As a therapist and trauma survivor myself, one of my all-time favorite quotes is “be the person you need it when you were younger”. This is the essence of inner child healing. Our childhood and teenage years are the most important years developmentally. This includes social emotional development, and also actual brain development. The experiencesContinue reading “What is inner child healing?”
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How does sexual assault affect us
Sexual assault can be one of the most horrifying things that can happen to a human being. It’s important to remember that it’s never the survivors fault, and all the fault belongs with the perpetrator who wanted to do the sexual assault. Unfortunately, millions of young girls and boys are sexually assaulted every year. ThereContinue reading “How does sexual assault affect us”
What is narcissistic love bombing?
You may have heard of love bombing associated with narcissistic or abusive relationships, and wonder what does that mean? Love bombing is one of the really important signs to notice when trying to spot an unhealthy start to a relationship. Love bombing happens at the beginning of a relationship and it’s distinctly different than normalContinue reading “What is narcissistic love bombing?”
How long does grief last?
Losing someone we love whether they died, or a relationship ended can be some of the most difficult pain our heart can go through. There are many factors that determine the depth and the length of our grief. Some of these factors include the depth of the relationship, the closure before the ending, our ownContinue reading “How long does grief last?”
Childhood Trauma and the Holidays
Experiencing childhood trauma and attachment issues with the family you grew up with is hard enough. This leads to having to work out dysfunctional patterns in future relationships, and often coping with some really difficult negative self beliefs over the years. If that isn’t enough, here comes the holidays! The holidays are a time thatContinue reading “Childhood Trauma and the Holidays”
What is sexual assault?
The public knowledge and recognition of sexual assault has increased over the years, especially due to movements like the no more and me too movement. There has been so much gaslighting and victim-blaming in our culture that it has made it hard for survivors of sexual assault to really recognize and admit what happened toContinue reading “What is sexual assault?”
Why do my family and friends not believe me about my sexual assault?
Having experienced sexual assault is one of the most traumatic life events that can happen to anyone. On top of that, it is unfortunately common that people in the persons life will not believe them about their sexual assault and rape. Others will often question if the trauma survivor is telling the truth, exaggerating whatContinue reading “Why do my family and friends not believe me about my sexual assault?”
What is dissociation?
Disassociation is taking the world by storm and being a trauma therapist I’m realizing I’m working more and more with dissociation every day. It’s not surprising that dissociation is becoming a huge issue with people nowadays considering all the external distraction stimulation that we constantly have access to. On top of the distraction, we areContinue reading “What is dissociation?”
Was my mother/father/parent a narcissist?
The term narcissist has been used more more and recent times and is starting to gain increasing awareness among the general population. If you’ve heard of the term narcissist and heard a little bit about what a narcissist is, you may be wondering if your parent was a narcissist. Merriam Webster define narcissism in generalContinue reading “Was my mother/father/parent a narcissist?”
Am I Dating or Married To A Narcissist?
You may feel sad, terrified, angry, numb and confused. Things in your relationship have gone too far. You don’t know what happened… things were so good at the beginning. You might be reading this to try to determine if you are (or were) dating or married to a narcissist. As a professional who specializes inContinue reading “Am I Dating or Married To A Narcissist?”