Alrighty then guys, gals and everyone in between, I’m back and ready to amuse y’all with stories of my misfortune, mishaps and words of wisdom! Thank you for bearing with me whilst I regain my composure! I’ve a lot to tell you over the next few days and weeks, including all about the upcoming NC500 road trip with a date set for 16th August, the plans, or lack of, how we’re doing it and more.

I’d like to take a brief moment to reflect on my EMDR treatment though and how much it has helped me. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain (PTSD) requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes.So in short, this therapy has changed my life and it took a little bit of getting used to. I am now proudly free from the prison of post traumatic stress disorder and the horrors that come with it I couldn’t have done it without the immense support from Kerry, all of my kids and you fantastic lot! Y’all call me an inspiration, well here’s the plot twist: it’s you that are the inspiration for me! Cue cheesy music and mad visuals... So, with that said, get ready for an onslaught of blogs and stupid shit that still happens to me on an almost daily basis!

Big love as always, Shane

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