Anorexia · Depression · Stress

The Story of Me, Them and Others – by Lewis Bull

In my last post I mentioned that I used character representations for anxiety, depression etc. and in this piece I thought I would talk more about them. My CBT therapist recommended during my sessions that using such imagery can help in dealing with situations that I would find stressful and help make sense of the… Continue reading The Story of Me, Them and Others – by Lewis Bull

Anxiety · Depression

Weary – by Jennifer Nichole Wells

I’m so tired she said and he agreed but what he didn’t understand was the tiredness of which she spoke was not for want of sleep © Jennifer Nichole Wells Note from the author: This poem is about anxiety, depression and just the feeling of being completely overwhelmed and not knowing what to do about… Continue reading Weary – by Jennifer Nichole Wells

Anxiety · Depression · Stress

The Road to Nowhere – by Lewis Bull

Life after CBT was always going to be tough, it is for anyone, trying to use the strategies I’ve learnt is very hard sometimes, still expecting perfection from myself and feeling like a failure to those closest to me. Sometimes it’s hard to see something right in front of me and I can see it… Continue reading The Road to Nowhere – by Lewis Bull

Anxiety · Depression · Suicide

The Spiral – by Niall Madden

Why try you lie I die at night that mind takes flight a cold dream a grip tight the blame lies the tears fly the screams cry    I sigh    I ask why watch the time tick tick tick stop don’t say this tell me that curled up tight lone falling through cracks what happened to… Continue reading The Spiral – by Niall Madden

Anxiety · Stress · Suicide

Going Nowhere (Why Me, Anxiety?) – by Lewis Bull

Recently life has taken a turn I wasn’t expecting, I never once thought suicide was the way out, though I never acted upon these thoughts, those feelings were there, from what my therapist said my thoughts were archetypal of someone pretty low, on the day I finally let out how I’d been feeling what came… Continue reading Going Nowhere (Why Me, Anxiety?) – by Lewis Bull

Anxiety · Depression · Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Cruel Jailers – by Steve Plowright

Depression or anxiety Which of you holds the key? Are you both my jailers Or are you as one? Feeding like flies on foul-smelling meat, You blood-sucking leeches You cower and cheat! Why don’t you come out with it, Face to Face? Do you want to harm me? Are you trying to protect me? I… Continue reading Cruel Jailers – by Steve Plowright

Anxiety · Stress

Battles with the Poison Parrot – by Lewis Bull

So here’s a new character to my blogs, first the goblin now the poison parrot, and together they make a pretty lethal combination. For those who haven’t heard of this concept the parrot feeds the bad thoughts we have about ourselves, for me it’s been a long old battle and it’s only now that I’ve… Continue reading Battles with the Poison Parrot – by Lewis Bull