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Research Topics / Seeking participants: PhD research on trauma
« Last post by Self and Trauma Study on March 17, 2023, 10:49:44 AM »
Hi,

My name is Jake Dorothy and I am a PhD researcher in the Department of Philosophy at the University of York.

I am researching how experiences of trauma impact peoples' sense of self in different ways. This is an area that is currently poorly understood, and the research aims to improve understanding so that people who have experienced trauma might be better supported with their difficulties.

As part of this research, I am seeking participants for an online questionnaire. Anyone who is over the age of eighteen and who has experienced one or more traumatic events is invited to take part. The questionnaire is in two parts: the first part is a series of open-ended questions where responses of any length can be given, and the second is an established clinical assessment. It is expected to take between 30-60 minutes to complete.

The Participant Information Sheet and questionnaire can be found here: https://york.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ekUIVRFtV7wKwlM

This study has been granted ethical approval by the Arts and Humanities Ethics Committee at the University of York. If you have any questions about the study, please contact [email protected].

Many thanks in advance to anyone who considers participating.

Warmly,
Jake
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Research Topics / Re: Repetitive self-harm study - Research participants needed
« Last post by MWresearch on March 09, 2023, 10:15:04 AM »
Final phase of recruitment!

We are looking for 1-2 people to check the current findings of the study with, this would still involve an interview but would rely less on your sharing your experiences, if you did not feel comfortable doing so. Instead, it would be an opportunity for myself as the lead researcher to share the theory we have developed with you and get your thoughts and feedback on this. Please get in touch ASAP if you are interested.   :woohoo:

Are you aged 18 or above with experience of repetitive self harm?
We define repetitive self-harm as more than 5 times within one year

We are keen to hear about your experiences of repetitive self-harm and your thoughts about factors which contribute to repetitive self-harm, through 1:1 interviews with the lead researcher. These interviews can be conducted via Zoom, over the phone or face to face - whatever you would prefer.

My name is Millie Witcher, I am a Trainee Clinical Psychologist with lived experience of repetitive self-harm. I am the lead researcher on this study. The research is for my PhD thesis and has received ethical approval from the University of Hertfordshire ethics committee.

Participation in this study is paid, in the form of a 10 voucher.

Please get in touch to find out more!   :welcomeani1:

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @DClin_SelfHarm
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Research Topics / Re: Repetitive self-harm study - Research participants needed
« Last post by MWresearch on January 06, 2023, 11:45:23 AM »
 :sign0085:Recruitment is still open, please do get in touch if you would like to participate. We would really like to speak to MEN about their experiences so if you identify as male and have experience of repetitive self-harm PLEASE GET IN TOUCH :sign0085:

Are you aged 18 or above with experience of repetitive self harm?
We define repetitive self-harm as more than 5 times within one year

We are keen to hear about your experiences of repetitive self-harm and your thoughts about factors which contribute to repetitive self-harm, through 1:1 interviews with the lead researcher. These interviews can be conducted via Zoom, over the phone or face to face - whatever you would prefer.

My name is Millie Witcher, I am a Trainee Clinical Psychologist with lived experience of repetitive self-harm. I am the lead researcher on this study. The research is for my PhD thesis and has received ethical approval from the University of Hertfordshire ethics committee.

Participation in this study is paid, in the form of a 10 voucher.

Please get in touch to find out more!  :welcomeani1:

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @DClin_SelfHarm
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Survivor Room / Re: Counselling is starting :/ *SA, SH*
« Last post by Vermilion on November 13, 2022, 07:53:31 PM »
I'm struggling. I'm not sleeping well and I'm shaking a lot of the time. I'm absolutely exhausted. I'm going to.try some diazepam and see if it helps to get me over these rough patches, that's what it's prescribed for after all.. I've been getting headaches and have been sick a few times because I'm so anxious  :(

I know that part of this is because everything has been brought back to the surface again and I also have an appointment to have a coil fitted this week which is a very intrusive procedure. The coil is just something that I have yo do irrespective of my feelings about the procedure because I'm really trying to get  back to normal after what happened which includes getting back to a normal sex life and once its done I'll be able to do so without worrying about condoms breaking due to the ointments I'm frequently using. So I know that I need to grit my teeth and get on with it and I will but it's so very difficult. Things always seem to crop up at the same time, like I can't just deal with one thing at a time.

Plan;

-Take diazepam
-Message CC
-Attend both groups tomorrow (what DBT calls the 'opposite action" skill)
-Tell the doctor a bit about this when she fits my coil so that she understands why I'm anxious/will struggle with it.

I just want to say that just because I'm trying to get o  with things that doesn't mean that is easy. Some people just don't understand that.
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Survivor Room / Re: Counselling is starting :/ *SA, SH*
« Last post by Vermilion on November 10, 2022, 12:48:36 PM »
Somewhat..it was incredibly difficult because it was on the phone.  ::-\: They seem to be knowledgeable about the safety of clients, there were a few screening questions about SH and Sui and she reassured me that there are guidelines/procedures in place but after office hours I'm stuck with the crisis team who are as useful as a Durex machine in the Vatican.  ::-\: She sent me some info to look over but I haven't been able to look it over because I'm out and about a lot and I don't want to read it in public. 

My anxiety has been high as it is with various things going on but now.... I have to.work really hard to make sure that it doesn't take over. I spoke to CC yesterday but I think that I need some extra help. I can't think straight. I haven't got time to.speak to CC today but I'll message her tomorrow if I'm still overwhelmed.. I've just got to not break down and cry while in public nor on my course this evening..  :hide:
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Survivor Room / Re: Counselling is starting :/ *SA, SH*
« Last post by Rob on November 09, 2022, 11:41:33 PM »
Were you able to discuss your concerns today?
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Survivor Room / Counselling is starting :/ *SA, SH*
« Last post by Vermilion on November 09, 2022, 01:29:14 PM »
I'm finally starting that counselling that I need for the S.A. that I've experienced. After so many delays due to Covid and then being engaged with DBT therapy and having to defer it it's finally time to start. I'm anxious about it obviously and I'm frightened of possibly relapsing after going so long without SH I worry that to do so once would lead to everything escalating again. I have my CC and still have 5 DBT 'maintenance ' sessions left if I need them (I used one during my last relationship ending) but will it be enough? What about when when I'm struggling to sleep and there's no one to help me?

I have the pre counselling chat in a bit, where we'll talk about the basics like safeguarding, what the counselling will involve etc so nothing too intense yet . I'll try and express some concerns, I'm not going to be the only one who worries about this stuff. I'm determined to do this, those bastards have stolen enough of my life and I refuse to let them steal anymore.

I don't know why I'm posting this, what I'm expecting people here to say. I'm just...acknowledging my feelings I suppose...  ::-\:
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Survivor Room / Re: One of those days
« Last post by DizzyJay on November 03, 2022, 08:37:40 PM »
Meh .. should I have started this thread?
Does anyone else ever gave one of those days?
If so .. how do you cope?
Please excuse me if what I write seems nosy  :blushing1:
Some days I don't cope & those days I'm not sure if it's worthwhile to be here ..
There .. my heart is exposed
For my elderly mum I stay here .. it's what drove me to call 999 after an OD a few years ago.
Can't believe the way nurses treated me at the hospital .. as if I was a waste of space & a hospital bed
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Survivor Room / Re: If there was a cure for autism...
« Last post by DizzyJay on November 03, 2022, 08:32:17 PM »
Rob .....
 :1066:
Thank you
I'm so petrified ..but it's easier to write about me in words .. it's just that afterwards I often want to delete my words ..
The one thing I hope is that I never cross any boundaries .. at times it's difficult to grasp my own personal envelope
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Survivor Room / Re: If there was a cure for autism...
« Last post by Rob on November 03, 2022, 04:08:21 PM »
~ I guess all this is part of allowing myself to be known as I am within this forum?
Seems reasonable to me  :emot-thumbsup11:
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