Self-taught self care student
London, UK

I have a creative imaginative soul and I love connecting with people and sharing what I've learnt. My field of expertise is mental/emotional health, relationships and trauma. During my recovery journey I've learnt a huge amount and my passions are art, music and child welfare. I believe my growth is something to be proud of. I grew from a person who knew very little about mental health to a person who is consciously learning to approach my emotions and insecurities from a compassionate viewpoint. Learning to foster peace in a world that can be chaotic and unpredictable is my own personal goal and it would be a privilege to share the lessons I've learnt along the way.
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Sophie Spitz on Recovery from BPD/EUPDSelf-taught self care student
Its one thing to know something cognitively, it's another thing to understand it emotionally. I see often people expect that because they inform you of something, something you can recognise as true, that you will understand it on a deeper level too. Understanding an insight by learning it yourself compared to being explained it by someone else feel very different and register at different levels. I can be told 'its good to accept yourself' but if my lived experience has taught me that accepting myself is dangerous and will jepradise the key relationships in my life, then it's hard to over ride that. Its not enough to be told something is true, you have to explore your own beliefs and where they've come from, in order to realise it for yourself.

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Gabija GrušaitėAuthor of Stasys Šaltoka, Co-Founder of Qoorio & Vieta
So true! If you have grown in an environment that does not reward empathy, it would just be pointless to say "you need more empathy" as the concept would be meaningless without shifting core beliefs.
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