Tag Archives: Disability

Brexit and My Therapy Services

⭐️⭐️⭐️Announcement⭐️⭐️⭐️ Please note that I am currently not taking any new referrals for my therapy services. I hope this will be a temporary situation. As most people who know about me are aware, I have Parkinson’s Disease. This is managed by medication and so I am able to continue working. I have been advised, by the NHS, that my Parkinson’s

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A Career in Reinvention

“Reinvention has been the key to my career success.  Once in a while, I change direction.  I adapt and grow.  This has now become the key to my life as a person living with Parkinson’s and it is what enables me to survive with this devastating disease.” -Dean G. Parsons. 2019.        “I had always intended to make

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Radio Parkies Podcast 7

Hello.  This is my Radio Parkies broadcast from 27th July 2019, with end of broadcast song. Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. Diagnosis. Change. How some people develop depression following diagnosis. Growth. Acceptance via adaptation. Achieving solutions and maintaining responsibilities. The ego. Song: ‘I’ll Be There’, by Jess Glynne.   Select the following link, to listen: Dean’s Broadcast of 27th July 2019.

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Mental Cut and Paste

An activity I use with clients who may have communication difficulties, is that of collage making.  Communication difficulties can happen for a very broad range of reasons.  For example, a person may have experienced a trauma and so may either be unable to, or may not want to, use words to communicate.  Sometimes, disability may be the reason that a

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Radio Parkies Podcast 6

Hello.  This is my Radio Parkies broadcast from 20th July 2019, with end of broadcast song. Podcast topics: Introducing Dean. Congratulating a friend for DBS. Visible Parkinson’s Symptoms Self-consciousness and Social Anxiety The reactions of others to visible symptoms. Being treated badly due to visible symptoms. Reclaiming control. Educating and raising awareness. Song: ‘This is Me’, from the soundtrack to

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Being Poetic

    I am reflecting over my current writing projects.  One of them is a project that is turning out to be as enjoyable as it is challenging.  Initially, the idea was for me to write a small collection of poetry related to my relationship with Parkinson’s Disease.  As I have been writing the poetry, what is emerging is an

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