Harming Your Child by Making Him Your Parent

Harming Your Child by Making Him Your Parent A very subtle way to create damage in your child is to turn that child into your parent. This process is called parentification, not to be confused with parenting. Parentification can be defined as a role reversal between parent and child. A child’s … Continue reading

Are Abuse Survivors at a Higher Risk of Developing Diabetes?

Are Abuse Survivors at a Higher Risk of Developing Diabetes? Adults who were abused in their childhood are twice as likely to develop Type 2 diabetes — a condition in which the body is unable to produce enough insulin or becomes insensitive to insulin, as found in a study by the University … Continue reading

The Role Gaming Plays In Therapy 

The Role Gaming Plays In Therapy One of the major changes in the way we view the role games play in our lives was the study done on those who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It found that visuospatial video games interfere with flashbacks. The study divided the test … Continue reading

Opening Up to Your Partner About Your Experience of Abuse

Opening Up to Your Partner About Your Experience of Abuse One in seven children in the U.S. experience child abuse every year in the form of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Abuse. While this is already a bad statistic, what’s … Continue reading

Elder Abuse

How To Protect Loved Ones From Elder Abuse Adult victims of child abuse often face serious long-term consequences that can take time and therapy to heal. As important as it is to protect children, it is also vital to help our elders, since studies show that nearly one in 10 people aged over 65 … Continue reading

Embracing Independence as a Survivor of Child Abuse

Embracing Independence as a Survivor of Child Abuse “Our first and last love is self-love,” wrote New York writer Christian Nevell Bovee, indicating the importance of a strong sense of self-worth and independence. If you have been through the trauma of abuse, then you know that this can affect healthy … Continue reading

Surviving the Game

Every now and again somebody reaches out and shares some truly inspiring work.  If you do one thing today, watch this video. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>

How Traumatic Experiences In Childhood Can Influence A Personality Test

How Traumatic Experiences In Childhood Can Influence A Personality Test 9% of adults reported that they had experienced psychological abuse in childhood in the most recent Crime Survey for England and Wales (2015/16), with a further 8% reporting experiences of domestic abuse, 7% physical abuse, and 7% sexual abuse. As survivors … Continue reading

Learning to Love Oneself

Survivors of abuse do not learn self-care or self-love. What you learn instead is quite the opposite – abuse to yourself. Emotionally beating yourself up, placing unrealistic demands on yourself, being self destructive with alcohol, drugs, food, work, money, sex and love addiction. or in your choices in relationships, self-harming behaviors or attempted suicide or in feeling suicidal. One thing is clear, an inability to value yourself, nurture yourself or love yourself. Continue reading