ch2Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Christoulla Boodram but people call me Chrissy B. I am a devoted wife, TV host and writer. I love nature, animals and life in general.

I beat depression 18 years ago after having battled with it for 7 years. (You can read about my past here). I believe happiness is everyone’s right and that we should all be living life to the full and this is totally possible.

I will share my life with you because I care. I know what it feels like to be depressed but I also know what it’s like to be on the other side – waking up happy and full of life.

And I will also share tips on all sorts of things from health, fitness and even cleaning.

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. K at 3:14 pm

    Hi Chrissy.

    I’ve just watched your show and was blown away by it so much so I sent an email to Channel 5 telling them to pick it up.

    I wanted to share a little bit about my story. I grew up with a mother who had been physically and emotionally abused who continued the cycle with me. As a child I used to wet the bed every night, until I was 15 and I constantly day-dreamed which got me into more trouble at home and school for not being able to concentrate.

    I didn’t know it at the the time but I was suffering from trauma and more specifically I was caught in the “freeze state”. There are 3 states a person goes through when they are in danger fight, flight or freeze. Because I was caught in this state I was unable to take in anything I was taught in school which affected my self esteem for many years to this day as I thought I was “stupid” and I developed social anxiety as a result as I was so scared that people would think I was not intelligent. I also had a real fear of people, I thought I would be attacked and whenever I left my home I thought something bad would happen.

    From the age of 16 I read every self help book I could, I went to various counsellor a, I went to Alanon for people affected by someone else’s drinking – I completed their 12 Step programme, I saw a CBT counsellor every fortnight for 9 months but it didn’t really help.

    It wasn’t until I heard about Somatic Experiencing Therapy and started to see a S.E therapist that I started to recover. When people are traumatised, trauma stays trapped in the body. NO amount of talking therapy will heal that it takes a body therapy like S.E to recover from the effects. My life has changed beyond my wildest dreams. So much so that I recently was able to have a meeting at one of my city’s hotels to offer my services and I was able to negotiate a fantastic deal. I walked out of that meeting feeling like I was floating in the air. For the first time in my life I really came out of my comfort zone and I was rewarded with feeling so ALIVE – something I had never felt before. I was able to stop smoking and change my relationship with food, both of which had been my previous crutches. My life is SO much better. Some days I feel so happy and enthusiastic for no reason in particular!

    I wanted to share this incase their are other people who have suffered from trauma, I don’t want them to waste years searching for recovery.

    Thank you Chrissy for giving our young people so much hope and inspiration – you are a shining Star. Blessings to you and your family.

    • Christoulla Boodram at 9:10 am

      Hi K. Thanks so much for your lovely comments. I’m so happy that you found help for the issues you had. It sounds like you’re a trooper! Lovely of you to send an email to channel 5 too. :-)))

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