This audio combines an informative and experiential approach for anyone wanting to recover from addiction. It is designed as a start-up, and/or booster, intervention. It may, or may not, be the only support you will need to control your addiction. Please find a quiet place (not when driving) in which to listen to it, where you won’t be interrupted.
This audio provides a short guided exercise designed to alleviate stress and anxiety which can be used as a one-off stand alone, and which becomes increasingly effective the more it is practised. Please find a quiet place (not when driving) in which to listen to it, where you won’t be interrupted.
Recovering from Trauma
This series of short audios are designed as an introduction to trauma recovery, providing both information and practical tools to help you move beyond trauma. The techniques taught are widely recognised to be helpful in overcoming trauma. However, these audios do not encompass experiential trauma processing as it is important that this be done in the safe environment of one-to-one therapy. Please listen to, and work with, these audios in order. If listening to them makes you feel anxious, please stop immediately and seek some one-to-one specialist trauma therapy. There are some gentle, quick and very effective therapeutic methods for trauma resolution. You will want to find a quiet place (not when driving) in which to listen to these, where you won’t be interrupted.
Part 1 (10 minutes)
Part 2 (12 minutes)
Part 3 (10 minutes)
Sarah Wiesendanger is a psychotherapist and mindfulness practitioner. She has studied mindfulness meditation with a master from the Rinzai tradition of Zen. She works as a psychotherapist for cancer patients at The Fountain centre within The Royal Surrey County Hospital, for military veterans at PTSD Resolution, as well as having her own private practice. Sarah has recently started providing counselling for barristers through the Wellness for Law Network. Sarah has an excellent understanding of life at the Bar and is married to a barrister.
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