I’ve been working on being more conscious of how I write emails, and made this handy printable guide! I have a bad habit of overusing exclamation points, emojis, and qualifiers like “just” and...
Healing C-PTSD: The Ultimate Online Guide | The Wellness Society | Self-Help, Therapy and Coaching Tools
A comprehensive online guide to healing trauma. Written by trauma survivors, for trauma survivors. Incudes a free 42 page eBook available on Amazon, Nook and Kobo.
How to Reparent Yourself - Live Well with Sharon Martin
Growing up in a neglectful or dysfunctional family leaves social-emotional deficits. Learn to reparent yourself and give yourself what your parerents didn't
Our brains are wired for connection, but trauma rewires them for protection.
Our brains are wired for connection, but trauma rewires them for protection. That's why healthy relationships are difficult
Where Emotions Get Stored as Physical Pain in the Body
I have a #storytime for you guys about how powerful emotions can be in terms of physical pain. I’m going to start off with a little background on Nick and I. First of all, we are EXTREMELY different. Although we grew up in the same city, we did so on opposite sides. I was sheltered …
CPTSD - Celebrate yourself today
Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is rarely discussed in public forums, even though healthy connection to others is an integral part of...
The Ugly Truth About Emotional Rape
have you ever considered that another kind of rape exists? How about emotional rape? It's prevalent, actually, and unless you happen to be a survivor of it, you've probably never even considered the notion, rightfully so. What is emotional rape? Jacquetta Y. Parhams, Ph.D., describes it well in her book...
Mental Health Graphics
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The Truth About ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences): Infographic by RWJF
[Adverse Childhood Experiences Infographic credit: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation] According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, childhood experiences can
EMDR- rapid healing of “small t” and “big T” trauma
The beginning of the end… I recently received a new, unexpected diagnosis when I went to a skilled EMDR therapist for help with chronic pain: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD- DSM-IV definition and PTSD DSM-5 definition). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment for trauma developed by Francine Shapiro, PhD. I have a less severe form…