This week Mags explores PTSD. We look at what causes PTSD, how it develops, how it rewires the brain, and why it sometimes doesn’t trigger until much later.
Where Stewart finds the playbook and opens Mags’ eyes I was at the office and Stewart worked from home. It was the spring of 2012 and a month or so after we made the necessary move away from my parents’ place to a small apartment in a new city. While I was at work, Stewart […]
Now that we’ve thoroughly investigated the nature of abuse and the tactics that an abuser uses to control their targets, we should shift our focus to the effects that abuse has on a person. The younger a person is when exposed to abuse, the more likely they are to develop long-lasting emotional problems because of…...
A toxic person can never provide any of the loving support we deserve and expect in a close relationship. To them, another person is simply an extension of themselves. This means that targets have different aspects of the toxic person’s identity projected upon them. Whether they are shaped to embody everything the toxic parent dislikes…...
In this next section, we’ll look at different methods abusers use to accomplish this. These strategies all play on the emotional and mental processes of the target. They’re all about entangling you, and keeping you trapped in the relationship. Let’s start at the very beginning when we’re pulled into the proverbial Venus Flytrap. Love-Bombing As…...
Abusers use various methods of control and manipulation. Understanding these tactics of abuse may help you understand what’s happened and how you can heal.
In this webinar I discuss how embracing the seasonal energy can shift your mindset, further your healing and help you cope with the holidays.
The holidays bring up emotions for many people, especially so for survivors. It is a good idea to prepare yourself a little so you can have happy holidays.
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.
I decided I was worth something. I was worth boundaries and respect. It was the day I told my parents that I’d no longer have anything to do with them