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Loving someone with PTSD

Ever since I made my youtube video ‘How does PTSD affect intimate relationships’, I have had so many of you contact me with questions about how to cope and support your partners. The reality is that it takes a very strong person to love someone who lives with PTSD, as they also live with it… Continue reading Loving someone with PTSD

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New youtube video-I have discovered my parents are narcissists.What now?

It is important to know the steps of what to expect after realising your parents are abusive. It is crucial to finally understand why and how you were & are affected by narcissistic abuse. Giving what you have been through a name, is the beginning of your healing journey. It allows for validation of your… Continue reading New youtube video-I have discovered my parents are narcissists.What now?

Adversity & support · Child abuse · complex ptsd · Emotional abuse · mental health · Mental illness · recovery · self care · TRAUMA THERAPIES

Somatic experiencing-Trauma

  Somatic experiencing, helps restore the natural energy balance in our bodies. It helps with restoring the energy flow in our bodies, in places where it is stuck due to stress, injury or trauma.   Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) was developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD to address the effects of trauma. Levine developed this approach… Continue reading Somatic experiencing-Trauma

Adversity & support · complex ptsd · self care · Self-reflection & self-awareness · Uncategorized

Complex PTSD & PTSD exhaustion

The exhaustion which comes as a result of suffering with the above conditions is constantly present. No matter how much you sleep or rest, you never seem to feel completely rejuvenated. The following blog post by Roland Bal further explains this: https://rolandbal.com/trauma-and-ptsd-exhaustion-fatigue-and-tiredness/ Love Athina ♥ © All blog posts and images are owned by me… Continue reading Complex PTSD & PTSD exhaustion

Boundaries · Child abuse · Coaching tips · complex ptsd · Emotional abuse · Highly sensitive person · low self-esteem · Mental illness · Narcissistic abuse · Narcissistic abuse syndrome · People Pleaser Syndrome · recovery · self care · Self-reflection & self-awareness · Uncategorized

Taking on others’ emotions-Having weak boundaries

When you have grown up in a dysfunctional narcissistic home, taking on others’ emotions becomes the norm. Narcissistic parents teach their children to cater to their feelings & moods and the child learns to ignore their own emotions. A great book which can help you understand whether you have weak emotional boundaries, is by Charles… Continue reading Taking on others’ emotions-Having weak boundaries

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World Mental Health Day

Mental illness has always been a part of my life. Whether it is through my own personal journey, through my family’s or watching friends struggle. Although I haven’t been writing on here much, mental health will always remain a very important cause that I will always talk about. It is crucial for anybody struggling with… Continue reading World Mental Health Day