Trauma and post-traumatic stress: A rare phenomena or a universal human experience?

Trauma and post-traumatic stress are most commonly understood in connection to experiences such as war, sexual abuse and natural disasters. When most of us hear of incidents like these, we feel for those who have endured them but are not always able to understand or appreciate what it must feel like. Our concept of traumaContinue reading “Trauma and post-traumatic stress: A rare phenomena or a universal human experience?”

The Art of Letting Go: Why we fail to process our emotions and what to do about it

One of the most common themes I have noticed since working as a counsellor and a mentor relates to how difficult people find it to fully acknowledge and process their emotions. I believe this to be a widespread problem in modern society, with roots not only in our system of education but also in ourContinue reading “The Art of Letting Go: Why we fail to process our emotions and what to do about it”

Career indecision and travel: A summary of my Masters research

A big issue for many people in our society day is career decision-making; the choice of what we decide to do for work. From childhood we are asked what we want to do, yet many of us spend our entire lives wondering what we would be best suited to doing. So why is career decisionContinue reading “Career indecision and travel: A summary of my Masters research”