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Susanna Alyce

Postgraduate Research Student
School of Health and Social Care
 Susanna Alyce

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  • Trust and Trustworthiness, Betrayal and Relationship Repair for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Biography

I have an MSc in Teaching Mindfulness from Bangor University and have been teaching MBSR and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction/Cognitive Therapy) since 2010. I have also been a yoga teacher since 2001. In 2014 I discovered that I have Dissociative Amnesia as a result of extreme Childhood Sexual Abuse. I undertook to work with this through EMDR, Psychotherapy, Trauma sensitive Mindfulness, Yoga and Cranio-Sacral Therapy. I no longer experience the extreme dread, anxiety or fear that use to drive coping mechanisms which, while helpful in the short term, did not contribute to my longer term stability or contentment. I am now PTSD free. My research is situated within the "Mad Studies", autoethnographic, Survivor informed domain. I seek to build bridges between empirical research, and the validity of lived-experience.

Qualifications

  • MSc Teaching Mindfulness Based Approaches Bangor University (2015)

Research and professional activities

Thesis

The Trust Dynamic in the Context of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Supervisor: Danny Taggart , Susan McPherson

Contact

susanna.alyce@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

Part Time, Distance Student.