Recovery from trauma is achieved in one square foot of real estate…one’s own head. Aubrey Cole shares 3 regular practices to reframe your thinking
When abusers say, ‘You reap what you sow’ it means ‘you are the real cause of the abuse’. But is there truth to this old adage that abusers fail to see?
Our self-talk can be absolutely brutal. But why is that? We are most definitely capable of compassion, why do we struggle so much with self-compassion?
I discovered 4 specific actions that helped me to learn to forgive myself and, repeated over time, took me to a new place in my healing.
Many survivors buy into the idea that the process of forgiving and letting go also means never getting mad about the abuse again. Nothing could be less true
Let us reclaim forgiveness, as a tool for empowerment not a sign of submission. Forgiveness should be more about letting go than turning the other cheek.
This question comes up quite a bit when I talk to survivors: Why is my abuser so successful? Many abusers are mostly very successful at projecting an image.
It took many years for me to understand that guilt and shame are two entirely different things with vastly different impacts.
Mags shares some concepts and tools that she finds useful when trying to be resilient while experiencing complex (negative) emotions.
Guilt is a complex emotion, but one survivors of abuse are intimately familiar with. The experience of abuse is -among many other complicated things- the world biggest guilt trip.