Healing of any form of abuse. All related matters on how to; methods of healing; all processes involved.
Abuse on the Increase
Abuse. So much has been written on various forms of abuse. It has been discussed by numerous experts; prevention and treatment programmes have been set up; survivors have braved secondary trauma by following through in ineffective legal sytems the world over. Why is abuse on the increase then?
Accusations of Child Abuse
When an adult survivor of childhood abuse discloses abuse that they endured as a child, from one of their parents, it is a touchy situation. Confusion plays a big part in the disclosure. How difficult is it for the adult child to disclose the abuse? What is to be done when the disclosure is made
Affirmations are positive statements that can help to rebuild the self-esteem of the survivor of child abuse. These statements can also help the survivor to reframe the way they think so they are no longer controlled by negative thoughts and statements.
Anger as an Emotion
Anger can be a difficult emotion to feel; however, it is a part of the healing process that survivors of child abuse must go through.
Banana Split Emergencies
A Banana split emergency is something you do when the journey is rough.
Boundaries and Respect
If you are a survivor of child abuse, this article talks about boundaries and respect.
Boundaries for Survivors
Boundaries are necessary in one's journey towards healing and wholeness. While boundaries are not easily established, once put into use they can tremendously help the survivor of child abuse.
There are so many adult survivors of child abuse in our society. Many of them have never even whispered of what they have endured as a child. How can adult survivors of child abuse heal their broken hearts?
Can a Victim Show Compassion for Their Abuser?
Is compassion something that can be shown to an abuser? Is compassion intertwined with forgiveness? This article explores the concept of compassion when it comes to abuse.
Child Abuse and Triggers
Triggers are something that cause flashbacks, anxiety, and other symptoms for the survivor of child abuse. While the triggers can be scary, there is help to move past them.
Child Abuse Disassociation Coping Skill
Child Abuse. Will it keep you deadlocked in a lifelong pattern of abuse or do you choose to be free to live the life you were meant to? You have a choice in how your life will be from now on.
Children, Respect, and Disrespect
Abuse of a child clearly shows that the perpetrator has no respect for that child, or their rights. This article touches on the topic of respect for children.
Choosing the right therapist
The importance of choosing the right therapist for you. Guidelines on how to do this.
Confronting Your Abuser
Confronting an abuser is something that some survivors feel they must do in order to bring closure. It is also a chance to express themselves regarding what their abuser did to them and how it affected them.
Conventional Therapy & Horse Interaction.
The purpose of the article is to list the benefits as well as the disadvantages of using horses in conjunction with conventional therapy methods and to do a brief comparison between the two.
This article is geared towards those that are adult survivors of childhood abuse. While no longer children, those of us that have experienced childhood abuse of any kind, will eventually feel those painful memories and be forced to confront them.
Dealing With Grief
Grief is a healthy part of the healing process for survivors of child abuse. Each survivor deals with some area of grief.
Strength is best defined by each individual, since it means different things to different people. In this article, I share my viewpoint on strength.
Depression and the Survivor
Many survivors of child abuse suffer from depression. Seeking help for it is perfectly understandable, and necessary, in order to heal.
Emergency Stage of Healing From Sexual Abuse
There are several stages of healing from childhood sexual abuse. The emergency stage can be the hardest to deal with. Learn coping skills to get through this difficult time.
Emotions of abuse
Emotions of abuse. Anger, self loathing, hurt, unforgiveness and shame are but a few emotions caused by abuse. Not dealing with them constructively will lead to more trauma.Learn more about anger survivors of abuse experience and how to deal with it.
Facts About Trust
Trust is a huge issue for those that have been abused. The child that has endured any form of abuse will have a difficult time with trust. Read for more information.
Find the Beauty Within
Each day there is beauty to be found. There are many forms of beauty; however, I have only touched on a few. Seek your beauty and cling to it with the courage and perseverance you possess.
Getting Past the Memories
The holiday season can be a time of great frustration as survivors of child abuse remember times that were filled with pain. This article explores the possibility of creating new memories for today and learning to enjoy the holiday season now upon us.
I believe every person that has experienced child abuse will eventually go through the grieving process. Exactly what is it that a survivor of child abuse grieves? How can the survivor navigate through the grieving process?
How to Transform Abuse
How to transform abuse into a positive. Yes, you can!
Hurtful Comments from Others
Often, when a survivor of child abuse is ready to process their past and learn to move on in their lives, there are some comments that can hurt them and hinder their healing process.
Is It Dwelling or Healing?
When we attempt to process through the abuse we endured as children, is it dwelling on the abuse or healing from it?
Journaling can be an effective tool in the healing process. Learn more in the articles listed here.
Journaling as Healing
Journaling is an excellent tool to incorporate into your healing process. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Lessons to be Learned
Tyruss "Ty" Toribio was just three years old when he was allegedly murdered by his mother. How can we learn from this terrible tragedy?
Survivors are often told to let it go. However, a survivor cannot truly heal until they confront their past. Read this article for more on this topic.
Memories and Healing
Memories can be a difficult thing for survivors of child abuse. Sometimes the memories that surface can seem to come in much like a flood, leaving the survivor feeling bewildered and overwhelmed.
Nightmares and the Survivor
Nightmares are, I believe, the result of hidden secrets of abuse in oneīs home. What can a person do that is suffering from nightmares? This article discusses these issues.
Nurture the Child Within
Many adult survivors of child abuse feel the need to tend to their inner child, at some point in their journey towards healing. This article sheds light on how they can do just that.
Is it possible, when a person has been abused as a child, to have positive memories of growing up?
Practicing Self-Care While Processing
It is important to practice self-care while processing past abuse. Self-care can empower the survivor.
Reflecting is an aspect of self-care, because we can either use it to care for ourselves, or to further wound ourselves. This article talks about the topic of reflections.
Regaining the Trust of a Child
When a child has been abused, their trust is something that becomes sacred to them. When a parent is the abuser, they lose their childīs trust and it is not easy to regain.
Revealing the Secrets
One of the most difficult challenges that a survivor of child abuse faces is revealing their secrets. Although it is hard, it can be very rewarding and empowering.
Secrets Carried Within the Child
Secrets are often pushed so far down that it is difficult to allow them to resurface. This article talks about secrets and the use of feathers as an analogy.
What or who defines a victim of child abuse? Or can the victim learn to identify themselves? Read this article for more information.
Self loathing. When you cannot see and feel anything likeable about yourself.When every thought about yourself is more destructive than the last one.
Standing Up for Ourselves
This article is written to help encourage those adult survivors of childhood abuse to take a stand for themselves and no longer allow their abusers to abuse them emotionally and mentally.
Strained Relationships and Reconciliation
Can a survivor of child abuse reconcile their relationship with their abusive parent? This article takes a look at this very sensitive topic.
Every victim or survivor of child abuse needs to have a support system in place to help them through the painful journey towards healing.
Survivors and Christmas
This article talks about survivors of childhood abuse and their rights to enjoy the festivities, regardless of their past.
Take Time Out for You
Self-care is something that is not easily come by. However, it is indeed possible. Victims of child abuse are deserving of self-respect and self-care.
Taking Back Our Voices
Most victims and survivors of child abuse find that they have no voice. What exactly does it mean to have a voice?
The Basics of Emotions
Emotions are a difficult topic for most people, esepecially when the emotions are intense. This article deals with our feeling and using our emotions in a healthy manner.
The Healing Power of Horses in Abuse Cases
The Healing Power of Horses in Abuse Cases is relatively unknown. This article serves to explain what interaction with horses is so as to enable you to consider interaction with horses; either on its own or in conjunction with conventional therapy.
The Inner Child
Have you ever felt as though you were broken beyond repair, from all of the abuse you suffered? It is possible for us to create sweet and precious memories on a daily basis.
The Process of Reclaiming
This article is about reclaiming those things in our lives that we once loved to do. It is also about reclaiming those parts of our being that were lost during the abuse we endured as children.
The Victims Pain Can Be Tremendous
Victims of child abuse can carry the pain of their abusive past for many years. There are many emotions they feel when thinking of disclosing the abuse they endured. It is a difficult process; however, they deserve to heal.
Unforgiveness. Holding onto that which you mostly need to let go of. One word that conjures up a multitude of emotions and feelings in survivors of abuse.
Forums are a tool that can be used to help us heal from the abuse we endured as a child.
Validation for Survivors
Every survivor of child abuse deserves to have their feelings validated. They need to know that what they are experiencing is normal and justified, considering what they have endured.
Victory over Abuse
Victim of Abuse. Survivor of Abuse. Terms to describe abuse victims and survivors that are living half lives because of abuse suffered. What about Victory over Abuse? Do you want to be a survivor of abuse for the rest of your life or do you want Victory over the Abuse?
What is Processing?
What is processing? How can it help the survivor of child abuse? How does one process? These questions are all highlighted in this article.
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Why does abuse happen? Why does abuse happen to some and not to others? People that have not known love as a child, are very vulnerable to being abused as they are easily groomed by manipulative abusers
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