Trauma recovery requires a witness.

Psychological trauma recovery requires help. It requires input from others. It requires support, to be heard, to be witnessed, and sadly, because it is rare, it requires being understood. Empathy can go only so far and not ever be enough. A victim of psychological abuse probably has and gives more empathy than anyone they know…

Feeling crazy (again)… gaslighting detox support ;)

I love a good song, musical skill, a unique impression and a bit of cynical humour to aid in a recovery process. Here’s to every abuser and codependent in recovery… Sometimes it all just feels like the joke is on us. But it isn’t. Is it? 😉 no, it isn’t.. but it does feel that…

PTSD and the Empath.

  For an empath, or highly sensitive person, in these chaotic times, the “normal” world, especially cities and densely populated, industrial and buzzing hubs can easily, and will, more often than not cause symptoms and brain trauma similar to that of war veterans or victims of physical, psychological or any other form of abuse. (Look…

“And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can’t ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one. You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it’s already happened.” ― Douglas Coupland

“We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this. It’s time for us to let ourselves be loved.” ― C. JoyBell C.

“People who seek psychotherapy for psychological, behavioral or relationship problems tend to experience a wide range of bodily complaints…The body can express emotional issues a person may have difficulty processing consciously…I believe that the vast majority of people don’t recognize what their bodies are really telling them. The way I see it, our emotions are music and our bodies are instruments that play the discordant tunes. But if we don’t know how to read music, we just think the instrument is defective.” ― Charlette Mikulka