This, we know. Many survivors have experienced it first-hand. “Believing that the world is ultimately a fair and just place can result in individual and social complacency due to the idea that justice happens on its own, fueled by an … Continued
I, frankly, did not realize these statistics about therapists, but if I stop to think much about it, I’m not surprised. According to a 2015 study by the American Psychological Association, 83.6 percent of psychologists are White, while only 14.6 percent combined are Black, Latinx and Asian (and … Continued
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This is something so many of us deal with. In fact I was in conversation during our weekly #SexAbuseChat on Twitter talking about something similar: ““You need to be kinder to yourself, Jonny.” Those were the words of virtually every … Continued
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This is a post written back a few months ago, and it’s an interesting question, that I have some thoughts about. “Dissociation is a primary coping mechanism for children living in a scary world. It isn’t something that has to … Continued
I thought these words from a therapist accurately describe the current situation, because there is a huge difference between having a playbook, and not really know what to do next: “The truth is, there is no playbook for a pandemic. … Continued
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When your experience tells you that something is going to hurt you, your brain will figure out how to avoid and survive it. It will naturally kick in. Again, you can learn to work around that, or maybe even ignore it, but expecting your brain to magically stop reacting is asking yourself to not be human.
Maybe instead of expecting that from yourself, or anyone, give your brain some credit for going into survival mode, for keeping you alive, and be gentle with yourself.
Even if you are in a situation where acting out of fear is silly, it’s OK to feel the fear.
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