“Instead of worrying about specific outcomes and results, just do the right thing. Reach out unselfishly and with love.” Brian Weiss A mask of grief overlaid her pretty face, and mascara stained her pretty cheeks. She appealed to me with desperate wet-washed eyes to support her belief in love. She just made a mistake, she… Continue reading Lessons in love…
I was the counsellor for the whole town. Alice Springs was a thriving community in 1993. I arrived as a fresh faced young professional seeking opportunities to expand my skills and experience. I had begun my working career as a rehabilitation counsellor in Adelaide four years before and through good training and sheer stubborness has… Continue reading Home
One day a bright blue sign appeared. The happy colour if it chirruped at me, calling me to attention. Carefully secured to the humble wire fence at the train crossing, it read “Need support in a crisis?” Call Lifeline now 13 11 14” My stomach dropped and horror swelled up to engulf me. I felt sick.… Continue reading Help is on the way, or is it?
It was 1993 and I was still having problems - flashbacks, nightmares and being triggered by similar situations. Most of the work I had done to heal myself of being raped when I was seven and made outcast from my community, I had done alone. My mother, bless her, had ascribed to the view that… Continue reading Go back to the moment the problem first began… part 1
Suddenly and shockingly, I was on my hands and knees on the blunt buffalo grass, feeling the coarse rough edges under my palms and coughing the water out of my body. The air burned as I sucked it into my lungs and coughed the water out. He begged me “Don’t tell! Don’t tell on me,”… Continue reading Heaven can wait… part 2
I was floating. The leaves on the gum tree slipped past. The top of the tree disappeared beneath me. “This is not so bad,” I thought. The screaming desperation in my muscles evaporated. Bliss replaced it. “I am not sure where I am going… but I’m not scared anymore… and I am definitely not dead.… Continue reading Heaven can wait… part 1