For many years I got in to all sorts of difficulties, abusive relationships, using alcohol, risk-taking behaviours and suffered with depression and high anxiety and mostly felt completely ‘out of control’.
Coming out of a long-term abusive relationship, and being a parent to a young child, I knew that I had to put in some serious work to create a different future for them both. In my 30’s I returned to education, completing a BSc degree in Social Policy at University of Bristol whilst raising my young son, I began moving in a different direction.
A defining moment in my life and learning came during my assessment to become a respite foster carer. I was directed to read about early childhood trauma and its effects on brain development, function, behaviour and the ability to learn and be in relationships.
From that time onwards, I have chosen to self-educate using the research now available on what happens in the earliest moments, days, months and years of life as there lie the ‘clues’ to our ability to relate to others, access good health, learn and develop.
* source LinkedIn