Learning to recognize the hidden message is paramount when you are trying to free yourself from a toxic person’s influence so we created an Abuse Dictionary
Journaling can have many positive effects on your journey of healing and abuse recovery. Receiving feedback from peers can make that experience even better.
Rick shared the life altering insight of State of Consciousness that helped me better understand myself and shape the consulting, training, coaching and mentoring I’ve done since
I declared Victory every morning as I woke up and every evening as I lay my head on the pillow.
Many survivors of abuse chose to “go no contact” with their abuser. It is a state in which we deny the abuser direct access to us. We are often accused of selfishness (especially those who cut contact with their parents or siblings), but no contact is not about the abuser.
We hear a lot about Karma, people saying, “Oh, don’t you worry… he/she will get his/hers.” The problem is we look at Karma the wrong way. We are so used to keeping score in the relationship because, in an abuse dynamic, everything is transactional.
Survivors of abuse feel isolated by the dysfunctional chaos around them, and think escape is impossible. Connecting with peers is key to the healing journey
Growing up with an emotionally unavailable parent is far from normal. Yet in order to survive you will have convinced yourself that things were normal.
It’s easy to fall back into repetitive patterns because we like the familiar. As you navigate your healing, remember to be kind to yourself.
You must look at the dissolution of the relationship as the beginning of a journey, not a destination. One of the first skills to learn is the “gut check”.