PTSD – when children grow up

Holiday’s can be a trigger for many emotions, including grief. Grief can involve loss of any type – loss of a relationship, loss of job, loss of anticipated future, and loss due to death. Grief also takes into account loss of fur family members. Be aware of how you or those around you are feeling and reacting.  Keep in mind that addictive behaviors also come out during times of stress and personal emotional survival.  Quantum Psychology Advances, Cheryl L. Wheeler, MA … More PTSD – when children grow up

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Sexual Assault After-effects

Sexual abuse/assault leaves emotional and psychological scars that are not always obvious to others or even yourself. Below are ten of the most common *sexual effects from sexual abuse/assault: 1. Avoiding sex or being afraid of sex 2. Approaching sex as an obligation 3. Experiencing negative feelings such as anger, disgust, or guilt with touch 4. … More Sexual Assault After-effects

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Emotional Toxins and Detox

We often hear about toxins from the environment and how they affect our health and well being. Emotional toxins can be as damaging as any poison! Emotional toxins may result in issues related to the following: Developmental Immaturity Core Issues Functional Behaviors Dysfunctional Behaviors Self-Esteem Valuable Control of others Self-worth Manipulation Self-value Arrogance Boundary Restrained … More Emotional Toxins and Detox

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Solutions from Emotional Pain!

Together we find solutions that work specifically for you. Together we find effective ways of moving forward. Skills gained from fifteen years of trauma and abuse recovery work within the medical model of psychotherapy are applied through the holistic approach of Transformational Life Coaching. ·      Freedom from residual resentment, anger and fear. ·      Stop hurting those you … More Solutions from Emotional Pain!

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The Miracle is in the Journey

Today I enjoyed a wonderful conversation with David McCauley, we spoke of our passion for helping others overcome emotional and physical pains from the past. David E. McCauley,  Author of Addiction to Recovery / Unlocking your Potential  and founder of the Oak Valley Foundation and CEO Oak Valley Recovery Media LLC, is available to share this … More The Miracle is in the Journey

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Benefits of Support/Family Involvement in Abuse Recovery

As survivors of (sexual, incest, rape, etc.) abuse, we tend to believe that we – alone, are the only person affected by the abuse. After all, we are the one who has endured the memories, the nightmares, the physical symptoms and more. But wait, what about those closest to us? Do they feel immune from … More Benefits of Support/Family Involvement in Abuse Recovery

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Issues That May Arise Following Sexual Abuse/Assault

Trauma and abuse are different for each person; trauma and abuse are perceptional. Two people experiencing the same event may not perceive it to be traumatic.  Peter A. Levine in “Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes“, reminds us that trauma is in the nervous system – not the event! “Trauma happens when any experience stuns us like a bolt out of the … More Issues That May Arise Following Sexual Abuse/Assault

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