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.
Below are the prompts and exercises that are part of The Healing Academy Workshop on Personal Boundaries. They go with the module on Maintaining Healthy Boundaries to Survive, Heal, and Thrive. We will look at aspects of the module, consider how the information relates to our own situation.
In this webinar I discuss how embracing the seasonal energy can shift your mindset, further your healing and help you cope with the 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.
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.