We have to remember that our sanity isn’t compromised when we get triggered. It’s quite literally a matter of biology and psychology—our brains on PTSD.
A large part of our healing success will come from our mindset. By that I do not mean that we have to constantly hold on to some sugar coated idea of positivity, far from it in fact. We do however have to cultivate a basic belief in and commitment to our healing.
People can learn resilience skills to use when facing challenging times, and increase the quality of the experience and change the quality of the outcome.
Abuse, and the many varied effects it has on you, is incredibly difficult to understand for people who have not experienced it themselves. Mags shares some things to keep in mind when trying to tackle this challenge.
It is a question I get quite often: how can I make my x/y/z see the abuse? If I had the answer, my sisters would still be in the toxic family we grew up in.
In this space, we are looking at the ins and outs of personal boundaries—what they are, why they are important, and some healthy ways to set and maintain them. This module’s contents include: Information about boundaries, and how to maintain them; a 17 Hack for Healthy Boundary Setting download and more.
Intuition isn’t some magical, pie-in-the-sky super power only witches possess, but simply another way to draw upon information we have about a situation.
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.
The thing about PTSD and recovery is that it's complex. It’s not as simples as 1 2 3 you’re fixed. There were definitely times that I thought some of my problems were PTSD specific, but it turned out that some things were just general, across-the-board human experiences.