I am very proud to have this article posted in both the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age recently.
Whilst my BrainSweet workshops were born from my own experience with depression, I have also spent 19 years with a partner who has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. One of the many things we’ve had to navigate is how to explain to our children why their Dad wasn’t ‘normal’.
Some people would choose just to explain the symptoms – “Dad can’t work because he is depressed”. But we didn’t want our kids to think depression was a cause, when in fact the depression came about as a result of what happened to him as a child.
It has been a long road, but I have learnt a lot from my husband. He spent literally every day for a decade trying to get well. I now know that some of the strategies he used (that frustrated me so much at the time!) literally changed his brain and helped him along the road to recovery.