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Survivor Room / Re: Swimming
« Last post by Locky on Yesterday at 09:44:06 PM »
I swim on an almost daily basis to help with anxiety. When you're in the water you get so lost in your own head that you don't notice the people around you, and they don't notice you. If you were looking for something other than swimsuits, you might be able to try KT Tape (or something similar). It's a sports injury tape that you could put over scars. It's available on Amazon for a pretty reasonable price, but do check that it is waterproof! I tend to put some on over my shoulder (for an injury and scars) and it usually lasts 5 or so days before it even starts to come away. When you do want to take it off, the best thing to do is stand in a hot shower to help reduce the stickiness and then gently pull it away. Hope this helps!
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Survivor Room / Re: Mindfulness Event.
« Last post by Lorien on May 17, 2019, 11:19:33 PM »
I've never been able to do real meditation or directly thought based thing. But there is such a calmness to making. I hope you have fun making things.
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Survivor Room / Re: Mindfulness Event.
« Last post by Tucan on May 17, 2019, 10:44:06 AM »
That is good. Sounds really positive.
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Survivor Room / Re: Mindfulness Event.
« Last post by Terri on May 16, 2019, 07:51:28 PM »
Thank you. :)


There a local spoken work poetry group that meet in a bar once a month. I'm thinking of going there, not to perform (I'm really not a poet), but to listen - I really enjoyed the stuff we did on Saturday. :)


It's inspired me to get a bit creative, so I've spent some time making some card and things, which has been really enjoyable.


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Survivor Room / Re: Mindfulness Event.
« Last post by Skye on May 12, 2019, 07:52:43 PM »
Sounds brilliant  :)
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Survivor Room / Re: Mindfulness Event.
« Last post by Tucan on May 12, 2019, 08:37:34 AM »
That sound great for you.
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Survivor Room / Re: Mindfulness Event.
« Last post by Lorien on May 12, 2019, 02:01:09 AM »
 :creature2: it sounds like you did really well. I'm glad the effort paid off. Do you think there are things you'll carry on with?
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Survivor Room / Mindfulness Event.
« Last post by Terri on May 11, 2019, 09:56:49 PM »
I went to a mindfulness event run by a local organisation in conjunction with the mental health trust I'm under. I really wasn't going to go this morning,  but I'm so glad I did!


There was a guided meditation, live music, rock painting, colouring, pompom making, spoken word poetry and cake. There a psychiatrist that helps to run the organisation (as well as working for the trust) who spoke, and she was saying that social prescribing for things like the event today should become much more of a thing. I tend to agree. There's something empowering about being with a group of like-minded individuals who each know something of what the other has been through, working towards a common goal.


It was held on a green in the hospital grounds. The general hospital I work in is located on the grounds, as well as the mental health unit I've been in a few times. I was a bit hesitant about going, because I was worried about seeing staff that have seen me very unwell etc, and I don't tend to go to that part of the grounds when I'm not being forced to be there. It was actually quite nice though - I'm in a much better place that I've been when I've been on the ward, and the staff that I saw remembered me and said that I looked really well. I feel like I've broken a bit of a barrier being there for a positive reason, you know? Perhaps I'm not doing so bad after all.
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Survivor Room / Brief article on BPD
« Last post by Gerard on May 08, 2019, 10:13:54 PM »
theconversation.com/we-need-to-treat-borderline-personality-disorder-for-what-it-really-is-a-response-to-trauma-115549

May be of interest.
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Survivor Room / Re: A fraud if I don't harm enough?
« Last post by Tucan on May 08, 2019, 03:48:25 PM »
I think you are certainly ill. You are not a fraud.
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