Tag: self compassion

Narcissistic abuse survivors

As some of you already know, I have great insight into narcissistic abuse, after a tumultuous life with 2 narcissistic parents, many narcissistic ex-partners and narcissistic ex friends. Before my father discarded my mother in 2000 and filed for divorce, he had already met… Continue Reading “Narcissistic abuse survivors”

Child abuse, Complex PTSD & managing emotional flashbacks

****Please share & re-blog this post to help as many others as possible**** This blog post might be useful to anybody out there who suffers with Complex PTSD, who has suffered from childhood abuse or who has a loved one who suffers with a… Continue Reading “Child abuse, Complex PTSD & managing emotional flashbacks”

YouTube video-How to protect yourself from a narcissist

Dealing with a narcissist in a safe way is very important for your well-being, especially if you aren’t able to avoid them and go ‘no contact.

Blocks to healthy self-assertion

Being assertive can come very easily to many of us whilst some of us might have an extreme difficulty in this area, due to many of the following blocks as stated by Hauck (1981b): 1.Fear of injury -Physical violence may be threatened or unleashed… Continue Reading “Blocks to healthy self-assertion”

”The negativity of the world can’t put you down, unless you allow it to get inside you”

The above quote is easier said than done when we are constantly surrounded by negativity, tragedy, pain and loss. If we were raised by mentally ill, abusive parents, the negativity that we carry with us takes years to change in therapy. It is a… Continue Reading “”The negativity of the world can’t put you down, unless you allow it to get inside you””

Facebook page

Dear friends, I have added a facebook community page recently, which I am hoping to also use as a platform to talk about issues regarding self-improvement, practicing self-compassion, dealing with dysfunctional/toxic people and how to stop people pleasing! If you are on facebook, then… Continue Reading “Facebook page”

Take control of your own healing

Every healing journey is unique to each person. No journey should be judged, minimised or discounted. Whether it is childhood abuse, emotional, sexual or physical abuse, domestic abuse, grief, a single trauma or multiple traumas, nobody has the right to criticize someone else’s journey.… Continue Reading “Take control of your own healing”

The importance of resilience

So what is resilience and is it common? Resilience can be defined as an individual’s ability to properly adapt to stress and adversity. It is about an individual’s ability to manage difficult emotions that arise in times of difficulty, without supressing them. Research shows… Continue Reading “The importance of resilience”

Self-care chart

When you are struggling from a mental illness, self-care can sometimes take a back seat. You forget or are unable to eat properly. You have trouble sleeping which then results in not having the motivation and energy to do much at all. You can… Continue Reading “Self-care chart”

Surround yourself with supportive people

When you suffer from a mental illness it is very difficult to feel hopeful when you are really struggling.Every day can be a battle and those negative thoughts can be very hard to silence. Sometimes feelings can overcome you at the most inappropriate times… Continue Reading “Surround yourself with supportive people”