For those raised by highly abusive parents and for those sexually abused as children, please know….. I understand how terrifying and impacting it is….. To know the monsters are not stories in children’s books. They are in fact… humans. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario All blogs written by Lilly Hope Lucario and subject to © Copyright […]
via When you are a child, and know the monsters, are humans ~ Lilly Hope Lucario — Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD
I am mystified by my attraction to this television series. I have spent my life avoiding most horror films. Perhaps, I am comforted by how the humans actually morph into evil looking monsters in this show. They show their true nature when confronted by the Grimm. Was it my childhood wish that others should see my parents’ true nature? That Mr. and Mrs. Suburbia were not at all what they seemed? That the manicured lawn and beautiful landscaping were hiding evil? No doubt, this is it. It was also a childhood wish that some savior would rescue me. I needed a Grimm. And so, I watch fascinated and experience some wish-fulfillment.
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Janof-Bulman and Frieze (1983) have studied the effects of victimization on those considered traumatized. When I compare it with my small trauma in 1971, I can really relate. It helps me make sense out of my psychological reaction. They observe that much of the psychological toll derives from the shattering of very basic assumptions that […]
via What Does the Trauma After Victimization Feel Like? — NANMYKEL.COM
That old saying ‘what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger’ – is a platitude and not reality for many. Unlike many people, I don’t put inappropriate expectations and demands on survivors of complex trauma and those with severe mental health issues, like Complex PTSD. Empathy and compassion, is meeting someone where they are at and […]
via No, what was meant to kill you, does not always make you stronger ~ Lilly Hope Lucario — Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD
I am reblogging this post from blackspotsite because it made me laugh and hope it will make you laugh too.
There’s no harm in a bit of frivolity every now and again. I don’t normally share this sort of thing, but this clip made me laugh so much I thought I should. It also felt like the perfect metaphor for how the process of therapy feels. Endlessly trying to put things in order while being […]
via I wish my problems were baby pandas — blackspotsite
Originally posted on The Off Key Of Life: I don’t know this woman but she’s the kind of person I’d like to know. Anyone who can generate this kind of laughter at something as simple as what you’re about to see is worth hanging out with…:) If you’re not laughing out loud by the time…
via Genuine Laughter — vanbytheriver
Hello all! This blog is a hard one to write. Blog #280. Over 3,000 readers and over 40,000 visitors… I truly can’t believe I had that much to say, to share, to enjoy with each of you. It’s been wonderful. I have needed to make the very difficult decision to stop writing the blog for […]
via Thank you so much. — Heathers Helpers