Shame

Shame; the feeling that you have done something wrong that goes against your core values. Shame is a normal and natural human emotion that is not harmful. In our series for February, the CPTSD Foundation is offering a new group of articles where we explore together the different types of shame, and how they define [...]

Intrusive Thoughts

Intrusive thoughts, what are they? Are they alters crying out for attention or creations of our brain because of cross-wiring? Intrusive thoughts are something all humans experience, but when coupled with a mental health condition, they can quickly become deadly. So, let’s examine together what these crappy things are, their causes and some possible ways [...]

Help Others to Help Yourself

The Picture Above Has Two Meanings First Meaning: When we encounter children we must remember to help them all we can to avoid or escape highly traumatic situations. If they are being abused or bullied, we need to do whatever is necessary to make sure they do not return to that situation. If they are [...]

Harnessing Fear to Win

Hi everyone. I apologize for not being here yesterday, but my uncle Arthur was acting up and I was in a lot of pain. Therefore, I took care of myself. I also wanted to explain why I had reposted the article Why Our Men Are Not Okay. I originally posted it on a weekday and [...]

How About Some Motivation!

Hi fellow healers! I'm sorry I haven't been writing these motivational posts very often lately, I've been otherwise occupied. Also, I realized that although many of you out there in Internet land enjoyed seeing them, you might have also been getting a bit bored from seeing them. So, I made an executive decision to post [...]

Female Predators of Sexual Abuse; The Silent Crisis

One of the hardest realities our society faces, the fact that women sexually molest children, makes us shudder.

Motivation for Your Valentine’s Day

"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection." ~ Buddha I love the above quote by Buddha. [...]

Men: The Forgotten Victims in the #MeToo Movement

I had a conversation recently with a man who is a survivor of severe childhood trauma. He had endured enough trauma to form dissociative identity disorder and then grew up to get involved in a painfully violent relationship. No, he was not the abuser in their partnership, she was. This person, whom I will call [...]

Your Motivation for February 8, 2019

Good morning everyone, it's Friday!! Fear. The only emotion that can take over the intellect of humans and lead us into destruction. Fear. The powerful motivator that serves humanity by helping us escape and avoid danger. Fear. My oldest and best friend. As children, we who have survived childhood trauma have known more fear than [...]

Your Motivation: Keep Walking

Hey everyone, welcome to a new day. The ads are gone! Hurray! I had a glitch with my WordPress account but they have a marvelous support staff and they fixed it for me. Yep, life is a neverending string of events, some are good and some are bad. Dealing with the ups and downs of [...]

Your Motivation for February 4, 2019

Hello and welcome to Monday. Anxiety is definitely a normal part of being human. Anxiety serves us in helping us to avoid danger and respond by either running away, freezing to avoid detection, or fight our way out of the situation. However, what happens when anxiety overwhelms our lives and we can't cope? I think [...]

Your Motivation for February 3, 2019, Leave Your Past Behind and See the Beautiful Person You Have Become

Good Sunday to you all! First, let me tell you I'm sorry for the tacky ads that are popping up at the end of the posts on my site. I've been in contact with WordPress and they are going to fix it. Please, be patient with me. As humans, we build our present on the [...]

Trauma-Informed Care, Neuroplasticity and Mindfulness

Part Two in the Series on Trauma-Informed Care

The Introduction to a Trauma-Informed Care Series I Am Writing for the CPTSD Foundation

Read the originally posted version on the CPTSD Foundations website here.    Click Here to Donate to the CPTSD Foundation

Red Alert: Addiction to the Chaos of Dysfunctional Self-Pity Will Keep You Stuck!

  There is a syndrome that I’ve become aware of in the past decade of my journey along the road less taken. This condition seems to be something that everyone who enters therapy to conquer the effects of childhood trauma that can slow down progress and stop it in its tracks if not alleviated. The [...]