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Hello, dear one

I’m Grace, I live in Wales and I’m a psychotherapeutic counsellor, writer, coach, wellness provocateur, and healing trailblazer.

I want to live in a world where we are loved, accepted and supported and when illness, disability, difference, trauma or grief throw life off track, we can blaze a trail to a truer self.

Living with pain, illness or life crisis? I made this site for you.

Illness has been called “another country”, and it’s not only illness we get lost in, but pain, accident, trauma, or grief.

They are our own personal wilderness, and you are finding a way through the wilderness you are the first to do it in your life, the only one who can, but you don’t have to do it alone.

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"The transformational experience that Grace offers as an alternative to thrashing about in the weeds of 'no cure' and 'multiple chronic illnesses' is like nothing I've experienced before.

Her insight, support, and invaluable perspective on life with illness - and the healing journey that accompanies it - reminds me not only of her extraordinary capability for transformation and courage, but of my own as well."

-Esme Weijun Wang, New York Times bestselling author of The Collected Schizophrenias | EsmeWang.com

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    How to write about painful emotions or memories in a safe and effective way

    Hi, I’m Grace, a psychotherapeutic counsellor and writer. Writing can feel incredibly therapeutic. Often we get a feeling of catharsis when we write freely. Mostly we have a craving to be heard, be witnessed, to re-write the narrative, to find some control and power in painful times.  But because it’s so powerful, I believe we need to approach it safely.  Many people are exploring creative writing for mental health and I’m sharing here how to do that safely. I’ve created this video to teach about approaching the initial process of writing – that first impulse – in a trauma-informed way that’s artistically engaged. In this video, you’ll learn: – The…

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    Love or Something Like It: Exploring Where Ableism & Racism Erase Sexuality

    I had just turned 17 when I saw Linus standing across the road from me. It was an astonishing moment, like recognising someone I’d never met; I’d never seen anyone I considered so handsome. We were both in the city to meet mutual friends, and though we barely spoke to each other that day, our friends started plotting to get us together. This was somewhat daunting. I’d never had a partner before – I’d never really dated. I liked libraries and wasn’t too keen on humans. I’m neurodiverse as well as physically disabled and found people much less interesting (and more difficult to understand) than books. My friends were persistent,…

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    10 Inclusive Card Decks For Creative Journalling & Self-Reflection

    We are all seeking guidance and looking for reflections of ourselves. It’s the moment of validation – we see ourselves somewhere and in recognising our shape in another, we see ourselves as we are. Maybe we welcome a little bit more of ourselves (that’s why I believe in disability representation & share pictures of my daily life as a wheelchair user). But what happens when our options to see ourselves reflected feels limited? When we aren’t in magazines, or books, or on social media nearly enough? I have loved and used tarot and oracle cards for many years, but I have never loved them more than during this new surge…

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    2020 Workshops: Creative Therapeutic Journalling As Resource & Ally in World Building

    Dear ones, I have 2 creative therapeutic journalling workshops scheduled in 2020. I’d love for you to join me. If you are interested in exploring journalling for your mental health or your artistic practice, let’s do this. I anticipate both workshops will sell out, there are limited places due to the deep, interactive nature of the work and I don’t plan to run these again until 2021. If this is for you, book your space below. If you’d like to hear when the next workshops are available & get my monthly love & wellness letters, sign up for Postcards From The Margins here. Therapeutic Art Journal Retreat: Explore the healing…

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    Gratitude & Grace List: High Summer While Shielding Edition

    Inspired by my dear friend Gala Darling, I’m taking my love lists out of my (hot pink) journal and sharing them with you. It’s an odd time to look at things I am grateful for, because normal I catalogue small joys here. At this time, I’m deeply aware of the position of privilege I hold and to be able to think about small pleasures is great good fortune in this painful time. I also hold that I am focussing on small pleasures because, like many, I haven’t seen anyone outside my household in 5 months. I’m still shielding, still navigating the risk during this pandemic as a disabled woman. Here are some…

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