Mindful photography at Westonbirt – an exhibition.

I've written about Westonbirt Arboretum many times on this blog. We joined as members nearly 2 years ago now. I've taken my camera with me on each visit and rather than take some of the stereotypical photos of landscapes (which still have a good place in photography) I've tried capture the detail of the Arboretum, …

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Occupational Therapy in mental health treatment

Recently someone suggested I write a blog about Occupational Therapy and how it has helped me. Life is difficult at the moment so I am using this blog as a way of distraction from what is going on in my mind. I've spent time on acute psychiatric wards and an eating disorder unit as an …

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The power of a factory reset

Yesterday was a horrible day, everything felt like it had fallen into piles of tiny pieces. It took a long time to calm myself. When something distressing happens I can often hold it for some time, running it over and over on repeat, the painful feelings conducting my behaviors, like an errant orchestra. In a …

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Photos from a psychiatric hospital

I've spent the last 3 weeks in an acute psychiatric hospital, I don't feel like writing about the last few months at the moment, but thought I'd post my photos from my time there. I didn't ask for my camera until the last week of being there and taking photos helped me to distract my …

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