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

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

Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety Simple Techniques to Lower Social Anxiety Everyone occasionally feels anxious in social situations, but 7.1% of Americans have been diagnosed with social anxiety disorder. If this describes you or you are worried about you anxiety levels when interacting with other people, then you understand how difficult things can be. … Continue reading

Anxiety In Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

Anxiety In Adult Survivors of Child Abuse: Spotting the Signs and What to Do About Them Survivors of childhood abuse experience a lot of different impediments to their continued state of well-being. Stress and anxiety are the most common long-term effects of childhood abuse, based on a study by the American Counseling … Continue reading

How Art Therapy Can Help Adult Victims Of Child Abuse Heal And Thrive?

How Art Therapy Can Help Adult Victims Of Child Abuse Heal And Thrive? Art therapy, which has been around since the 1940s, has been proven to be an effective tool to process traumatic experiences in a healthy way. One small study found that art therapy can reduce stress levels and negative mental … Continue reading

Digital Abuse

Understanding Digital Abuse And How To Protect Yourself The Center for Innovative Public Health Research and the Data and Society Research Institute carried out a survey that found that 12% of people age 15 and older who have been in a romantic relationship have been the victim of digital abuse by their current … Continue reading