When I was asked if I had Something to Say, I was overwhelmed with how much I do have to say and that's what I want to talk about
Forgiveness for the people who abused me is not a part of my healing journey and it is not a requirement for my healing.
Healing doesn't mean you never dissociate again. Healing means if you do, you take the time to love yourself through whatever it is you are going through.
When a survivor of childhood trauma and abuse shares their story with you please believe them and listen to them. We do not need your solutions, your answers, or your help fixing us - we simply need your support.
As I spoke to my young, wounded part last night my tears fell like a waterfall from my eyes as I finally gave this piece of me the space to be seen and heard. I let her know that she is safe, that we are safe, and that it was okay to grieve.
I will not internalize his issue with me as a negative reflection of who I am which goes against everything my mind and body are conditioned to do.
Watch two friends with a history of childhood trauma, a shared goal of healing, and a cup of coffee in hand get real about Life & Trauma.
Coffee is therapy. Read along as I relate and offer affirmation to the struggles of living with Complex PTSD over my morning coffee.