Category Archives: Shame

Poverty Trauma, Institutional Trauma, and more.

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I’ve needed to add more to that trauma list of experiences as I’ve receiving even more input from the healing IG community.

Please remember that there are so many other experiences, that fall in these categories, that are similar/different from …

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Abuse in the name of Culture

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What is violent behavior? I understand violent behavior to be behavior that violates the essence of the spirit. Violence can take the shape of emotional, physical, spiritual, and psychological abuse. It can be passive-aggressive, secretive, manipulative exploitation. It is oppression …

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Interrupt your Fight/Flight

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Our Autonomic Nervous system consists of our sympathetic nervous system (fight/flight/freeze/fright/Flag/Faint response) and parasympathetic nervous system (in charge of conserving energy, relaxing our bodies, slowing our heart rates). 

When we’re going through our day feeling triggered, on hyper-alert, and regularly …

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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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Shame and Guilt

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It is unfortunately common to experience feelings of Shame and Guilt. After all, during childhood and adolescence many children are told, “You should be ashamed of yourself!” when they refuse to share a candy bar, or maybe fight with a …

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