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Over the next two weeks, we'll be tackling Complex PTSD: what it is, how it compares to PTSD, and the infinite effects it can have on trauma survivors throughout their lives. We look forward to answering your Q&As
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✧Part 1✧
While not formally recognized in the DSM-5 yet, Complex PTSD has been a term adopted by clinicians to describe the distinct differences between PTSD and the more complex, intricately woven effects of traumas of much longer duration and severity. Complex PTSD carries its own set of projected criteria that we'll be describing in detail throughout the series. Some of these criteria include things that may sound confusing at first - terms like emotional regulation, unstable perception of self as well as one's perpetrator, changes in consciousness, alterations in one's system of meanings, and more. So, if those things are unfamiliar to you, you will want to stay tuned as we walk you through them!
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It should be noted that, while Complex PTSD can develop at any age (unlike other dissociative trauma disorders, like DID, which is early-childhood specific), crimes against children tend to result in C-PTSD more frequently. Children are not only in a critical place in their emotional and self development, they are also more likely to feel powerless, as if they have no control, and there's no hope of getting free. Because of this, Complex PTSD is often discussed in terms of childhood trauma - however, that is not always the case! It absolutely can occur in teens and adulthood, particularly in recurrent trauma that's quite severe in nature -- most commonly, domestic violence.
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Given that October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth, it was especially important to bring more attention to Complex PTSD now.
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#complexptsd #cptsd #ptsd #dissociativeidentitydisorder #DID #OSDD #BPD #trauma #traumasurvivor #survivor #traumainformed #childabuse #sexualabuse #domesticviolence #humantrafficking #sextrafficking #metoo #disability #mentalhealth #mentalillness #recovery #therapy #healing #wellness #hope #education #ptsdrecovery
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    #Repost @beautyafterbruises
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    Over the next two weeks, we'll be tackling Complex PTSD: what it is, how it compares to PTSD, and the infinite effects it can have on trauma survivors throughout their lives. We look forward to answering your Q&As
    .
    💜💛💜
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    ✧Part 1✧
    While not formally recognized in the DSM-5 yet, Complex PTSD has been a term adopted by clinicians to describe the distinct differences between PTSD and the more complex, intricately woven effects of traumas of much longer duration and severity. Complex PTSD carries its own set of projected criteria that we'll be describing in detail throughout the series. Some of these criteria include things that may sound confusing at first - terms like emotional regulation, unstable perception of self as well as one's perpetrator, changes in consciousness, alterations in one's system of meanings, and more. So, if those things are unfamiliar to you, you will want to stay tuned as we walk you through them!
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    It should be noted that, while Complex PTSD can develop at any age (unlike other dissociative trauma disorders, like DID, which is early-childhood specific), crimes against children tend to result in C-PTSD more frequently. Children are not only in a critical place in their emotional and self development, they are also more likely to feel powerless, as if they have no control, and there's no hope of getting free. Because of this, Complex PTSD is often discussed in terms of childhood trauma - however, that is not always the case! It absolutely can occur in teens and adulthood, particularly in recurrent trauma that's quite severe in nature -- most commonly, domestic violence.
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    Given that October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth , it was especially important to bring more attention to Complex PTSD now.
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    #complexptsd #cptsd #ptsd #dissociativeidentitydisorder #DID #OSDD #BPD #trauma #traumasurvivor #survivor #traumainformed #childabuse #sexualabuse #domesticviolence #humantrafficking #sextrafficking #metoo #disability #mentalhealth #mentalillness #recovery #therapy #healing #wellness #hope #education #ptsdrecovery
  • 24 0 17 October, 2018
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#complexptsdsurvivor 
#Repost @beautyafterbruises
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Over the next two weeks, we'll be tackling Complex PTSD: what it is, how it compares to PTSD, and the infinite effects it can have on trauma survivors throughout their lives. We look forward to answering your Q&As
.
💜💛💜
.
✧Part 1✧
While not formally recognized in the DSM-5 yet, Complex PTSD has been a term adopted by clinicians to describe the distinct differences between PTSD and the more complex, intricately woven effects of traumas of much longer duration and severity. Complex PTSD carries its own set of projected criteria that we'll be describing in detail throughout the series. Some of these criteria include things that may sound confusing at first - terms like emotional regulation, unstable perception of self as well as one's perpetrator, changes in consciousness, alterations in one's system of meanings, and more. So, if those things are unfamiliar to you, you will want to stay tuned as we walk you through them!
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It should be noted that, while Complex PTSD can develop at any age (unlike other dissociative trauma disorders, like DID, which is early-childhood specific), crimes against children tend to result in C-PTSD more frequently. Children are not only in a critical place in their emotional and self development, they are also more likely to feel powerless, as if they have no control, and there's no hope of getting free. Because of this, Complex PTSD is often discussed in terms of childhood trauma - however, that is not always the case! It absolutely can occur in teens and adulthood, particularly in recurrent trauma that's quite severe in nature -- most commonly, domestic violence.
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Given that October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth, it was especially important to bring more attention to Complex PTSD now.
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#complexptsd #cptsd #ptsd #dissociativeidentitydisorder #DID #OSDD #BPD #trauma #traumasurvivor #survivor #traumainformed #childabuse #sexualabuse #domesticviolence #humantrafficking #sextrafficking #metoo #disability #mentalhealth #mentalillness #recovery #therapy #healing #wellness #hope #education #ptsdrecovery
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    #Repost @beautyafterbruises
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    Over the next two weeks, we'll be tackling Complex PTSD: what it is, how it compares to PTSD, and the infinite effects it can have on trauma survivors throughout their lives. We look forward to answering your Q&As
    .
    💜💛💜
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    ✧Part 1✧
    While not formally recognized in the DSM-5 yet, Complex PTSD has been a term adopted by clinicians to describe the distinct differences between PTSD and the more complex, intricately woven effects of traumas of much longer duration and severity. Complex PTSD carries its own set of projected criteria that we'll be describing in detail throughout the series. Some of these criteria include things that may sound confusing at first - terms like emotional regulation, unstable perception of self as well as one's perpetrator, changes in consciousness, alterations in one's system of meanings, and more. So, if those things are unfamiliar to you, you will want to stay tuned as we walk you through them!
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    It should be noted that, while Complex PTSD can develop at any age (unlike other dissociative trauma disorders, like DID, which is early-childhood specific), crimes against children tend to result in C-PTSD more frequently. Children are not only in a critical place in their emotional and self development, they are also more likely to feel powerless, as if they have no control, and there's no hope of getting free. Because of this, Complex PTSD is often discussed in terms of childhood trauma - however, that is not always the case! It absolutely can occur in teens and adulthood, particularly in recurrent trauma that's quite severe in nature -- most commonly, domestic violence.
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    Given that October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth , it was especially important to bring more attention to Complex PTSD now.
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    #complexptsd #cptsd #ptsd #dissociativeidentitydisorder #DID #OSDD #BPD #trauma #traumasurvivor #survivor #traumainformed #childabuse #sexualabuse #domesticviolence #humantrafficking #sextrafficking #metoo #disability #mentalhealth #mentalillness #recovery #therapy #healing #wellness #hope #education #ptsdrecovery
  • 22 0 2 November, 2018
  • This post really resonates with me. You can talk and read about narcissistic abuse for years! You can self-empower and go no contact. But I am a firm believer that unless you also do trauma therapy, you will likely never reach your full healing potential. What kind of trauma therapies did you all find helpful?
  • This post really resonates with me. You can talk and read about narcissistic abuse for years! You can self-empower and go no contact. But I am a firm believer that unless you also do trauma therapy, you will likely never reach your full healing potential. What kind of trauma therapies did you all find helpful?
  • 210 12 4 January, 2018

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#ptsd #trauma #mentalhealthawareness #complexptsdawareness #complexptsdsurvivor #MentalHealthMatters #talkaboutit #letsstarttotalk 
#endthestigma #endthestigmaofmentalhealth

This are my own experiences, I think that it is important to know that about mental health and any struggle, that, as unique we are in our own beings, stories and experiences, we are also in the way how we feel, how we experienced things, how we struggle and how we cope with it. To write helps me, and I also want help others to find the strength to talk about, to not feel stigmatized, and to be encouraged to seek for the right help.
I think this is very important in the way if recovering and healing from mental health issues, that we are the one who have to go through this, and when a therapy doesn't work, or not feel right,we have the right to seek for something what might help us better. I mostly thank these who not let me go and always give me the feeling I still matter ❤️ love, friendship, compassion, caring and bring understood, helps me always and I thank these from the bottom of my heart and always will give back ❤️
(As English is not my first language, I excuse for eventually mistakes.) Part (2)
  • Part (2)
    #ptsd #trauma #mentalhealthawareness #complexptsdawareness #complexptsdsurvivor #MentalHealthMatters #talkaboutit #letsstarttotalk
    #endthestigma #endthestigmaofmentalhealth

    This are my own experiences, I think that it is important to know that about mental health and any struggle, that, as unique we are in our own beings, stories and experiences, we are also in the way how we feel, how we experienced things, how we struggle and how we cope with it. To write helps me, and I also want help others to find the strength to talk about, to not feel stigmatized, and to be encouraged to seek for the right help.
    I think this is very important in the way if recovering and healing from mental health issues, that we are the one who have to go through this, and when a therapy doesn't work, or not feel right,we have the right to seek for something what might help us better. I mostly thank these who not let me go and always give me the feeling I still matter ❤️ love, friendship, compassion, caring and bring understood, helps me always and I thank these from the bottom of my heart and always will give back ❤️
    (As English is not my first language, I excuse for eventually mistakes.) Part (2)
  • 14 6 2 February, 2019
  • Part (1)
#ptsd #trauma #mentalhealthawareness #complexptsdawareness #complexptsdsurvivor #MentalHealthMatters #talkaboutit #letsstarttotalk 
#endthestigma #endthestigmaofmentalhealth

This are my own experiences, I think that it is important to know that about mental health and any struggle, that, as unique we are in our own beings, stories and experiences, we are also in the way how we feel, how we experienced things, how we struggle and how we cope with it. To write helps me, and I also want help others to find the strength to talk about, to not feel stigmatized, and to be encouraged to seek for the right help.
I think this is very important in the way if recovering and healing from mental health issues, that we are the one who have to go through this, and when a therapy doesn't work, or not feel right,we have the right to seek for something what might help us better. I mostly thank these who not let me go and always give me the feeling I still matter ❤️ love, friendship, compassion, caring and bring understood, helps me always and I thank these from the bottom of my heart and always will give back ❤️
(As English is not my first language, I excuse for eventually mistakes.) Part (1)
  • Part (1)
    #ptsd #trauma #mentalhealthawareness #complexptsdawareness #complexptsdsurvivor #MentalHealthMatters #talkaboutit #letsstarttotalk
    #endthestigma #endthestigmaofmentalhealth

    This are my own experiences, I think that it is important to know that about mental health and any struggle, that, as unique we are in our own beings, stories and experiences, we are also in the way how we feel, how we experienced things, how we struggle and how we cope with it. To write helps me, and I also want help others to find the strength to talk about, to not feel stigmatized, and to be encouraged to seek for the right help.
    I think this is very important in the way if recovering and healing from mental health issues, that we are the one who have to go through this, and when a therapy doesn't work, or not feel right,we have the right to seek for something what might help us better. I mostly thank these who not let me go and always give me the feeling I still matter ❤️ love, friendship, compassion, caring and bring understood, helps me always and I thank these from the bottom of my heart and always will give back ❤️
    (As English is not my first language, I excuse for eventually mistakes.) Part (1)
  • 12 4 2 February, 2019
  • So, it occurred to me yesterday that my entire sense of self worth is directly tied to “what I can do for others.” 😔 It is my sincere belief this is a direct result of sexual abuse very early in life, where I was used and abused for someone else’s entertainment. FUCK! That’s twisted!! Do those who abuse EVER think about what they are doing to destroy the their victim? My guess is no, they don’t....or can’t. I just know what kind of life long consequences I have had to deal with and I’m still fighting to overcome. 😔 Please don’t fuck children....it isn’t harmless and they don’t just get over it. It’s roughly 35 YEARS later, and here I am, still sorting shit out that wasn’t really mine to sort. #ptsdrecovery #weareher #traumarecovery #earlychildhoodtrauma #survival #healingisntlinear #complexptsdsurvivor #perception #reflection #selfworth #selflove
  • So, it occurred to me yesterday that my entire sense of self worth is directly tied to “what I can do for others.” 😔 It is my sincere belief this is a direct result of sexual abuse very early in life, where I was used and abused for someone else’s entertainment. FUCK! That’s twisted!! Do those who abuse EVER think about what they are doing to destroy the their victim? My guess is no, they don’t....or can’t. I just know what kind of life long consequences I have had to deal with and I’m still fighting to overcome. 😔 Please don’t fuck children....it isn’t harmless and they don’t just get over it. It’s roughly 35 YEARS later, and here I am, still sorting shit out that wasn’t really mine to sort. #ptsdrecovery #weareher #traumarecovery #earlychildhoodtrauma #survival #healingisntlinear #complexptsdsurvivor #perception #reflection #selfworth #selflove
  • 17 0 3 December, 2018
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#complexptsdsurvivor 
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Over the next two weeks, we'll be tackling Complex PTSD: what it is, how it compares to PTSD, and the infinite effects it can have on trauma survivors throughout their lives. We look forward to answering your Q&As
.
💜💛💜
.
✧Part 1✧
While not formally recognized in the DSM-5 yet, Complex PTSD has been a term adopted by clinicians to describe the distinct differences between PTSD and the more complex, intricately woven effects of traumas of much longer duration and severity. Complex PTSD carries its own set of projected criteria that we'll be describing in detail throughout the series. Some of these criteria include things that may sound confusing at first - terms like emotional regulation, unstable perception of self as well as one's perpetrator, changes in consciousness, alterations in one's system of meanings, and more. So, if those things are unfamiliar to you, you will want to stay tuned as we walk you through them!
.
It should be noted that, while Complex PTSD can develop at any age (unlike other dissociative trauma disorders, like DID, which is early-childhood specific), crimes against children tend to result in C-PTSD more frequently. Children are not only in a critical place in their emotional and self development, they are also more likely to feel powerless, as if they have no control, and there's no hope of getting free. Because of this, Complex PTSD is often discussed in terms of childhood trauma - however, that is not always the case! It absolutely can occur in teens and adulthood, particularly in recurrent trauma that's quite severe in nature -- most commonly, domestic violence.
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Given that October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth, it was especially important to bring more attention to Complex PTSD now.
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#complexptsd #cptsd #ptsd #dissociativeidentitydisorder #DID #OSDD #BPD #trauma #traumasurvivor #survivor #traumainformed #childabuse #sexualabuse #domesticviolence #humantrafficking #sextrafficking #metoo #disability #mentalhealth #mentalillness #recovery #therapy #healing #wellness #hope #education #ptsdrecovery
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    #Repost @beautyafterbruises
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    Over the next two weeks, we'll be tackling Complex PTSD: what it is, how it compares to PTSD, and the infinite effects it can have on trauma survivors throughout their lives. We look forward to answering your Q&As
    .
    💜💛💜
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    ✧Part 1✧
    While not formally recognized in the DSM-5 yet, Complex PTSD has been a term adopted by clinicians to describe the distinct differences between PTSD and the more complex, intricately woven effects of traumas of much longer duration and severity. Complex PTSD carries its own set of projected criteria that we'll be describing in detail throughout the series. Some of these criteria include things that may sound confusing at first - terms like emotional regulation, unstable perception of self as well as one's perpetrator, changes in consciousness, alterations in one's system of meanings, and more. So, if those things are unfamiliar to you, you will want to stay tuned as we walk you through them!
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    It should be noted that, while Complex PTSD can develop at any age (unlike other dissociative trauma disorders, like DID, which is early-childhood specific), crimes against children tend to result in C-PTSD more frequently. Children are not only in a critical place in their emotional and self development, they are also more likely to feel powerless, as if they have no control, and there's no hope of getting free. Because of this, Complex PTSD is often discussed in terms of childhood trauma - however, that is not always the case! It absolutely can occur in teens and adulthood, particularly in recurrent trauma that's quite severe in nature -- most commonly, domestic violence.
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    Given that October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth , it was especially important to bring more attention to Complex PTSD now.
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    #complexptsd #cptsd #ptsd #dissociativeidentitydisorder #DID #OSDD #BPD #trauma #traumasurvivor #survivor #traumainformed #childabuse #sexualabuse #domesticviolence #humantrafficking #sextrafficking #metoo #disability #mentalhealth #mentalillness #recovery #therapy #healing #wellness #hope #education #ptsdrecovery
  • 22 0 2 November, 2018
  • #complexptsdsurvivor 
#Repost @beautyafterbruises
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Over the next two weeks, we'll be tackling Complex PTSD: what it is, how it compares to PTSD, and the infinite effects it can have on trauma survivors throughout their lives. We look forward to answering your Q&As
.
💜💛💜
.
✧Part 1✧
While not formally recognized in the DSM-5 yet, Complex PTSD has been a term adopted by clinicians to describe the distinct differences between PTSD and the more complex, intricately woven effects of traumas of much longer duration and severity. Complex PTSD carries its own set of projected criteria that we'll be describing in detail throughout the series. Some of these criteria include things that may sound confusing at first - terms like emotional regulation, unstable perception of self as well as one's perpetrator, changes in consciousness, alterations in one's system of meanings, and more. So, if those things are unfamiliar to you, you will want to stay tuned as we walk you through them!
.
It should be noted that, while Complex PTSD can develop at any age (unlike other dissociative trauma disorders, like DID, which is early-childhood specific), crimes against children tend to result in C-PTSD more frequently. Children are not only in a critical place in their emotional and self development, they are also more likely to feel powerless, as if they have no control, and there's no hope of getting free. Because of this, Complex PTSD is often discussed in terms of childhood trauma - however, that is not always the case! It absolutely can occur in teens and adulthood, particularly in recurrent trauma that's quite severe in nature -- most commonly, domestic violence.
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Given that October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth, it was especially important to bring more attention to Complex PTSD now.
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#complexptsd #cptsd #ptsd #dissociativeidentitydisorder #DID #OSDD #BPD #trauma #traumasurvivor #survivor #traumainformed #childabuse #sexualabuse #domesticviolence #humantrafficking #sextrafficking #metoo #disability #mentalhealth #mentalillness #recovery #therapy #healing #wellness #hope #education #ptsdrecovery
  • #complexptsdsurvivor
    #Repost @beautyafterbruises
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    Over the next two weeks, we'll be tackling Complex PTSD: what it is, how it compares to PTSD, and the infinite effects it can have on trauma survivors throughout their lives. We look forward to answering your Q&As
    .
    💜💛💜
    .
    ✧Part 1✧
    While not formally recognized in the DSM-5 yet, Complex PTSD has been a term adopted by clinicians to describe the distinct differences between PTSD and the more complex, intricately woven effects of traumas of much longer duration and severity. Complex PTSD carries its own set of projected criteria that we'll be describing in detail throughout the series. Some of these criteria include things that may sound confusing at first - terms like emotional regulation, unstable perception of self as well as one's perpetrator, changes in consciousness, alterations in one's system of meanings, and more. So, if those things are unfamiliar to you, you will want to stay tuned as we walk you through them!
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    It should be noted that, while Complex PTSD can develop at any age (unlike other dissociative trauma disorders, like DID, which is early-childhood specific), crimes against children tend to result in C-PTSD more frequently. Children are not only in a critical place in their emotional and self development, they are also more likely to feel powerless, as if they have no control, and there's no hope of getting free. Because of this, Complex PTSD is often discussed in terms of childhood trauma - however, that is not always the case! It absolutely can occur in teens and adulthood, particularly in recurrent trauma that's quite severe in nature -- most commonly, domestic violence.
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    Given that October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth , it was especially important to bring more attention to Complex PTSD now.
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    #complexptsd #cptsd #ptsd #dissociativeidentitydisorder #DID #OSDD #BPD #trauma #traumasurvivor #survivor #traumainformed #childabuse #sexualabuse #domesticviolence #humantrafficking #sextrafficking #metoo #disability #mentalhealth #mentalillness #recovery #therapy #healing #wellness #hope #education #ptsdrecovery
  • 24 0 17 October, 2018
  • Pets are such a vital part of trauma recovery! Gus the PTSD greyhound is still hard at work, but now he has a little sister, Gilda. She’s a lot of work, but she’s already doing canine therapy trips to the office. ❤️❤️
  • Pets are such a vital part of trauma recovery! Gus the PTSD greyhound is still hard at work, but now he has a little sister, Gilda. She’s a lot of work, but she’s already doing canine therapy trips to the office. ❤️❤️
  • 224 12 4 May, 2018
  • Those who are closet to me know that I had the worse time of my life in 2017 and lost my marbles a bit...Thankfully due to countless support I have received the future is looking brighter 🤗...Since I became unwell I gained sooo much weight and I thought it was ironic to use 'marbles' to help measure how much I have lost. 33 marbles in the Jar to be dropped into the Chinese Lucky Jar once the pounds drop off. Wish me Luck, I really am going to need it ❤ #weightlossjourney2018 #health #feelingtooldtoforgetaboutfitness #motivated #mentalhealthsupport #complexptsdsurvivor
  • Those who are closet to me know that I had the worse time of my life in 2017 and lost my marbles a bit...Thankfully due to countless support I have received the future is looking brighter 🤗...Since I became unwell I gained sooo much weight and I thought it was ironic to use 'marbles' to help measure how much I have lost. 33 marbles in the Jar to be dropped into the Chinese Lucky Jar once the pounds drop off. Wish me Luck, I really am going to need it ❤ #weightlossjourney2018 #health #feelingtooldtoforgetaboutfitness #motivated #mentalhealthsupport #complexptsdsurvivor
  • 16 14 14 March, 2018
  • * T I M E * T O * T A L K * D A Y * 2 0 1 8 * #timetotalkday2018
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My name is Gemms and I have Bi-Polar II & Complex PTSD as a result of emotional and physical abuse I suffered throughout my childhood. -
As someone who has battled with mental health problems for most of her life, I understand first hand the stigma surrounding Mental Health. Did you know that statistically, one in four, yes FOUR, people will suffer some form of mental health problem throughout their life.
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As a Mental Health warrior, I know first hand how frustrating it is to try and explain why you feel the way you do when you can't make sense of your own mind. I know how debilitating it can be to summon the strength to get out of bed when you've been up all night battling the demons in your head who won't let you sleep. Or keep that lunch date with a friend who you really want to see but feeling like you just can't face yourself in the mirror, let alone the outside world. Or try and explain that you are crying your heart out because of everything and nothing at the same time.
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I live a relatively normal life thanks to the help of daily medication which has been supported in the past with complementary therapies such as hypnotherapy, EMDR, CBT & NLP Training and countless hours of counselling. But I couldn't function without the unconditional love and support of my Support Network; (in no particular order) @danbass.itsupport, @luluc61, @katewoodsford, @miss_boo. Love you all 😘 -
In my opinion, there is no reason for anyone to suffer in silence or for anyone not to understand what Mental Illness is. Swipe >>> to find a selection of sites I recommend for improving your mental health and / or getting more help and information about people and charities who can help and offer support.
  • * T I M E * T O * T A L K * D A Y * 2 0 1 8 * #timetotalkday2018
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    My name is Gemms and I have Bi-Polar II & Complex PTSD as a result of emotional and physical abuse I suffered throughout my childhood. -
    As someone who has battled with mental health problems for most of her life, I understand first hand the stigma surrounding Mental Health. Did you know that statistically, one in four, yes FOUR, people will suffer some form of mental health problem throughout their life.
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    As a Mental Health warrior, I know first hand how frustrating it is to try and explain why you feel the way you do when you can't make sense of your own mind. I know how debilitating it can be to summon the strength to get out of bed when you've been up all night battling the demons in your head who won't let you sleep. Or keep that lunch date with a friend who you really want to see but feeling like you just can't face yourself in the mirror, let alone the outside world. Or try and explain that you are crying your heart out because of everything and nothing at the same time.
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    I live a relatively normal life thanks to the help of daily medication which has been supported in the past with complementary therapies such as hypnotherapy, EMDR, CBT & NLP Training and countless hours of counselling. But I couldn't function without the unconditional love and support of my Support Network; (in no particular order) @danbass.itsupport, @luluc61, @katewoodsford, @miss_boo. Love you all 😘 -
    In my opinion, there is no reason for anyone to suffer in silence or for anyone not to understand what Mental Illness is. Swipe >>> to find a selection of sites I recommend for improving your mental health and / or getting more help and information about people and charities who can help and offer support.
  • 25 1 1 February, 2018
  • This post really resonates with me. You can talk and read about narcissistic abuse for years! You can self-empower and go no contact. But I am a firm believer that unless you also do trauma therapy, you will likely never reach your full healing potential. What kind of trauma therapies did you all find helpful?
  • This post really resonates with me. You can talk and read about narcissistic abuse for years! You can self-empower and go no contact. But I am a firm believer that unless you also do trauma therapy, you will likely never reach your full healing potential. What kind of trauma therapies did you all find helpful?
  • 210 12 4 January, 2018
  • People with low empathy disorders such as psychopathy, malignant narcissism, and other Cluster B personality disorders engage in chronic manipulation and devaluation of their partners, leaving them to feel worthless, anxious and even suicidal (Pico-Alfonso et al., 2006). This type of continual manipulation includes an idealization-devaluation-discard abuse cycle in which they “love bomb” their partners, subjecting them to excessive adoration to groom and hook them, only to later devalue them through stonewalling, gas lighting, infidelity, smear 
campaigns, verbal and emotional abuse (Moscovici, 2011). Later, they discard them until the trauma cycle begins again with the same partner or a new one. 
This is known as narcissistic abuse, and is a common relationship presentation for psychopaths, narcissists and others who lack conscience and empathy. Their manipulation is psychological, and emotionally devastating, especially considering that the brain circuitry for emotional and physical pain are one and the same (Kross et. al, 2011). What a victim feels when they are hit in the stomach can be similar to the pain a victim feels when they are is verbally and emotionally abused. The effects of narcissistic abuse can be disabling, leaving psychological and emotional wounds that can last a lifetime and instill a sense of learned helplessness and cognitive dissonance that causes her to bond with her abuser in order to survive. The day-to-day lives of narcissistic abuse victims involves being betrayed emotionally, spiritually, and physically by their partners by their condescending remarks, infidelity, pathological lies, put-downs and name-calling. The road to recovery is a long one, but you can heal. 🌹🌹
  • People with low empathy disorders such as psychopathy, malignant narcissism, and other Cluster B personality disorders engage in chronic manipulation and devaluation of their partners, leaving them to feel worthless, anxious and even suicidal (Pico-Alfonso et al., 2006). This type of continual manipulation includes an idealization-devaluation-discard abuse cycle in which they “love bomb” their partners, subjecting them to excessive adoration to groom and hook them, only to later devalue them through stonewalling, gas lighting, infidelity, smear
    campaigns, verbal and emotional abuse (Moscovici, 2011). Later, they discard them until the trauma cycle begins again with the same partner or a new one.
    This is known as narcissistic abuse, and is a common relationship presentation for psychopaths, narcissists and others who lack conscience and empathy. Their manipulation is psychological, and emotionally devastating, especially considering that the brain circuitry for emotional and physical pain are one and the same (Kross et. al, 2011). What a victim feels when they are hit in the stomach can be similar to the pain a victim feels when they are is verbally and emotionally abused. The effects of narcissistic abuse can be disabling, leaving psychological and emotional wounds that can last a lifetime and instill a sense of learned helplessness and cognitive dissonance that causes her to bond with her abuser in order to survive. The day-to-day lives of narcissistic abuse victims involves being betrayed emotionally, spiritually, and physically by their partners by their condescending remarks, infidelity, pathological lies, put-downs and name-calling. The road to recovery is a long one, but you can heal. 🌹🌹
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