Escaping an abusive situation is difficult, if not full on dangerous. Preparing your escape will make you more likely to get out and stay out. Here is some advice to consider while getting ready.
The ever cheerful and resilient Michael Ballard was kind enough to share some videos with us to help you understand how to teach resilience for children.
It not always easy to spend time with relatives… Michael Ballard shares 3 hack to deal with the holidays (but they work on other days too!)
We prepared a webinar to take you through some ideas on battling the overwhelm this Christmas, and keeping yourself away from too much stress and anxiety
The demands and expectations my abuser had surrounding the holidays were stressful. My life’s much happier and more peaceful since shaking off those demands
Survivors of abuse often struggle to set and maintain healthy boundaries. Within the abuse dynamic, boundaries were unacceptable for the abuser.
So let me start by saying that the positive we will we consider here is not some perky-pants denial accompanied by a chirpy, “Oh, I’m fine!” Why? You aren’t fine.
Negative experiences are part of life, and they do not really mean anything. Most people can shrug these experiences off quite easily, but with a bully in your head, it is all too easy to follow your own thoughts down the Whirlpool of Depression. So what we need to do is evict the bully! Shut them up and we will be able to simply move past the negative experience and continue on our merry way.
There are a few reasons why celebrating your success is important. All of them are worth your while, and all of them will make your healing journey easier.
Having a bad day? Feeling the hurt and the fear? Would you wish you could just curl up in a ball and disappear? Here are three ways to turn the tide.