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Unmasking the “Stop Playing the Victim” Gaslighting Tactic

The phrase "stop playing the victim" is often wielded as a tool of gaslighting against survivors of trauma. Those who use it frequently have little understanding of how trauma works and harbor misguided notions about the healing process. It’s a pernicious statement that invalidates the survivor's experience and perpetuates a cycle of abuse and violence, often under the guise of 'tough love' or misguided authority.

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How to Break the Stigma Against Illness and Disabilities Due to Past Trauma

Oftentimes, when someone suffers from an illness or disability, we tend to associate it with weakness or think that it might be their fault. This can be especially true when individuals have past trauma that has contributed to their current condition. However, it’s important to recognize that this way of thinking is both harmful and untrue. In this blog post, we’ll take a deep dive into how we can work to break the stigma against illness and disabilities due to past trauma.

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Understanding Victim Shaming: A Guide for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse

As a survivor of childhood abuse, it can be hard to come to terms with the trauma that you’ve experienced. It can be even harder when those around you don’t understand the complexity of what you’ve been through. Victim shaming is an all too common occurrence that adult survivors of childhood abuse can experience, leading to feelings of shame, guilt, and even self-blame. In this blog post, we will explore victim shaming and how it affects survivors of childhood abuse. We’ll also provide you with a guide to understand and manage victim shaming that can help you on the road to recovery.

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Harley Quinn: Stockholm Syndrome and Mental Illness

Stockholm Syndrome refers to a perplexing psychological condition wherein a captive develops feelings of affection or empathy towards their captor. Although controversial within the mental health field due to ethical concerns, it is crucial to shed light on the majority-agreed symptoms.

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Maintaining Autonomy During Trauma Survival

Maintaining autonomy while healing from trauma can be an important aspect for survivors. It is important for survivors to have control over their own healing process and journey. This can be done by setting boundaries and establishing a sense of agency. Survivors can set boundaries with their therapists, friends, and family members in order to maintain a sense of control over their healing journey. Additionally, utilizing self-care techniques and practicing mindfulness can help survivors feel more in control of their own healing. It is also important for survivors to have a support system that respects their autonomy and allows them to make decisions about their own healing. By maintaining autonomy, survivors can reclaim their power, build resilience, and take steps towards healing from their trauma at their own pace.

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Breaking the Cycle of Abuse: A Guide for Survivors

Childhood abuse leaves lasting scars on survivors, and the impact can last for generations. Those who experience trauma as children are more likely to grow up to be abusive themselves or entangled in toxic relationships. But, as difficult as it may seem, we can break the cycle of abuse – both for ourselves and for generations to come. This article will provide insights on how to stop the cycle of abuse and break free from the damaging patterns that have been passed down from one generation to another.

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How to Argue in a Healthy Way and Turn Debates into Discussions

Relationships are often tested when it comes to having arguments. It can be easy to fight and argue but it is hard to have healthy debates. Arguments often end up in a shouting match, with both sides being so invested in their own opinion that they completely shut down the thoughts and ideas of the other. To have a healthy relationship, you need to learn how to turn arguments into discussions. Disagreeing is okay, as long as you learn to do it constructively and healthily. In this blog post, we’ll give you a few tips on how to argue healthily.

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PTSD, CPTSD Trauma Survivors in the workplace

I have something to say and I sincerely hope you will listen. It is time to break the stigma against people who have suffered trauma and live with wounds still bleeding and scars not yet fully healed. Invisible wounds that no one can see unless they watch very closely.

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