Tag: sexual abuse

The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Childhood trauma produces physiological effects upon the developing brain that have an adverse effect upon the individual’s stress response system. Childhood trauma is likely to increase a person’s vulnerability to falling victim to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). FACTS ABOUT CFS. The symptoms of CFS…

Sexual abuse Youtube Video-Part 2

Hello dear followers, I have just completed the 2nd part of my sexual abuse video series.I know this topic isn’t relevant to a lot of you but for those it is relevant to, I hope it helps.If you have only just started coming to…

How sexual abuse affects survivors in intimate relationships-YouTube Video-Part 1

Sexual abuse of any kind, whether that is long term childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault, has a profound effect on whoever experiences it. Since starting my first blog nearly 2 years ago, I have come across so many sexual abuse survivors, who have…

Happy Monday!

Dear readers, This post today is only a quick one. I thought I would share this week’s Youtube video which will also be shared on my Child Within blog, so it reaches more people. It is a Q & A  video on narcissism and…

Spreading a little awareness sparkle

Just a quick post about something that matters as equally as physical health. We all live with mental health and mental illness can touch all of us at least once in our lifetime.So how openly do we talk about it and how easily do…

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…

Intolerance to vulnerability is NOT OK!

Intolerance to vulnerability is everywhere. Dysfunctional homes have this at their core.Children don’t feel safe to express emotions of sadness or pain..Children are taught that it is not ok to have sad or angry emotions..that they will be a burden if they dare to…

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…

EMDR- Preparation & what happens in session

This is the 2nd of 2 informational videos about EMDR. In this video I explain a little more about finding an EMDR therapist and what to look for, what to expect during & after a session and I also give you an idea of…

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…