Practising mindfulness is, in my opinion, one of the most powerful tools to access a change in perspective. If I am not my past, then who am I?
The problem with being told to leave my comfort zone for me as a survivor of abuse is that for the longest time I had no comfort zone.
In the aftermath of abuse, we have to deal with a lot of complicated emotions. They are often labeled as negative, but I think they are just complex
So many people only associate PTSD with combat soldiers, and those who have dealt with domestic violence know what it is like to fight a constant war at home.
Sound too good to be true, journaling for emotional healing? Can simply putting pen to paper really help you not just survive, but thrive? Short answer? Yes
SwanWaters recently started sending out daily journaling prompts, a phrase a paragraph, a quote, a thought… Anything that will inspire thought and writing.
Healing after abuse is like building a new self from the ground up. Now that you are free, who will you be? Learning new life skills is part of the journey.
Escape from Abuse is hard, and it almost always means an uptick in the abuse itself. It is therefore important that you plan, prepare, get help and keep yourself safe.
Once we escape the abuse, we are left with no sense of healthy boundaries. We don’t know how to set and maintain them, and feel guilty for even wanting to.