Michael Ballard and Mags Thomson both learned from experience how to deal with a toxic boss. How do they affect you and what can you do to protect yourself?
Mags shares her personal story and thoughts on why you should leave an abuser. She tells the story of no contact and how she learned what was happening.
Survivors of abuse often struggle to set and maintain healthy boundaries. Within the abuse dynamic, boundaries were unacceptable for the abuser.
When you first think of going no contact with your abuser, you may think that it’s as simple as just ignoring the phone calls. There is more to it than that.
In this podcast about my no contact anniversary, I talk about more complicated emotions like anger and guilt, and how sometimes we feel tired of recovery.
In this podcast Michael and Mags talk about resilience. How to become more resilient, and how those skills will help take the edges of life’s Big Stuff.
PTSD really is a normal response to trauma. In this PTSD podcast Aubrey and Monkey talk about everything from what it is, to how it can manifest.
In this mini-podcast Mags flies solo for the first time, and shares some of her thoughts on the process of learning to trust again. When you are still reeling with the feelings of betrayal, who can you trust?
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.
As survivors of abuse it seems we are so afraid to fail, that it often manifests as self-sabotage. We trip ourselves up today rather than run the risk of stumbling tomorrow.