 20 years ago. Trauma has a way of spreading like a virus, fortunately so does healing.
Take a look at the article: https://www.ft.com/content/48a923a6-9c1f-473c-b5f3-87874e75ef2d
Never I have worked online so much since the global pandemic of 2020. At the time the pandemic was making secure in roads to the UK, I was just finishing a psychotherapy training that I had been really looking forwards to for ages. It was touch and go whether the training could be completed as the the disorganised government were unable to give any guidance. Luckily I got to complete the training all thanks to IFS UK and the lead trainer Dr. Osnat Arbel.
In September 2020 I decided that I would set up a website called www.onlinetraumatherapy.co.uk because more and more people were looking for online therapy opposed to face work at my office. Not only were people coming for IFS therapy online, but people were able to come direct into my home, and I go to theirs without leaving the house. Since then Online Trauma Therapy's presence has increased, and I am now booked up about 5 - 6 weeks ahead at present.
I'm finding that clients are able to do some really deep and focussed work online, and the IFS and Brainspotting models really suit this. I still am able to do EMDR online too. Many people's historical traumas have been re-triggered by the effects of the pandemic, as well as creating stress in the present.
Trauma has a tendency to ripple out and touch many peoples lives. Unfortunately, the effects of this pandemic and the underfunding of services will be felt forever more in the UK. To survive the injury of traumatic events like the pandemic, we need to create a healing within ourselves, which then can also ripple out and heal our humanity as it goes..
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Over the last decade brain scientists have discovered so much about the brain. There is still lots that is unknown, and possible never be 'known' as the part of the brain that is used for understanding (the Neocortex) is limited. The Neocortex and subcortical regions of the brain are very different, one uses language and understands it, while the subcortical regions do not use or understand language.
Therapists work with trauma...a lot, whether they know it or not. I think it is so important that we are able to understand the brain and modern theories such as Polyvagal theory, so we are able to understand where our clients are at.
In many ways neuroscience is much more easy to fit into psychotherapy than, all these complex and conflicting theories of personality. This is why I am thinking more and more about my clients from a neuroscience perspective.
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Professional, experienced counsellor & psychotherapist in Liverpool