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Laura Morrissey

Author of 'Loving Eric', Attachment, Trauma & Adoption specialist counsellor

I wrote 'Loving Eric: A personal story of Adoption, Attachment, Autism & ADHD' as a journal to help me cope with living with a complex child.When I found some answers to the issues faced on a daily basis I decided to publish it. I am a therapist, supervisor and trainer who writes and blogs about things as they occur to me! I believe that people deserve support at the time of crisis but that prevention is better than cure. I am now researching a therapy that actually helps heal all of the above.
Just Don't Blame The Parents For

Just Don't Blame The Parents For ADHD...

I have an urge to write when I am triggered by something that angers me. Last weekend, after a hard exercise session, over a congratulatory coffee in the cafe for surviving the hour, I had a conversation that left me with a sense of disquiet all week.
20/10/2017 14:25 BST
Learning To Say

Learning To Say Sorry

Sorry is a simple 5 letter word, but don't you think that for some people, it is the hardest word to say. I would argue that it is one of the most powerful words in the language of communication, however it is rarely used correctly and if misused can cause great distress.
22/09/2017 12:10 BST
Dyslexia: Education Becomes The

Dyslexia: Education Becomes The Obstacle

Having both a daughter and niece with dyslexia, I have seen the effect this condition has had on their self belief and confidence, but I firmly believe that dyslexia should not be a major obstacle that impedes lives and limits aspirations.
31/08/2017 14:59 BST
Social Media - The Luddite's

Social Media - The Luddite's Perspective

We talk more than ever, but rarely to the person we are with. Surely this must eventually affect our ability to connect in real time? Our brains were never designed to flit from one image to another. We are unable to be bored, constantly seeking entertainment, every free nano second filled with social media.
07/08/2017 17:21 BST
Holiday Time...

Holiday Time... Blues!

<img alt="everybody banner" src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/5399116/original.jpg" width="300" height="35" /> Children break up from school, the summer yawns ahead of them, a freedom and also a gnawing sense of emptiness and a lack of structure, a structure which children - and especially children with special needs - so desperately need.
07/07/2017 13:55 BST
The Effect Of Trauma Is

The Effect Of Trauma Is Reversible

I attended the Attachment & Trauma Conference (12th-14th May 2017) in London, along with 1200 other individuals. I found the developments in neuroscience and its application to therapy fascinating and reassuring, if at times too complex to fully take in! Dan Siegel (1) talked about integration being;
22/05/2017 12:26 BST
When Adoption, Attachment, Autism And ADHD

When Adoption, Attachment, Autism And ADHD Collide

Eric now proudly holds many labels, non of which fully encapsulate him. The autism label helps him have 4 hours 1:1 support once a week, the ADHD gives him medication that helps to calm down his busy brain, allowing him to think before he acts - most of the time.
05/05/2017 10:11 BST