Category Archives: Emotional Abuse

Grounding Techniques for CPTSD

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I’ve been posting a lot lately on CPTSD, setting boundaries, and how our socialization to maintain trauma bonds with folx that have deeply hurt us is strong as hell. As we know, hurt people hurt people. Wounding is transferred onto …

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Understanding Narcissism

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Many people understand narcissists to be the outright extroverted energy depleting people that are grandiose in nature and easy to identify. Though there is another subtype of narcissists that many survivors of trauma have experienced that are hurtful and dismissive. …

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Culture in Therapy

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In therapy as clients, and also as clinicians, I find it is necessary for us to be cognizant of culture in our work. As clinicians, we can sometimes make the mistake of “prescribing” or suggesting clients do things that bring …

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Internalized Voice after Trauma

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The world has a way of telling us all the ways in which we’re bad and not good enough. It has a way of sending us messages that we’re flawed and imposters of life. 

At our rock bottoms, we are …

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Parts we create to survive Trauma

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Your depression, addiction, anxiety, reckless risk taking, self loathing, inner-critic, suicidal ideations are not character defects or psychopathology. They’re strategic, sophisticated coping strategies that were created to survive past painful traumas.

The world has a way of telling us all …

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Understanding CPTSD & PTSD

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Let us talk about the difference between PTSD and Complex PTSD. It’s assumed that everyone that has endured trauma has PTSD. Though there is a distinction. 

PTSD relates to sensory flashbacks that a person experiences when they are met with …

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Intergenerational Trauma

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Intergenerational trauma aka Ancestral trauma. In my style of understanding and working through trauma, I believe it’s important to also consider the multigenerational process of passed down pain, patterns, attachment, ways of resolving/avoiding conflict. It’s important to consider how complex …

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Intentional Living

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The more I read and the more I learn it seems living intentionally is at the core of this healing journey. Mastering regulating our bodies so we spend less time triggered and activated, more time reflecting on who we are …

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Commemorating Mothers’ Day

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I can’t remember growing up If I ever wanted to be a mother. I don’t remember ever really envisioning a wedding day or marriage. I just have always wanted to grow and be my truest self, separate from anyone and …

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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

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