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Narcissistic mother types

Awhile back, I wrote a blog post on my other site about the effects of narcissistic abuse and the different narcissistic mother types out there, according to respected psychotherapist Michelle Piper. You can find this blog post here: https://mychildwithin.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/narcissistic-mother-types/ After reading through Michelle’s website, I wanted to share the information she provides with my subscribers… Continue reading Narcissistic mother types

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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

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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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Why is going ‘no contact’ so hard?

It’s been an extremely busy few days for me recently, which means my blog posts and youtube videos have had to take a back seat. Work has been a priority, with little time for writing and reflecting. I have also had an influx of emails from people needing immediate support dealing with narcissistic individuals. It… Continue reading Why is going ‘no contact’ so hard?

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Mental Health Awareness week

Ending the stigma of mental health is still proving to be a challenge, although in the UK we are getting ever closer to our goal of a deeper understanding, tolerance & acceptance of the importance of talking about our mental health. As somebody who has never known what life is like without mental health problems,… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness week