The 4Fs: A Trauma Typology in Complex PTSD

The 4Fs: A Trauma Typology in Complex PTSD By Pete Walker, M.A. Psychotherapy (pete-walker.com) This paper describes a trauma typology for differentially diagnosing and treating Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This model elaborates four basic defensive structures that develop out of our instinctive Fight, Flight, Freeze and Fawn responses to … Continue reading

Songs of Healing: How Music Therapy Can Help Survivors Of Abuse Find Closure

Songs of Healing: How Music Therapy Can Help Survivors Of Abuse Find Closure Trauma survivors dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may have trouble verbally expressing their problems. A team of researchers in Finland found that patients who received music therapy showed a 50% or greater improvement in treating their symptoms … Continue reading

Cultivating Conversations for Autonomy 

Cultivating Conversations for Autonomy  Over three decades ago, the month of April was established as National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States. Many other countries, including the United Kingdom, followed suit by also adopting the campaign. The month-long campaign aims to raise awareness, support families, and focuses on … Continue reading

What are you doing to look after yourself now?

What are you doing to look after yourself now? We all need to take stock from time to time. It’s easy to get lost on the journey and sometimes we don’t even know that we may be lost. Like any process or procedure, it makes sense to rest, look backwards … Continue reading

Four Healing Journey Mantras

Four Healing Journey Mantras A mantra, according to the dictionary is (originally in Hinduism and Buddhism) a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. Mantras can be used to deal with issues by refocusing the brain and reinforcing a positive outlook on the healing process. The healing journey … Continue reading

The Child Within

The Child Within I became aware of this hurt, scared, lost little child in a therapy session several weeks ago and although more than a little freaked out, I recognised her instantly. She was me; little me; my inner child; and I know this because I whole heartedly and heartbreakingly … Continue reading

Local Support

Local Support Groups There are an ever increasing number of survivors who are now breaking the silence and coming forward to either report their abuse or to start the lengthy healing process.  However, it is still relatively difficult to find local help. As the overall awareness for survivors to start the healing process … Continue reading

America’s Sex Offender Registries

America’s Sex Offender Registries Guest blog by SmartyStreets – https://smartystreets.com A Deceitfully Comforting Illusion In the US today, there are nearly 800,000 registered sex offenders. As part of the registration process, each sex offender is required to report their physical address to a local police department (the exact process varies from … Continue reading