In 2019, I went through an intense year of healing childhood trauma. As a result, my mental health was not the best. I was struggling. I mean really struggling.
I couldn’t concentrate at work and despite going to therapy on a regular basis, my thoughts of suicide increased. I had panic attacks were I would dissociate. Things got pretty scary.
There was also an ongoing investigation on my perpetrator in regards to historical childhood sexual abuse.
When things became to much, I ended up in the hospital. I got diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. …
The worst thing? I let him get under my skin.
I let what he says get to me.
His words often overpower mine.
If his words overpower me, I often wonder how the female clients feel. We work in a homeless shelter, in a crisis-driven environment, filled with mental health, and substance use. The majority of the clients we serve are men, but there are some women here too.
He has been targeting me. Not the two other male coworkers on my shift. Just me.
He’s sexist. Thinks he knows everything.
And….He also likes to through his Christianity believes onto…
“Forgiving people to be more empathic and less narcissistic. Forgiveness can result in less stress, lower anxiety, and depression, increasing an individual’s overall mental health and well-being.”
Through the forgiveness process, you learn to cope and accept the trauma you endured and also learn how to overcome the power dynamics your abuser put upon you.
In their article Mental Health Through Forgiveness: Exploring The Roots and Benefits, Elizabeth and Padmakumari, 2016, state that “forgiveness is about making peace with life whether that be another person, yourself, or a situation or circumstance that…
In the early 1900s, Albert Einstein discovered that everything equals back to energy. In other words, he learned that: “everything is made up of energy”.
When you look at life from Albert Einstein’s perspective, it means that you, me, the very electrical device you are reading this article from, and the world you live in is all made up of energy.
Being made up of energy, everyone has the concept to understand and work with energy. Psychics…
Have you ever heard the team Shadow Work and wondered what it meant? It is a term that is often thrown around in the universe but not fully understood, or practiced beneficially.
According to Scott Jeffery, “your shadow can be defined as everything you cannot see about yourself.”
Your shadow carries all the things you deem as dark, the things you are not happy with, and the things you hold shame around.
Imagine it as a subconscious darkness outside of you. In your shadow, you store different events, memories and moments, thoughts, and feelings. …
Hurt. Guilt. Shame. Defeated. She stays trapped. Wrapped up in a tight cocoon. Longing to be a butterfly. Free. Flying free.
The cocoon, however, stays hidden shut. Broken. Damaged. Bruised. The child remains buried in layers upon layers of silk. She cries out in the middle of the night. Craving to feel, craving to be something more than what is already there.
“Help,” she whispers. “Help.” The cries go unheard and the child remains unnoticed.
All she wanted, was to be noticed, inside the tiny cocoon wrapped in layers of silk, she wanted to be valued for who she was…
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, An empath is defined as “one who experiences the emotions of others: a person who has empathy for others.”
Many self-identifying empaths share that they are highly sensitive individuals who care deeply for others, and are often picking up someone else’s emotions and feelings.
There are also challenges they face due to this amazing gift. If you are an Empaths you know you will often find yourself absorbing energy, feelings, and emotions that are not your own. You may become stressed and overwhelmed based on the sudden changes in the atmosphere and its energy.
The environment you are in and have grown up in splays an essential role in your recovery, whether you struggle with an addiction, mental health, or both.
Depending on the environment you are in, your recovery can excel, or potentially it can flop.
Given your mental health and or addiction's intensity, your living environment, family environment, relationship environment, and career environment can all be last on your list.
You may find them in the back of your mind as a worry or a constantly circulating thought. …
The correlation between inner child work and trauma is often at times an underestimated healing modality.
Inner child work shifts our perspectives from viewing trauma as external circumstances to helping us connect to the event's internal feeling.
This then allows you to process your feelings vs. having them continue to build each time you recall the trauma externally.
Using the inner child modality helps you shift your subconscious blocks and awaken repressed trauma. It allows for the core wounds of the trauma to surface so that you can heal them through aligning and releasing emotions.
Our inner child holds a…
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