Category Archives: Emotional Abuse

Survivor of sexual trauma

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Please be advised this post has a *Trigger Warning.* “Until it happens to you, you don’t know how it feels..Till your world burns and crashes Till you’re at the end, the end of your rope Till you’re standing in my shoes I don’t wanna hear a thing from you, from you, from you Cause you […]

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Trauma and Psychoanalysis

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As I near the completion of my two year psychoanalytic trauma studies program, I reflect on the understanding I have gained of how important dissociation plays a role in trauma and the human psyche. Dissociation can be understood as the unconscious fragmentation of traumatic memories for survival of the mind and spirit.  Repression, on the […]

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Dynamics of Domestic Violence

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Both men and women can suffer domestic violence. It can take the shape of emotional abuse, verbal abuse, psychological abuse, and physical abuse. Many cases go unreported because of shame, feelings of “not being masculine enough”, and fear of judgment by society of not being a “good enough partner”. Research shows, that while domestic violence […]

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Practice Self Care: Approve Yourself.

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As humans, we all have a sense of belonging. For much of our lives we live seeking the approval of others, often using it as a barometer of how we approve ourselves. Many people spend the bulk of their lives trying to please others and engage in much self sacrifice and martyrdom just for the […]

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Anger Management 101 (Tips to deal with anger)

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People tend to shy away from anger due to the misconception that anger is unnatural, destructive, and dangerous. However, anger is actually a normal and healthy emotion that serves to communicate in your body when you’re compromising yourself, when needs are going unmet, or when your boundaries are being crossed. Anger is a neutral emotion- […]

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Forgiveness after Trauma

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Forgiveness. What a loaded word, an emotionally triggering word for some. It means many things to different people. How can you forgive a person who has hurt or betrayed you? How can survivors of trauma forgive their perpetrator(s)? How can anyone forgive injustice? What happens after you forgive, does it mean the person is not […]

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