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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

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Healing from abuse

The sad thing about healing from abuse is that many people who haven’t themselves been abused, can’t possibly understand the survivor’s journey. Healing from abuse is unique to each individual who has experienced it. The survivor will be emotionally damaged and/or physically hurt and unfortunately this damage is sometimes irreversible. Abuse leaves behind scars unique… Continue reading Healing from abuse

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A great resource for CPTSD sufferers that have trouble sleeping

I came across this wonderful website & blog known as ‘Beauty after bruises’, which is a voluntary website that provides invaluable support for those with CPTSD and/or Dissociation. The links I am adding here are very useful for those of you who really struggle with sleeping and generally dread the night time. Please check them… Continue reading A great resource for CPTSD sufferers that have trouble sleeping

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Narcissistic abuse-Trauma bonding with a parent

As many of you already know, my journey to qualifying as a Life Coach, was based on my own recovery from my narcissistically abusive parents. For those of you who don’t follow my more personal blog, I wanted to just give you a little insight into my own struggles. In the last few days, I… Continue reading Narcissistic abuse-Trauma bonding with a parent

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2nd Video on emotional flashbacks

Hello fellow bloggers & friends, I hope you had a good weekend and have started your week with hope in your heart. I have been unusually busy over the last week, as hubby has been on holiday from work. My mornings have been completely transformed from work & ‘me’ time, to long breakfasts and lots… Continue reading 2nd Video on emotional flashbacks

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Shame

Shame is caused by negative messages. The shame I am highlighting in this video is caused by dysfunctional parents. Shame is insidious and can have detrimental effects on the way we view ourselves and others. This is something I am very familiar with as a survivor of narcissistic abuse and I want to highlight the… Continue reading Shame