Posts tagged with "trauma"



We're Going on a Bear Hunt: A Metaphor for Trauma and Healing
Mind & Metaphor · 18 January 2023
The children’s story, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,’ by Michael Rosen, offers a good metaphor for the journey we take towards healing. In this article, I use this classic piece of children’s literature to illustrate the internal conflict within our minds that often trips us up.

What if going back to normal is not what you want?
Mind & Metaphor · 04 June 2020
Lockdown restrictions in the UK are beginning to ease; but what if going back to normal is not what you want? Using dream images, I explore the protective inner world 'psychic lockdown' that may dominate our inner life when we are troubled by anxiety, and explain why questions may be the key to finding a new normal.