Tag: Mental illness

Recovery from abuse- 3 basic stages & how to identify whether you have reached the acceptance stage of recovery

Happy Monday fellow bloggers. This is quite a late post, so I hope it reaches some of you. I have just done another video on YouTube, where I talk about the 3 main stages of recovery that someone goes through, in particular concerning the… Continue Reading “Recovery from abuse- 3 basic stages & how to identify whether you have reached the acceptance stage of recovery”

Symptoms of anxiety that you may not know about

Anxiety can affect our body in so many ways that sometimes it is very hard to differentiate  between anxiety or something much more serious.Some symptoms are exactly the same as symptoms caused by more serious health problems, so how do we tell the difference? … Continue Reading “Symptoms of anxiety that you may not know about”

Setting boundaries with toxic people

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Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing -EMDR (Short term therapy for trauma)

Happy Monday dear friends! I have reached 100 followers on this page and I am very grateful for those of you who have supported this new venture. My other blog mychildwithin , documents a lot more about my healing journey and has already been… Continue Reading “Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing -EMDR (Short term therapy for trauma)”

How to deal with loneliness

Loneliness is an unpleasant feeling that a lot of people experience at some point in their lives. Loneliness is a feeling of emptiness or hollowness inside you.You might experience loneliness as a feeling that something is not right, a kind of minor emptiness. Or… Continue Reading “How to deal with loneliness”

Trauma bonding

Trauma bonding is the reason people choose abusive partners time and time again. Trauma bonding is also known as Stockholm syndrome, something that is mentioned a lot when someone has been abducted. Trauma bonding is something that starts in a person’s childhood, if they… Continue Reading “Trauma bonding”

It is wrong to silence survivors of abuse

As a survivor of narcissistic abuse, and in honour of some of my followers who are also survivors of abuse, I want to do a short but very important post today about the unfortunate shaming & silencing that happens to survivors. It is absolutely… Continue Reading “It is wrong to silence survivors of abuse”

Poor sleep-One of many side effects of CPTSD, anxiety & depression

Are you somebody who struggles to sleep well and ends up waking up exhausted in the morning rather than refreshed? Do you find that you often have vivid stress dreams which can at times disrupt your sleep in the middle of the night? If… Continue Reading “Poor sleep-One of many side effects of CPTSD, anxiety & depression”

Gratitude

Today I am grateful for my healthy body, my loving husband and the organic homemade food that I made for my little family. I am grateful for the stability in my daily life, the ability to write my blogs & create YouTube videos and… Continue Reading “Gratitude”

Are you a chronic over-explainer?

Where does over-explaining stem from? People naturally feel the need to make sure their point of view is clearly understood when in conversation with someone else. Nobody wants to be misunderstood when expressing an opinion or thought. What happens however when someone feels the… Continue Reading “Are you a chronic over-explainer?”