Monthly Archives: October 2016

Fees Must Fall: Traumatic, now what?

1 in 10 persons develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after exposure to a traumatic incident. Persons affected by the Fees Must Fall movement could be exposed to traumatic incidents (i.e. witnessing or experiencing violence that threaten a human life or human dignity e.g. seeing a friend being beaten by the police, being threatened and intimidated to leave class). It is important to be on the lookout for signs and symptoms that indicate that additional support could be beneficial to you. Part one of this Fees Must Fall mini-series describes how to deal with traumatic incidents. Continue reading Fees Must Fall: Traumatic, now what?

A spring clean for avoidance


Overflowing cupboards?

I am sure every household has it: The cupboard where things get shoved into while you hold the rest of the contents back with another arm before you close the door with your foot. At any moment this cupboard could swing open and spill it contents on the floor – or worse, fall all over you. Avoidance of the linen or Tupperware cupboard, perhaps?

Sometimes our memories can be like this. Uncontrollable, they spill out whenever they feel like it. Painful. Perhaps even shameful. It’s easy to succumb to the temptation to avoid these feared memories, but is it helpful?

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