Telling my story is one of the hardest things I have ever done: it has also been rewarding and even necessary for my mental health and well-being.
This Series is dedicated to amplifying the voices of Survivors of childhood trauma by providing a platform to share truth through our stories.
Read the stories of Childhood Trauma Survivors in their own words as they share their pain, their resilience, and their hope.
Sometimes other people say it better: “In order to believe clients' accounts of trauma, you need to suspend any pre-conceived notions that you have about what is possible and impossible in human experience. As simple as they may sound, it may be difficult to do so.”Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D. The magnitude of this truth is breathtaking... Continue Reading →
When I started writing this blog about my trauma, I envisioned it as a landing pad for all the crazy emotions, thoughts, memories, nightmares, and anxiety I am dealing with. That was it; short-sighted, huh? It is hard work trying to process and simultaneously integrate the reality of my childhood into my everyday life; a... Continue Reading →
Find a hobby in addition to basic forms of self-care and coping is vital to the trauma recovery process.
When we talk about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a society we often gloss over the complex side of this illness. The part that encompasses those abused as children, over the course of many years, and in a number of ways.