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Emotional detox - what does that even mean? Emotional detoxing is a systematic and mindful approach and practice for purifying undigested and over processed emotions. In my Natural Mental Health Membership - I touch upon this more in the detox progra

  • #emotionaldetox #ptsd #traumaisreal #traumaisvalid #ptsdawareness #ptsdrecovery #thrivingwithptsd #ptsdsurvivor #empowering #ptsdadailybattle #healingfromwithin #ptsdquotes #ptsdsupport #complexptsd #posttraumaticgrowth #complexptsdrecovery #mentalhealthawareness #ptsdwarrior #youarebrave #ptsdhelp #yourmindmatters #mentalhealth #selfcompassion #knowledgeispower #dontsufferinsilence #cptsd #cptsdhelp #ptsdhelp

What would you do if you held this idea to be true? What would you create or heal or transform? Who might you become? #everythingisfigureoutable #youmatter #transform #ptsd #ptsdawareness #ptsdrecovery #thrivingwithptsd #ptsdsurvivor #empowering #pt

  • Love this sentiment 💖🌟💪🏼#relativelyunscathed #traumarecovery

  • As tough as it can be we just have to keep our heads up and press on! Love the quote/post ❤️

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Wayne Dyer⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As women, we’ve been conditioned to look at ourselves through a lens that is not realistic or true.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’ve been told that beaut

"Your family is a projected image of your thinking." Byron Katie (author of “Loving, What Is”) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’ve all experienced holidays and family vacations bringing out the best and worst in us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It always fascinates me how you can equally

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Repost @ptsdcomplex_recovery • • • • • • You matter! Your experience is valid! - - - #ptsd #traumaisreal #traumaisvalid #ptsdawareness #ptsdrecovery #thrivingwithptsd #ptsdsurvivor #empowering #ptsdadailybattle #healingfromwithin #ptsdquotes #ptsdsup

  • THIS was meant to be. I wake up, do my morning routine, coffee made, heading out to the porch to enjoy nature, the smell of earth, etc. And THIS is the very FIRST post I read for today. Omen? I'll take it❗Thank you THANK YOU for sharing. Much, MUCH needed.💚😘🙋‍♀️😎✅

  • I absolutely love this! Sharing!

#repost @mental.sisters • • • • • I talk a lot about childhood trauma because I've gone through it and so have many of you. I want to talk about it to validate you, to un-shame you, and to support you I want you to know that whatever traumatized you,

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"This book should be in every woman's self-care arsenal.” Bree⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I agree, Bree!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A few weeks ago I went over to a new friend's home and she showed me her self-care altar. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You can imagine the numb

With every woman that I’ve worked with who told me that they couldn’t love themselves, there was always a wall that was protecting their heart (we call it a Heart-Wall).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At one point in their lives, someone said or did something ho

#repost @mental.sisters ・・・ I talk a lot about childhood trauma because I've gone through it and so have many of you. I want to talk about it to validate you, to un-shame you, and to support you I want you to know that whatever traumatized you, even

  • I’m gonna share something with you. I wants had therapist tell me but every time I said someone had it worse than I did that I was the valuing the true impact of my trauma. Not saying there’s a right or wrong here just saying that when I thought about that it made a lot of sense because sometimes the reality is you did have it worse

  • I love this so much! ✨

I talk a lot about childhood trauma because I've gone through it and so have many of you. I want to talk about it to validate you, to un-shame you, and to support you I want you to know that whatever traumatized you, even if it now feels like you sho

  • Thank you for spreading all the good vibes for people like us.💝

  • @lovedbyflowers sorry for the small delay! The therapy I’m talking about is done in a number of places but can also be done online which makes it a good option for people based in different parts of the world. If you check out this website you’ll be able to see more detail: www.comprehensiveresourcemodel.com

I’m not easily impressed by people...few people truly amaze me. Sara Hardy is one of those people (@bodyimagedayatanudelake ). She spent 35 years of in a cycle of chronic dieting, loathing her body, experiencing anxiety and clinical depression having

  • Heather, thank you for the support of our book - Adam Hardy

  • @adamandsaraspeak Adam—it truly is an amazing journey that so many people would benefit from hearing about! Y’all are both amazing!

The first time I heard that I was more than my body I was surprised by this.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Before that, I had never thought that there was a difference between my body and my soul. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ AND, having grown up in a conversation Chris

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#youmatter so advocate for yourself Self advocacy means: • Speaking up for yourself. • Communicating your strengths, needs and wishes. • Being able to listen to the opinions of others, even when their opinion differs from yours. • Having a sense of

What do you see when you look in the mirror? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you like what you see or do you do everything you can to avoid looking at yourself—especially naked?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Research has shown that up to 80% of women don’t like to look

Reposted from @mental.sisters - Childhood trauma can be caused by so many things. We are so sensitive during our formative years it's no wonder the impact from any of the above can be damaging. ALSO it's not always bad/self centered/sick parents tha

“Today I”m going to talk to myself like I’m talking to a young child I love.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Breaking the cycle of negative self-talk is essential for a happy life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Releasing the trapped emotions that are causing the

There are some people who say that we choose our family so that we can learn what we need to grow into the best versions of ourselves... I don’t know for sure if that’s the case but I do know I’ve learned a ton about who I want to be & what family tr

The idea that someone has to be physically abused to be traumatized is absolutely not true. This stigma filled thought makes it even harder for trauma victims to seek out help. verbal abuse, gaslighting, threats, bullying, isolating, yelling, disap

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  • Thank you 🌹 for me the emotional abuse I have received has been more traumatic than physical abuse. With physical abuse it’s more understood, support is easier, somethings are just not argued with ; but emotional abuse as an adult people find it difficult to understand.

The idea that someone has to be physically abused to be traumatized is absolutely not true. This stigma filled thought makes it even harder for trauma victims to seek out help. verbal abuse, gaslighting, threats, bullying, isolating, yelling, disap

  • @kogura04 UwU... Ak ngerti kok

  • Amen! So few people understand how real psychological and sexual abuse are. 🤕

Credit to @mental.sisters : The idea that someone has to be physically abused to be traumatized is absolutely not true. This stigma filled thought makes it even harder for trauma victims to seek out help. verbal abuse, gaslighting, threats, bullyin

Childhood trauma can be caused by so many things. We are so sensitive during our formative years it's no wonder the impact from any of the above can be damaging. ALSO it's not always bad/self centered/sick parents that cause the trauma. Sometimes liv

  • @abovetheclouds_crochet about last night *sigh*

  • this whole thing is my past and present sometimes gets physical(grabbing arms roughly, hair pulling/yanking, slapping, public embarrassment, my emotions aren’t valid etc.) loving life smh

The idea that someone has to be physically abused to be traumatized is absolutely not true. This stigma filled thought makes it even harder for trauma victims to seek out help. verbal abuse, gaslighting, threats, bullying, isolating, yelling, disap

  • I'm no expert. But I feel like there is.

  • I'm no expert but I feel like there is much much more to trauma than we conventionally realise.

This !!!! Posted @withrepost@ptsdcomplex_recovery Our perception of resilience doesn’t always have to be the strong person. Sometimes resilience is letting it all out so you can get on with your days. If you are having a day like this, don’t beat

  • Continuing to exist is resilience! You're doing great <3

Went and saw Rocketman yesterday. I enjoyed it. But came away understanding how deeply traumatized Elton had been as a child, and had never processed it. So often we presume that the celebrities and "well known" social people have the best lives. W

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Recently the term “trauma hacking” has been floating around the personal development space It seems as if it is a spin-off of the term “bio-hacking” (people who are doing biological experiments to increase their health and longevity outside of conve

  • That's so interesting, I've never heard of that before. 🦋❤️

  • @emily.tamayo.maher 😄 is it the term “trauma hacking” that you hadn’t heard or what I had said about it?

I've sadly witnessed a pretty tough situation with someone's toxic family member. Someone I know had to hear their mother blame them for lying when talking about their trauma. the mum also laughed at them and belittled their feelings. The mum told t

Imagine Grieving the loss of a person place or thing and not even realizing you’re grieving. Check on your friends and loved ones. Talk to them without judgment or an opinion. Sometimes you just need to be there to listen. #mentalhealthisreal #trauma

  • @power_of_me 😭😭😭😭 wow that’s so deep Eddy and you’re so strong and powerful in your presence that someone who didn’t “know” you would NEVER know anything is wrong .... I love you always!!!!

  • @felisha_marie_ isn't that the way it goes? Smile and look pretty, dont want to make anyone else feel uncomfortable. So much so that I fooled myself for years. Now I'm starting to tell my truth, it feels amazing! Love u too ma, all the way to the moon and back 💛❤️

Truly THANK YOU! We’ve come so far in just a little over 2 years! My kids cried that school was over... that’s how much they loved their teachers and school! Diane Penny My kids want to continue going to a Christian school because “Mom we are Chri

Trauma can occur in multiple ways. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It can be a single event that causes the body to freeze and go into shock.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It can be a developmental trauma where you failed to get something you needed (love, safety) as you w

“When They See Us” is a palpable documentary about the Central Park 5, who were falsely accused of raping a New York jogger. These young boys were 14,15,and 16 years of age. Lives changed forever! I wasn’t ready...I kept stoping during the first epi

  • I was NOT ready for it but omg was it SO SO good. The level of emotion on film is unprecedented and I allowed myself to weep several times ... A must see 💜❤️

  • @dr.meagann it’s definitely a reminder that a lot of things are still the same. I can’t stomach to watch it. I haven’t got closure from Kalief Browder.....

Welcome to your limbic system. Take a moment to review the following photo of the roles your limbic system plays apart in as well as the video provided by Quantum University. Understanding the brain and how it operates can help us better respond or i

Sometimes life is like this picture…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When we are moving forward in life, we never have 100% certainty of what’s we will move towards.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have ideas of what we think we are moving towards but we don’t have 100% ce

In the coaching world, the term “limiting beliefs” is thrown around A LOT and there was something about it that didn’t resonate with me.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There’s this hyper-masculine teaching to “crush your limiting beliefs” which always felt icky

  • @morganehanner 😄, phew, I’m glad to hear that!

  • @heather_m_esposito I am good and would love a catch up phone connect!!! 🦋💕

Reposted from @mental.sisters - Most of our issues stem from our childhood. If you didn't feel safe as a kid, it's no wonder you experience anxiety as an adult. What we need to do is acknowledge and accept the fact that our childhood wasn't perfect

Most of our issues stem from our childhood. If you didn't feel safe as a kid, it's no wonder you experience anxiety as an adult. What we need to do is acknowledge and accept the fact that our childhood wasn't perfect, and some childhoods were devast

  • This makes perfect sense but something so many of us are unaware of. Thanks for shining light on it

  • 🦋This was also me and I learned to live: each according to his own.🦋

“water teaches four important lessons:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ what you see is often you’re projection⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ what is soft can also be powerful⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ persistence can break barriers⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ change is always happening"⠀⠀⠀

  • @heather_m_esposito beaches are close but windy and you not swimmable

  • @mygirlfriendvoice 😕 I love CA but that’s one of the reasons I’ve been hesitant to leave the west coast! I ❤️ the east coast beaches...

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We ask ourselves, who am I

Do you suffer from hypervigilance? I do, and I feel it's the worst part of my experience with c-ptsd along with emotional flashbacks of course. Hypervigilance can be something a person feels so familiar with that they don't necessarily even recognize

If love is truly all there is and everywhere then it would make that the first place that we could find love would be within ourselves and for ourselves, right?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I believe that’s true….but, I think as humans we’ve f*cked each other'

It is so easy for us to blame everyone and everything else for how we are.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s the culture we’ve been raised in.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’ve been taught that if you are unhealthy, it’s the doctor's responsibility to get you healthy.⠀

“I no longer have the desire to explain myself. My vibrations may be too intense or too gentle for some, but I will move to my own tune."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @iambrillyant ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I feel like it’s taken me to mid-way through my life to real

  • I find it fascinating that I happened to read this at the same point in my life where trying to explain myself to myself and others has been all consuming and constantly on my mind. Hope I eventually get to the point where I can just move to my own tune

  • @xnever.the.artist —I TOTALLY get that! I promise you, with the self-awareness you have already, you will get to that point!

*YOU ARE NOT WHO YOUR TRAUMA SOMETIMES SAYS YOU ARE* . . . #repost @mental.sisters with @get_repost ・・・ Trauma has a huge impact on our brains, especially when it happens in childhood. It literally makes our brains develope differently, and it's no s

Trauma has a huge impact on our brains, especially when it happens in childhood. It literally makes our brains develope differently, and it's no surprise our minds and personalities adjust accordingly. Some damage can't be fixed, but all is not lost!

  • Nobody deserves to live with trauma. Love your work 👏🌺

  • Sometimes ghosting happens to narcissistic abusers whose victims have reached a crisis point and can no longer take it. Maybe there's that.

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Have you ever saw a pile of crap that smelled really bad and thought “I’ll just put some perfume on it to make it better?”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Of course not (unless you are crazy, then you maybe you did )⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We all know that putting pe

No matter what one’s political beliefs are, it’s just human to honor those who have sacrificed their lives…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To those who have served and are currently serving, Thank You.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (U.S. Air Force Photo by Cynthia Griggs)⠀

Worthy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Deserving.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Beautiful.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When you read those words, do you think “Yes! I’m all of those things?” or do you feel a sinking in your stomach because you think the opposite of those words?⠀⠀⠀⠀

In 2007 I had an idea to open a bakery that was free of gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, corn & refined sugar. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I worked for 2+ years on my own investing every penny I had to create recipes that everyone would eat and have no idea they were free of

  • I’m so sorry that happened to you. My son is highly allergic to all nuts and dairy. Your bakery was helpful in bringing awareness to food allergies. You never know what tomorrow will bring!

  • @jzumbrunn thanks Jackie! It all happened FOR me & the people I get to work with now & I couldn’t be more grateful 😄. I honor you & your son for dealing with those allergies every day!

Once you recognise that you are having a flashback, wether it has the visual component or not, you can do several things to help get out of it. Here are some ideas I think are great, but you need to train yourself to use them beforehand because when

Posted @withrepost@mental.sisters I find this an amazing advice for any trauma survivor. It's easier to be gentle with yourself if you talk like you would to a child. Don't judge, don't be sarcastic or mean, don't put yourself down! We CAN re-pare

#repost @mental.sisters ・・・ I find this an amazing advice for any trauma survivor. It's easier to be gentle with yourself if you talk like you would to a child. Don't judge, don't be sarcastic or mean, don't put yourself down! We CAN re-parent our sc

I find this an amazing advice for any trauma survivor. It's easier to be gentle with yourself if you talk like you would to a child. Don't judge, don't be sarcastic or mean, don't put yourself down! We CAN re-parent our scared inner child. ~J~ pic f

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  • I’ve been doing this for a year and a half now. Re-parenting Self Is what saved me. I gave birth to myself just like I gave birth to my two children. And I have been loving myself just like I love my two children. And now it doesn’t make any difference that my mother and father never loved me. 🙏

Cptsd/Ptsd has a physiological basis. This is key. The body is a bundle of memory built up over time. Trauma inflicts a physical as well psychological wound on the body including the brain. “ Back at my mothers house second time after 10 years. I was

  • I’m going to put the rest on next post because I couldn’t post the comment too long and can’t rewrite 😓 please continue to read next post slides 👍🏼🙏🏼💕

  • #cptsd #cptsdwarriors #cptsdrecovery #ptsd #ocdproblems #complexocd #complexobsessivecompulsivedisorder #traumarelatedocd #narcissisticabusesurvivor #narcissist #psychologicaltrauma #thebodykeepsthescore #traumaisreal

Another successful FCA event coordinated by yours truly along with a team of gifted colleagues (too much to mention) who worked behind the scenes and on the frontline to make it awesome! Great work everyone! A special thanks to all presenters, volunt

Here's some symptoms I personally experience during an emotional flashback. It took me years to know what was happening to me. As emotional flashbacks don't have the visual component the more well known "standard" flashbacks do, it can be really hard

  • @probstk34 I'm happy you are processing things now🙏

  • @mental.sisters Thank you its a been a very long journey 😊

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Three in the morning and sleep evades you as you stare at the cracks in the ceiling of your room. The cracks weep during rain but you don't mind because you like the sound of water, of rain, of thunder, of anything that can distract you from the memo

The #metoo era has exposed some double standards around sex abuse and abuse in general. We believe some victims over others. We demonize and vilify women who accuse a beloved politician and yet champion a woman who accuses someone we dislike. ⁣ ⁣ In

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