A few days ago, a lovely member of our community raised the question of using spontaneity as a strategy for PDA. When we talk about strategies, we mean all of the side steps and tools that help us as PDA parents, or that help the individual with a PDA brain. The strategies, help overcome the… Continue reading Let’s dive into spontaneity.
Our story within the mental health services here in New Zealand continues and this week I had a meeting to discuss where we are at. As I want to keep my daughters privacy and respect, I will not go into details, but I did feel I needed to offload something after such a huge amount… Continue reading My tips for speaking with psychiatrists. Left and right brain thinking.
I feel really strongly about Motherhood and where we are at in today’s society with regard to Women’s roles and voices. For some time I have been wanting to write about this topic and share my views. When I run through my thoughts and what I want to say, I am stopped by another voice… Continue reading Motherhood. The underestimated power of women.
I want to explore a bit more the concepts of freedom and control. In Harry Thompson’s latest YouTube talk, he brings our attention to the commonly talked about ‘need for control’ that is described as a behavior within PDA. In PDA land, where we discuss the complex behaviors of PDA, we talk about the demand… Continue reading Control verses freedom. What Harry said.
I find it so very hard to write about our awful experiences with the people we turn to when we need help for mental health. The words stick in my throat and make me feel angry. I tend to turn away from the grim reality of it all and do my best to try and… Continue reading While you cash your pay cheque, others are checking out. Mental health systems are failing, daily.
Hello everyone it’s been a while since I was last tapping the keyboard with a blog post. I’ve found myself with the feeling of lull after the Christmas buzz and wondering if I am ready to say anything of use to you wonderful lot. You see, when I write, it has to be words that… Continue reading How was your Christmas? “Like India”
I have felt so many intense emotions following the recent story of Bethany, who I wrote about last week, and several other stories that have come to light in the British press. I know I’m not alone with these feelings. Gillian Mead is a Mother who is one of thousands, whose cry for help rips… Continue reading How can we as parents effect permanent change in the space that is mental health care, specifically, Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome?