Hello! Long time no post…so I thought I’d share this with you all. Also as an update: I’m now 22 and living in Scotland! **someone has taken my website domain ellensocdblog.com (it lapsed and it didn’t auto renew, so I know it was fair game and use) but it now means all my previous work… Continue reading Hello!
So. Long time no post. Over the last 10 months, my life has taken a direction that has been unexpected, to say the least. In short, I have had to drop out of university due to my mental and physical health and I am now currently attending an eating disorder unit at a local hospital.… Continue reading Explanations, University & Hospital
“Just tell someone how you feel“…maybe easier said than done. …sometimes, finding the words to say how you feel is tricky. What if you don’t know how you feel? What if you don’t understand how you feel? What if you feel nothing? I think there’s a misconception that you need to understand and be able… Continue reading Finding the ‘Right’ Words #WorldMentalHealthDay
Radical acceptance is a concept that I use quite regularly in order to help me cope day to day and to challenge negative thoughts and feelings. It is a concept that you will most probably hear associated with DBT (dialectical behavioural therapy), as it falls under the module of distress tolerance within its framework. I myself… Continue reading DBT Tips: Radical Acceptance
A cup of confidence, of energy, a gulp of pure desperation. Waiting for that synthetic hit, to give me motivation. A simple substance, yet, with so much power. Will it finally make me shower? I drink too fast, it scorches my throat. My body screams ‘NO’, but it doesn’t get a vote. I get on with my… Continue reading The Coffee Contradiction
The little green man with the red boots. That voice inside your head that cunningly infects the way you think, insisting you miss that snack, skip that class and do that compulsion just one more time. Just. One. More. Time. JUST. ONE. MORE. TIME… For a long time, I struggled to separate OCD, anorexia etc. from myself. This was particularly evident… Continue reading The Little Green Man with the Red Boots