It took many years for me to understand that guilt and shame are two entirely different things with vastly different impacts.
In the aftermath of abuse, we often have to deal with a myriad of PTSD triggers. Daily life was abuse, now daily life is a reminder of that abuse. By that I mean that sometimes the most normal activities and events can trigger memories and emotional flashbacks. That means that the most mundane tasks can become very difficult to manage.
Are you supporting someone with PTSD? If you are here to find out how you can better help them, I want you to know how awesome you are!
People can learn resiliency skills to use when facing challenging times, and increase the quality of the experience and change the quality of the outcome.
Where we’ve felt like a failure or unable to follow through in the past, we can start setting goals for ourselves, and set the reward for reaching them.
Spiritual healing—not to be confused with religion—nurtures the soul; reigniting the spark of our passion, inspiration, and sense of belonging.
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.
No Contact is the act of taking away the abuser’s ability to contact you. Learn more about what No Contact is, how it work and what to expect from it.
Survivors of abuse often struggle to set and maintain healthy boundaries. Within the abuse dynamic, boundaries were unacceptable for the abuser.
I feel pretty confident that the whole SwanWaters team will give you are resounding YES! Helping others is at the core of our organization.